We were pleased to have a lively group join us at the vineyard for our second annual Blending Experience. We had fun welcoming past cometitors back and enjoyed getting to know some new wine enthusiasts as they put their blending skills to the test.
This was the first event that our new winemaker, Jeff, participated in and he did not disappoint! It is not often that you have the opportunity to get up close and personal with someone as knowledgable and passionate about wine. Attendees enjoyed getting to know Jeff and learning more about the blending process.
Guests were able to work among the vines, as tables were placed beneath gorgeous oak trees on the perimeter of the vineyard. After splitting into groups and determining team names, our blenders got to work creating a unique blend using our 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Grenache wine.
At the conclusion of the blending portion of the event, guests made their way back to the shop and enjoyed snacking on a selection of cheeses and getting a sneak peek of our 2017 Viognier and Grenache Rosé wines. The evening concluded with a BBQ dinner by Cahoots Catering and music provided by Ricky Montijo.
A winner was chosen by guests through a blind tasting and vote of all the blends. Made up of parents with school age kids, Team Common Core was crowned the winner with their delicious blend named "Show Your Work" made up of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Syrah, and 17% Grenache. Each participant got to take home a bottle of their teams blend to enjoy and reminisce about this fabulous event!
We hope you will join us for a future event at the vineyard soon!
Photos courtesy of Sara Record