Virtual Wine Tasting with SIMI Winery
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Hard work and persistence have been a way of life for SIMI since 1876. SIMI’s mindset and success is attributed to Isabelle Simi, who steered the winery with defiant determination for over 70 years. Isabelle took over the management of the Winery in 1904 at the age of 18 after both her father and uncle died suddenly that same year. Join us to learn how Isabelle’s business savvy through Prohibition helped saved the winery that eventually led to their celebration of 100 years of wine making in the stone cellars in 1990. With Isabelle’s leadership to start, SIMI has consistently been recognized for being led by female pioneers in an industry that was historically dominated my men.
SIMI is one of California’s longest continuously operating wineries. In fact, from the records available at that time there were roughly 700 wineries in California open before Prohibition and only 140 survived. The winery was eventually sold out of family ownership in 1981 to multinational conglomerate Moët-Hennessy. In 1999, SIMI was sold to Constellation Brands and has remained part of their fine wine business ever since.
Join us for what is sure to be a fun tasting with SIMI to learn more about their history and how they have continued to produce great wines for more than a century. Also, SIMI recently announced a new partnership with a book club led by a famous actress and producer. Join us to find out who it is. The tasting set will include their Pinot Noir Russian River Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon Landslide Vineyard, and a Merlot from one of their designated lots.
Thursday, May 26, 2022
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Wine tasting
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM Networking
$35 (you will receive three bottles of wine)
Registration closes 3:00 PM on May 13th to allow enough time to ship your three bottles of wine to you.