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- Start Date:
- March 25, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
- End Date:
- March 25, 2016 @ 9:00 pm
- Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Cafe
The Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Café, located at 2879 Grand Ave, Los Olivos, is pleased to announce their next featured winemaker in the 2016 “Friday Night Winemakers” series. Friday, March 25, Katie Grassini and Bradley Long of Grassini Family Vineyards will be chatting with guests and offering samples of their wines, those which they feel would pair perfectly with the meal, during the dinner hours of 5-9PM. Held the last Friday of the month, the informal and friendly atmosphere at the Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Café is the perfect place to learn more about this special winemaker while enjoying the fresh local dishes from the Los Olivos Café’s menu. The experience and tastes are only for guests who are dining at the Café. No reservations or cost are required to taste the Grassini wines. However, dinner reservations are strongly recommended so that diners can be sure to enjoy the full experience. For more information or reservations: 805-688-7265 or www.losolivoscafe.com.
Katie is the fourth generation of Grassini’s with a passion for the land. Her great grandfather came from Italy in the early 1900s, and enjoyed cooking with ingredients from his own garden. Each successive generation has continued with the “earthy traditions,” and the Grassini Family Vineyards is the result. Located in the Happy Canyon appellation, the winery is uniquely built into the hillside behind, with the rear opening into their wine caves. Sustainability is important to the family, and the entire winery and vineyard is solar-powered. The water for irrigation is sourced from the estates lake and, in addition, they use reclaimed water from their wine production process. Winemaker Bradley Long is a valued partner on the team, ensuring that the vines receive the attention they need to produce the perfect grape. Grassini produces small batches, and takes the time to mature them within the wine caves so that each vintage reaches the perfect balance. “When all goes well, our wines accurately express the unique character of this special estate and those who work there.” Katie and Bradley are looking forward to this Friday Night Winemaker event to share the Grassini Family Vineyard wines with guests of the Los Olivos Wine Merchant & Café.