John Haeger in Anderson Valley (February 2016)

The 11th annual International Alsace Varietals Festival, produced by the Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association, took place Saturday 20 February 2016 at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds in Boonville.  The morning Educational Session featured limited-production dry Rieslings from Washington, Oregon and California, presented by Nicolas Quillé (Pacific Rim), Chris Williams (Brooks Winery), Alex Crangle (Balo Vineyards), and  Graham Tatomer (Tatomer Wines).  This part of the program was introduced and moderated by John Haeger.  A Grand Tasting of Rieslings and other “Alsace” varieties followed in the afternoon.  For information about the 12 edition of this event, in 2017 visit

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