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Tricia Swartz
 
May 29, 2017 | Tricia Swartz

Introducing the 2016 Viognier

With summer right around the corner, it's time to stock up on wine to pair with warm evenings, BBQ's with friends and fireworks! Look no further than our 2016 Viognier. We harvested the grapes earlier than we typically do to ensure we achieved a crisp, refreshing wine.

The resulting wine is fresh with notes of honey and pear on the nose. On the palate, stone fruit is prevalent with great minerality and enough acid to make this a perfect wine to sip on it's own or enjoy with your favorite summer meal!

We only bottled 86 cases of this spectacular wine and it is going fast! Place your order now to make sure you don't miss out on the perfect summer wine!

Time Posted: May 29, 2017 at 11:07 AM
Tricia Swartz
 
May 25, 2017 | Tricia Swartz

Dining Out with Record Family Wines

We are excited to announce a partnership with Chef Peter Calley of Culinary Hedonism, a truly unique dining experience in Southern California!

Culinary Hedonism and Record Family Wines are excited to bring you a special Supper Club event in San Diego, CA. Guests will be treated to a 6-course tasting menu created by Chef Peter Calley and expertly paired to a full spectrum of award-winning wine selections from Record Family Wines of Paso Robles.

Guests are welcome to arrive at 6:30pm and will be treated to a glass of wine and amuse-bouche as they mingle with members of the Record Family and relax in the garden before dinner.  At 7:00pm guests will be invited to sit down together and will be treated to a tasting menu and wine pairings presented by Chef Peter and the owners of Record Family Wines.

The location of the Supper Club will be revealed to guests the day before and is sure not to disappoint! Dining will be al fresco, weather permitting. Seats are extremely limited, so make sure to secure your spot before they are sold out!

Time Posted: May 25, 2017 at 10:35 AM
Tricia Swartz
 
May 10, 2017 | Tricia Swartz

Working Hard and Having Fun!

Our first blending seminar was a wild success! We would like to thank the 39 participants that competed to create the best belnd of our 2016 Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvedre. Spring is usually a gorgeous time in the vineyard, and the weekend of the Blending Seminar was no exception!

Guests arrived at 3:00pm to start with the serious part of the event - creating the ultimate GSM blend! We separated the attendees into smaller groups, about six people per table, and let them take it from there. First we had the participants come up with a team name and get familiar with the individual wines they would be working with. After names were selected and they knew what they were working with, the teams got down to blending.

Once each team had come up with their favorite blend, we had our Vineyard Manager, Mindy, Assistant Winemaker, Vince, and neighbor and fellow Winemaker, Leon Tackitt, taste through the six blends to narrow it down to three finalists.

While we were working on narrowing the field down, guests were able to take a short vineyard tour ending at our VIP tasting area where they sampled our 2016 Viognier and enjoyed a selection of cheese and other bites from Le Vigne.

Gathered back at the shop, the event concluded with dinner provided by Hurricane Kitchen, dessert by Clementine's Cupcakes, and entertainment by Chris Beland. Throughout the evening, guests were able to taste the three final blends and vote on which was their favorite. We tabulated the votes and finally declared a winner!

The winning blend was from the team The BabyMakers and consisited of 55% Mourvedre, 33% Syrah, and 12% Grenache. We are anxious to bottle this wine and release it next year!

In an attempt to make Record Family Wines a truely family friendly experience, we secured two babysitters to take care of children of attendees throughout the blending portion of the event. When it was over, kids were welcome to join the group for vineyard tours, dinner, and entertainment! We sure are glad we added this option because the winning team had seven young children between them!

Thanks again to everyone that joined us for a beautiful weekend at the vineyard. We hope you had as much fun as we did!

Photos courtesy of Sara Record!

Time Posted: May 10, 2017 at 12:48 PM