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Muscardini Cellars Hosts Grape Journey Vineyard Tour & Wine Pairing Series at Vadasz Vineyards in Sonoma Valley


Saturday, March 25 – 11:00am – 1:00pm, Tickets available now

Kenwood, CA (March 2, 2023) — It’s almost springtime in Sonoma Valley, which means it’s time to talk about bud break! Muscardini Cellars is thrilled to announce the upcoming Grape Journey Tour on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at Vadasz Vineyards, from 11am-1pm. This very special experience is crafted for wine lovers of all kinds featuring one of Michael Muscardini’s all-time favorite grapes, Syrah. For Muscardini, Syrah brings him back to the winery’s roots, as it was the very first wine bottled back in 2005 with Unti Vineyards. While the primary focus has been and always will be Italian varietals, Syrah holds a special significance for Muscardini.

Pictured above: Vadasz Vineyards, courtesy of Muscardini Cellars

During this immersive deep-dive, guests will get to see the cycle of bud break in the vineyard and hear from premiere Sonoma Valley grape grower of over 25 years, Judy Vadasz. When Judy and husband Les purchased their property back in 1997, the land originally was used as a horse ranch called “Saddles Rock Horse Ranch”. Ultimately, Judy’s focus was on the vineyards and since the purchase, Judy has continued to be a true steward of the land. Today, her property is set up to grow almost any varietal and is done so on all organic land.

Judy will be joined by Head Winemaker, Michael Muscardini, as they take guests on a guided tour through the beautiful Vadasz property and discuss the ins and outs of the grape’s journey from vine, to barrel, to bottle. There will be an open discussion followed by an elevated Wine & Cheese Pairing, designed to enhance the flavors in the wine and let them shine with every sip. To top it all off, get some pairing tips and tricks from Food & Wine Specialist, Karen Hannah.

Wine & Cheese Pairing Menu:

  • 2022 Syrah, Vadasz Vineyards, Sonoma Valley
    • Homemade Ricotta | Raspberry Chipotle Sauce | Fennel Pollen Salt | Marcona Almonds | Olive Oil
  • 2021 Syrah, Vadasz Vineyards, Sonoma Valley
    • Grand Cru Gruyere Roth Kase | Ginger Spread | Meyer Lemon | Mint Leaf | Kale Crisps
  • 2019 Syrah, Vadasz Vineyards, Sonoma Valley
    • Vella Dry Monterrey Jack | Cinnamon Fig Jam | Madeira | Dark Chocolate | Pecans | North African Spice

For those who want to continue the journey, guests are invited back to the tasting room for a special ‘Hurrah for Syrah’ vertical tasting of the famous Syrah from Unti Vineyards. Explore this varietal through the lens of vintages from the past and get a chance to dive into the Muscardini library. Fee for tasting waived with the purchase of the Vineyard Tour experience.

The cost is $65 for General Public and $55 for club members and can be reserved here. Contact Wine Club Director & Food + Wine Specialist, Karen Hannah, at wineclub@muscardinicellars.com with any questions regarding these events.

About Muscardini Cellars

Proprietor Michael Muscardini has been a maverick winemaker in Sonoma Valley for over 15 years.  Michael Muscardini is making roughly 5,000 cases a year of mostly classic Italian reds as well as robust blends like Cabernet Sauvignon. He is one of the winemakers that has been leading the way in the revival of Sangiovese and Barbera wines in Sonoma since 2005. Michael’s deep community connections and warm relationships with local growers enable him to source the best fruit for his wines from some of the most unique vineyards in Sonoma County and beyond.  Muscardini Cellars graces Sonoma Valley’s (Valley of the Moon) Monte Terra with its estate grape vines, family home, and barrel room. The Kenwood tasting room is located at 9380 Sonoma Highway and can be reached by calling (707) 933-9305.



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