STARS of Sonoma

STARS of Wine tasting events are continuing on a monthly basis over Zoom as the world carries on attempting to learn how to live and thrive during a pandemic. We invite you to join the best in the wine business for a night of "tasting with the winemakers'' from the regions shaping the industry. This month we focus on tasting and discussing with the greats in Sonoma County. Your choice of a tasting flight kit (2.0 oz)  or bottle kits delivered to your door! continues its tradition of producing ground breaking educational tastings! 

Visit to learn more and take advantage of their limited early bird tickets!



Mauritson Wines Sauvignon Blanc, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, 2021 ($28)

Presented by Clay Mauritson Proprietor/Winegrower


Senses Charles Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, 2020 ($80)

Presented by Christopher Lloyd Strieter, CEO


Alexander Valley Vineyards, "CYRUS" Meritage Blend, Sonoma County, 2016 ($75)

Presented by Katie Wetzel, Proprietor/Ambassador


Immortal Estate 'Slope' Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County, 2016 ($85)

Presented by Timothy Milos, Winemaker


Beekeeper Cellars, Zinfandel, Hidden Hillside Reserve, Sonoma County 2018 ($90)

Presented by Ian Blackburn, Winemaker


Locanda Estate, Durif “Romulus”, Estate Red, Sonoma Valley, 2018 ($100)

Presented by Brian Graham, Winemaker


Prices increase as the event approaches as we have limited capacity available.

About Ian Blackburn

When you're raised in a military family, drinking wine may not be the first idea that comes to mind, but that is what happened! Ian discovered the wine industry at the ripe age of 21 and didn't consider it a career option, but working for top chefs in the formidable dining rooms of early 1990s Los Angeles blew doors open - leading Ian to a career in wine education.

Working with the world’s greatest wine brands for most of his adult-life; leading wine tours and culinary adventures around the world; Ian loves to share his story and his passion. When Covid shut down wineLA’s event business, Ian pivoted full circle and restarted digitally and launched as a way to bring his version of wine education and entertainment to a limitless audience. With his family’s wine store, virtual wine tastings with wine delivered "at home" provide a pathway, and now we celebrate the return of live events!