New Cheese Experience!

I am happy to announce that we have partnered with Fromagerie Sophie to create a new cheese pairing experience for the tasting room! This new cheese flight will be unique in allowing guests to have more than one experience per wine. It gives one the opportunity to taste the different paths that wines & cheeses can travel together, which I find fascinating.

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The journey to this new pairing offering was of course tough. Sophie and I had to sample many cheeses with the wine, while we sat in their beautiful vine-laced courtyard as clouds passed over head. It’s a job that someone has to do, right?

In between small talk, we pin point and separate flavors…

“Wild Blueberries, and a pop of Dark Cherry at the finish.”

“Nutty, Caramelized.”

“Earthy, Mushroom.”

“Herbaceous…thyme!”

“Oh, man…which one?”

After 5 cheeses, how do you choose what to pair with a wine? That can be the tough part of the pairing process as there are sometimes more than one positive flavor profile to choose from. The most important thing is to not pick something that will compete with the wine and vice versa. They should be harmonious. My favorite thing is being surprised. Sometimes the least expected pairing works beautifully. That is the cool thing about food & wine pairings is there is no single formula.

So, join us for this new experience at our Downtown tasting room. We, also have our delicious 7 cheese pairing from Vivant and 7 chocolate pairing from the Chocolate Stache.

Cheers!

Cecily

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Wonderful Winter Events

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Christmas Eve: Wine. Art. Chocolate.
Thursday / December 24th / 1-5pm

Taste

Special Wine & Chocolate Pairing Flight
featuring the Chocolate Stache
$18.00 + tax

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Unique Moonstone Jewelry
Join us as we host Julie Parker! Julie finds every stone in Cambria. She uses jade, jasper, and agates as well as the beautiful quartzite stones known locally as Moonstones.  After finding the stones, she spends 7-8 weeks polishing them into shiny, beautiful jewels.

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Complimentary Warm Beverage for Kids & DD’s!


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NYE: New Year’s Eve
Thursday / December 31st, 2015

Open 1-7pm / Music & Special Pairing 4-7pm

Celebratory Wine & Pairing Flight

Featuring Vivant Fine Cheese
2013 Sauvignon Blanc – Mango, Ginger Stilton
2012 Zinfandel – Capicola Ham & Pecan, Cranberry & Rosemary Crostini
2010 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon – Tiramisu Mascarpone with a Cocoa Nib Cookie
$15.00 + tax
Live Music with Guitarist Jeff Peters

Wine by the Glass Specials 


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Winter Wine Stroll
Saturday / January 16th, 2015 / 5-8pm

Stroll charming, historic Downtown Paso Robles, California and discover 13 different tasting rooms with unique experiences that will welcome you with a wine and a pairing. Tickets sell out for this event.

$25.00 per person for a wine tasting & pairing at each tasting room

Purchase Your Tickets Online!
www.pasorobleswinestroll.com

All the tickets are the same, but choose where you would like to check in and start first! At 5pm (or after), please check in with the designated winery for your wristband, map, glass, and first pairing experience. Thank you!

Thanks – Giving

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year. It is actually my husband (our Asst. Winemaker), Ethan’s, absolute favorite holiday and well, it hasn’t taken much convincing for me to join him. I’m sure it is the warmth of the colors, the candles, the comforting food, and being around loved ones that make it so. I’m sure the hot stoves and ovens actually make it a warm house too, but it’s the actual warm, fuzzies that stick with us.

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Even though we are off that day, we do not sleep in as we have work to do! Ethan and I love being apart of the food prep as it is our way of showing love to our families.

Ethan is our turkey guy in the family. He spends time slowly prepping the turkey for cooking by chopping herbs, garlic, and citrus. He is very thoughtful about this whole process.

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As for me, I make a pecan pie which stirs up memories of my Grannie, who used to be the one that made them. The smell as it bakes brings a sense of comfort as I remember her laugh and smile.

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We usually then delegate the rest of the dishes. Taking turns each year cooking our style of yams, stuffing, and green beans. The day is really a family effort. Every person contributes.

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Of course, we always make sure that we have wine with the meal as well as sparkling cider!

  • 2013 Sauvignon Blanc
    • Cheese Plate & Pear
  • 2013 Chardonnay
    • Duck
  • 2012 Zinfandel
    • Turkey
    • Stuffing
  • 2010 Silken Blend
    • Ham
    • Green Beans

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With all these things, there is so much to be thankful for. And it really makes me stop and become overwhelmed by the fact that we are so blessed. We know that not everyone is fortunate to be blessed to have a family, or even a plate of food. That is why we are wanting to help this holiday season with not only being thankful, but the giving.

