Just some of the thoughtfully-created items
on our 2013 Winter Menu for the Holidays.
— Crab Cakes with a Spicy Sriracha Butter —
— Cider-Basted Turkey Breast —
— Sparkling Cranberry Brie Bite —
— Chocolate Raspberry Trifle —
See more here.
It just so happens that the annual event coincided with the release of our NEW WINE LIST which includes many selections from the Vanguard Portfolio - we sought out the winemakers at the event.
(If you would like more information about our wine list which includes white, rosé, red, sparkling, and a beer list, please contact us.)
Greg Brewer greeted us with a huge smile! He and business partner Steve Clifton started their winery in the early 1990s. Their obsession with Santa Barbara county and its soil and climate is showed off in their wines.
We are proud to offer Brewer-Clifton Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay, a taut and focused white wine with a dry impression.
Peter Franus has been making wine for over 30 years. He has a heavy respect for tradition in winemaking and is as non-interventional as possible - relying on intuition and experience.
Peter made his very first wine, a Zinfandel, in Napa in 1987, and we are happy to have on our wine list Peter Franus Zinfandel, a wonderfully-balanced red wine.
Vittoria Alessandria could not pour her wine for guests quickly enough. Vittoria, in her thick Italian accent, described this deep garnet and ruby Barolo.
Barolo is considered Italy's greatest wine, and we are happy to offer Gianfranco Alessandria Barolo DOCG. It is an outstanding wine that ranks high on all lists.
Mel Master, owner & winemaker, couldn't wait to tell us about Tortoise Creek "Jam's Blend" Chardonnay. Jam stands for "Janie And Mel" - a tribute to the relationship with his lovely wife! From Lodi, California, this white is creamy, fresh, and bright.
Mel is proud to offer wines at incredible values from certified sustainable vineyards in both California and Provence, France.