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Falling Into Place

Holly Hill Inn Wine Guild • 2015


Jan 8-9       Two Rivers Run Through It

                        Comparing the wines of the Loire and Rhone Valleys

                        Wines: Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Viognier, Grenache, Syrah


Feb 5-6      The Foggiest Notion

                        Comparing the wines of the Russian River and Dry Creek Valleys

                        Wines: Pinot Noir, Zinfandel


Mar 12-13   The Wines of Iberia

                        Comparing the wines of Spain and Portugal

                        Wines: Albariño, Tempranillo, Sherry, Viño Verde, Duoro, Port


Apr 16-17    Chile Blows Hot and Cold

                        Comparing the wines of the warm-climate Maipo Valley with the high-altitude Casablanca Valley

                        Wines: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Carmenere, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah


May 14-15   Enchanted Wines from the South Pacific

                        Comparing the wines of Australia and New Zealand

                        Wines: Riesling, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir


June 11-12   With or Without Ü

                        Comparing the wines of Germany and Alsace

                        Wines: Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Gewurztraminer


July 9-10     Ancient Grapes

                        Comparing ancient grape varietals of Greece and Italy

                        Wines: Assyrtiko, Xinomavro, Nemea-Agiorgitiko, Falanghina, Aglianico, Sangiovese


Aug 6-7      Grapes from Below the Equator

                        Comparing Argentina and South Africa

                        Wines: Torrontes, Bonarda, Malbec, Chenin Blanc, Pinotage, Shiraz


Sept 17-18   Burgundy and America’s Version of Burgundy

                        Comparing Burgundy and the Willamette Valley

                        Wines: Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir


Oct 7-8       The Coast is Red

                        A comparison of red wines from Spanish and French Mediterranean coasts

                        Wines: Garnacha/Grenache, Monastrell/Mourvedre, Syrah, Carignane


Nov 5-6      Northern California Rivals

                        Comparing Napa Valley with Sonoma

                        Wines: Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel


Dec 7-8      Falling Far? Le Arbre and the Apple State

                        Comparing Bordeaux and Washington State

                        Wines: Semillon, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon


Season Membership


If you're interested in participating in our Falling Into Place monthly tastings, consider joining the guild as a season member. Season memberships cost $360 and cover the tasting fee for all twelve monthly tastings, including the wine, cheese and crackers, tax and gratuity. That price represents a savings of $60 over the course of a year compared to month-by-month tasting fees.


Season membership benefits are transferable. The twelve tasting fees can be used in any combination you like. For example a couple could share one season membership and attend six of the tastings. If you miss a monthly tasting, you can bring a friend to the next one.


If you don't use all twelve of the monthly tasting admissions, the cash balance on your pre-paid card can be used toward food and drinks at the Holly Hill Inn or any of the other restaurants in our group: Windy Corner Market, Wallace Station, Smithtown Seafood and the Midway School Bakery.


Season membership comes with these outstanding perks:


• A complimentary end-of-the-year private tasting of premium wines conducted in December by Wine Guild director Steve Mancuso. He'll pour a selection of premium wines exclusively for Season Members. One admission per membership.


• A 50 percent discount on a single bottle of wine purchased with dinner at Holly Hill Inn at any time through the year. Select any bottle from our award-winning wine list. Use your discount on your favorite wine or splurge on a special occasion. One discounted bottle per membership.


• Standing reservations for the monthly tastings at the seating of your choice. You'll also enjoy preferred priority for adding friends and family members to your party -- valuable, as many of our seatings sell out.


• Priority reservations for other Wine Guild functions such as Winemaker Dinners and Cassoulet Night.


If you have any questions about season membership, please contact Steve Mancuso at


You can purchase season memberships at Holly Hill Inn any time up to, and including at, the first monthly tastings, Jan. 8-9.

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