HEALDSBURG, CALIFORNIA: Women for WineSense Napa | Sonoma Chapter (WWS), the premier wine education and networking organization for wine aficionados and industry professionals, announces the next Winemakers’ & Viticultural Roundtable on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at Lambert Bridge located at 4085 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA, 95488, hosted by noted winemaker, Jennifer Higgins. This event has flexible timing between 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., with attendees coming and going as they wish, as the group experiences the elegant tasting lounges, cellar and sustainable gardens, gourmet wood-fired pizza oven and classic Sonoma hillside outdoor entertaining.
The free roundtable meeting is open to WWS Winemaking Roundtable members and interested women winemakers and viticulturists that have emailed and received RSVP guest confirmations through the Roundtable Chair. Please, no walk-ins.
Lambert Bridge is located near Healdsburg in Sonoma County. The estate is nestled among redwood forested hills and rolling vineyards, just west of Dry Creek and its namesake trestle bridge, with 53 acres which are micro farmed in small blocks, then vinified separately by hand, to create wines expressing their terroir each unique vintage.
ABOUT THE EVENT:
The Roundtable will open at 3:30 p.m. with welcome wines and networking followed by a 4:00 p.m. behind-the-scenes winemaker tour with winemaker Jennifer Higgins. At 4:00 p.m., the group will gather in the Redwood Barrel Room then explore the estate gardens, gourmet outdoor wood-fired pizza oven and enjoy a friendly game of cornhole and tasting of Lambert Bridge and Roundtable members’ own wines to celebrate the upcoming harvest.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a bottle of wine for the host and optional one to share in the group tasting. Members’ kids are welcome for this unique summer gathering. Carpools from Napa, Sonoma and other locations are available.
ABOUT THE HOSTS:
When the Chambers Family discovered this rustic stretch of Dry Creek they fell completely in love. Ray and Patti Chambers decided to make the winery their own in 1993 and have created an authentic Sonoma gem. Their vision is to continually and sustainably farm and craft Sonoma’s finest small-lot wines, and create an inspiring setting to relish wine, food, and friendship.
ABOUT THE WINEMAKING & VITICULTURAL ROUNDTABLE |RSVP DETAILS:
The Winemaking Roundtable meets approximately five to six times a year, taking a harvest break. The free roundtable meeting is open to WWS Winemaking Roundtable members and interested women winemakers and viticulturists who have emailed and received RSVP guest confirmations through the Winemaker Roundtable Chair. Guests may attend up to two Roundtables before deciding to join.
Please, all attendees must be pre-approved; no walk-ins. To RSVP, or for any questions on this event or future WWS Winemaking Roundtable events, please contact Julie Hagler Lumgair at [email protected], 415-786-3415.
Ms. Lumgair noted, “Our roundtable’s past meeting topics have focused upon the skills women winemakers and viticultural professionals need but aren’t always easy to get in their daily environment. Held at some of the region’s finest host wineries, these programs are a unique opportunity for women winemakers and viticultural professionals to connect directly, in a welcoming forum, with experts that they otherwise wouldn’t get to meet for personal advice and questions. It’s a warm, welcoming group.”
ABOUT WWS ROUNDTABLES:
WWS’ eight current professional roundtables serve to provide a welcoming and confidential environment to meet in small peer groups on a bi-monthly or quarterly basis. Members network, provide advice and support for one another, as well as foster educational occasions by inviting guest speakers in their fields and discussing ‘hot issues’ facing members in their day-to-day work. Multiple Roundtables have developed for WWS industry members in finance, accounting, human resources, winemaking/viticulture and marketing/direct-to-consumer fields.
The Napa/Sonoma Chapter currently has more than 350 members of which 70% are wine industry professionals. To join or learn more about WWS’ roundtables, please visit www.womenforwinesense.org. For inquiries about other WWS roundtables for additional functions besides winemaking and viticulture, contact the Napa| Sonoma Chapter’s Roundtables Director, Lisa Bishop Forbes, [email protected].
ABOUT WOMEN FOR WINESENSE:
The Napa| Sonoma Chapter of Women for WineSense is the founding chapter celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The chapter presents educational, insightful and stimulating events in a non-intimidating and fun environment and networking opportunities to both wine industry professionals and wine enthusiasts. Both men and women of legal drinking age are welcome to join Women for WineSense. To learn more about events and joining this chapter, visit their website.