PRE- PASSPORT EVENT
Friday, April 20th 6 pm to 8 pm sharp
Since the winery is all set to go for the El Dorado Winery Association’s Annual Passport Weekend, we will be having a party in the cellar. This is a great event for those of you who cannot attend Passport or if you want to miss the crowds and take advantage of our Passport specials. Wine taste with the winery and cellar staff and enjoy a light dinner (pulled pork sliders with our house made port infused BBQ sauce, slaw, baked beans and walnut cake). The cost is just $10.00 per person plus tax and you must have reservations. This event is limited to 60 people and always sells out. Can’t make this event? Then visit us in the tasting room between event weekends. We will be honoring our Passport specials all week. Please call the winery at 530-644-5948 if you have any questions or would like to have your wine shipped.
EL DORADO WINERY ASSOCIATION’S ANNUAL PASSPORT EVENT
Saturday and Sunday, April 21st & 22nd and April 28th & 29th 11 am to 5 pm
45 years and counting! Founded in 1973 with 8 varieties, we now grow 29 different grapes! Come explore the evolution of Madroña’s diversity through wine and food pairings. Let us take you back through the decades with Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc, Riesling, and more paired with a series of dishes serving as your time machine. Learn the winemaking secrets of our El Tinto, and stock up - $96.00 a case! For more event details and to purchase tickets, please visit eldoradowines.org/passport. Use code Madrona12 or Rucksack 17 and save $5.00 on your ticket price.
ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, May 26th and Sunday, May 27 from 11 am to 4 pm
Sip wine, indulge in a gourmet burger, homemade fries and simply relax and enjoy the good life as we continue to celebrate 45 years. It’s time to kick-off summer so invite your friends and family, grab a spot out back under the pines, and spend the afternoon listening and dancing to “Two Tone Steiny & the Cadillac’s” (a high energy West Cost blues Band). Tickets purchased before the event are $13 per person plus tax. A limited number of $15 tickets will be available at the door. Please call 530-644-5948 if you have any questions or want to purchase tickets over the phone. Tickets are also available at MadronaVineyards.com.
TASTE OF BORDEAUX RIVER CRUISE WITH MADROÑA VINEYARDS
November 15 to November 22, 2018
Qu’est-ce que vous en pensez? If you’ve ever been in the tasting room and Paul’s there trying to speak some French, you know we Madroña folk love France (and the wines). Come join us for a voyage on the AmaDolce (the riverboat) this coming November for an experience of fine food, fantastic wine, and the French countryside. Each day has excursions into villages and wineries with smaller, intimate groups as we travel up the Dordogne and the Garonne rivers. Bordeaux, Pauillac, Blaye, Bourg, Cadillac, (and more) are all on the itinerary. And then if you can’t get enough of Paul out in the French vineyards, he’ll be doing three seminars onboard the ship talking (and tasting) about Bordeaux and Madroña wines. Remember, learning is doing, and we all need to learn more!
*Speaking French is not a pre-requisite for coming on this trip, but taste buds and an open mind are! If you’re interested, you’d better sign up soon as we’ve already filled many of the cabins (it’s a smaller ship).
Save the Date 2018
Club Release and Party—Friday, June 1
Vintage Dinner—Saturday, June 23 (Invitations will be sent out in May)
Club Appreciation Week—Friday, July 20 thru Sunday, July 29
Kick-Off Harvest Dinner—Saturday, August 25