Testarossa Harvest Experience
Saturdays, Sep 9 to Oct 21, from 10 am to 1:30 pm
Every Saturday from September 9th to October 21st, you can join us for a hands on look into the behind the scenes work our production team performs to process fruit and make our wonderful wine. Activities will include fruit sorting, punch downs (mixing the skins and juice in tank or bin), battonage (stirring the lees in Chardonnay barrels) and tasting directly from barrel/tank. The day will end with a family style lunch prepared by the Testarossa Culinary team, and of course, delicious wine.
All participants will also receive an exclusive Testarossa Harvest Crew T-Shirt!
Price: $100/person (WC discounts apply) - 20 spaces available per date
Reservation needed: Sat, Sep 9 | Sat, Sep 16 | Sat, Sep 23 (sold out) | Sat, Sep 30 (sold out) | Sat, Oct 7 (sold out) | Sat, Oct 21 (sold out)
Testarossa University - Santa Cruz Mountains Appellation
Wednesday, Nov 1 - $45
Learn about Americas’ first elevation based appellation. The Santa Cruz Mountains has played an important role in the history of winemaking in California, with roots going back to the mid-1800’s, with legendary winemakers such as Paul Masson, and Martin Ray.Recognized as an AVA in 1981, the Santa Cruz Mountains Appellation was among the first to be defined by its mountain topography. We will take a virtual tour from the north, near Woodside, to Corralitos in the south. Reservation needed.
Farm to Table Dinner 2017
Carmel Valley Ranch - Carmel Valley, CA
Friday, November 3 - 4 pm to 9 pm
Community leaders from across the Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties will gather at the 2017 Farm to Table Dinner. Attendees will celebrate the local impact of the American Red Cross of the Central Coast while enjoying the finest offerings from local farms and wineries in a beautiful outdoor setting. The festivities will kick off in the early evening with live music and a tasting reception featuring area wineries, breweries, and distilleries. Following the reception, Chef Tim Wood of Carmel Valley Ranch, Chef Todd Fisher of Folktale Winery, and Chef Fabrice Roux of Roux will prepare and serve a unique, multi-course, family-style dinner complete with expertly selected wine pairings. This delicious event will be held at the scenic Carmel Valley Ranch. Proceeds will benefit the Red Cross’ local programs and services to prevent and alleviate human suffering during emergencies. Reservations needed.
Testarossa University - The Science behind Wine
Wednesday, Nov 8 - $35
Science is not only for nerds. Our Production Team's Technical Director Bill Snyder and Wine Educator Bob Zamora will help you understand some of the science behind wines and winemaking. We will also taste some cellar experiments and learn about the chemistry behind wine, such as how sugar and acid effect wine. Reservation needed.
Harvest Dinner 2017
Friday, November 10th - $175
You are cordially invited to join us to celebrate the conclusion of the 2017 harvest at our annual Harvest Dinner. Owenrs Rob and Diana Jensen and Director of Winemaking Bill Brosseau host an elegant, five course meal specially paired with wines from Testarossa's library. Reservation needed.
Testarossa Carmel Valley Paint Party
Saturday, Nov 11 - From 1 to 3 pm - $35 pp
Testarossa Winery Carmel Valley, Joyce Vineyards and Progress not Perfection Paint Parties are teaming up for an awesome afternoon afternoon event of fun, wine and creativity. Reservation needed.
Let’s take a virtual tour and compare the 6 different appellations that make up Testarossa's single vineyard wines. With wine in our glasses we’ll “visit” the Russian River, Santa Lucia Highlands, Chalone, Arroyo Grande Valley, Santa Maria Valley, and south to Sta. Rita Hills. We will discuss the unique climates, soils, and marine influences that make these regions so special. Reservation needed.
Artisan Wine & Cheese Experience
Wednesday through Sunday at 1 pm
Expertly guided tour through the historic cellars of Testarossa. Learn about the winemaking process and the Jensen Family history. Enjoy a private, salon-style tasting of five Testarossa wines paired to four selections of artisan cheeses.
Saturdays & Sundays - 11:30 am & 1:30 pm
Enjoy an intimate, private salon tasting personally hosted by a member of our esteemed wine education team.
Reservations are required 48 hours in advance
Live Music in Wine Bar 107
Thursdays & Fridays at 5:30pm &
Saturdays at 2:30pm