Friday, January 15, 2010

Passport Weekend

It's the January SCMWA Passport weekend coming up. This is a great opportunity to try the wines from smaller producers who aren't usually open.

A good place to try new things is Michael's On Main in Soquel. Five wineries will be pouring there:

Aptos Creek make a single Pinot Noir from their 2 acre estate vineyard.
Bruzzone Family currently have a single estate Chardonnay, with a Pinot Noir expected soon.
Clos Tita make two Pinot Noirs and a Cabernet Sauvignon, sometimes others.
Cordon Creek make a range of wines with fruit sourced from Amador and El Dorado Counties. Creek have just released their first vintage: 2008 Chardonnay and Merlot from the Santa Cruz Mountains

Up in San Carlos, Domenico Winery will also be hosting some guest wineries:
Aver Family are making some interesting wines from Grenache, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah grown at their estate vineyard in Santa Clara valley
Katy Lovell's Poetic Cellars are offering a 10% discount on the 2008 Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir for this weekend.
Plus a last chance to try the now closed Generosa.