Janet Trefethen, of the Napa Valley winery of the same name, will be at The Greenbrier on Sept. 9 and 10. Trefethen Vineyards has been winning international acclaim since the 1970s and features some of the most elegant cabernet sauvignon made in Napa. In fact, the winery provides the cabernet for Prime 44, the Jerry West signature label.
Trefethen is the matriarch of this family winery and will lead guests in a tasting from 5 to 6 p.m. Sept. 9 ($50 per person). At 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 10, Trefethen will join Jerry West and other guests in a special wine dinner at Prime 44 ($250 per person).
Brian Talley, of Talley Vineyards, will be at the resort on Oct. 6 and 7 for a tasting and grand wine dinner. Talley Vineyards is located in the Arroyo Grande Valley, just south of San Luis Obispo in the heart of California's Central Coast wine region. The winery focuses on chardonnay and pinot noir.
At 4:40 p.m. Oct. 7, Talley will lead a tasting featuring six wines, including many single-vineyard wines and older vintages ($40 per person). At 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7, join Talley and other guests for a special five-course dinner with six matching wines ($150 per person).
Bob Lindquist, winemaker of Qupe Vineyards in California's Santa Maria Valley (just north of Santa Barbara), will showcase his wines at 5 p.m. Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. ($50). Lindquist and Qupe focus on Rhone Valley varietals such as marsanne, viognier, grenache and syrah. Qupe is considered among the finest syrah producers in the U.S.
The tastings and dinners are open to the public. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 800-543-4858.