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2023 Experience Sponsors

Consortium Mendocino

In 2000 a group of Mendocino County Winemakers joined together and decided to create an ultra-premium wine blend that would showcase the heritage varietal of Mendocino County, Zinfandel.  Every Coro wine is a signature blend…individually crafted in Mendocino County from 100 percent Mendocino County grapes, in strict accordance with the Consortium Mendocino Bylaws.  The wines must pass a review by a panel of winemakers in four blind tastings before the wine is accepted and certified to carry the Coro Mendocino label.

 

Adriatic Allure

Adriatic Allure creates immersive experiences that celebrate Croatia and the Balkan region’s legendary wines and captivating culture.   We craft private trips to your individualized travel preferences and style.

Engage with the magical mysteries of this extraordinary region, creating indelible memories that will be cherished for a lifetime.  Adriatic Allure is eager to make your travel dreams a reality.

Bohemian Creamery

It takes all kinds.

We are one of Sonoma County’s most creative artisanal creameries, Bohemian Creamery offers a variety of goat, cow, sheep, and water buffalo milk cheeses. We pasteurize all our milks and use only vegetarian rennet. Our cheeses are handmade on site and available to sample and purchase at our storefront in Sebastopol.

Champignon North America

THE EXTRAORDINARY COMBINATION OF TRIPLE CREAM BRIE & BLUE

In 1981 Champignon North America, Inc. was founded and CAMBOZOLA was first introduced to the United States. Over the years, more cheeses were crafted and perfected and the company expanded production to include soft-ripened cheeses, washed rind cheeses, blue cheeses and cheeses for the grill.

 

 

CocoTutti

Grand Tasting Heritage Lounge Sponsor: Since 2010, CocoTutti has been producing delicious, colorful individual chocolates. Elyce (The Chocolatier / Owner) started with classic recipes, then updated them, and created the majority of our fine, divine chocolates from scratch. Many of our recipes start with our housemade jams and marmalades – which start with organic fruit from our local farmers’ market.

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DBM

We are a full-service CPA firm providing tax, audit, bookkeeping, financial consulting, and business valuation services. We work closely with our clients as their advisors in matters of tax and financial statements. We provide insight into ways to improve performance and profitability, to take advantage of available tax deductions and credits, and to discuss strategies for business success.

Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley

Dry Creek Valley is a premium winegrowing region in northern Sonoma County, California. Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley® (WDCV) is a 501c6 non-profit trade association of over 60 wineries and 150 winegrape growers. Formed in 1989, the association represents a multi-generational family community of vintners and growers committed to growing high-quality fruit, producing world-class wines, and welcoming visitors to experience Wine Paired with Life®.  Being good stewards of the land means that we are preserving the quality of our wines and the unparalleled beauty of Dry Creek Valley for future generations to discover. Most of our growers engage in sustainable farming practices and many are certified organic or biodynamic.  Website

Food & Wine Trails

Epicurean Tours Offer The Experience of a Lifetime. Planning the perfect epicurean tours doesn’t have to be stressful. The experts at Food & Wine Trails will plan an unforgettable cruise for you. Immerse yourself in the local culture, and bring back memories that will last a lifetime.

Hinman & Carmichael

Hinman & Carmichael LLP, established in 1991, practices exclusively in the field of alcoholic beverage law and represents wine, beer and spirits industry members at all levels: producers, importers, wholesalers, and retailers. We are the leading U.S. law firm for internet alcohol marketing compliance, both direct and through the three-tier system. We are avid supporters of ZAP and the California wine industry.

Historic Vineyard Society

Established in 2011, HVS (Historic Vineyard Society) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the preservation of California’s historic vineyards. HVS’s mission is accomplished through education on the very special nature of these historical treasures. We operate with no salaried staff and virtually no overhead. Your tax-deductible donation to the Historic Vineyard Society supports historic vineyards through education, research and vineyard-related events. Help keep these precious vines in the ground!

Laurel Pine, Living Luxury/The Flavor Studio

Laurel Pine, Living Luxury is your personal connection for the finest luxury foods such as foie gras, caviar, white truffles, black truffles, Wagyu beef, and Iberico ham. Based in Reno, Nevada, we ship our top quality gourmet products all over the country for next day delivery.  Curated food, wine and spirits tasting experiences are held weekly at The Flavor Studio, our beautiful dining room in Reno, Nevada. Five course wine dinners, foie gras dinners, white truffle dinners, and black truffle dinners are held every other month.

Lodi Winegrape Commission

Lodi Winegrape Commission:  Wine enthusiasts will enjoy a warm welcome and a friendly face as they travel Lodi Wine Country and enjoy a diverse range of wines, delicious foods, and great hospitality. Lodi is the self-proclaimed Zinfandel Capital of the World producing over 40 percent of California’s premium Zinfandel. Journalists and wine enthusiasts alike have long recognized Lodi as the home of highly acclaimed Old Vine Zinfandels, with some plantings dating back to 1888.  Website

Mariani Family

The best dried fruit starts at the source

We make sure that we personally walk through the orchards with our growers.  We look them in the eye, shake their hands, and build long lasting relationships based on trust.

Our growers are important to us, because we know that the best dried fruit comes from every grower’s commitment to quality – from planting, all the way to making sure that harvest is conducted only after the sun-ripened fruit has reached maximum maturity.

