We are excited to announce our Summer 2018 Testarossa University series!
Join Wine Educator Bob Zamora for another set of fun and informative sessions to explore the world of wine and heighten your enjoyment of our favorite beverage.
Whether you are new to wine or a seasoned oenophile, we have a session that is sure to inform, excite and delight you.
Don't be intimidated by the world of wine! Learn the basics of how to swirl, smell, taste and describe wine. You'll also learn how we make our wine, the differences between varietals and places of origin, and what contributes to its wonderful aromas and flavors.
Explore and compare Old World and New World Pinot Noir from around the world by tasting wines from Burgundy, California, Oregon and some other lesser known regions. We'll explore the differences (and similarities) between these noble expressions of our favorite red grape. RSVP HERE
Wine And Cheese Pairing Lab
Tuesday, August 7th- 6pm, $55
What pairs better than Wine & Cheese? Join us as we explore various local and artisan cheeses with delicious Testarossa wines, and learn about the art of pairing. Help us determine the next Artisan Wine and Cheese Menu –your vote counts!
Old World v. New World Chardonnays
Tuesday, August 14th- 6pm, $45
Come explore the noble chardonnay grape – also known as White Burgundy. We will taste old world and new world wines ranging from the Burgundy region in France, to the Santa Lucia Highlands in California. Chardonnay is often called the wine makers canvas. Come find out why!
Tuesday, August 21st- 6pm, $55
Take a virtual tour as we explore wine regions from the Santa Barbara County. Learn about the history of the Santa Rita Hills and other regions, and legends like the visionary pioneer Richard Sanford. Sideways, here we go!
Only the best hand selected barrels are chosen each year to create Diana’s Chardonnay, making it the ultimate Chardonnay statement each vintage. Join us for this rare vertical tasting of some of our favorite years, finishing with the current release- the 95 point 2016 vintage.
Tuesday, September 11th- 6pm, $55
Learn about the Rosella's Vineyard, one of our jewels in the SLH, and taste wines from several producers of this Franscioni owned and managed vineyard site. Plus, you'll get to taste the brand new 2016 Testarossa Rosella's Vineyard Pinot Noir before it is released!
Tuesday, September 18th- 6pm, $55
Learn about and taste the impact the differing climate, geology and winemaking styles of North Coast Pinot Noir (Sonoma, Napa, Lake and Mendocino counties) versus Central Coast Pinot Noir (Monterey, Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara and SLO counties).