YLG Presents: Venture in the Vineyards 2013
It’s that time of the year! For this year’s most anticipated YLG event, we will spend the day meeting and networking with your fellow YLG members while learning the art of wine blending, touring one of the most fascinating new re-development sites in Sonoma County and, of course, drinking wine.
For the first stop on the tour, we will visit Sebastiani Winery in Sonoma where we will learn proper wine blending techniques from Stuart Ake of the Wine Foundry. Afterwards, we will break up into groups of 6 or 7 and to blend our own wines. Maintaining a competitive spirit, we will have a blind tasting at the end of the session, in which three judges will determine which team blended the best wine. Following the blending session, a catered lunch from Basque Café will be served on the premises of Sebastiani.
After lunch, we will travel to Sebastopol to tour Barlow, a recently-opened, 12.5-acre commercial complex built on the site of a historic apple cannery. All tenants in The Barlow are local artisans—winemakers, welders, brew masters—who either produce their products at The Barlow or within a 10-mile radius of the property. As part of the tour, Young Leaders will be given a behind-the-scenes tour led by the development team in which we will learn the challenges of creating a large-scale development in small town Sebastopol, and will also meet with a few of the new tenants. The day will conclude with a hosted wine reception paired with food.
We look forward to having you join us; your wine glass awaits you!
Seating is limited to the first 54 registrants, and is capped by bus capacity. This event is open to ULI Young Leader Group members and non-members only. Registration will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis, so register early! The deadline to register is Thursday, April 25, 2013.
$85, YLG Members
$95, YLG Non-Members
8:30 – 9:00am: Breakfast and Registration, San Francisco Ferry Building
9:00am: Bus Departs to Sebastiani Winery, Sonoma
10:00am – 12:30pm: Blending Class in the Barrel Room of Sebastani
12:45 – 2:00pm: Lunch at Sebastani catered by Basque Cafe
2:00 – 3:00pm: Travel to The Barlow
3:00 – 4:15pm: Tour of Barlow
4:15 – 5:30pm: Hosted happy hour at Barlow
5:30pm: Bus Departs back to San Francisco
7:00pm: Arrive at San Francisco Ferry Building