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        4th Annual Fort Ross-Seaview Wine and Harvest Festival

        DATE & TIME:

        October 15, 2016

        SEMINAR: 11:00 – 12:30  $60

        “Pinot Noir – Elevated”

        GRAND WINE TASTING TENT: 12:00 – 4:00pm  $40

        Ticket for both SEMINAR & GRAND WINE TASTING: $90

        TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE THROUGH EVENTBRITE 

         

        LOCATION OF TASTING:

        Fort Ross Historic State Park

        19005 Coast Hwy, Jenner, CA 95450

        • The Wine Festival will be held on a sea terrace overlooking  the Pacific Ocean in front of historic old Fort Ross. The Seminar will take place in the auditorium as you enter the Visiter Center.
        • The Harvest Festival will be taking place at Fort Ross on the same day and all the events will be open to guests with tickets to the wine events.

        Fort Ross Historic State Park is on the Sonoma Coast in California.  It includes  the former Russian fur trading outpost of Fort Ross, founded in 1812 plus the adjacent coastline and native coast redwood forests extending inland.  The first grapes planted in Sonoma and Napa Counties were at Fort Ross in 1817.

         

        PARTICIPATING WINERIES:

        • Apriori
        • Banshee
        • Blue Farm
        • Brick & Mortar
        • Flowers 
        • Fort Ross
        • Gary Farrel
        • Martinelli 
        • Raen
        • Wesmar
        • Wayfarer
        • Wild Hog
        • Williams Selyem

         

        PRESENTED BY:

        Fort Ross-Seaview Winegrowers Association

        Director: Daniel Schoenfeld

        Fort Ross Conservancy

        Executive Director: Sarah Sweedler

         

        AVA:

        FORT ROSS-SEAVIEW AMERICAN VITICULTURAL AREA:  Approved in January 2013.

        SIZE: 27,500 acres with approximately 555 planted to grapes.

        ELEVATION: 920 – 1800 ft about sea level.

        CLIMATE: Cool maritime climate.

         

        VINEYARDS:

        The vineyards cling to the steep ridges overlooking the Pacific Ocean at the very edge of the continent.  The cool maritime climate slowly ripens the grapes and provides an ideal environment for the cultivation of cool climate grapes varieties such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.  The vineyards are few and the amount of wine produced in the region will always be limited as yields are modest and most of the terrain is too steep or difficult to farm.  The quality of the wine produced from the grapes in this region is recognized internationally as being exceptional.