#SpainLove: Gloria Ferrer’s 22nd Annual Catalan Festival 07/19/14 & 07/20/2014

July 16, 2014 at 7:44 pm

As my lovely #Vinopanion readers already know, I am a *huge* fan of Spain, Spanish culture, food, and of course, #wine!  Indeed, I have had the great fortune to attend media trips to both the Navarra and Murcia wine regions of that Iberian country, and I just hosted two events for #MurciaWine at #WBC14 last weekend.  The Lady Beth Fontaine (Tw) also attended the Murcia trip and we are constantly on the prowl for Spanish culture here in the US (including the fantastic Zuzu in our Napa hometown).  Indeed, our very first trip together to Europe was an epic tour through Spain, finishing with some downtime in the equally beautiful land of Portugal.  It was on this very trip that we discovered our most beloved city in all of this fair world: Barcelona. The jewel of Catalan culture has bewitched us ever since, with its glorious and unique districts, tapas crawls, #Cava sparkling wine, and many MANY amazing sites, architecture and museums. This brings us to the featured event of this love story to Catalunya y España:

The Gloria Ferrer 22nd Annual Catalan Festival, happening this weekend in Sonoma, CA!

Photo courtesy: Gloria Ferrer Vineyards & Caves

 Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards (WL, FB, Tw, YT), owned by the Ferrer family of tremendous Freixenet (WL, FB, Tw, P) Cava fame, is the first sparkling wine house in Carneros-Sonoma, as well as the first Catalan Cava house to found a sister bubbly winery in the US.  They have been celebrating their Catalan heritage every year since 1992 with a fantastic festival featuring traditional tapas, paella, music & flamenco dancing, and of course, beautiful Sonoma sparkling wines.  We are delighted to be attending for the first time, courtesy of media passes from Tia Butts PR (Tw).

You can find the full deets below, along with a video of the awesome festival in 2012.  

Please join us this weekend and celebrate Catalan in Sonoma!  ¡Salud!

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Join us for a day of traditional Spanish folklore as you stroll and enjoy passionate music, flamenco dancing, savory tapas and paella samples and sip our acclaimed Carneros sparkling and estate wines. We invite you to share these multi-faceted experiences that tantalize the senses with cooking demonstrations, educational seminars and a festive grape stomp.

This year’s festival benefits the Sonoma Valley Education Foundation.

Check out the Festival Schedule

 Buy your tickets now for best pricing, Buy Tickets button for pricing details.

Photos Courtesy: Gloria Ferrer Vineyards & Caves

Bubble Lounge Pass: 4 reserve wine tickets, reserved lounge & stage seating, complimentary food samples includes 3 varieties of paellas and 6 tapas stations. A GF logo flute,  all entertainment & more!

General Admission Ticket: 2 wine tickets, complimentary food samples includes 3 varieties of paellas and 6 tapas stations. A GF logo flute & all entertainment.

General Admission U-21 Ticket:  2 N/A drink tickets, complimentary food samples includes 3 varieties of paellas and 6 tapas stations & all entertainment.

Grape Stomp: Teams of two stomp & scoop for bragging rights & sparkling prizes. Limited to 8 teams a per day.

*Bubble Lounge Pass, General Admission U-21 & Grape Stomp team tickets are sold separately. Grape stomp teams must purchase a same-day festival ticket to compete. No charge for children 5 & under.

Special Performances by Sol Flamenco!

 

Wines from Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards (WLFBTwYT) in WineLog:

Ward Kadel - @drXeNo is the founder of Vinopanion wine blog, the West Coast Ambassador & Staff Blogger for WineLog.net and Le Wine Buff for Bordeaux.com (CIVB). He will try any and all wines and tends to write about the parts of his life that include wine...like virtually all of it! He and his wife grew up in Napa and Sonoma and they still live in the Napa Valley. View Ward's WineLog and check out the wines he's recommended with his WKBadges. Follow him on Twitter and Like Vinopanion on Facebook. Contact him: "Ward at WineLog.net". Ward happily accepts samples but does not guarantee a review, positive or negative.

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