Forbes: The Ultimate Oenophile Experience, Grape Camp In Sonoma

Every year during harvest the SCW hosts Sonoma County Grape Camp, the ultimate Wine & Food Experience in the heart of Sonoma County. Consumers come from all over the United States and Canada to immerse themselves in all Sonoma County has to offer. Grape Campers experience the behind the scenes of harvest and learn – grape to glass – what it takes to produce world class wines. As a result, writers who the SCW invites to attend the two and a half day camp, produce some great coverage. Check out Forbes contributer Maridel Reyes’ recent article on Grape Camp. 

It was the moment I had pictured in my mind’s eye. There I was, in the middle of a gorgeous vineyard in Sonoma on a misty morning. I had flown across the country to harvest wine grapes. In my fantasy, I would be carefully snipping grapes off the vine and then stomping on them, in hilarious I Love Lucy fashion… 

..Each fall, the Sonoma County Winegrape Commission hosts a sold-out, three-day Sonoma Grape Camp, where a small group of visitors harvests grapes at certified sustainable vineyards, blends wine and eats amazing farm-to-table alfresco meals. Along the way, participants go behind-the-scenes of the process from harvest to crush to fermentation; hone their palettes at expert-led tasting seminars; meet growers, winemakers and chefs; and enjoy Michelin-starred fare…

Click here to read the full story. 

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