Local Wines Uncorked: Piedrasassi
|Date:||Tue, Jan 29, 2019|
|Time||5:00 PM to 7:00 PM|
Wine+Beer is committed to supporting our local growers, estates and producers. In order to keep our patrons close to the source of our talented wine community, we host a monthly tasting event called “Local Wines Uncorked" on the fourth Tuesday of every month . You can taste local wines, ask questions, and escape to the valley without having to drive there after a long day of work. Sometimes but not always the winemaker will attend.
This month we are featuring the wines of Piedrasassi
“The common thread among all the wines we love and admire is that there are both a mind and a place behind them. Wine, just like food, or music, or art, should have a certain kind of authenticity–it should come from someone and somewhere. This idea is what informs the work that we do. We try to make honest wines that we believe in. We hope you like them.” –Sashi Moorman, Piedrasassi
The husband and wife team began making a small amount of wine in Lompoc, CA in 2003 under the Piedrasassi label. The focus of Piedrasassi’s wine program is cool climate Syrah. Sashi & Melissa believe that good Syrah can be made at many sites in Santa Barbara County, but it is at the cool climate sites that Syrah is at its most compelling; producing the most complex aromas and the most savory textures. The vineyard sites for Piedrasassi range from Ballard Canyon in the east to the Santa Rita Hills and Arroyo Grande in the west..
The tasting room also has a bakery connected, which Melissa runs. They make fresh loaves of bread Wednesday through Sunday, just highlighting how truly they are tied to the Earth and their sense of place.
The cost is $10 per guest and free to wine club members (including guest).