Last month I had the pleasure of visiting Rodney Strong Winery and learning all about how their winemakers work their magic. I was also the proud winner of the Master Blender competition – and if I can win, anyone can!
Wine fans from across the United States will have the opportunity to enter online to be one of three Rodney Strong Vineyards Master Blenders. The winners will be randomly chosen to enjoy an exclusive, educational long weekend in Sonoma County with a guest.
The prize is a unique wine country experience with the Rodney Strong vineyard and winemaking teams. The weekend will kick off with exclusive behind-the-scenes vineyard tours with Winegrower Ryan Decker who will bring the winning pairs to vineyards and locations that visitors to Sonoma County rarely get to experience. Rodney Strong Winemaker Greg Morthole will lead winners through an in-depth understanding of the winemaking process at Rodney Strong, including the creation of our legendary Symmetry Meritage Red Blend. The trip will wrap up with the winners having the opportunity to take what they’ve learned and create their very own Meritage blend.
Accommodations will be at a four-diamond luxury hotel located in the heart of Healdsburg, just a few miles from the winery. The culinary experience is also something to look forward to. Winners will enjoy meals at some of the top restaurants in Sonoma County as well as ones prepared exclusively for them by Rodney Strong Chef Tara Wachtel using seasonal, locally sourced ingredients.
The Master Blender Sweepstakes is a great opportunity for Rodney Strong fans to learn about the winemaking process behind some of their favorite wines, all the while enjoying the beauty and culinary excellence of Sonoma County.
For more information and to enter the Master Blender Sweepstakes, please go to http://www.RodneyStrong.com/sweepstakes
*Thank you to Rodney Strong Winery for providing an all-expense paid trip to Sonoma County. All opinions are my own.