Sonoma, CA (July 28, 2016) – This month, Buena Vista Winery unveils the ‘Wine and Music Wine Tasting Experience’ in the original historic caves of the winery which date back to 1864. Featuring a live performance by esteemed local musicians, Steel and Ivory, made up of pianist Dr. Kristie Janczyk and violinist Matthew Vincent, this truly unique tasting allows guests to listen to famous musical compositions by Mozart, Vivaldi, Chopin, Beethoven and more, while tasting Buena Vista Winery’s finest wines. Each wine is specifically paired alongside three musical compositions and the visitors are expertly guided by Buena Vista staff to notice and discover the new and unique flavor characteristics of the wines when tasted alongside each piece of music. The result is a sensory experience that allows the participants to taste and experience wine and music in ways that they never have before.
Each ‘Wine and Music Wine Tasting Experience’ is $75.00 per person to enjoy the music as a previously recorded performance or $125.00 per person for those interested in a live performance by Steel and Ivory. Each live performance will occur the last weekend of every month beginning July 29, 30 and 31st at 1:00pm. There is a minimum of four guests per reservation with a maximum of eight people and each experience is approximately 90 minutes in length. Each tasting experience will by accompanied by four to five of Buena Vista’s finest wines.
Speaking of the new experience, Proprietor Jean-Charles Boisset says, “We are ecstatic to share this extraordinary sensory experience with our guests. It is unlike anything else we have seen in wine country and we look forward to hosting our guests on this unique journey as they discover how dramatically the personality of a wine can change simply by changing the music that is played while tasting it. We have dreamt of creating this experience in California’s oldest historic wine caves of Buena Vista Winery since purchasing the property in 2011 as it is the perfect showcase in which to celebrate classical music and the finest wines of Sonoma and Napa. Wine and music together is the perfect marriage of discovery and to do it in this extraordinary place brings the history and these famous composers back to life. Once the music begins you will be transported to another time and place through what you experience with all your senses.”
Janczyk and Vincent of Steel and Ivory add, “We were very excited to create this amazing and unique experience with Buena Vista. We can’t wait for guests to be completely engaged from the very first drop of wine they taste and the first note they hear. We have carefully selected pieces that people may or may not have heard so even if the guests do not listen to classical music, this experience might influence them to perhaps turning on classical music to unwind and remember how well the music pairs with the Buena Vista wine! It will be a special experience on many levels, partially due to the setting in the beautiful private wine cave dating from 1864. The fantastic acoustics in the cave will make this experience memorable for every guest that attends. Listening to the music live, in conjunction with a superb wine selection, makes this a tasting like no other!”
Guests may reserve in advance at www.buenavistawinery.com, via 800.926.1266, or at the Buena Vista Winery Tasting Room. The ‘Wine and Music Experience’ is available as a live performance by appointment at 1 PM beginning July 29th and will be available the last weekend of each month. The winery offers additional guest experiences that include: the Historic Wine Tool Museum and Show, the “Be the Count” wine blending experience, private tastings, barrel tastings, winery tours, tastings of a wide selection of award winning, small-production wines, and beautiful picnic areas. For more information please visit www.buenavistawinery.com.
About Buena Vista Winery
Buena Vista Winery is California’s first premium winery and was founded in 1857 by Hungarian immigrant, Agoston Haraszthy, the self-proclaimed “Count of Buena Vista.” Possessing a deep regard for the significance of Buena Vista’s place in California wine history, Jean-Charles Boisset purchased Buena Vista in April, 2011 and added the winery to the Boisset Collection. Today, Boisset is returning Buena Vista Winery to its original glory with the complete restoration and re-opening of the historic property. The wines are achieving new heights under Winemaker Brian Maloney and Consulting Winemaker David Ramey. Buena Vista Winery is located at 18000 Old Winery Road, Sonoma, CA. For more information, please visit www.buenavistawinery.com.
About Boisset Collection
Boisset is a family-owned collection of historic and unique wineries bound together by a common cause: authentic, terroir-driven wines in harmony with their history, their future and the land and people essential to their existence. With more than twenty historical and prestigious wineries in the world’s preeminent terroirs, including the Côte d’Or, Beaujolais, Rhône Valley, California’s Russian River Valley, Sonoma Valley, and the Napa Valley. To learn more about the Boisset Collection, please visit www.boissetcollection.
About Steel & Ivory
Steel & Ivory is the elegant performing duo of pianist Dr. Kristie Janczyk and violinist Matthew Vincent. They perform at weddings, private gatherings and public events. Featuring a music repertoire that ranges from light classical to jazz to pop standards, Steel & Ivory make each event they perform at a truly memorable experience. For more information, please visit www.steelandivorymusic.com.