New Wine TV Show Goes Behind the Scenes with Six Winemakers Preparing for their Favorite Wine Road Event Weekend
Healdsburg, CA, October 1, 2018—Wine Road, Northern Sonoma County is pleased to announce that the organization along with six of its winery members will be featured in the upcoming premier of the new wine TV show, Wine Makers Uncorked, airing Sunday, October 7th at 11:30am on KPIX, the CBS affiliate in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The episode of Wine Makers Uncorked, filmed in March 2018, features hosts Jim and George Angle as they visit six winemakers who are all preparing for Wine Road’s 41st Annual Barrel Tasting event in Northern Sonoma County, California. The episode highlights what drives these winemakers to get out in the vineyards, get their boots dirty and spin their grapes into award winning wines, as well as the behind the scenes work done with wines in the barrel. In addition, the Winemakers, from a variety of different wineries including De La Montanya, Colagrossi Wines, Premonition Cellars, Carol Shelton Wines, ACORN Winery/Alegria Vineyards, and Lauterbach Cellars, talk about why serious wine drinkers and collectors should attend Barrel Tasting weekend.
“Barrel Tasting is a time-honored tradition in Sonoma County and we are excited to give viewers an authentic, insider’s look at Sonoma County Winemakers in action,” says Beth Costa, Executive Director of Wine Road. “There’s no better endorsement of this event than hearing the benefits directly from the winemakers’ themselves.”
Wine Makers Uncorked is produced by InTroubleZone Studios and is hosted by former news correspondent and wine lover, Jim Angle and his brother George. When Jim retired in 2015 from Fox News, he said on his last day that he’d love to someday host a wine show, making Wine Maker’s Uncorked a true dream come true. He brings along his brother George with him who he says doesn’t know much about wine, but is known for his fantastic one-liners.
When filming the show last March, Sonoma County was in the beginning stages of recovery from the October 2017 wildfires that devastated the surrounding areas. Although only one Wine Road member winery was burned, many of the 250 Wine Road members had employees who lost their homes. An online fundraiser, organized by Wine Road and facilitated by the United Way of Wine Country, was set up to help these 60 families get back on their feet, and is discussed during the episode. Those wanting to donate to these families can do so by visiting the online auction site and bidding on one of the many wonderful packages donated by various Wine Road members.
Tickets for Wine Road’s 42nd annual Barrel Tasting Weekends, March 1-3 and March 8-10, 2019, will go on sale Sunday Oct. 7th.
About Wine Road Northern Sonoma County:
The Wine Road is a travel resource for those looking to visit the region, which is famous for its renowned wine producers and cuisine, scenic beauty, and wine country lifestyle. The association hosts three celebrated wine events throughout the year, “Winter WINEland” in January; “Barrel Tasting” in March; and “Wine and Food Affair” in November. Made up of 200 wineries and 54 lodgings throughout the Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River valleys in Sonoma County, something is always going on along the Wine Road. To plan your next trip, please visit: www.wineroad.com. For additional information, or to request a free map, call 800.723.6336 or via e-mail at [email protected], or visit the Wine Road on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.