Join Red Mountain AVA Alliance this fall for the “Five Pillars of Red Mountain,” a very special virtual series hosted by the inimitable Julia Coney and featuring winemakers from the Red Mountain AVA.
For five Tuesdays starting October 19, they’ll explore one of the five natural elements that make Red Mountain unique: their soil, slope, precipitation, wind and temperature. RSVP at no cost, purchase wines from participating wineries and learn more about members of the Red Mountain AVA Alliance: https://redmountainava.com/.
- What: Five Pillars of Red Mountain Virtual Series
- When: Tuesdays this Fall: October 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16. All events start at 5 pm PST
- Who: Julia Coney, Red Mountain AVA Alliance Winemakers
- Where: Zoom
- RSVP: https://bit.ly/3lCuW9k
Soils: Tuesday, October 19 @ 5 pm PST, featuring Maggie Hedges, Owner & Grower, Domaine Magdalena, Charlie Hoppes, Winemaker, Fidelitas Wines, and Chris Upchurch, Founder & Winemaker, Upchurch Vineyard
Slope: Tuesday, October 26 @ 5 pm PST, featuring Darel Allwine, Winemaker, Col Solare Winery, Tim Henley, Winemaker, Pacific Rim Winemakers, Amy & Kyle Johnson, Owners & Winemakers, Muret-Gaston, and Scott Williams, Owner & General Manager, Kiona Vineyards and Winery.
Precipitation: Tuesday, November 2 @ 5 pm PST, Doug Fletcher, Consulting Winemaker, Klipsun, Sarah Goedhart, Winemaker, Hedges Family Estate, and Josh Maloney, Consulting Winemaker, Aquilini.
Wind: Tuesday, November 9 @ 5 pm PST, featuring Joyce Casad, Owner, Casad Family Vineyards, Tim & Kelly Hightower, Owners & Winemakers, Hightower Cellars, Brian Rudin, Winemaker, Canvasback, and Ellie Zeron, Owner & Winemaker, Zeron Vineyard.
Temperature: Tuesday, November 16 @ 5 pm PST, featuring John Bigelow, Owner, JM Cellars, Allison Engman, CEO & Managing Partner, Ambassador Wines of Washington, and Richard Holmes, Winegrower, Ciel du Cheval Vineyard.
Did you miss a talk you wanted to attend? Head over to Red Mountain’s Facebook Page here to watch any of the recorded sessions.
Julia Coney, founder of Black Wine Professionals
Julia Coney is a Washington, D.C. and Houston, Texas-based wine writer, wine educator, speaker, and consultant. Her wine writing includes stories on wine, winemakers, and the intersection of race, wine, and language. She holds a WSET Level Two Certification in Wine and Spirits and is currently pursuing her Master Level Champagne Certification with the Wine Scholar Guild and WSET Level Three Certification. Julia is the recipient of Wine Enthusiast’s 2020 Social Visionary Award Winner for her work in writing and speaking on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the wine industry. Julia is the Founder of Black Wine Professionals, a resource for wine industry employers and gatekeepers, professionals, and the food and beverage community. Their goal is to lift up the multifaceted Black professionals in the world of wine. You can find more information about her on her website below.