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.

September Winemaker: Paul Sloan of Small Vines

Friday, September 18th @ 5:00pm PST $15

Small Vines is a California winery like no other. Winemaker Paul Sloan and his wife Kathryn have followed a vision of making Estate Grown, world class wines that are inspired by Burgundy yet distinctly unique. From the beginning Paul has relentlessly pursued his plan to innovate winegrowing in California and grow only small vines to create meaningful wines of authenticity, balance and structure. His passion for viticulture and obsessive attention to detail in the vineyard led him to seek the perfect climats for his own vineyards to work, which he found in his home turf of Sonoma County. Currently producing Estate wines from 5 vineyards planted according to higher density, European style spacing, Paul and Kathryn work diligently to consistently grow grapes that make inspiring wines of authenticity. Their love and integrity for what they do is clearly evident in every sip of their outstanding wines.

In this 1 hour Zoom seminar, we’ll talk to Paul about the history of Small Vines, his passion for viticulture and what he loves so much about Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

During the seminar we will taste three incredible wines from Small Vines:

2017 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
2018 Russian River Valley Rosé
2017 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

These wines are NOT included in the class purchase price, but are available directly from Small Vines to be shipped to you.  You can purchase the wines directly from the Small Vines website here.  Use the code FREESHIP through Monday, September 14th to get free shipping, and enter VINOLUST in the shipping directions to let them know you are participating in the event.  You are, of course, welcome to join the seminar without the wine, but I highly encourage you to try these if you can because these are beautiful, unique wines that exemplify the potential of California terroir.

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!