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