Wine & Cheese Séminaire

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Wine & Cheese Séminaire
Saturday, October 15th • 11am
122o Park Street, Downtown Paso Robles

Join Cecily Parrish Ray of Parrish Family Vineyard & Sophie Broban-Doering of Fromagerie Sophie for a guided journey of wine, fromage, viande (meat), and other accoutrements. Learn details of your favorite wines along with how they pair them and the background on the fromage. The experience will feature six Parrish Family wines and twelve delicious pairings.

$50.00 per person
wine club discounts apply

Tickets Available at parrishfamilyvineyard.com

-limited seating available-

Cool Off with White Wine

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It’s hot today!  It only makes sense that white wines are on our minds. Here’s what the PFV staff daydreams about…

“The Sauvignon Blanc, Sutter Creek on a patio with my daughter Dakota enjoying the the mountain air..ragtime music in the background enjoying truffle salt marcona almonds and lemon citrus gruyere.” -Lynlee, Lead Tasting Hostess


“The Sauvignon Blanc at Concerts in the Park. Enjoying a nice evening listening to local music and watching people have fun and enjoy life. Just being around neighbors and the community.” -Cyndi, Executive Administrative Assistant


“I’d pick the Silken Blanc. Sunset under an oak…a gentle breeze. My husband, family, and closest friends at a table with candles and fresh lavender. Lots of joy and laughter. Roasted rosemary chicken, grilled market veggies, and fresh baked bread with either olivet foin or fromage d’affinois.” -Cecily, General Manager


And it’s still Wednesday, but at least tomorrow is Concerts in the Park here in Downtown Paso bringing us that much closer to the weekend! 

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!

Tasting Panel Magazine – July 2015 Issue

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Thank you to Tasting Panel Magazine for the write up about us in their latest July issue! It was such a pleasure to share the evening with Meridith May and Bill Brandel of Somm Journal/Tasting Panel Magazine as well as the sommeliers Mike Madrigale of Boulud Sud & Bar Boulud (New York City), Paul Coker of St. Regis Monarch Beach (Dana Point), and Jared Hooper of Faith & Flower (Los Angeles). These gentlemen are so cool, by the way, that I wish I had had more time to just listen to them. We feel so blessed to have had them taste through some of our wines and hear our story. Also, a thank you to Doug Young for covering the dinner with his camera skills (it admittedly was tough for this photographer to sit still).

The delicious dinner was in May during the media week of the CAB Collective and the setting was the beautiful Thomas Hill Organics in Downtown Paso Robles. The dinner highlighted our wines perfectly. From a delicate hors’d crab salad floating in cucumber water with shaved radishes and a oyster half shell laying in a bed of infused Silken Blanc salt served with our 2013 Silken Blanc to an entree of cocoa crusted venison with vanilla scented creamed potatoes served with our 2012 Petite Sirah, the dinner was stellar to put it simply. We even had a party crasher as Linda Parker Sanpei joined us, so it must have meant the wine and food was good!

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We are thrilled that the 2012 Petite Sirah would receive such a lovely description and 94 point rating from Meridith….

“Sings about violets, with dark chocolate, chalky tannins as the chorus. There’s an underlying creaminess – melted chocolate – topped with cranberry and strawberry. The blue fruit surges up, staging and securing its positing at the finish.”

She perfectly describes what this wine is all about and it delivers a wonderful experience. It also recently received a Silver at the San Francisco International Wine Competition, so we couldn’t be prouder. It is available at the tasting room and online.

In the end, the article showcases that Paso Robles is up and coming. We have a lot of great things happening in our area! I am excited to see what things will continue to grow and what things will hopefully continue to stay the same to represent our heritage. For instance, we have wonderful wineries, restaurants, shops, and galleries. We are growing, but then we have hometown things like Concerts in the Park and the Lavender Festival that I hope continue to only age with beauty.

Again, a thank you to the Tasting Panel Magazine as we are truly humbled by this story and the time you took to share with our family. A big thank you to Debbie and her team (Lannon) at Thomas Hill Organics. And lastly,Chris Manning for his culinary talent.

-Cecily

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

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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