Tasting for a cause with Ms. Katy Wilson owner/winemaker LaRue Winery
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About The Event
It all began in the Central Valley of California where, growing up on a walnut orchard, Katy first realized a profound kinship to the land. Following high school, she set off to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo to explore a future within the world of agriculture. During her first Agricultural Business 101 lecture, she recognized immediately that a career in wine perfectly catered to her agricultural interests, as well as her creative and scientific talents. Right then and there, Katy knew that this was what she was meant to do.
Katy’s journey to becoming a winemaker has taken her both near and far. From her first Pinot Noir harvest at Testarossa Winery in California to traversing the Northern and Southern Hemispheres for harvests, she eventually settled in for some time at Flowers Vineyard & Winery. At Flowers, Katy’s talents were quickly recognized as she worked her way up from harvest enologist to assistant winemaker. It was during this experience that Katy fell head over heels in love with the Sonoma Coast.
Known for its cool conditions and windy roads leading to remote coastal vineyards, the Sonoma Coast offered the perfect canvas for crafting the style of wines that Katy has always gravitated towards: Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that is complex and vibrant with elegant acidity; wines that drink well when young, but also age gracefully; wines that effortlessly showcase their site and vintage conditions. LaRue winery produces 500 cases annually from the best vineyard sites on the Sonoma Coast.
We'll taste 2 single vineyard wines with Ms. Wilson, a Chardonnay and a Pinot Noir. All orders need to be placed by September 3rd for shipping. Any orders placed after will be subject to extended shipping fees. Each package includes 2 bottles of wine, delivery and the tasting with Katy. Partial proceeds will be donated to the California Fire Foundation.
- LaRue Benefit Tasting$150$1500$0