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3rd Annual International Alsace Varietals Festival
Event Date:
Start Date: Saturday, 2-9-2008

End Date: 02-10-2008

Time: All Day

Cost: call

14400 Highway 128
Boonville, CA95415
Details: Wineries from around the world will participate in this annual festival celebrating Riesling, Gew├╝rztraminer, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and other noble Alsace varietals.

Anderson Valley, because of its cool climate, provides ideal growing conditions for Alsace varietals. Brought to the valley in the late-1960s, Gew├╝rztraminer from Husch Vineyards, Lazy Creek Vineyards, and Navarro Vineyards soon defined the region for early wine explorers. Today, more local producers craft Alsatian-style wines, including Claudia Springs Winery, Esterlina Vineyards, Greenwood Ridge Vineyards, Handley Cellars, Londer Vineyards and Raye's Hill Vineyards & Winery, among others.

Beyond the Anderson Valley, great wines in the Alsatian style can also be found in Germany, France, British Columbia, the Pacific Northwest, and other select regions.

The 2008 Alsace Festival will be held at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds in Boonville, Calif. The technical conference and grand tasting will be on Saturday, February 9, followed by an authentic Alsatian Winemakers Dinner that evening. On Sunday, February 10, local wineries will host open houses with music, food, tastings and educational seminars.

We invite you to come enjoy superb wines and delicious foods in the beautiful Anderson Valley!
Contact: AVWA
Phone Number: (707)895-WINE