Posts by Tom Plant
“The farmers come in the back door with dirt still on their hands.” It just doesn’t get any fresher. The culinary team takes field trips to farms, not just locally, but around the country.
On Saturday, March 7, you’ll get the chance to experience firsthand what all the excitement is about. Managing partner Collin Rand has planned an evening of sumptuous food and grand entertainment at Wilson Creek Winery.
Paso Robles has certainly made a name for itself with its Zinfandel, but there are few regions that can rival their Petite Sirah, either. Thanks to Clavo Cellars, Brochelle Vineyards, Brecon Estate, J. Lohr and Lone Madrone, we recently met at Jan’s home and tasted a selection of both varietals. 2010 Clavo Cellars “Desperado” Zinfandel […]
Wherever they wind up, they will have their hands full with renovations and rehab, adding an entire stage to a restaurant. Investment opportunities are still available. I for one am excited to see this vision become a reality.
“We make wine we like, because we might have to drink it” explained Judi, who serves as vineyard manager and assistant winemaker. It’s advice they took to heart from Wes Hagen from Clos Pepe Winery. He told them early on to only grow and produce what they really like. Wine is really hard to sell if you’re not passionate about it, he explained.
After several requests to photograph him, the monk reluctantly obliged, telling us we could each take one photo. Noticing one person shooting several photos with their phone he asked with a slight smile “something wrong with your phone?”
Tony said “Oh my! That’s a good one. My fav of the night” and gave it a perfect five-star score. Brian called it an excellent Cab with dark fruit, earth and spice.