On Dec. 1st, next Tuesday, it is #GivingTuesday and we have been partnering with Must! Charities for over a year. They give to our local Food Bank and the Boys & Girls Club, which both are organizations that need on going support.

If you would like to join us in giving now or on Dec 1st, please feel free to at mustcharities.org and share an unselfie, using the graphic below, with us using #mustcharities #parrishfamilyvineyard as we will be posting a collage of those who have given so far on Dec 1st to inspire others. The idea is to spread the spirit of giving and being other minded, which is something that our world needs. If you are unable to give, be inspired to give in a way to someone in need whether it is encouragement, or a small token of love.

Thank you and be blessed this Thanksgiving, no matter where you are.

Cecily

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Print out the above and write in why you are supporting must!

Winter Wine Stroll

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Join the Downtown Paso Robles Wineries for the first Winter Wine Stroll on January 17th from 3-7pm!  This event is much like the Mid Summer Wine Stroll, but showcases the downtown’s beauty and charm at winter.  Enjoy a special wine & pairing at each of the participating 14 tasting rooms.  It’s a perfect way to enjoy a 3 day weekend!

Tickets are $20.00 per person

Tickets can be purchased at any tasting room.

To purchase tickets with Parrish visit us at our tasting room at 1220 Park Street, or online at www.parrishfamilyvineyard.com!

After you pay, we make your reservation and you will just have to check in with us on January 17th to start your stroll!

For Downtown Wineries Info: www.downtownpasowine.com

Thanksgiving Foodies – Noni & David

Noni and David now share their favorite Thanksgiving dishes!

Noni’s says that this easy sweet potato casserole is like desert with the buttery and sweet topping.  It truly sounds delicious!  And David goes for the classic with turkey and gravy.  He does seem eager to carve the turkey every Thanksgiving!  Although, as the carver he hands out little samples to everyone in the family.

Sweet Potato Casserole 
PFV Pinterest Recipe: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/341358846730722832/
Pair With: GSM belnd

Turkey (Apple Cider Glazed Recipe)
PFV Pinterest Recipe: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/341358846730723058/
Pair With: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sparkling Wine

Bourbon Gravy
PFV Pinterest Recipe: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/341358846727320842/

May your Thanksgiving be full of love, joy, and gratitude! 

Share in the season’s joy with us:
http://www.parrishfamilyvineyard.com

Thanksgiving Foodies – Bree & Cecily

More Thanksgiving foodie thoughts! Here’s what Bree and Cecily (that’s me!) had to say regarding their favorite Thanksgiving dishes:

Bree shares a delicious roasted butternut squash dish that sounds perfect for Thanksgiving, or anytime during the fall/winter months.  I’m thinking you could even substitute the butternut squash with pumpkin!  My favorite dish is Pecan Pie because it’s not only a delicious way to finish the meal, but it brings back memories of being with my grannie who also loved pecan pie.

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Butternut Squash 
PFV Pinterest Recipe: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/341358846730706465/
Pair With: Chardonnay

Classic Toasted Pecan Pie
PFV Pinterest Recipe: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/341358846727320800/
(the recipe is in the comments)
Pair With: Port, Sherry, GSM Blend

May your Thanksgiving be full of love, joy, and gratitude! 

Share in the season’s joy with us:
http://www.parrishfamilyvineyard.com

 

Thanksgiving Foodies – Lynn & Ethan

At Parrish Family Vineyard, we are foodies and also fans of the holidays!  Check out what Lynn and Ethan had to say regarding their favorite Thanksgiving dishes:

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Lynn chose a very classic gelatin dish that has been one of our holiday standards.  Nana was a very joyful person who loved singing, being with family, and cooking for Thanksgiving.  Ethan, being the Turkey Master of the family, picks two delicious proteins of the holiday…turkey and bacon!

Nana’s Salad 
PFV Pinterest Recipe: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/341358846730703136/
Pair With: a slightly sweet Sparkling Wine

Turkey
PFV Pinterest Recipe: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/341358846727320669/ 
Pair With: Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, or Parrish Family Vineyard 2012 Zinfandel

Some Things with Bacon
PFV Pinterest Recipe: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/341358846727320712/
Pair With: Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir


May your Thanksgiving be full of love, joy, and gratitude! 

Share in the season’s joy with us:
http://www.parrishfamilyvineyard.com