NYC – Natural Winemaker\’s Week Starts Today

Natural Winemaker\’s Week starts today in NYC. Importers Jenny & Francois have brought in fourteen natural, organic and biodynamic winemakers from France, Italy, Spain, and California to town for a week of wine dinners, classes and free tastings.

Monday, February 13th:

6:30-7:30pm: Tasting and class with Alain Rochard of Loup Blanc (Languedoc), Terroir Tribeca, $30, email for tickets.
8:00pm: Winemaker Dinner at LIC Market with Chemins de Bassac, $75 (Languedoc).

Tuesday, February 14th:

7:30-10pm: Anfora- Southern France Producer Night (Rimbert, Loup Blanc, and Plageoles)
8-11pm: Valentine’s Winemaker Dinner at Thirstbaravin (Guillot-Broux), $75

Wednesday, February 15th:

10am-5pm: Jenny & François Portfolio Tasting (trade & press only – please RSVP) call 646.775.6400 or email: , The Smith Restaurant (downstairs), at 55 3rd Avenue, between 10th and 11th streets.

Thursday, February 16th:

8pm: Winemaker dinner at Rouge Tomate, (Chateau Haut la Vigne, Domaine la Grange Tiphaine, Plageoles), $150.
8pm: Winemaker dinner at Amali, (Colombaia) $85.
6-9pm: Free Tasting at Dandelion Wine (Clos Siguier and Loup Blanc)
6-8pm: Free Tasting at Slope Cellars (Sablonnettes).
6-8pm: Free Tasting at Uva (Tire Pe).

Friday, February 17th:

Free tastings with winemakers at the following locations:

5-7pm: West Side Wines (Hardesty, Guillot-Broux)
5-7pm: 67 Wines (Haut la Vigne, Sablonnettes, Loup Blanc)
5:30-7:30pm: Acker Merrall (Tire Pe, Colombaia, Grange Tiphaine)
5-7pm: Chambers Street Wines (Plageoles, Clos Siguier)

Saturday, February 18th:

3-6pm: Astor Center Grand Tasting (upstairs) 399 Lafayette St.@4th St., 212.674.7501. $20 includes seminars, meeting 14 winemakers, tasting over 30 wines. Buy tickets at: This event always sells out quickly!
10pm: End of the week bash at Pasanella and Sons. Rub elbows with the winemakers amongst magnums of gamay, a roast pig, and loud music. $25 suggested donation, overage to Olivier Cousin legal defense fund. 2am- Only $50 for a haircut by a natural winemaker!

Sunday, February 19th:

2-5pm: Tasting at Discovery Wines (Tire Pe, Haut la Vigne, Colombaia)


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