Petaluma Gap Update
Jason Jenkins, the owner of Vine and Barrel Wine Shop in downtown Petaluma, is hosting another major Pinot
Noir tasting featuring the wines from the Petaluma Gap region of the Sonoma Coast on Saturday April 18, from
3:00 to 5:00 PM. The lineup of participating wineries includes Sonoma Harvest Fair winners James Family and
Calstar Cellars, Chronicle Gold Medal Winner Bohemian Vineyard, as well as Hart’s Desire, Clary Ranch,
Kastania, Ridgeway, Balletto, Boheme, Windy Hill and more. Jason will be roasting a 100 pound pig and local
cheese makers will be offering samples. Adobe Road Winery’s Jeff Buckler will have his Le Mans racing
Porsche for viewing and a special guest will provide live music. See why all the buzz about Petaluma Gap
Pinot Noirs. Tickets are $30 per person. Call 707-765-1112 for tickets. This will sell out!
The first Petaluma Gap Vineyard Tour will be held on Sunday, April 18. This is an informal gathering of
Petaluma Gap enthusiasts hosted by some of the local vineyards and wineries. This is not necessarily a wine
tasting event, but rather an opportunity to meet growers, walk the vineyards and learn about the Gap’s
wineries. The host properties at this first Tour include Ridgeway Vineyards, Clary Ranch Vineyards and Azari
Winery. There are plans to continue these tours on a biweekly basis throughout the spring and early summer
months. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Petaluma Gap Winegrowers Alliance President,
Teela Ridgeway at 707-778-0447.
There are two Petaluma Gap videos on You Tube at
and www.youtube.com/watch?v=zndczE3e55E . The question of whether the Petaluma Gap should have
its own appellation designation is discussed.
The Petaluma Gap Winegrowers Alliance has a new revamped and informative website at
www.petalumagap.com. Member vintners include Adobe Road Winery, Armagh Vineyard, Azari Winery, Clary
Ranch Wines, Cline Cellars, Crushpad, Field Vineyards & Winery, Hummingbird Hill Vineyards, Kastania
Vineyards, Keller Estate, Morris Ranch, Pfendler Vineyards, Ridgeway Family Vineyards and Sonoma Valley
Portworks. There are over 3,000 acres of vineyards in the Petaluma Gap ranging in size from a backyard plot
to hundreds of acres. The main varietals are Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah. Many growers sell grapes to
noted wineries such as Auteur, Belle-Glos, Bouchaine, Chasseur, DuMol, Dutton-Goldfield, Flowers, Harrington
Wine, Kosta Browne, Kutch, Landmark, L’Angevin, Lynmar, McPhail, Patz & Hall, Roessler, Siduri, Sojourn,
Tandem and Zepaltas.