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 steve@hollyhillinn.com.


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