We choose growers who align with the best practices such as the Food Safety Modernization Act and sustainability development. They are very conscious of the crop, the land, and water usage. They know that the best crops have the best nutrients, and that nutrients start with the soil. The more nutrients, the better the flavor!

Michael’s Chocolates

Michael’s Chocolates is a San Francisco based small batch, handmade artisan chocolatier specializing in award-winning chocolates and confections.   Michael had previously worked in pastry and attended the prestigious California Culinary Academy. He then transitioned into a career in fine dining, focusing on service and wine.

After months of “playing” with chocolates and confections, he decided to delve deeper into the chocolate world. Starting with the Chocolatier program at Ecole Chocolate.  Michael has been awarded numerous awards such as the prestigious Good Food Award, 2018, 2022 and a bronze from the International Chocolate Awards, Americas.

Olive This Olive That

Soul-nourishing Tree to Table Olive Oil

We believe that nourishing our bodies while honoring our planet nourishes our souls in the most fundamental and beautiful way.   Our olive oil is locally sourced in California from makers who are members of the California Olive Oil Council.

We have built relationships with these farmers and makers throughout the years and know their orchards, best practices, harvest times, and millers so that we are connected to our product from start to finish.

Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company

WE KNOW COWS. SO CHEESE COMES NATURALLY. When Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company was founded in 2000, we already had the most important part. Our dairy farm has always been known for making the freshest, highest quality milk. Our family’s herd of Holsteins were all raised from birth right on the property, giving us complete quality control from start to finish. Our first creamery was, and still is, right next in the milking parlor.

Ramondin

Ramondin’s over 125-year history is marked by innovation and close client relationship. We are pioneers in developing new products, implementing novel raw materials for capsule manufacturing and generating added value through environmental policies or meticulous Social Responsibility plans. Also, this line of progress is intimately linked to Ramondin’s close relationship with each of their clients. Proximity, closeness and trust have been critical in detecting needs, anticipating ourselves and offering solutions which have led us to lead the capsule global market.

Risk Strategies

A Different Kind of Risk Manager Today’s complex, dynamic world of highly interconnected, globalized business requires a different approach to risk; smart, agile, innovative. Founded in 1997 as a risk and insurance consultant, Risk Strategies Company is now ranked among the top 25 insurance brokerages in the United States. But, we’re not a behemoth, generalized insurance brokerage, wedded to rigid process and conventional approaches. Serving the needs of public and private companies, government and non-profit entities, and individuals, privately held Risk Strategies operates from more than 25 offices throughout the United States.  Website

Rize Up Bakery

Rize Up Bakery is a fast growing San Francisco based black-owned bakery focused on reinventing and rethinking the traditional sourdough.  Rize Up was born as a way to channel energy into something healing during the social unrest caused by the murder of George Floyd.   Rize Up’s story began as a home-based quarantine sourdough project that quickly turned into a micro bakery in the Spring of 2020. Within a year, Rize Up has outgrown Azikiwee’s backyard ovens and our trajectory has no end in sight!  Founder Azikiwee Anderson was overcome with a need to make a difference and hopefully inspire young Black bakers to think outside the traditional box. As a black baker, Azikiwee feels representation truly matters. We have to be the change we seek.

 

Sonoma County Winegrowers

The mission of the Sonoma County Winegrowers is to increase the value of Sonoma County winegrapes and to nurture and protect this agricultural resource for future generations.

Sonoma County Winegrowers are family farmers who work hard every day to produce high quality grapes that are the foundation for world class wines. We are dedicated to sustaining our land for future generations. We preserve the land where we live and work and the water and air that we share with neighbors. We actively support our communities and are proud to be a part of Sonoma County.

TricorBraun WinePak

Title Sponsor for Evening with the Winemakers: TricorBraun WinePak is dedicated to helping bring extraordinary wines to market by providing fast, efficient access to quality packaging components from their state-of-the-art repacking line and warehouses throughout the West Coast. Through partnerships with Ardagh Glass, Amcor Closures, and international suppliers, wineries receive the highest quality packaging components from domestic and imported bottles to closure solutions, including stocked Stelvin closure and capsules in several colors.

Wine Country This Month

Wine Country This Month, founded in 1981, is the most widely read publication designed to be a comprehensive guide for the millions of annual visitors who travel to California Wine Country. The magazine and www.winecountrythismonth.com keep visitors updated about wineries and tasting rooms, events, festivals, restaurants, accommodations, art galleries, antiques, shopping, attractions and transportation. Each issue contains: the most detailed, easy-to-read maps leading you to the world’s finest wines; up-to-date information on upcoming events and festivals; winery profiles; winemaker profiles; lifestyle stories

Wine Lovers Travel

Wine Lovers Travel gives you the opportunity to explore amazing destinations with a select group of like-minded people who are passionate about food, wine, and travel!

The in-depth itineraries include visits to the best wineries in the world, giving you the chance to truly soak in the history and culture of each region you visit. Wine Lovers Travel provides you with exclusive access to immersive experiences that are unavailable to travelers on their own.

World Cooperage

World Cooperage is a family-owned company building on four generations of experience in the oak industry. They proudly craft premium American and French oak barrels. Their cooperage is equipped with state of the art technology, allowing each barrel to be customized to a winemaker’s unique specifications. They work with you to build comprehensive barrel programs you can trust, time and time again.

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