Events

All our events will be virtual for 2020. We’re featuring “Laying it Down with Garret,’ a light-hearted fun tasting with Garret and his daughter Manon on Zoom, Facebook Live and Instagram live. We also have monthly club chats for VC Members on Zoom.

Private Club Chat (Zoom)

November 7th, 2020 4PM PST Ancien Vineyard Flyover!
Club Members register here.  Purchase the kit here.

If you love "Soarin" at Disneyland, this unique tasting is for you!
Grab your wine glass, put on your seatbelt, as we join Ken Bernards for a Google Earth virtual flyover and tasting of Ancien’s range of terroir focused Pinot Noirs.  We will start at the Ancien Mink Vineyard, one of the most unique new world Pinot Noir sites, journey as far south as the Fiddlestix Vineyard in the Sta Rita Hills AVA and all the way north to Oregon’s Willamette Valley, with a stop in Carmel Valley. We'll taste these unique vineyards and chat with Ken about wines for your Thanksgiving table!

The tasting kit features:
2018 Ancien Mink Pinot Noir $56
2018 Ancien Carmel Valley Pinot Noir $61
2017 Ancien Shea Pinot Noir $69
2018 Ancien Fiddlestix Pinot Noir $54

Laying it Down with Garret (Zoom)

 

 

 

 

November 14th, 2020, 4 PM PST   Register here.

Purchase the kit here!
The Thanksgiving Edition! Presenting a perfect 4-pack for your holiday dinner, along with a discussion on all sorts of Thanksgiving foods and wines to pair. When you purchase this kit, we'll include Garret's recipe for Butternut squash soup with parsley oil and oven-roasted pecans in your tasting kit!

2018 Flanagan Chardonnay $50
Winemaker: Cabell Coursey
Pairing: Butternut squash soup with caramelized pecans & parsley oil (See recipe in your kit!)

2018 Ancien Mink Pinot Noir $56
Winemaker: Ken Bernards
Pairing: Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Roasted Chestnuts.

2015 Tela Cabernet Sauvignon $52.80
Winemaker: Rolando Herrera 
Pairing: Turkey Cranberry Wellington (wrapped in puff pastry)

2015 Zosia Late Harvest Semillion $51
Winemaker: Roger Harrison
Pairing: Stilton cheese or almond honey pannacotta

Private Club Chat (Zoom)

December 5th, 2020 4PM PST Philippe Melka edition!
Club Members register here. Purchase the kit here.
A chat and tasting featuring Philippe Melka with wines from Roy Estate and Parallel Wines. Get to know Philippe and chat about these extraordinary wines, his winemaking style, and his background. Garret and Philippe are old friends, so this should be extra fun! 

The tasting kit features:

2016 Roy Estate Mr. Evans Proprietary Red $246
2016 Roy Estate Cabernet Sauvignon $266
2017 Parallel Wines Black Diamond Reserve “Eclipse” $181
2017 Parallel Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon $111

Laying it Down with Garret (Zoom)

December 12th, 2020 4PM PST Holiday edition!  Register here.
Purchase the kit here!

 It's the Holiday Edition!  We’ll bring in the holiday decor, sounds of the season, good tidings, and BIG, BOLD REDS! Garret and Manon will discuss and will taste this perfect holiday kit.

2015 Nelcôte Cabernet Sauvignon “500 Cheveux” $126.
Winemaker: Philip Titus
Trivia: named after Formula One cars, min 500kg & 500hp

2015 Patel Malbec $126.
Winemaker: Julien Fayard
Trivia: The biggest boldest Malbecs in the world are from Cahors!

2017 Longfellow Cabernet Sauvignon $126.
Winemaker: Kale Anderson
Trivia: Kale was the youngest awarded 100 point from Robert Parker

2017 Ellman “Brothers Blend” Cabernet Blend $76.
Winemaker: Andy Erickson
Trivia: Andy Erickson was the winemaker for Screaming Eagle!


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