Cooking with Himalayan Salt Plates

One of our favorite items that we’re selling in our tasting room right now is the Himalayan Salt Plate! The salts used to make this plate are from the Jurassic era and were mined deep in the Himilayan mountains. The plate is 5″ x 10″ and  can be used in the oven or on a…

Cheese of the Week: Piave Oro del Tempo

This cheese is named after the Piave river in Belluno, Italy. The area surrounding the river is where the cows’ milk is collected and produced into this cheese.. Aged for a minimum of 12 months, this cheese is pale straw in color with a full, nutty flavor that intensifies as the cheese matures. Once fully…

Central Coast Cheese Flight

We’re celebrating the cheeses of the Central Coast by putting five of our favorite local cheeses on our cheese flight and pairing them with our wines! With their delicious flavors and creamy textures, these cheeses from Central Coast Creamery and Stepladder Creamery are some of our most popular and won’t last on the shelves for…

Adventures at Stepladder Creamery

We’re spending the next few weeks featuring a variety of cheeses from the Californian Central Coast in our tasting room! Our brand new cheese flight now features three cheeses from Central Coast Creamery and two cheeses from Stepladder Creamery. We decided to celebrate by taking a trip out to Stepladder Creamery in the highlands of…

Mozzarella Party: August 20

Join us in celebrating Italy’s iconic cheese, a culinary classic and global favorite! The Gouda Party was such a success that we’ve decided to add another cheese-pairing event to our calendar! This time, we’re going to be showcasing several different styles of Mozzarella cheese in gourmet bites that will pair with our wines. We will…

Le Vigne 2015 Paso Robles Rosé: In Depth

Our 2015 Rosé bears intrinsic acidity with juicy ripe berry flavors, balancing the perception of lightness and sweetness. Here’s an closer look at this particular wine!   Varietals:  81% Grenache, 15% Syrah, Petite Sirah 4% Appellation: Paso Roles Harvest: 24.9 Brix (proportional), September 8 and 24, 2015 Bottled: 120 cases on January 28, 2016 Aging…

Our Cheese on the Central Coast

We frequently get called upon by various wineries, caterers, and chefs in the area to make cheese platters for their events! Here’s a sneak peak on what our cheese girls have been doing for the last couple of weeks… A customer ordered a platter for a private event, and we’re thinking that they were pretty…

Los Angeles International Wine Competition Scores

Here are our scores from the Los Angeles International Wine Competition! This competition has showcased many of the finest domestic and international vintages through a blind-tasting event that is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious in the United States. An esteemed panel of judges has worked to maintain some of the highest…

Ultimate Wine Challenge Scores

We entered five our our wines into the Ultimate Wine Challenge, and here are the results! Le Vigne Paso Robles 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (14.5% abv) 92 Points (Excellent, Highly Recommended) Tasting notes (from Ultimate Wine Challenge judges): A delicious and complex nose of roasted pepper, dark plum, and bright cranberry fruit flows freely from the…

Cheese of the Week: Beemster Graskaas

Graskaas is an extra smooth cheese made only once a year in the spring. During the winter months, the Beemster cows are kept in the barn because the of the harsh, freezing temperatures in Holland. When spring arrives, the Beemster cows instinctively become restless to be let loose to graze on the lush pastures of…