In the midst of harvest I thought we would take a short break from reporting on how the grapes are progressing, how much fruit has been picked and when we think we will bring in all of the varietals (though you should look for this next week as we close in on the reds). Nope instead I thought I would talk over some of the fun events we have had in the past few weeks and some that are coming up.
Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of pouring our 2008 Mad Crush and our 2008 Fiery Nights wines at DaVine Wine in Dana Point. The owner, Steve is an incredibly down to earth gentleman and really knows his wines and cheeses. He actually found us while he and his charming wife were out doing some wine tasting in Paso Robles. Being a huge Paso wines fan, he routinely tries to travel up here and loves finding unique wines that are not well known to the public. Once he tasted our 08 wines at our estate vineyard, Briarwood he was hooked and ordered them for his retail store.
We had the pleasure of pouring our wines for the grand opening of his tasting bar this past weekend and let me tell you it was fun. He had superb cheese pairings, incredible wine of course and fun boutique items that every wine lover would enjoy.
The next events on the horizon will be when the Cambria Wine Appreciation Group comes to the vineyard at the end of this month. They also reached out to us as they wanted to pair up with an eclectic winery that would have a diverse portfolio of wines. Well that is us, so the group is scheduled to tour the vineyards, meet with our Winemaker and taste some of our 08 wines. It should be fun!
Next month we welcome the Spaghettini group as they come by for a private tour and tasting. Spags is a very well known restaurant and jazz club located in Seal Beach. Their menu is insanely good, their wine selection is above the norm and their live jazz bands take the edge off of a tough work week. We can't wait to host them at the vineyard and potentially have our wines represented at their restaurant as we know it will be a great fit.
That is it for now as we wanted to give you just a taste of some events and fun things on the horizon. Look for more tastings and parties to come as we ring in the New Year with some of our upcoming 2009 wines.