HKG Estate Wines


Passport to Pinot

Saturday, May 24-Sunday, May 25

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$55 for early bird tickets (before April 23rd), $65 General Admission or $40 for Sunday only

Join the amazing producers of the Russian River Valley at our annual Passport to Pinot weekend, where you can celebrate the allure of our Pinot Noir and escape into the rugged beauty of our valley. This world-class tasting experience will have you traveling through our vineyards and redwoods along the Russian River, discovering hidden gems – fresh, local food, hospitality like no other and exclusive experiences at over 40 participating wineries.

The Russian River Valley Passport to Pinot weekend offers ticket holders exclusive experiences throughout the weekend at participating wineries. Pinot is the focus, but each winery will also be offering unique offerings, including:

· Barrel tastings – get a glimpse of the 2013 vintage of Pinot Noir before it’s bottled
· Futures purchases – secure your supply of the wines you love in barrel
· Library wines – discover the beauty of Pinot as it ages
· Vertical tastings – compare the past, present and future of a specific vineyard
· Amazing food pairings – with all the delicious local foods here in Russian River Valley, wine and food are a match made in heaven
· Artist demonstrations – from painters to potters to jewelers and beyond
· Vineyard tours – get out in the vines and learn why we say great wine starts with the grapes
· Entertainment – relax with a glass of wine while checking out some of our fantastic local musicians

HKG Estate Wines will be featuring special case discounts on selected wines and a local art exhibit.

2nd Annual Battle of the Grill

Saturday, July 19, 2014

11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

$60 for Early Bird tickets (through June 21), $70 General Admission

The 2nd Annual Battle of the Grill competition will kick off on Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 11am to 4pm.  Five participating wineries: Mill Creek Vineyards and Winery, VML Winery, HKG Estate Wines - Hop Kiln Vineyards, Thomas George Estates and Geyser Peak Winery. Each winery will be teaming up with a local chef or caterer to create a one-of-a-kind food and wine pairing. The only criterion is that a grill must be used in creating the food pairing. Event goers will travel from winery to winery as they “Wander the Westside” sampling each pairing to decide which one they perceive as the overall winner. ONLY 300 tickets will be available so don’t wait!!! NO tickets will be sold at the door. Ticket sales end Wednesday, July 16th, 2014.

Each attendee will be assigned a starting winery location where they will check-in to receive their wine glasses and additional information that will be pertinent for the day of the event. Information containing your starting location will be emailed to each attendee. Attendees will be able to text to vote and live results will be posted at the end of the day. The winning winery and chef will each get to host the “Battle of the Grill Trophy” in their place of business until the next battle commences. One lucky voter will win a swag bag with logo gear and more from the WRWA participating wineries.  At the end of the day all attendees will get access to a digital recipe book showcasing the pairings created at each winery. We hope that you will join us for this unique experience!

Use Promo Code "HKG14" for $15 off General Admission!