Meet the Winemaker

Get to know the real people behind the wine.

The Meet the Winemaker series is all about creating a direct connection between you and the wines you drink. 

There is so much that goes into every glass of wine we drink.  This industry is powered by the passion of individuals with a dream and a vision for making something extraordinary.  This monthly seminar series is an opportunity for wine lovers everywhere to learn more about the people and passions that make wine possible.

November Winemaker: Sandra Tavares da Silva
of Wine & Soul of Portugal

Friday, November 20th @ 12:00 NOON PST $15

This month we are meeting a brilliant female winemaker from Portugal! For Sandra & her husband Jorge Serôdio Borges, their goal is to create wines that express all the character of the traditional vineyards and varieties of the Douro Valley.   Thus ten years ago they founded this innovative yet rustic winery,  showcasing the traditional varietals of the Douro Valley on an international level.

The picturesque vineyards of Wine & Soul are located in the heart of the Pinhão Valley which is the most sought after vineyard area of the Douro and Portugal best-know wine region.  Initially, the winery included a lone vineyard, Pintas, but throughout the years, it has gradually expanded to include additional properties, such as the magnificent Quinta da Manoella, located in the sparkling Pinhão Valley. Sandra and Wine & Soul have also received considerable critical praise for delightful character-driven wines, all of which represent the exceptional fruitful terroir of the Douro region. 

In this 1 hour seminar, we’ll talk to Sandra about the winemaking world of the Douro, what it is like to come from a family of winemakers and what inspires her beautiful wines.

We will be tasting three of her wines during the seminar:

Wine & Soul Guru Branco
Wine & Soul Manoella
Wine & Soul Pintas Character

These wines are NOT included in the class purchase price, can be purchased from Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa!   You are, of course, welcome to join the seminar without the wine, but joining the tasting will give you more insight into how this region’s uniqueness shines.

This seminar is FREE for Vinolust Wine Explorer members!

Please be aware that we record all webinars and classes!  Recordings are made available to Vinolust members depending on membership type and status.  By registering for and participating in any Vinolust webinars or classes the participant is providing consent to being recorded.  We love your beautiful face, but understand if you do not want it to be seen on camera.   You can manage all video and sound settings from within your Zoom portal.  All classes and webinars have participant sound and video turned off initially by default, and these features must be activated by the participant. Cheers!

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Registration for each series will open at the end of the month prior!