LAURA BOORAS - GM, RIVERBENCH AND BOARD MEMBER OF THE UPCOMING WORLD OF PINOT NOIR
Situated on the southeastern edge of the Santa Maria Valley, the northernmost AVA in Santa Barbara County, the vineyard currently consists of 107 acres of Pinot Noir and 77 acres of Chardonnay. We continually evaluate the vines as they age, replanting as necessary. In 2008, we committed ourselves to our premium sparkling wine program. We continue to work hard making wines that are inspired by Champagne in France. In 2015, we added the third great grape varietal famous in that area, Pinot Meunier, to our vineyard. We anticipate incorporating these grapes into our sparkling wine blends beginning in 2017.
Santa Maria ValleyAVA
The Santa Maria Valley is an appellation known for its diverse microclimates and ideal conditions for growing Burgundian varieties. This distinct wine region is characterized by the valleys in our Pacific coastline which run east to west instead of the more common north to south. Such a geographic peculiarity channels the cool ocean breezes inward, resulting in a mild and moderate climate where Pinot Noir and Chardonnay thrive.
ABOUT 2017 WORLD OF PINOT
Our mission is to bring Pinot Noir producers from the most exceptional and unique regions in the world together with Pinot Noir enthusiasts for a weekend of celebration and education on the shores of California's beautiful Central Coast.
Our annual event takes place at the beginning of March and includes two days of in-depth Tasting seminars and excursions, Grand Tastings, a Burgundy seminar and tasting and gourmet, locally-influenced lunches and dinners. These extraordinary food and wine extravaganzas will be hosted by participating wineries and feature an outstanding panel of sommeliers from across the U.S.
The World of Pinot Noir was established in 2001 by a small but dedicated group of winemakers from California’s South Central Coast. We are a non-profit 501 (c) (6) trade organization.
FOOD NETWORK PERSONALITY AND BEST-SELLING COOKBOOK AUTHOR SUNNY ANDERSON SHARES HOW TO CREATE THE ULTIMATE SNACK STADIUMS FOR THE BIG GAME
Food Network personality and best-selling cookbook author Sunny Anderson is on hand and available to show, tell and demo one of the hottest new ways to entertain: eye-catching snack stadiums. Made from just about anything dippable, these snack stadiums can be the life of the party.
Specifically, Sunny will inspire your viewers to build varying levels of snack stadiums, ranging from easy, medium to WOW to pump up guests on one of the biggest entertaining nights of the year! It all starts with a good dip and whether you like it simple with chips & dip, or want to spice it up with hoagies, chicken wings and more – there’s a snack stadium for everyone host this season.
STEVE EVANS, THE MOVIE GUY JOINS THE SHOW TO CHAT ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS!