Zintopia at last...

I have been to more wine events than you can possibly imagine. I've poured, I've sipped, I've swirled, and I've survived standing on my feet for countless hours all in the name of spreading the gospel about our wines. Truthfully, there are few tastings that really get me all that jazzed anymore. But there's a new tasting event here in the Dry Creek Valley that is worth spreading the word about. Put on by Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley, it's called Zintopia and it's fast approaching on Saturday, September 19. Over 30 wineries have agreed to pour their limited release Zinfandels and Sauvignon Blancs along with other uncommon red and white varieties. An outdoor marketplace with local artisans and edible delights will satisfy the gastronomics out there. An old fashioned grape stomp and harvest celebration is also planned. So, if you're looking for an excuse to get out of dodge, this just might be it. It sounds like Zintopia to me! Besides, anytime there's a blues band playing is sure to be a good time, right? If you decide to come, be sure to stop by my table. I'll be the one with the red hair flyin', the toes tappin', and the hips swayin'….
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CHUCK JOHNSON Author Profile Page said:
September 13, 2009 10:02 PM

It sounds exciting Kim. I'll make certain our guests at the Donatello learn about your event in Dry Creek Valley. And speaking of Dry Creek Valley, I'm planning on another trip to Sonoma wine country in two weeks! I can hardly wait!


Kim (aka Wilma) Author Profile Page said:
September 14, 2009 9:06 PM

Thanks for helping promote this Chuck. If you have the day off, you should come too. If not, maybe I'll see you when you come up in a few weeks--be sure to stop by and say hello!

CHUCK JOHNSON Author Profile Page said:
September 15, 2009 8:15 AM

Unfortunately, I'm working that day so I won't be able to attend the event. However, I will come by your winery to say hi!


Kim (aka Wilma) Author Profile Page said:
September 20, 2009 10:38 PM

This turned out to be a great event! Mark your calendars now for Zintopia 2010. You won't be disappointed.

CHUCK JOHNSON Author Profile Page said:
September 21, 2009 9:57 PM


What was special about the Zintopia? I know there was grape stomping, food, entertainment & great wines to taste. I wish I was there.


Kim (aka Wilma) Author Profile Page said:
September 22, 2009 10:13 PM

The setting was lovely (outdoors by Lake Sonoma) and there were 50+ winery principals there all pouring a unique wine. (That's no small feat, given we're in the middle of harvest.) There was plenty of space, good food, and a lively band. Sometimes these events get too crowded, but this one just had a nice ebb and flow that allowed people to really enjoy the wines and each other's company. I'm sure it will become an annual event.

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