Mark Your Calendar
March 7-8, 2018
Kansas City, MO
Nov. 30 - Dec. 4, 2018
February 22-24, 2019
Must be 21
years of age to attend
ASBA has created a great
Wine Country experience to provide attendees access to some of the
most iconic and authentic production winery experiences.
Attendees will visit one of Napa’s most historic and
architecturally significant wineries, paired with a
smaller scale winery where the production facilities
will be toured and the story of winemaking, from grape
to glass will be presented. Tour participants will be
picked up by a private motor coach with a knowledgeable
Verve Napa Valley host to manage the logistics of the
day and provide interesting and insightful commentary.
Judd’s Hill Winery
The Finkelstein Family has been making wine in The Napa
Valley since the 1970s. Judd is the second-generation
winemaker, and continues to produce signature wines that
are fruit-driven and concentrated while remaining
well-balanced and food-friendly. He takes an intimate
and personal approach to winemaking, limiting his annual
production to less than 3,000 cases. Judd’s Hill also
provides an intimate experience for each visitor. A wine
knowledgeable educator introduces and explains each wine
and guests are free to see the production facilities
where wine is transformed from grape to glass.
The Inglenook legacy began in 1879 when Gustave Niebaum,
a Finnish sea captain, wine connoisseur and
entrepreneur, came to Rutherford to build a wine estate
that would rival Europe's finest. When Niebaum's
grandnephew, John Daniel, Jr. inherited the chateau and
vineyards in the 1930s, Inglenook had already earned
international acclaim. Francis and Eleanor Coppola
purchased the property in 1975 and have spent forty
years reuniting the original vineyards, returning
winemaking operations to the chateau, and restoring
Inglenook's illustrious heritage with the help of
renowned wine consultant Stephane Derenoncourt and
Managing Director and Winemaker Philippe Bascaules. In
honor of this estate and its historical significance, we
have restored the name, Inglenook.
Learn the rich history of
this impressive historic winery, tour the barrel aging
cave and taste a flight of award winning wines.
Charles Krug Winery
Charles Krug Winery, the oldest winery in the Napa
Valley, recently renovated its historic Redwood Cellar,
turning it into one of the most stunning Tasting Rooms
in all of Napa Valley. Howard Backen, Napa’s architect
to the stars, designed the remodel adding elegance and
comfort while maintaining the historical significance
and charm of the century-old structure. Originally
established by Prussian immigrant Charles Krug in 1861,
with over 150 years of history, the winery is a must-see
destination for visitors traveling to the Napa Valley.
Purchased by Cesare and Rosa Mondavi in 1943, it is home
to America's first family in wine.
Pine Ridge Cellars
Pine Ridge founder Gary Andrus, inspired by the
illustrious wines of Bordeaux, believed in the Napa
Valley’s potential to produce wines of similar stature.
He planted the property’s original namesake vineyard on
a steeply terraced hillside flanked by a dramatic
ridgeline of pine trees in the Stags Leap District.
Gary’s pioneering efforts with this first vineyard were
met with tremendous success as the Bordeaux varietals he
planted – Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec,
Petit Verdot – thrived and produced wines of great
distinction. In the following years, Pine Ridge
continued to acquire exceptional vineyard sites across
the region. Today, the Estate’s 200-acres span over five
renowned Napa Valley appellations – Stags Leap District,
Rutherford, Oakville, Carneros and Howell Mountain.
Follow the path of the
grapes as they arrive at the winery during harvest –
from the crush pad, to the fermentation tanks, to the
barrels. Walk through the extensive barrel aging cave
and taste their superb wines among the barrels in the
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