Maker Wine Tasting with Jacksonville Kappa Alumnae
6 cans (2 bottle equivalent)
We're excited to virtually taste with you! We partner with independent winemakers to can their premium wines and tell their stories. Each mixed pack is evenly divided between the Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé of Grenache, and an exciting new Napa Valley Merlot!
Maker was cofounded by Kendra Kawala, Epsilon Nu (Vanderbilt '10) who will be leading our event. We can’t wait to get together virtually with our local Kappa sisters!
WHEN: June 30th, 6:30 PM EST
WHERE: This is a virtual event via Zoom
REGISTRATION: Purchase the wine package below to register; calendar invitation will be sent following purchase.
DEADLINE: For guaranteed delivery, order by Monday, June 21st
2 cans of Rosé of Grenache (1 can = ⅓ of a bottle)
2 cans of Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc (1 can = ⅓ of a bottle)
2 cans of Merlot (1 can = ⅓ of a bottle)
Event link and Calendar invitations will be sent a few days after registration. An adult 21+ must be present for delivery.
Jacksonville Kappa Kappa Gamma
We are thrilled to be hosting a tasting with the Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Association! Kappa Kappa Gamma is an organization of women, which seeks for every member throughout her life bonds of friendship, mutual support, opportunities for self-growth, respect for intellectual development, and an understanding of and an allegiance to positive ethical principles
Tasting Kit Details
Grenache Rosé Wine
SER WINERY, MONTEREY, CA
Maker: Nicole Walsh, Ser Winery
Composition: 100% Rosé of Grenache from Loma del Rio Vineyard in Monterey.
Notes: Strawberry, watermelon, guava - "what pink might taste like."
Awards: 90 Points — Wine Enthusiast
About: Nicole is a Santa Cruz surfer making big waves in cool-climate wine, growing super rare grapes in rugged coastal terrain. She specializes in unique single-vineyard, single-varietal wines, like this very special Rosé of Grenache, that are a pure reflection of where they came from.
Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc
Bodkin Wines, Lake County, CA
Gold Medal Winner
40 Under 40
Maker: Chris Christensen, Bodkin Wines
Composition: 100% Sauvignon Blanc from Sandy Bend Vineyard, Lake County.
Notes: Lemon-lime and passionfruit; a bone dry, lightly bubbly wine with 0g of sugar.
Street Cred: Maker Chris was named the "Sauvignon Blanc Savant" by Food and Wine.
Awards: Gold, 90 Points — Sunset Mag Int'l Wine Competition.
About: Chris at Bodkin Wines was recently dubbed the “Bubbles Innovator” on Wine Enthusiast’s 40 under 40 Tastemaker list. He's credited as the first American winemaker to make a Sparkling Sauv Blanc - and now it's in a can.
Smith Devereux, Napa Valley, CA
Gold Medal Winner
Maker: Ian Devereux (Founder), Brett Adams (Winemaker)
Composition: 100% Merlot from Ibex Vineyard in St. Helena.
Notes: Blackberry, dark chocolate, and spice – a Cab lover's Merlot.
Street Cred: In the bottle this wine has won 16 Gold Medals in three vintages, including a recent win at the SF Chronicle Wine Competition.
About: Musician turned journalist turned winery owner – Ian Devereux is the contrarian vintner behind Maker’s first Merlot. While Merlot is often thought of as a blending grape, Ian wants to showcase that Merlot can stand alone as a single-vineyard wine. It has the structure and power that one would expect of a Cabernet, with a softer, silkier side, and a long, smooth finish.
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Maker is premium canned wine from independent winemakers. We source award-winning wines from the best small producers in California. Each can of wine highlights the story of the small producer who made it, and represents a different maker and region that we love.
We prioritize wine producers from diverse backgrounds that use organic and sustainable farming practices. Our wines are fermented to dry, with zero grams of sugar, and minimal sulfur additions. The wine is not “changed” or “dumbed down” for the can — it is the same award-winning wine you can find in bottles at the makers’ wineries.
Event Zoom link and calendar invitations will be sent via email a few days after registration.
While we encourage enjoying your Maker wine out of a wine glass to truly experience the aromas and taste of the wine, feel free to enjoy it straight from the can as well!
If you’re not completely over-the-moon, where-were-these-wines-all-my-life excited about your first experience with Maker, we will refund you in full. That’s how confident we are that you will love these wines!