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Past events

Our collaboration with Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee stems from a shared love of the Rhône region, wines and winemakers.  Annually since 2010, Blackberry Farm has hosted Hospice du Rhône in presenting a multi-day event focusing on a selection of international Rhône winemakers, wine critics, and chefs at the forefront of their respective fields. 


Wine Presenter: Alvaro Palacios, Alvaro Palacios, Priorat, Spain
Wine Presenter: Isabel Ferrando, Domaine St. Préfert, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France
Wine Presenter: Jim Binns, Andremily Winery, Ventura, CA USA
Cuisine: Chef Michael Anthony, Gramercy Tavern, New York, NY USA


A Celebration of Rhône Textures: Exploring the evocative textures of Rhône varieties from around the world with Lisa Perotti-Brown MW, Editor-in-Chief of Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Hidden Terriors: A study on the lesser known soils of Châteanuef-du-Pape with Anne-Charlotte Melia Bachas, Winemaker/Co-Owner of Château de la Font du Loup, Courthezon, Châteanuef-du-Pape, France                                                                                               France Meets Paso Robles Meets Tennessee: Guillaume Fabre, Winemaker/Co-Owner Clos Solene, Paso Robles, CA USA.    Cuisine: Yvan Mucharraz, Executive Chef, Comal at Chileno Bay Resort, Los Cabos, Mexico


Wine Presenter: Hammell Wine Alliance/True Believer, Chris Hammell, Santa Maria Valley, CA USA
Wine Presenter: Keplinger Wines, Helen Keplinger, Napa Valley, CA USA
Wine Presenter: Kimsey Vineyard, Matt Dees, Ballard Canyon, Santa Barbara County, CA USA
Cuisine: Grace, Chef Curtis Duffy, Chicago, IL USA


Wine Presenter: Bedrock Winery, Morgan Twain Peterson, Napa Valley, CA USA
Wine Presenter: Domaine Vernay, Christine Vernay, Ampuis, Rhône Valley, France
Wine Presenter/Critic: The Wine Advocate, Jeb Dunnuck, Boulder, CO USA
Cuisine: Maison Pic, Chef Anne-Sophie Pic, Valance, Rhône Valley, France


Wine Presenter: Booker Wines, Eric Jensen, Paso Robles, CA USA
Wine Presenter: Linne Calodo, Matt Trevisan, Paso Robles, CA USA
Wine Presenter: Domaine de la Vielle Julienne, Jean-Paul Daumen, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France
Wine Presenter/Critic: Wine Spectator, Allison Napjus, New York City, NY USA


Wine Presenter: Cave Yves Cuilleron, Yves Cuilleron, Chavanay, Rhône Valley, France
Wine Presenter: Domaine Francois Villard, François Villard, Saint Michel-Sur-Rhône, Rhône Valley, France
Wine Presenter: Domaines Pierre Gaillard, Elise Gaillard, Malleval and Banyuls-sur-Mer, France
Wine Presenter: Miner Family Winery, Dave Miner, Napa Valley, CA USA
Cuisine: Arun’s Thai, Chef Arun Sampanthavivat, Chicago, IL USA


Wine Presenter: Domaine Gangloff, Yves Gangloff, Condrieu, Rhône Valley, France
Wine Presenter: Epoch, Jordan Fiorentini, Paso Robles, CA USA
Wine Presenter: Herman Story, Russell From, Paso Robles, CA USA
Wine Presenter: Le Vieux Donjon, Claire Fabre, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France
Cuisine: Chef Francis Mallmann, Patagonia, Argentina


Wine Presenter: Alvaro Palacios, Alvaro Palacios, Gratallops, Tarragona, Spain
Wine Presenter: Pisoni Vineyards, Gary Pisoni, Santa Lucia Highlands, Gonzalez, CA USA
Wine Presenter: Roar Wines, Gary Franscioni, Santa Lucia Highlands, Soledad, CA USA
Cuisine: Chef Jose Andres, Washington, DC USA


Wine Presenter: Cayuse Vineyards, Christophe Baron, Walla Walla, WA USA
Wine Presenter: Mas Martinet, Sara Peréz, Falset, Priorat, Spain
Wine Presenter: René Barbier Vineyards, René Barbier, Falset, Priorat, Spain
Wine Presenter: Skylark Wines, John Lancaster and Robert Perkins, Sonoma County, CA USA
Cuisine: The Fischerzunft, Chef Andre Jaeger, Schaffhausen, Switzerland


Wine Presenter: Chris Ringland Wines, Chris Ringland, Barossa Valley, Australia
Wine Presenter: Domaine du Pegau, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France
Wine Presenter: Paul Lato Wines, Paul Lato, Santa Maria Valley, CA USA
Wine Presenter: Torrin Wines, Scott Hawley, Paso Robles, CA USA
Cuisine: the girl & the fig, Chef John Toulze and Proprietor Sondra Bernstein, Sonoma, CA USA