January 2018

Saturday, January 27 11am to 1:30pm & 3pm to 5:30pm
Sunday, January 28 12:30pm to 3:00pm

Do you ever wonder what goes into the ideal bottle of wine? How much thought the winemaker puts into blending the perfect components? If so, then this is the class for you. The Quintet event is a fabulous way to try your hand at winemaking without giving up your job, home and family! The class starts off with a flight of vertical Quintets, going over the blends used, the harvest information, as well as the aging information. The Bush family has been making Quintet since 1992, so this class offers a great perspective on how wines age based on their blends. The second flight consists of the five Bordeaux varietals (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cab Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot), all tasted in 100% varietal form from barrel. Learn what makes the different varieties special, and the part each plays in the final blend. Taste the 2016 vintage from the barrel before it is bottled. Spend the final hour blending your own Quintet. You can take home a bottle of your personal blend for $32.00 plus tax. The class fee is $25 per person plus tax. A reservation is required as this event has limited seating and always sells out.

Quintet Blending Tickets

February 2018

Friday, February 2nd 4 – 7 pm in the cellar

Club members! Come taste wines from all three clubs while enjoying Maggie’s Chili (sorry the recipe is a secret) with all the toppings. Add a mixed green salad and cornbread, and you have the perfect winter evening, warm comfort meal. This event is complementary to club members. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the winery at 530-644-5948 or by emailing .

Saturday, February 24th
Sign up for one of three sessions: 12 noon, 1:00 pm, or 2:00 pm

Do you love Port? Collect Port? Or just want to learn about our New-World Port? Portopia is a walk-around educational experience in the Madroña cellar. We focus on daring culinary creations made or paired with our current and library New-World Port vintages. Learn that Port is not just a dessert wine and that it can be enjoyed at all times of the meal. Taste a Port still wine (red table wines made from Port grapes), library selections and the Tawny Port from the barrel.

Because this is a food and wine pairing event, we have found that the order of pairings is very important. Therefore, to alleviate lines, and to allow people to enjoy the progression of tastings, we have set-up three different arrival times. Each time allows enough time to leisurely enjoy the event and relax in the cellar "living room.”

Tickets are available for the following times.

Saturday (2/24) 12:00 noon - limit 30 people
Saturday (2/24) 1:00 pm - limit 30 people
Saturday (2/24) 2:00 pm - limit 30 people

If you love our Port then this is the event for you!  Act quickly as this event has sold out the last three years.  If you purchased 2016 port futures, and would like to make your reservation on-line, please make a note on the order, and we will apply the discount before we charge you.  Alternatively, you may call the winery at 530-644-5948 and make your reservation.  We look forward to seeing you.

$25/person plus tax
$20/person plus tax if you purchased 2016 Port futures

Portopia Tickets