East Meets West

A Perfect Day In The Russian River

Thank you for your interest in East Meets West: A Perfect Day in Wine Country.  Please note that this is an exclusive partner experience for club members of Gary Farrell, Copain, and Arista.  This experience is offered Monday through Friday, and is subject to winery availability.

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Members of Arista, Copain and Gary Farrell Wineries have an exclusive opportunity to experience the Russian River Valley in Sonoma County and the Anderson Valley in Mendocino County during a unique day trip through the famed Middle Reach of the Russian River. Featuring stunning Pinot Noirs and expressive cool-climate Chardonnays. These three wineries have teamed up to provide members with a terroir tour showcasing the distinctive flavors and characteristics that exist between these two regions, as well as from neighborhood to neighborhood within the Russian River Valley. In between tastings, savor the scenic journey along Westside and Eastside roads as they meander through breathtaking vineyards along the banks of the Russian River.

PART I EXPLORING TERROIR : : ARISTA WINERY 10:30 a m – 12 p m Sonoma and Mendocino counties resound as some of the most idyllic viticultural expanses for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in the world. Yet, Pinot and Chard lovers should note, each vineyard and growing region will exhibit totally distinct flavors and characteristics. With the arrangement Arista has crafted for their guests as part of this experience, you’ll learn to recognize subtleties and nuances which are directly linked to terroir. You will be seated on their Mezzanine overlooking one of their five estate vineyards while their private host guides you through the wines and the unique attributes that each appellation boasts. The flight will as well be enhanced by small bites from Arista’s Executive Chef, Timothy Kaulfers. 

PART II HILLTOP TASTING & PICNIC PAIRING :: COPAIN WINES 12:30 p m – 2:30 p m Meaning “friend” or “buddy” in French, Copain is renowned for crafting elegant, expressive wines from cool-climate vineyards nestled in Mendocino County. Their Russian River Valley winery and estate is warm and welcoming, gated and private, allowing their team of Hospitality specialists to curate exclusive experiences for their guests. Visitors of Copain Wines are offered access to a private, seated tasting experience that will focus on five of our most coveted Single Vineyard wines. In addition to the wines, Copain will also offer specific pairing options in advance of the guest’s visit as a light, yet satisfying meal. This tasting is conducted outdoors overlooking Russian River Valley below during the warmer months, and indoors in our rustic, intimate Vintner’s Room during the cooler months. 

PART III EXCLUSIVE EXPLORATION TOUR & TASTING :: GARY FARRELL VINEYARDS & WINERY 3:00pm – 4:30pm Gary Farrell Winery is fortunate to work with some of the most prestigious vineyards in the Russian River Valley and beyond; transforming this fruit into world-class wines that express both vintage and vineyard site requires unwavering dedication and respectful stewardship. They invite you to explore this process through private a guided tour of their winery and cellar, accompanied by a lively and detailed discussion of their winemaking process from grape to glass. This experience culminates in The Meadow View Room where the host will lead you and your guests through a tasting of five highly allocated single vineyard releases, paired with a selection of artisan cheese and nuts.

$225 per person. Offered Monday - Friday only and subject to winery availability.  This program is offered only to current Members of one or more partner wineries.  Please contact the winery to discover special Member pricing on this experience. Contact your respective club for details on member pricing and to book.

This experience is available exclusively to club members of Arista, Copain & Gary Farrell Wineries. Advance reservations are required, booking based on availability, groups of 6 or less. Cancellations made within 72hrs of confirmed appointments may be charged the full amount.

Copain Wines

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