2022 Paulée Dinner Celebrates Russian River Valley AVA Wines

More than 30 Sonoma County wineries are participating, with food by three top local chefs.

Happy to be attending the 2022 Russian River Valley Winegrowers Paulée Dinner on August 6th. A combination wine tasting, multicourse meal, and celebration of all that’s special about Russian River Valley AVA wines, the dinner was one of our favorite Wine Country events last year. Why? In addition to tasting spectacular wines before and during the family-style dinner, we mingled with winemakers and wine collectors, many of whom poured gems from their cellars. The vibe was beyond convivial, and many of the wines had fantastic backstories.

Some guests share wine and memories.

At Saralee’s

The event takes place at La Crema Estate at Saralee’s Vineyard, Saturday, August 6th, 5–9 pm. More than 30 wineries are participating, and Crista Luedtke (boon eat + drink, etc.) Mark Stark (Willi’s Wine Bar, etc.), and Tracey Shepos Cenami (estate chef at La Crema) are preparing the food.

Promo Code

The price for the tasting and dinner is $275, but if you want to save $55, you can use promo code dannymangin on EventbriteI’m not getting a commission – thank RRV Winegrowers for the discount – but I’m happy to make it 20% easier for you to attend if you’re interested. It’s a good deal considering that this is the equivalent of a high-end wine festival’s grand tasting plus a prix-fixe meal, wine included.

Participating Wineries

Among the Sonoma County wineries to expect: Balletto, Benovia, Bob Cabral, Bricoleur, Carlisle, Davis Bynum, Domaine Della, DRNK, Gary Farrell, Hartford Family, Inman Family, Jeff Cohn, Joseph Swan, Korbel, La Crema, Landmark, Lando, MacRostie, Maritana, Merriam, Notre Vue, Ron Rubin, Russian River, Sonoma-Cutrer, Three Sticks, Tongue Dancer.

From left, winemakers Kathleen Inman (Inman Family), James MacPhail (Tongue Dancer), Theresa Heredia (Gary Farrell).

I cover many of these wineries for Fodor’s Napa and Sonoma. A lot of winemaking talent in that group! Check out my 2021 Paulée Dinner Facebook post for more about this fun event.

Lead photo of Green Valley of Russian River Valley is courtesy of the Russian River Valley Winegrowers.

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