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Sonoma Wine Country Weekend 2014

Written By: Kelly DeLaMora

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend proved endless eating, drinking, and merriment during the weekend of August 29-31, 2014.  Thousands of wines were tasted, tons of food eaten…was there honestly anything better in life?  Three days of events meant three days of wine and food activities.

Friday consisted of an evening underneath the stars at Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Geyserville, paired with dinner prepared by the two proprietors of The Girl and the Fig Not magical enough? Try starting the evening off with a glass of Gloria Ferrer sparkling wine to really bring effervescence into your night.

Saturday entailed thousands of wines itching to be tasted at MacMurray Estate Vineyards in Healdsburg. With over sixty local chefs whipping up creations that would impress even the most serious foodie along with sparkling wines inside Gloria Ferrer’s Bubble Lounge, this event was the place to be.

Sunday took place at the picturesque Chateau St. Jean in Kenwood.  Here mingling occured with Sonoma winemakers and bidding on auction items aided many notable charities.

This year’s Sonoma Wine Country Weekend was uniquely special to us here at Gloria Ferrer, due to the fact that Gloria and Jose Ferrer themselves were Honorary Chairs for this year’s event.

Their visit from Spain kicked-off with a GLORIOUS media luncheon on our winery grounds, provided by Feast Catering.  Special goodies provided by Williams-Sonoma, and beautiful flower arrangements were designed by Pedy’s Petals.  Having the Ferrer’s back at the winery undoubtedly elated our staff and lifelong bubbly fans.

A huge success of the Sonoma Wine Country Weekend was attributed to our Gloria Ferrer auction lot, having gone for $80,000, all of which went to local charities like the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation.  Glorious indeed!

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend yet again yielded another brilliant weekend for our very own Gloria and Jose Ferrer to attend.  We are very blessed to have been the Honorary Chairs for 2014, and we look forward to next year’s event!