Terra de Promissio may translate to “land of promise,” but it has become a work of love. Located in California’s Sonoma Coast appellation, the 50-acre vineyard is considered the birthplace for the wine industry’s most impressive Pinot Noir grapes. Terra de Promissio owners Diana and Charles Karren selected the acreage specifically because it would provide the ideal conditions for the grapes to develop for such winemakers as Castello Di Amorosa, Domaine Della, Dutcher Crossing, Friedman, Hanzel Vineyards, Kistler, Kosta Browne, Notre Vin, Sense, Soliste, Spell Estate, Whetstone and Williams Selyem.
Along with their family and Percy “the best vineyard dog in the world,” they personally care for the planting, growing and harvesting of the grapes.
Their track record has resulted in award after award since its first harvest in 2005. To accomplish this feat, “every row and block is custom farmed per each of the winemakers’ specific instructions.”
Ah, but that’s just a smidgen of what the winner of this Art Ball 2019 Form And Function live auction package will experience and they won’t have to pack up and head to California for it. Six couples will “learn the important winemaking techniques with a personal wine-blending session.” To help with their education, the couples will have “10 barrel samples for each couple to learn the subtle, yet distinctive, difference between Pinot Noir clones to create their unique wine.”
But there’s still more. The couples will have time to tidy up their wine cellar (or construct one) to “receive a Magnum of wine they created with their name on the bottle.”
Even if you don’t know a Riesling from a Merlot, this package will make you impress the snootiest sommelier.
Package will include:
- Tasting, discussion and blending of Pinot Noir for six couples led by grape-grower and winemaker Diana Karren
- Location of your choice
- Receive a Magnum of your unique wine for life’s special moments and memories
Compliments of Charles and Diana Karren of Land of Promise winery
* Graphic and photo provided by Dallas Museum of Art