Upcoming Events in 2020
Road to Rhône Immersion Vineyard Exploration + Tasting
Signature Sonoma Valley
Saturday, May 16 2020
9:30 am – 11:30 am
France’s Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Côtes du Rhône varietals such as Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre have long since been coveted by wine enthusiasts and vintners around the world. California winemakers have followed suit, making Rhône’s and Rhône-style blends a staple and cult classic.
With similar growing conditions and versatility, Sonoma Valley’s Rhône-style wines rival that of Europe’s, today. Graceful and complex in character, world-class Rhône’s have been produced in Sonoma Valley for years, and they are here to stay.
$125 per person
Horses & Happy Hour
Ongoing – Next Date TBD for April, July, & September
10:00 am until 2:00 pm
Schermeister Winery is saddling up with Sonoma Valley Trail Rides for Horses & Happy Hour! Join us for an intimate limited-seating tour of Sonoma Valley’s vineyards by horseback and end your journey with great wine and a Cowboy Lunch on the creekside decks of our tasting room.
$190 per person
$160 per person MVS
Winemaker Blending Sessions
Ongoing – Next Date TBD
11:00 am until 1:00 pm
Join winemaker Robert Schermeister for a day of tasting and blending wines from a selection of our best barrels. Taste through the wines while you use your senses to make a blend of your perfect bottle. After blending and hand bottling, you’ll cork it, and label it with your own custom name to take home and age in your cellar… or closet. Snacks included after blending.
$175 per couple
$140 per couple MVS
Spring Pickup Party – Magnus Vinum Society
Saturday, April 25
Magnus Vinum Society members are invited to pick up their allotments for the Spring 2020 season and enjoy complimentary tastings with small bites.
Desolation Wilderness Backpacking Adventure
Lakes of Desolation Wilderness
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Saturday, June 27 – Sunday, June 28
We’re trading our wine glasses for wine mugs! Journey into the wilderness with nothing but your pack, great wine, and your fellow adventure seekers as we head into the woods for a full-on immersion in nature away from cell phones and the stress of daily life. This one-night trip is the mid-year refresher we take every year, and this time we’re bringing you with us. If you’ve been curious about “real backpacking” and want to dip your toes in the water, or you’re a seasoned pro and need a quick break, this trip is perfect for you.
$130 per person (includes food, wine, and permits)
$100 per person MVS
B.Y.O.G. (Bring Your Own Gear)
Dog-friendly; Must be at least 21 to participate
Harvest Winemaker Dinner
Friday, August 28
Help ring in Harvest 2020 with Rob and Laura! We celebrate this special time by gathering friends around the table for hearty food paired with our wines. Feast on the delicious dishes created by a local chef, all served family-style in our rustic-meets modern tasting room. Winemaker Rob Schermeister will be guiding us through all of our wines paired with the chef’s presentation of their culinary masterpieces.
$180 per person
$150 per person MVS
Home Winemaking Harvest + Feast
Live like a Winemaker for a day! Join us at our growers’ vineyard in Sonoma Valley and see what it’s really like to live the wine country life. We’ll start the morning off early while it’s still cool and prime for picking. You’ll have the opportunity to harvest Merlot by hand and experience the process of home winemaking from start to finish, from crushing the fruit to inoculating with yeast – and we’ll have a contest to see who picks the most! Harvest at this small vineyard takes about two hours and ends with wine and a delicious feast. Tickets include a return to the vineyard in one year to bottle the wine you helped to make, including lunch, and each ticket includes 6 bottles of the finished wine ($240 value).
$425 per person
$385 per person MVS
Halloween 2020 Pickup Party – Magnus Vinum Society
Saturday, October 31
GET THOSE COSTUMES READY. Magnus Vinum Society members are invited to pick up their allotments for the Fall 2020 season and enjoy complimentary tastings with small bites. We’re going all out for Halloween, so put on your finest costume and enter our contest for most creative getup. Members dressed as witches, cats, or sexy nurses may be subject to public ridicule…
Private Events – Corporate, Weddings, & More
Host your intimate event for up to 30 people in our tasting room. You’ll have access to our entire space plus the decks overlooking the Sonoma Creek. Our hip and cozy vibe is perfect for corporate gatherings, small weddings, elopements, or general parties. Please book your event with us at least 2 months in advance.
Contact us to learn more.
Host a Winemaker Dinner – Magnus Vinum Society Members Only
Want to host a party for you and your closest wine-loving friends? If you’re a member of the Magnus Vinum Society and live anywhere in the continental U.S., then you can book a private wine dinner or tasting with Rob and Laura Schermeister! Your fabulous event with great wine and food starts with us. Please note that we are not able to host Private Events between mid-August to mid-September because we’re busy making wine to enjoy for years to come.
Contact us to get the party started.