Meritage Blending Workshop
November 2023 | Date TBA
The event starts promptly at the scheduled time. Please make sure to arrive 10-15 minutes beforehand to get settled. The kitchen will be open until 30 minutes before close and guests are welcome to order food and other menu items during the event.
$30 Per Person – Tickets will go on sale to wine club members first.
Wine Club Members enjoy one complimentary ticket and up to four at a 50% discount. Seats are limited, please make sure to reserve your spot early if you would like to attend.
What Are Blending Workshops?
They are hands-on workshops where you get to be the winemaker! You’ll sit down to a table with beakers, a flask, a large vessel, and unlabeled bottles of 3-4 wines. With your team, you will use the tools in front of you and mix small amounts of the different wines, keeping track of percentages and varietals on your notepad with a pen (everything you need will be provided). Swirl, sip, and adjust your blend as you like to create what you and your team deem to be a great blend. Water, oyster crackers, and spitoons will also be available on your table. Teams will have about an hour to create their blends. Our winemaking team will be circulating and will help guide everyone through the process and answer any questions. Once the hour is up, teams will submit their creation to a panel of judges that have been hand-selected for their expertise and love of wine.
Once the judges have had a chance to sample each team’s blend (there are typically 6-8 teams), they will give their thoughts on the wines and will have to make the very hard decision of choosing one to be the winner. The Eastwood winemaking team will make a small-batch bottling of the winning blend, which will be released to wine club members and available to workshop participants at a later date.