Wines of the World – Sonoma County

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We’ll explore one of the most diverse wine regions as well as one with plenty of history. Having planted grapes in the early 1800s, some of the oldest vineyards in the state are here and still producing exceptional wines. We will also look at newer regions on the cutting edge of great wines. From the cool coastal appellations where Chardonnays and Pinot Noir reign, to the Cabernets and Zinfandels of warmer inland Sonoma, Alexander, and Dry Creek Valleys, the region now boosts over 400 wineries. It is also a county rich in agriculture so we’ll feature some of their award winning cheeses too.

Join us January 14th at the Murphys Historic Hotel at 5:30pm. Tom Bender hosts our class on Sonoma County wines and Russian River Valley.

Reservations are required, and seating is extremely limited. Wines of the World is an integral part of the wine associations educational program. Cost for CWA members is $15 and $20 for non members. The Historic Murphys Hotel hosts us, upstairs, in the Mark Twain Ballroom from 5:30 to 7pm.

Tom Bender has been the Culinary Arts Instructor at Columbia College for 38 years and teaches Intro to Wines, Dining Room Management, Restaurant Business Planning.  He is the Wine Buyer and Manager of O’Brien’s Wine Department and Wine Tasting Bar – Modesto, CA. Wine Journalist for various regional newspapers and publications.