I won't be revealing where I work but I will be mentioning the wineries since that is the relevant subject here. I included in this blog select pictures of the wines I enjoyed tasting. Enjoy browsing!
The perfect Northern California sun was showering its warmth on us during wine tasting at work. There was a pre-registration and the registered ones were given an orange wristband to wear during wine tasting. I was surprised with the number of wineries represented that afternoon. There were a lots of wineries. Since they are from Sonoma County, I was not surprised most of them brought Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, and Chardonnay. Some of them offered Granache, Meritage, and a few red blends.
There was live music that serenaded us while enjoying our winetasting experience.
There were food also. What is wine tasting without food, right? I avoided food with cheese or creamy ingredients as I wanted my taste buds ready for the delicate red wines I was about to taste.
During tasting, I was careful not to get drunk since this is a company event. Since there were also a lot of wineries that afternoon and I had originally planned to taste all of their Pinot Noirs or Zinfandels, my strategy is to sip twice very slowly and then dump the rest of the wine for each tasting. I figured I will have drunk two wine glassesful this way by the time I finished the winetasting. Though it was not a problem getting tipsy since I was going to take the company shuttles back to San Francisco.
The wineries and their representative were very nice. I also picked up a handful of complementary tasting vouchers and the current edition of the Sonoma Wine Road.
Here are the wines that I enjoyed tasting.
Dutcher Crossing Winery
Siduri Wines and Novy Family Winery
Sbragia Family Vineyards
Freeman Vineyard and Winery
Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards and Winery
I really appreciate that working for this company has many perks and this winetasting just got added. I hope they have more of these events in the future.
Thank you also for the wineries who visited the headquarters. Your representatives were very friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable about the wines.