Learn What Your Name Means Day

What’s in a name? that which we call a roseBy any other name would smell as sweet. From Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare I quite enjoy fun and obscure holidays. While my favorite is Pi Day, March also brings another interesting one: March 5th, Learn What Your Name Means Day. There is often a…

Family Holiday Traditions

Howdy folks, I was asked to write a small note about my family holiday traditions that I enjoyed growing up with. But before I begin, I want to thank everyone who made it out to our Le Vigne Winery Thanksgiving dinner this past Saturday. It was such a happy and enjoyable event. Good people, great…

Cheese and Charcuterie Gone Board

Being the resident curd nerd at Le Vigne Winery, my duty is to bring the cheese! Following the latest cheese and charcuterie trends (yes, that is a thing), I wanted to create a board that was of individual portions, colorful and delicious. The way cheese boards are currently evolving to distribute in a crowd-friendly style is in individual cones, grazing boxes and “jarcuterie”. These are a few of the ways caterers, food stylists and cheese mongers are adapting in the cheese market during the current pandemic, to serve at events like weddings, birthdays and showers, to name a few.

Growing up in Italy with Chef Walter.

Life was simple, good, and we had just what we needed. We produced all our needs on the farm, including proteins, dairies, organic fruits & vegetables, wine, and more. The only staples we got from the market were sugar, salt, coffee (Nonna Maria mixed with toasted chicory seeds to save money), and sometimes canned tuna (Como is far from the sea, and fresh fish was very expensive). The currency used at the time between our neighboring families was a loaf of bread, a chunk of cheese, a small salami (when it was available), or a bottle of house wine. That means if you need help from me, you didn’t need money, and we had a good time after we finished the job. By the end of our lives, more or less, we will be even.

What do ill-fitting pants and pruned vines have in common?

Cane pruning is common practice in Organ and coastal vineyards, especially for pinot noir, but is an unusual occurrence in our area. Pruning techniques vary from area to area and winemaker to winemaker, depending upon many factors such as airflow, proliferation, canopy management, rain, and moisture. Because Paso Robles is typically a dry area, more foliage is desired for protecting the fruit from the sun.

Italian Cuisine: Buon Appetito!

Le Vigne Winery is the culmination of a love of food, wine and family shared by owners Walter & Sylvia Filippini. Growing up in Lake Como, Italy, Chef Walter developed a passion for cooking and the kitchen at an early age. Some of his fondest memories as a child were time spent alongside his mother…

What makes Le Vigne different?

It’s a question our tasting room hosts are frequently asked…..”What makes Le Vigne different from other wineries”?  While they could talk about our incredible wines, that alone is not what makes us different. They could talk about our extensive cheese selection, available for purchase from the tasting room 7 days a week. They could talk…