Underground Wine Events
Underground Wine Events was created by Elizabeth Schneider and Laura Perret Fontana to introduce the small, family-owned wine producers to the wine lovers of the world!
The first event in February 2018 at Longboard Vineyards in Healdsburg, CA was a huge sold-out success! Underground Wine Events is coming to Washington, D.C. on November 3, 2018 and back to Sonoma in early 2019 with plans for more to come.
All participating producers pour their heart and soul into these wines year after year. They all have enormous respect for the land, for their community, and for the wine they create. Each comes with a unique story – some are veterans, some newcomers, but all will amaze with their philosophy and the quality of their wines. For those wine lovers who visit Sonoma and wonder: "Where can I find the fantastic, unknown wines from the small guys? How can I find the off the beaten track wineries?" These wineries are the ones to know about!
Underground Wine Events is brought to you by two industry veterans who are passionate about helping the family-owned, unique producers thrive: Elizabeth Schneider, host of the award-winning Wine for Normal People podcast and author of the upcoming book of the same title, who has a passion for small producers, and Laura Perret Fontana, digital media consultant, whose family owned a small winery in St. Helena and who looks at this as a chance to make a difference for the small wineries run by people like her parents.