Our Holiday Cheese Flight

The holidays are finally upon us! We’ve been busy preparing for the winter months by decorating our tasting room, planning a variety of brand new events, and releasing some of our most special reserve wines. We even came out with a brand new wine and cheese flight, specifically tailored to the holiday season. With flavors…

The Chocolate Flight

We’re very well known for our exceptional wine and cheese flights here at Le Vigne, so we decided that it was time to take our expert skills to the next level and presented ourselves with a new challenge: pairing wine and chocolate! We carefully selected some of the most high quality, decadent, and rare chocolates…

AmeRhone Project: In Depth

Considered to be one of Italy’s most celebrated red wines, Amarone della Valpolicella (more widely known as Amarone), is undoubtedly one of our most special wines that we make here at Le Vigne. Traditionally crafted with a labor-intensive process to bring out the distinctive structure and savory flavor of the grapes, the resulting wine is…

La Famiglia Shipment: October 2016

  We’ve finally released our October  La Famiglia Wine Club shipment! Almost all of the wines included in this shipment are brand new releases that we’re currently pouring in our tasting room. The cheeses included in this shipment are available at the winery for sample as well, so stop by and try these special wines…

Harvest 2016 is Here!

Harvest 2016 has officially begun at Le Vigne! Beginning at the crack of dawn on Wednesday morning, our grapes reached the desired sugar levels and winemaker and vineyard manager reached a consensus that it was finally time to begin harvesting our grapes, beginning with the Sauvignon Blanc from block 7 of our Domenico Vineyard. This…

Cheese Spotlight: Halloumi

Halloumi is a sheep, goat, and sometimes cow’s milk cheese that originates from the island of Cyprus, located in the Eastern Mediterranean sea. Produced since the Byzantine era (AD 395-1191), this semi-hard, unripened brined cheese has become very popular in Levant, Greece, Turkey, and recently, the United Kingdom. It has a firm texture, causing the…

Nikiara Release Party: September 17

Please join us on Saturday, September 17, for the much anticipated release of our 2013 Le Vigne Nikiara Bordeaux blend! Lasting all day from 11:00am to 6:00pm, we will be throwing a party to celebrate and will be hosting a special Charcuterie and Bordeaux-style wine pairing flight in our tasting room, featuring our newest vintage…

Harvest Festival Weekend 2016

Join us in our tasting room this Harvest Festival Weekend as we celebrate the event that we’ve all been waiting for: HARVEST! From October 14-16, we will be hosting an open cellar, TWO winemaker dinners, international cheese and wine pairings, gourmet cheese and charcuterie platters, tasting contests, games, and more! It’s going to be an…

Cutting into an 87-pound Grana Padano Wheel

Our cheese girls faced a new challenge this week when Cafe Roma, a restaurant and wine bar in San Luis Obispo, ordered an entire wheel of Grana Padano for a private banquet. They had a special request for this massive 87.5-pound wheel: that it be cut in half, along the side, in a perfectly straight…

Taste Our New Releases!

We have a few new releases in our tasting room right now, with many more to come! Here are wines that we’re featuring in our tasting room right now: 2015 Le Vigne Paso Robles Barrel Select Chardonnay (NEW in the tasting room!) Tasting Notes: Fuji apples mixed with pineapple and banana are the driving aromatics…

Cheese Spotlight: Cambria Clothbound

This cow’s milk cheddar cheese from Stepladder Creamery in Cambria, CA has a natural rind produced from the bandage it is wrapped in as it ages. With a crumbly yet creamy texture, it tastes slightly more savory savory than sweet, while also producing a prominent sharpness on the finish.The tyrosine crystals that develop after four…

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…