What you'll do
On a Seven Percent tour you are guaranteed to see California winemaking in a brand new light. There are any number of tasting combinations that we may create for you and your group, depending on the availability of the winemakers. The following is a perfect example of a day in the valley with Seven Percenters that we will create for you: You'll start in the morning and get warmed up by visiting our friends at a collective winemaking facility. You'll taste through 12 wines made from three producers: Ryme, Leo Steen and Idlewild. From here we will go to Preston Farm and Winery for a picnic Lunch, picking up pre-ordered sandwiches at the Dry Creek General Store. Following lunch we will taste 4 Preston wines while on a garden tour. We will finish off the day visiting the Dry Creek winery Unti Vineyards. You will get a dedicated tour of the micro facility and a walk through the 20+ year old vines - all Italian varieties - planted on their acreage while sipping four of their most current releases. You can purchase wines from each winery we visit, or you can custom order wines (mix/match okay!) for us to ship to you once you are home. Supporting these local wineries is the best way to support the growing enthusiasm for varietal diversity in California.
I am a veteran sommelier and the wine director of Bergamot Wine Co. Aside from being an expert in Italian wines I am also a dedicated champion of California wines made from obscure grape varieties that best represent traditional European winemaking techniques. I have spent the last 9 years becoming an embedded spokesman of these 'Seven Percent' wineries and the exceptional wines they create. It has taken growers and producers decades just to shift the needle and make varietal diversity a notable topic in the world of California wine conversations. With a Seven Percent experience you will see for yourself how my lifetime passion and the dedicated community of Seven Percent winemaking rebels are the coolest thing to come to California wine tasting.
A gourmet sandwich from Dry Creek General Store is included in your Seven Percent experience. We will also provide light…
Between 12 and 18 wines made from obscure grape varieties grown in California. And water. Lots of water.
Where you'll be
It is less about the place and more about the access to tasting wines side-by-side with a professional sommelier explaining to you what you are sipping. Because the venues will shift based on seasonality (we are still farmers!) we cannot guarantee exact winery visits.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 10 guests aged 21 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
We will be in wine cellars, out of doors in the vineyards, and lunching picnic style. Please choose your footwear accordingly, and consider layers of clothing.
Seven Percent California Wine Tasting
€131 / personNew experience
€131 / person