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CCAL Virtual Wine Tasting

​​​​​​​Monday, January 25, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. ET (4:00 p.m. PT)​​​​​

​$150pp - Register by January 6 - Register Now

Please join the College of Community Association Lawyers for a Live Virtual Wine Tasting, January 25, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET (4 PM PT) to hear from expert Sommelier, Chuck Furuya. Chuck has over 30 years experience as a Sommelier and has partnered with Ancient Peaks Winery and Amanda Wittstrom-Giggins for this unique wine tasting experience. 

During this interactive event, you can look forward to exploring the following:

  • The difference between the old world & new wo​rld
  • The difference between trophy wines & cafe/bistro/cou​ntry wines
  • Different kinds of foods require different kinds of wines
  • ​Q&A with Sommelier​​​​

​Price per person: $150 - Register Now

Price includes three bottles of wine and shipping from Ancient Peaks Winery:
  • 2019 Sauvignon Blanc
  • 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2017 O​​yster Ridge Cuvee​
  • States winery ships to: AK, AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, ND, NH, NM, NV, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV & WY​

​​Chuck Furuya​ (Chuck's Welcome Message) ​has been a Sommelier for more than 30 years with more than 40 years in the wine industry. He has worked at special events with ​virtually every celebrity chef in America; Thomas Keller, Mario Batali, Nancy O​akes, Marcel Desaulniers, Charlie Trotter, Emeril La​gasse, Ming T​sai, Norman van Aken, Rick Bayless, Nobu Matsuhisa, Douglas Rodriguez, Bobby Flay and Joachim Splichal, as well as with Hawaii’s own big names – Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong.​

​​In​ addition, Chuck writes a monthly wine column for the Honolulu Star Advertiser and is also a regular contributor for New York based wine writer, Stephen Tanzer’s Winophilia.​ 

Read more about Chuck and see his blog on his website, Chuck Furuya, A Personal Perspective on the World of Wine. ​Additionally, he has a podcast, Chuck Furuya​ Uncorked​, available on Apple Podcasts. ​​


Ancient Peaks Winery is located in the San Luis Obispo County, Paso Robles Wine Region. The historical El Camino Real Old California Grapes were first grown at Santa Margarita Ranch by Franciscan missionaries in 1780. ​

Amanda Wittstrom Higgins was 2019's Wine Enthusiast's 40 Under 40, and later that year she was voted Wine Person of the Year for her region. ​


California’s original El Camino Real, the 600-mile “Mission Trail” connecting the state’s 21 missions, ran right through the ranch. In the 1800s, the ranch was a stagecoach stop for Wells Fargo and other stage lines traveling down El Camino Real. Even today, Santa Margarita maintains the ambiance of a classic Wild West outpost.​