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Leading Pinot Producer, WALT, Introduces New Mile Marker Series

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(SONOMA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 8, 2018) – WALT Wines, one of the leading bespoke luxury Pinot Noir and Chardonnay producers in the world, is launching a new experience focused on premiere pinot noir growing regions along the Pacific Coast. The Mile Marker Series is an appellation-based wine tasting experience at its Sonoma Square Tasting Room. The monthly offering will rotate its focus on specific appellations along the Pacific Coast from which WALT sources its grapes.

Offered the first week of every month, the series will dive deeper into a specific wine region’s history, its unique terroir, and the characteristics to look for in the wines from the appellation. Each 90-minute workshop includes a flight of four wines and is led by avid pinot-phile and Certified Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers, Chris Brock. Brock, whose recent accomplishments include success of the Detroit Athletic Club, leads the Wine Education team in Sonoma, and has helped train dozens of introductory and second level Sommelier candidates throughout the course of his vast wine industry career.

“We are thrilled to introduce an education-based tasting that focuses specifically on Pinot Noir terroir,” says WALT Tasting Room Manager, Thrace Bromberger. “By introducing the Mile Marker Series, we are catering to what our guests are looking for – a hyper-focused experience about notable Pinot Noir regions up and down the Coast.”

WALT specializes in premier Pinot Noir and Chardonnay sourced from the most coveted vineyards along the Pacific Coast, spanning 1,000 miles from as far north as the Willamette Valley to the Sta. Rita Hills in Santa Barbara County. Led by Winemaker Megan Gunderson Paredes, WALT represents wines of a place – these special locations where thoughtful viticulture enables the winemaking team to create expressive wines that reflect the signature personality of each site.

The new Mile Marker Series is an extension of the Root 101 Experience which allows guests to taste along the 1,000 mile journey with marker’s called out in each offering. Monthly classes begin this November 2018 with the plan to keep it limited through the spring of 2019. These fun and educational courses are broken down by Appellation highlighting the following:

MILE MARKER SERIES

Mile Marker 438 – 445: Anderson Valley

November 24, 2018

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Wines included in this offering:

  • 2011 WALT Hein Family Vineyard Pinot Noir
  • 2016 WALT Savoy Vineyard Pinot Noir
  • 2016 WALT The Corner’s Pinot Noir
  • 2016 WALT Blue Jay Pinot Noir

$50pp / $40 for Club Members

Mile Marker 362 – 372: Sonoma Coast & Carneros  

December 15, 2018

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Wines included in this offering:

  • 2016 WALT Brown Ranch Pinot Noir
  • 2016 WALT Bob’s Ranch Pinot Noir
  • 2016 WALT Gap’s Crown Pinot Noir
  • 2016 WALT La Brisa Pinot Noir

$50pp / $40 for Club Members

Mile Marker 52 – 60: Sta. Rita Hills  

January 12, 2019

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Wines included in this offering:

  • 2010 WALT Sanford and Benedict Pinot Noir
  • 2016 WALT Clos Pepe Pinot Noir
  • 2016 WALT Rita’s Crown Pinot Noir
  • 2016 WALT Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

$50pp / $40 for Club Members

The 2019 schedule will be released in early January.

Each class includes light bites that pair with Pinot Noir, and the fee is waived with a case purchase. Space is limited to ten people per class. To secure reservations, guests can book by visiting https://www.waltwines.com/mile-marker-series or by calling 707-933-4440.

WALT will continue to offer its popular Root 101 signature food and wine tasting experience with local eatery, the girl & the fig, daily at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Both Root 101 and the Mile Marker Series are held at the WALT Tasting Room adjacent to the Sonoma Plaza. For more information, please visit www.waltwines.com/milemarker, follow on social @waltwines, or by calling 707-933-4440.                  

WALT: 1,000 Miles of Pinot

WALT specializes in premier Pinot Noir and Chardonnay sourced from the most coveted vineyards along the Pacific Coast, spanning 1,000 miles from as far north as the Willamette Valley to the Sta. Rita Hills in Santa Barbara County. Led by Winemaker, Megan Gunderson Paredes, WALT represents wines of a place – these special sites where thoughtful viticulture enables winemakers to create expressive wines that reflect the signature personality of each site. WALT farms three estate vineyards and partners with meticulous growers who aspire to share standards of quality. Owned by Kathryn Walt Hall and her husband Craig, WALT honors Kathryn’s parents, Bob and Dolores Walt, who were grape growers in Mendocino County since 1972 and nurtured Kathryn’s passion for vineyards and wine. The WALT Sonoma Square Tasting Room opened in 2012 and is located in Sonoma, CA and is open to the public. For more information, please visit www.waltwines.com or by calling (707) 933-4440. @waltwines #1000milesofpinot.

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