On Wednesdays from 5:30 – 9:00, the winemaker pours Jeff’s three selections as well as a bonus pour of his choosing that might be a barrel sample, a reserve or library wine. Four 3 ounce pours will cost you $18. Add three tapas paired to the wines and the cost is $28. In my book that’s a hell of a bargain.
Best food of the day honors has to go to Gershon Bachus for bringing in Adrian from Sorrel who did a Chermoula roasted pork shank over almond cherry cous cous. It was also a treat to see Robert Renzoni singing Neil Young's "Old Man" with Phil Goddard of Blue Sutra. Enjoy a few photographic memories.
Although he still practices dentistry, wine is in Wilmer's blood. He studied viticulture at UC Davis and winemaking at Mt. San Jacinto College and San Diego State. "Wine gets into your soul little by little and becomes a passion."
Wilmer and Carlos are both natives of Perú, while Waleed was born in Lebanon. Wilmer and Carlos both practice dentistry, but in 2003, Wilmer planted roughly 75 acres of Malbec in Argentina. They met Waleed at the DePortola location and came up with the idea of opening a tasting room in Old Town. Like the De Portola location, the Old Town location will offer not only wine, but live music and food, too.