* Wine Seminars - Wally Wine Fest

Wine Seminars

Saturday April 9th, 2022

2:30PM Debate the King of Italian Reds: Brunello vs. Super Tuscans, $50/Person

Hosted by: Pamela Bernd, Banfi Vintners District Manager
Castello Banfi is a family-owned vineyard estate and winery located in the Brunello region of Tuscany. This award-winning estate was founded on the philosophy of blending tradition with innovation, and is recognized as a pioneer in elevating the standards of Italian winemaking.
Featured Wines
2010 Brunello
2015 Brunello
2016 Brunello
2016 Brunello Poggio Alle Mura
2017 Summus
2016 Excelsus

5:30PM Experience J. Lohr Reserve Wines of California, $35/Person

Hosted by: James Wallace, J. Lohr Regional Sales Manager
Founded five decades ago and still family-owned and operated today, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines has established itself as one of the industry’s most respected wine brands. Jerry Lohr’s remarkable career continues in close, hands-on partnership with his children and co-owners Steve, Cynthia, and Lawrence. They own vineyards in Arroyo Seco and Santa Lucia Highlands regions of Monterey County, in Paso Robles, now recognized as one of the world’s best spots for Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux and Rhone varietals and some 30 acres in Napa Valley.
Featured Wines
2018 Tower Road Petite Sirah, Paso Robles
2017 Pure Paso Proprietary Red Blend, Paso Robles
2016 Cuvée St. E, Paso Robles
2016 Cuvée Pau, Paso Robles
2018 Carol’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Helena, Napa Valley
2015 Signature, Paso Robles

Sunday April 10th, 2022

11:30AM Pair Art & Wine: Orin Swift , $40/Person

Hosted by: Dave Phinney founded Orin Swift Cellars in 1998; Orin is his father’s middle name and Swift is his mother’s maiden name. With two tons of zinfandel and not much else, he spent the next decade making wine for others as well as himself and grew the brand to what it is today. Dave is quite the artist as a master blender of wines and at designing all his own wine labels.
Featured Wines
2019 Blank Stare Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley
2018 8 Years in the Desert Zinfandel Blend
2019 Abstract Red Blend
2017 Machete Red Blend
2019 Palermo Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
2016 Papillon Bordeaux Blend, Napa Valley

2:30PM Australia VS California Challenge, $35/Person 

Hosted by: Jody Jackman, Breakthru Beverage Wine & Spirits Consultant
Three remarkable wineries: Penfolds, Beringer and Stags’ Leap Winery, will battle it out in this challenge of Australia versus Napa Valley wines.
Featured Wines
2019 Penfolds Chardonnay, South Australia
2019 Beringer “Private Reserve” Chardonnay, Napa Valley
2013 Penfolds Bin 389 Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz, South Australia
2016 Stags’ Leap “The Investor” Red Blend, Napa Valley
2014 Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia
2018 Penfolds Bin 704 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley