Virtual Wine Tasting for Vanderbilt Alumni
6 cans (2 bottle equivalent)
Join Vanderbilt alumni and community members for an interactive tasting of Maker Wine! This virtual event will be hosted by Maker's Co-founder & COO, Kendra Kawala, Vanderbilt A&S 2013.
Maker Wine partners with best-in-class, established wineries to can their premium wines and share their stories. Maker has the highest rated canned wines on the market and has been features in Forbes, Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator, and more.
Join us to ring in the new year, connect with Commodores, and try a new way to experience wine! ⚓ 🥂
WHEN: Thursday, January 20th at 7pm CT
WHERE: Via Zoom
REGISTRATION: Purchase the wine package below to register
DEADLINE: Order by January 11th for on-time delivery
2 cans of Rosé of Grenache
2 cans of Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc
2 cans of Pinot Noir
(1 can = ⅓ of a bottle)
Free shipping on orders of 12+ cans
Can Club members save up to 20%
Event link and Calendar invitations will be sent a few days after registration. An adult 21+ must be present for delivery.
This event is brought to you by our awesome Vanderbilt Alumni Association. Vanderbilt Alumni, friends, family, or other members of the Commodore community are welcome!
Tell your Vandy friends and family members! Use code VANDYALUMNI for a special 20% discount on your 1st order at Maker's online store.
Want to participate, but not interested in getting wine? Sign up here!
Tasting Kit Details
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, 93 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.
Handley Cellars, Anderson Valley, CA
Gold Medal Winner
Maker: Randy Schock (winemaker), Lulu Handley (owner)
Composition: 100% Pinot Noir from Handley Estate vineyards in Anderson Valley.
Notes: Juicy red cherries, cranberries, plum, and subtle spice – a versatile, fruit-forward wine you can drink anytime.
About: This playful yet premium pinot is grown steps from the Handley Cellars tasting room in Anderson Valley, a beautiful 15-mile stretch of land in Mendocino County tempered by marine air with picture-perfect pinot conditions. Organically farmed, carefully crafted - it's equal parts elegant, complex, and absolutely mouth watering.
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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!