Tastings & Events



A Great Week of Winemakers & Tastings
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As long time supporters of The Triangle Wine Experience – an annual benefit welcoming dozens of winemakers from California and around the world to raise money for the Frankie Lemmon Foundation – we’re excited that the next one is right around the corner the first weekend in February.

As well as helping out at this great charity event, we’re taking advantage of having some of these great winemakers in town by welcoming some of them to the shop so you can meet them, hear their stories, and try their delicious wines!


Sip, Shop, and Sign
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with Craig Becker of Somerston Wine Estate
and Peter Willmert of Red Car Wine Co.

Friday, February 5th, 5 pm – 7 pm

Join us this Friday as we welcome the head winemaker, Craig Becker of Somerston Wine Estate in Napa Valley, and Peter Willmert of Red Car Wine Co. out of Sonoma, California for the annual ‘Sip, Shop, and Sign’ free tasting right here in the shop as part of the Triangle Wine Experience. These are wines that we proudly represent on our shelves, and we’re excited you’ll have a chance to meet Craig and Peter, hear their stories and learn about the vineyards and wineries as you taste through a selection of their wines.

Craig Becker: Somerston Estate

Craig Becker, one of the founders of Somerston estate joins us from Napa. After working in many different wineries in the hills of California, Craig decided to further his wine knowledge at the hub for all things vines in California – UC Davis. Not only did he study physiology, enology and viticulture, but also hydrologic science – all of this benefits his current endeavor at the estate that sprawls over 87 different vineyard blocks, all dedicated to sustainable farming and a minimalist approach in the cellar. As head winemaker of both Somerston and their Priest Ranch wines, Craig crafts complex wines that show off the unique terroir of each of the estate’s vineyard sites.

Peter Willmert: Red Car Wine Co.

Peter Willmert, co-owner and general manager of Red Car Wine Co., oversees their vineyard plantings in the Sonoma coast, “on the edge of the Pacific.” Their team of hands-on farmers is dedicated to the production of unique, balanced, cool climate wines focused on best expressing the stunning lands their grapes are planted to. As well as growing their own grapes under biodynamic and organic concepts and principals, Red Car also works with local farmers who share the same philosophy. Their wines are great representation of how balanced, stateside grown and produced Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah can be!

So stop by on your First Friday Art Crawl to take part in this free tasting and meet these two stars of the California wine world. And as always, the shop will be open late and the Wine Station will be open to have a glass, or two, to get your Friday night started.

Somerston Estate
2013 Priest Ranch Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, California ($19.99)

2014 Priest Ranch Grenache Blanc, Napa Valley, California ($24.99)
2012 Priest Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California ($50.99)
2012 Priest Ranch Coach Gun Red Blend, Napa Valley, California ($89.99)

Red Car Wine Co.
2012 Red Car Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, California ($39.99)

2012 Red Car Pinot Noir,  Sonoma Coast, California ($44.99)
2011 Red Car Syrah,  Sonoma Coast, California ($35.99)

All wines tasted are discounted:
10% off by the bottle
15% off 6+ bottles (mix or match)