Dear Friends of The Ojai Vineyard,

We have a special Dinner At The Winery planned for our wine club on Saturday May 19th: to celebrate of another release of our Apricots blend, we’re pairing up with local cookbook author Chef Robin Goldstein to create an evening of heady Mediterranean flavors and good company, all under the oaks that shroud our winery barns.

THE WINE
Apricots was a blend we originally made twice in the 1990s, which stood apart from our more brawny wines with its fresh and food-friendly Italian vibe. The comeback bottling last year was a big hit, and we expect this 2011 release will be even more so! This Sangiovese and Grenache blend is also a fabulous food wine, with a lifted and grippy kind of feel, so we couldn’t resist throwing a dinner to showcase its best potential. Other selections will be

served too, but this beauty is the focus of the evening. Click here to read the full story of Apricots!

THE CHEF & HER FOOD

We’re excited to partner with Chef Robin (click to read more about her) in this effort. Over her 30-year career she’s studied at Culinary Institute of America, lead successful catering businesses, and has published three cookbooks, includingA Taste of Ojai and Simply Delicious Wine Country Recipes. Robin spent years traveling the Mediterranean, so influences from Italy, Spain, Morocco and the Middle East all pop up in her effusively flavored cuisine. Both the lamb and vegetarian dishes she crafted to pair with Apricots floored us, and we know it will you too!

ALL THE HAPPENINGS
This dinner will be truly farm-to-table, showcasing much of the produce grown at the Tolmach farm’s garden, so we’ll kick things off with a tour of the garden first. Then we’ll tour and have a good chat about the new vineyard, which is planted with new and unnamed varieties with the potential to reshape grape-growing in Ojai and Southern California. Then barrel tasting with Adam, a welcome spread, live music, and three courses with Chef Robin will make for an unforgettable evening.

TO GET ON BOARD

Tickets for this event will be $165 per person, which includes tax and all the aforementioned. Gratuity for Chef Robin’s staff is not included, but is certainly appreciated. After you sign up, we’ll forward more details on the menu and timeline for the evening. Again, these events sell out quickly, so don’t delay if you’d like to join us! Click the add to cart button to reserve your spot. You must be logged in to view the item (Your username is you email address)

Contact us by email TastingRoom@OjaiVineyard.com  with any questions,

The Ojai Vineyard


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