Our series of “virtual interviews” with local winemakers continues during our Shelter in Place. Tonight we had a chance to talk about wine and winemaking with Jim Cargill, winemaker at House Family Vineyards.
Wine tasting in Santa Cruz
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Wine tasting has its own community of like-minded fans. Over time, connections are made that can lead to even more wine tasting fun. We had a recent example of “six degrees of wine tasting separation” when we received an invitation to attend a party at a new winery called Vidovich Vineyards. That was one great connection!
Wine tasting is a lot more than just drinking some wine. The sights, sounds, ambiance and even the other wine tasters elevate the experience far beyond just the flavor of the wine. All of these elements come together beautifully at House Family Vineyards!
Combine horseback riding, aerospace frontiers and generations of farming, mix in some artistry and a true respect for nature, and what can you get? Some great wine served in a beautiful and intriguing setting. The setting, in this case, is the Cooper Garrod Vineyards.
There are many ways to spend Thanksgiving weekend. While many people spend their long weekend shopping or ice skating or watching football, we have other preferences. That’s right, we go wine tasting! This particular Thanksgiving, we ventured up the hill from Saratoga, into the Santa Cruz mountains. Our first stop: Savannah Chanelle Vineyards.
This past weekend, I went to visit an old friend that I hadn’t seen in over 20 years. Now, it just so happens that this friend also owns Loma Prieta Winery in the Santa Cruz mountains. Here is where I ask myself (as a wine lover… nay… passionate wine adorer), what has taken so long […]
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Bokisch Vineyards in Lodi
Markus and Liz Bokisch invite you to experience our first ever Harvest Moon Dinner this October the 8th. Honored guests will enjoy a five-course dinner paired with delicious Bokisch wines. This events features a pre-dinner sparkling reception with a wine grape tasting hosted by Markus Bokisch!
This event starts at 4:30pm with a welcome glass of bubbly and a wine grape tasting hosted by Markus Bokisch with dinner to follow at 5:30pm. What better way to celebrate the Harvest season! This all-inclusive ticket is $175 and space is extremely limited.
Steven Kent in Livermore
As Summer fades into Fall, we know it's time for the next Lineage | Livermore Valley release. We invite you to celebrate the release of the 2019 Lineage | Livermore Valley on Saturday October 8th as the winemaking team takes you through a "Past, Present, and Future" look at this world-class wine.
Join sixth-generation winemaker, Steven Kent Mirassou, seventh-generation winemaker, Aidan Mirassou, and assistant winemaker, Beth Refsnider for an intimate Lineage tasting of library releases, the current release, and a barrel sample of next year's blend.
$55 for Allocation members (Lineage, The Premier, L'Autre Cote)
$65 for all other club members
$75 for general public
Two sessions available: 12pm and 3pm. Light bites will be served.
The Caliza Winery in Paso Robles
Join us on the evening of October 15th for a dinner that encapsulates the most beautiful time of year here in Paso Robles, harvest. The grapes are ready to pick, the winery is bustling, and the weather is breathtaking. Come take it all in with us on the patio of our estate, perched right below the vineyard creating the perfect scene for great food, music and wine
• When: October 15th, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
• What: Dinner by Oak & Vine Catering paired with Caliza Wines and music by Hilary Watson
• Where: Caliza Winery, 2570 Anderson Rd, Paso Robles, CA
• Tickets: $195 non-members, $175 members (log in to purchase tickets with discount)
Eberle Winery in Paso Robles
Saturday, October 22nd, 2022 | 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Please join Gary Eberle to celebrate our 2022 harvest in Paso Robles. You will be treated to a buffet-style dinner overlooking our vineyard prepared by Paso Catering Co. Enjoy the harvest sunset while listening to live music by Five Parts Devil. The menu includes the first glass of our award-winning Eberle wine. Additional wine will be available by glass or bottle.
$100 Guests | $80 Club Members
Dashe Cellars in Alameda
It’s our most popular event of the year!
Join us for our Open House celebration on November 12th
Enjoy incredible food, while you taste almost every wine that we create here at Dashe Cellars. From our Grenache to our Todd Brothers Zinfandel, we’ll be opening all our current releases to share with our friends. Pick your favorite wine to pair alongside Gerard Nebesky’s famous paella, and don’t miss out on the Spanish guitar and fabulous live Flamenco dancers.
DATE: Saturday, November 12th 5-8:00PM
ENTERTAINMENT: Live Flamenco Music and Dance Performances
FOOD: Master Chef Gerard Nebesky's Giant Pans of Delicious Paella
$95 In Advance | $75 Wine Club
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