Wine club socials at Heringer happen quarterly and we LOVE them because this is when we get to see the majority of our members together! To find out what really happens at a social you’ll just have to join us for our next one. In the mean time, we can clue you in on some of our favorite wine club social staples with a recap of our February 3rd & 4th socials from last weekend.
Wine Tasting & New Releases
You can come in and taste with us anytime, but at our quarterly gatherings we offer the first sips of our new release wines to our members and their guests. The new 2014 Tannat was a definite favorite last weekend. With an aroma of dark summer berries, a bold tannic body and a rich combination of flavors that include wood, oak and blackberries, it lives up to the praise of our previous award-winning vintages. Of course, we also have our impressive list of 22 wines available for tasters who prefer to choose their own adventure.
For wine aficionados and beginners alike, the exclusive experience of tasting a wine straight out of the barrel can be fascinating. What better way to learn about the effects of barrel-aging and really get to know a new wine varietal before it hits the bottle? This weekend we tasted the 2015 Mourvedre and here’s what some fans had to say:
“Smooth, light, and easy on the pallet. I love it!”
– Wine Club Guest, Ashira Solomon
“Love that it doesn’t leave a tart taste on your pallet. It’s light and smooth.”
– Wine Club Guest, Andrea Acevedo
“Oh I like it! It goes great with cheese and has a finish that makes you want to keep drinking more.”
-Wine Club Guest, Rachel Alderette
The best of wines are enjoyed with friends, family and food. Speaking of the best, we have the best Food Director in town, Kathleen! With the help of her assistant, Kathleen put together an amazing spread of wine pairings this weekend that included a variety of cheeses (manchego, triple cream brie, and a sharp white cheddar), an olive and pepper bruschetta spread, meats and sweets like sliced salami, candied almonds and dark chocolate covered berries to name just a few.
Meeting, Greeting, and Socializing
Our favorite part of socials? Getting to hang out with really fun people who share a common love of great wine. We like to be festive so our socials usually follow a seasonal theme and we always offer specials on wines or some sort of fun contest like a photo booth challenge or the chance to win free tickets to an event. But the most exciting part this time was welcoming members into our newly renovated tasting room. Thanks to everyone who joined us at the socials. We hope you’ll join us soon in our new and improved tasting room!