We are thrilled to welcome first-time participant AldenAlli. This winery is the culmination to two families’ expertise in combining superior food, wine, and hospitality to create a sense of place and tradition. The place is Sonoma Coast, above the western most part of the United States, pushing the limits of viticulture where land meets sea. The tradition is our love of Pinot Noir and the ongoing pursuit of the most elusive reward.
A participant for a 3rd year, E16 sources their grapes from partnerships with growers in the Alexander and Russian River appellations and produce exceptional Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
“It takes a great vineyard to make great wine.” Ideology’s vineyards are located in the Oak Knoll district of Napa Valley. They produce a number of varietals including Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Rose, Chardonnay and their ‘Blondie’ blends.
Back for a fourth year, J. Lohr is one of the most recognized labels at this year’s event. Celebrating 40 years of family wine making, they produce fantastic varietals that are a crowd pleaser.
We are thrilled to welcome Laird as a first time participant. The Laird Family has been growing fruit in Napa for over 40 years, and all of these years have been spent growing fruit for other premium wineries. In 1998, we decided to take all of the years’ experience in farming and put it to good use; namely, producing our own wines! Each harvest we take just two percent of our favorite fruit to make our familiy’s most loved varietals – Cabernet Sauvignon, Jillian’s Blend Red Wine, Syrah, Malbec, Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, & Sauvignon Blanc.
We are thrilled to welcome back Opolo Vineyards as a participant. Opolo’s estate vineyards were established from 1994-1996, with sites on both the west and east side of Paso Robles. The topographically diverse, coastal landscape of the westside vineyards provides for an intense and unique flavor profile. The heat and dryness of the east side vineyard make it an ideal microclimate for growing Bordeaux varietals. Home to a wide range of varietals, the estate vineyards help allow the team at Opolo to create many unique single varietals as well as award winning blends.
Founded in 1972, Rutherford Hill Winery is a pioneer in the development of California Merlot. This will be their first time participating in the Festival.
We are pleased to have El Dorado County Skinner Vineyards as a first-time participant. Wine & Spirits named them a top 100 winery in 2017.
Tahoe Blue Vodka has participated for five years and truly loves to give back to their Lake Tahoe community. They are a favorite for guests looking to mix it up!