April 23

Virtual Wine Tasting with Fred Dame MS


Virtual Wine Tasting with Fred Dame MS


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Event Type

Join us April 23rd at 6pm for a virtual wine tasting with Fred Dame MS, Global Ambassador for Daou Vineyards and Winery. During this hour and half tasting we will learn about the vineyard and taste through 5 of their spectacular wines along with answering your questions. Pre-ordering will take place starting today through April 18th. You will be able to pay and pick up your wines at The Rack House April 21st-23rd daily 11am-7pm. When you pick up, you will receive information to get into the tasting on April 23rd.

Fred Dame is a Master Sommelier, educator and something of an American wine industry legend. With more than four decades of wine industry experience, Fred Dame, is largely responsible for bringing the Sommelier profession to the USA.

Frederick L. Dame, Master Sommelier brings an impressive blend of experience, expertise and enthusiasm to the world of wine and cuisine. He is the first American to have served as President of the Court of Master Sommeliers Worldwide. He is the Global Ambassador for Daou Vineyards and Winery in Paso Robles, CA famed AVA of Adelaida. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of GuildSomm.com.

Dame’s ability to transmit his passionate interest in wine make him a natural teacher. One of just one hundred and sixty Americans to have passed the Master Sommelier Examination, Dame was the first to successfully pass all three parts in a single year. This feat and his high score won him the coveted Krug Cup of the British Guild of Sommeliers in 1984. Dame founded the American Branch of The Court of Master Sommeliers in 1986 and has played an active role in the expansion of the Master Sommelier program throughout America since that time.

As Cellarmaster of The Sardine Factory in Monterey, California for twelve years, Dame created a wine list which won the Wine Spectator Grand Award. With the many wine events held in the brick and wine lined Wine Cellar, Dame turned The Sardine Factory into a wine destination restaurant of world renown. He is also active in the culinary arts serving as an Honorary Trustee of The American Academy of Chefs, the honor society of The American Culinary Federation. He was awarded the Antonin Careme Medal and was made a Supreme Knight of the Knights of the Vine in 2000. He was elected to the prestigious National Restaurant Association College of Diplomates in 2004. In 2006 he received Sante Magazine’s Wine Professional of the Year as well as Starwine’s Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2010 he was elected to the American Academy of Chefs Hall of Fame.

We will be tasting through the following wines that are included in your pack:

  • DAOU Sauvignon Blanc
  • DAOU Chardonnay
  • DAOU Rosé
  • DAOU Pessimist Red Blend
  • DAOU Cabernet Sauvignon


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