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Tasting Room Open Daily
11am - 4:30pm

CLOSED Sun. April 20 (Easter)

Open for Passport to Dry Creek Valley participants only, April 26&27

4791 Dry Creek Rd.
Healdsburg, CA

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A Harvest Experience: the Winemaker's View

Date: Sat, Sep 6, 2014
Time 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Join Amphora’s winemaker/owner, Rick Hutchinson, for an in-depth grape-to-glass harvest experience. 

  Winemakers believe that great wines begin in the vineyard or more specifically, from great grapes do wonderful wines flow.  So it is here that we begin our wine journey.  You'll start with a walking tour of Timber Crest Vineyards with Rick, where he'll discuss the key components of what goes into a great harvest.  You'll learn about brix measurements and degrees of ripeness that lead to the timing of harvest.  You'll have the oppportunity to taste a hot grape in the vineyard and then follow its progress to the winery where you'll taste freshly pressed juice and fermenting must.  You consider fermentation methods as you sample wines from the barrel as you ponder the attributes of oak aging.  You'll taste our newest pre-release vintages in the bottle and in closing sit for a great wine country luncheon paired with exceptional Amphora wines.  Thoughout the day you'll learn about the many variables and complex decisions involved in the  crafting of great wine. 

Consider Amphora's Wine Education programs as a great gift for the oenophile in your life.

Cost $48/ Wine Club $42 (includes tour, tasting and luncheon)

Contact: Joelle Kurrus