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Wine Tasting This Week

Thursday 6:30pm; Friday 6pm & 7:30pm


California vs Oregon Chardonnay & Pinot Noir   $20

Super Bowl week is upon us and the big question is - are you Team Chiefs or Team 49er’s? An even bigger question that’s far more important than football is - are you Team California or Team Oregon - when it comes to wine!

I’ll answer the first question. I am Team 49er's for this game. Gotta go with the wine country team right? As for the second question, we will answer that on Thursday and Friday. I truly love the wines from both states. There are of course differences between wines from California and wines from Oregon. Generally speaking, Oregon wines tend to be lighter in style than their California counterparts. So, determining which wines you like will depend on factors such as how much acidity you like in your Chardonnay or how much fruit you prefer in your Pinot Noir.  Your brain and your taste buds will decide for you. Join me and let’s have some fun with this week’s Super Bowl of Wine!

  • Lingua Franca Chardonnay ‘Avni”, Willamette Valley Oregon 2021  93 Points Jeb Dunnuck

  • Stephen Ross Chardonnay, Bee Sweet Vineyard Edna Valley California 2021 92 Points Wine Enthusiast

  • Day Pinot Noir, Momtazi Vineyard McMinnville Oregon 2018  93 Points Vinous

  • The Hilt Pinot Noir, Sta Rita Hills California 2021   93 Points Jeb Dunnuck  


As always, I challenge you to find a better or more interesting wine tasting around here this week. It’s only happening here at The Tasting Room - The Place to Discover Great Wine!

Saturday Night Sipping

Saturday February 10th  5pm to 7pm   $15

Saturday night I’ll be shining the spotlight on Stolpman wines. With Valentine’s Day coming up, what better wine is there to drink than their “Love You Bunches”? Sip some wines before you head out to dinner or order a Charcuterie Board to have with the wines. Either way, you’ll be tasting great wines Saturday night!

Here’s the lineup of wines…

  • Stolpman So Fresh “Love You Bunches” Sangiovese, Santa Barbara County 2022

  • Stolpman So Fresh “Love You Bunches” White Wine, Santa Barbara County 2022

  • Stolpman La Cuadrilla Red Wine, Santa Barbara County 2022

Reservations recommended. Walk-ins welcome based on availability. Click on the Tasting Room Reservations button below to reserve your wine experience.

Upcoming Events

Thursday February 1 – Remarkable White Wines From Paso Robles

Friday February 2 - The Return of Friday Night Flights with Special Guest Bibiana Gonzalez-Rave Pisoni, Owner & Winemaker of Catteya, Alma de Cattleya, and Wines by Bibiana. This will be an online wine tasting as we turn back the clock and visit once again with one of my favorite winemakers! We’ll taste the latest vintages with Bibiana and catch up with this incredible person.

Thursday & Friday February 8 & 9 - Chardonnay & Pinot Noir From Oregon & California

Saturday February 10 - Spotlight On Stolpman Vineyards

Thursday & Friday February 15 & 16 - Wedded Wines aka Husband & Wife Winemakers

Saturday February 17th - Premium Sake Tasting (SE)

Thursday & Friday February 22 & 23 - Blissful Blends

Sunday February 25 - From Italy With Love

Thursday February 29 - Four Wines A Leaping

Coming Up!

March - Conservas (Premium Tinned Fish) & Spanish Wine Tasting (SE)

(SE) Special Events  - See newsletter for link to purchase Special Event tickets.




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