Wind to Wine 2016

The 2016 Petaluma Gap Wind to Wine Festival will be held at the Sheraton Petaluma on Sunday, November 6th! This is your opportunity to experience what makes our region special! More than 100 Petaluma Gap wines will be available in one place for tasting!

We’ve implemented some changes this year to make your experience even more enjoyable. There are two different VIP Seminars to choose from: Cool Climate Syrah and Food Friendly Wines. The Grand Tasting event will take place in the Sheraton’s Grand Ballroom, with more food stations, more space to mingle, and even more wines to sample!

Early bird ticket purchasers will receive a coupon worth $20 that can be applied to a wine order at the event. Many participating wineries will also be featuring event specials such as discounts or free shipping. There are a limited number of early bird tickets available. So don’t delay — get your tickets now for this extraordinary event!

VIP Seminar 1 – COOL CLIMATE SYRAH – Led by Dan Berger, wine columnist. Panelists include David Ramey (winemaker, Ramey Wines), Pax Mahle (winemaker, Pax Mahle Wines), Duncan Meyers (winemaker, Arnot-Roberts), and Cyrus Limon (wine writer, SoloSyrah) *

Join us for a side by side comparative tasting of some of the Petaluma Gap’s finest cool climate Syrah. Our expert panel will explore what makes our syrah so special. What are the characteristics in the Petaluma Gap that allow us to produce some of the best cool-climate syrah in California?

VIP Seminar 1 (11am – noon)
Early Access to the Grand Tasting (noon – 1pm)
Grand Tasting (1pm – 4pm)
Early Bird Only BONUS of $20 certificate per/person valid on ANY wine purchase made at the grand tasting (early bird bonus ends September 30th!)


VIP Seminar 2 – FOOD FRIENDLY WINES – Moderated by Traci Dutton (Sommelier and manager of Public Wine and Beverage studies at the CIA at Greystone) and joined by winemakers Ana Keller (Keller Estate), Erica Stancliff (Trombetta Family Wines), and owner/chef Peter White (Sugo Trattoria). Food provided by Chef Richard Visconte *

Restaurants and chefs from all over California are discovering why Petaluma Gap wines go so well with food, and now is your chance to discover it too! Along with the discussion portion of the seminar, small bites will be offered with Petaluma Gap wines in order for you to fully appreciate the differences a good pairing can make. 

VIP Seminar 2 (11am – noon)
Early Access to the Grand Tasting (noon – 1pm)
Grand Tasting (1pm – 4pm)
Early Bird Only BONUS of $20 certificate per/person valid on ANY wine purchase made at the grand tasting (early bird bonus ends September 30th!)


11:00 am – Noon:       VIP Panels 1 & 2
Noon – 1:00pm:          VIP Early Access to Grand Tasting
1:00pm – 4:00pm:      GRAND TASTING

You must be 21+ to participate in the tasting.

* Although accurate at the time of listing, Presenters, Winemakers, Panelists and other invited guests are subject to change due to unforeseeable circumstances.

** Schedule is Subject to Change, please check back here prior to the event for updates.

Confirmed Wineries so far:

Adobe Road Winery
Atlas Wine Company
Bedrock Wine Company
Black Kite Cellars
Brooks Note
Calstar Cellars
Clouds Rest Estate
DeLoach Vineyards
Enriquez Estate
Fogline Vineyards
Guarachi Family Wines
Karah Estate
Keller Estate
Kendric Vineyards
La Rochelle Wines
Loxton Cellars
MacPhail Family Wines
McEvoy Ranch
Pax Mahle Wines
Pellet Estate
Pfendler Vineyards
Ramey Wines
Rodney Strong Vineyards
Sojourn Cellars
Sonoma Portworks
Trombetta Family Wines
WALT Wines
Waxwing Wines