It’s no secret I love wine. In fact I’d say its become a true passion of mine. So when La Crema (a wine I’ve been drinking for years) reached out about their Virtual Vintner program I was all in. In fact not only was I all in, but so where my girlfriends who I invited over for a little dinner party to test out the Virtual Vintner program and of course toast it with a glass or two (or three) of La Crema.
Virtual Vintner is a digital initiative of which the wine world has never seen. It allows consumers an intimate, hands-on look into the world of wine making. A “choose your own adventure” style journey captured through digital touch points and real time voting where consumers are able to learn about varietals, appellation, specific vineyards, barrel treatment, and even wine naming and label design. A journey that will ultimately determine a finished wine released in late Fall 2015. Its a way for everyone, regardless of who they are and where they are, to experience the beauty that is wine making. A beauty that I’m also thrilled (on cloud nine) to say I’m going to be experiencing first hand.
You see La Crema is making one of my dreams come true. They’ve graciously invited me to work harvest at their vineyards in Sonoma. That’s right, starting next Monday I’ll be heading back to my favorite place on earth to crush some grapes and make some wine. And just to be clear I’m not talking tour the vineyards and taste wine all day, I’m talking work. No matter the weather conditions, however many hours a day, bugs be damn, whatever harvest calls for is what I’ll be doing. I’m half scared (I mean I’m really not cut out for physical labor) half excited beyond belief. And I’ll be taking you all along for the ride through a digital diary on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook so make sure you’re following to see what a day in the life of a vintner is really like. Cheers! truly, MKR
P.S. I’m also sharing my Crostini 7 Ways recipe from above over on the La Crema’s Blog so while you’re checking out Virtual Vintner make sure you grab that for your next dinner party.
*La Crema Pinot Noir & Chardonnay || Faux Bois Plates, Waiting On Martha || Olive Oil Plates, Dipping Dishes, & Olive Oil Container, Waiting On Martha || Wine & Water Glasses, One Kings Lane || Gold Silverware, One Kings Lane (sold out, similar HERE) || Vases, Waiting On Martha (email for availability) || Silver Spreaders, Waiting On Martha (email for availability) || Coasters, Waiting On Martha || Napkins, Ice Milk Aprons c/o || Candles Sticks, Pottery Barn || Striped Taper Candles, Waiting On Martha || Salt & Pepper Cellars, Waiting On Martha || Antique Silver Condiment Set, Pottery Barn c/o || Pig Cutting Board, Williams Sonoma || Feathers, Pottery Barn || Lighting, Currey & Company
**Photography, Rustic White || This post was sponsored by La Crema a brand I love and adore. Recipes and opinions are 100% my own.