Senders Wines to Host Wine Release Party in El Macero on November 2nd

Senders Wines will be hosting its Harvest Release party Sunday, November 2nd at the El Macero Country Club, selling artisan wine to benefit global cleft lip and cleft palate repair worldwide.

With another Harvest (and an earthquake!) behind us comes the release of small lot, barrel aged wines. Senders Wines will be releasing two Pinot Noirs this fall, one each from 2011 and 2012, to continue their mission of funding global surgical outreaches.

Winemaker, owner, and UC Davis Surgeon Dr. Craig Senders, is always excited to show off his award-winning wines, but merging his two worlds has always been important. “Just like surgery, winemaking is a delicate process– especially when it comes to Pinot.”

Their 2011 Pinot Noir is made made from grapes at Francis Mahoney’s Las Brisas Vineyard in Carneros and their 2012 comes from the similarly cool Sonoma Coast. Senders Wines’ 2010 Las Brisas Pinot Noir won two gold medals: one at the Orange County Wine Competition and one at the Riverside International Wine Competition.

“We’ve also got a secret release that we’ll be announcing at our release party, and this one is made with fruit from Yolo County,” says Karen Senders. “While Pinots prefer colder climates, there are other grapes that do marvelously in this county.”

The event will be held at the El Macero Country Club (44571 Clubhouse Dr, Davis, CA 95618) and will take place from 3pm-6pm. Senders Wines will be pouring its new Pinots as well as select wines from their library like their 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve and their inaugural  white wine, 2013 Sauvignon Blanc. Their wines will be accompanied by hors d’oeuvres and live music from the UC Davis Jazz Trio.

Tickets are available for presale for $15 on their website,, or for $20 at the door.

About The Author

David Greenwald is the founder, editor, and executive director of the Davis Vanguard. He founded the Vanguard in 2006. David Greenwald moved to Davis in 1996 to attend Graduate School at UC Davis in Political Science. He lives in South Davis with his wife Cecilia Escamilla Greenwald and three children.

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