New Wines: Patagonia and Neighbors

Barda by Bodega Chacra, Argentina 2015
Malbec ain’t the only game in town… There’s more to Argentina than its famed Varietal and this Pinot Noir proves it. Barda has all the elegance and finesse one demands from a Pinot, with a little South American spice. While Pinot is not synonymous with Argentina, it’s not an anomaly. Fifty years ago, more than 4,000 acres of Pinot Noir were planted in Patagonia. Most of it went into sparkling wines, but by 2000 less than 500 acres of Pinot Noir remained in the region. Italian born Owner, Piero Incisa della Rocchetta, was drawn to the region and made his first vintage was 2004. He called it Chacra, a regional term meaning “farm.” He’s been bottling world class Pinot ever since with with a hands off wine making mantra and some hearty old vines.

Bonarda, Altos Las Hormigas, Argentina 2015
Bonarda is the second most plant grape in Argentina and is usually made with little or no oak. It thrives on the rich soils and generous climate of Argentina. The wine is dense, inky, and purple, with a rustic, hearty juiciness, ripe acidity, and warm tannins, perfect for BBQ. Altos Los Hormigas Bonarda is made with 100% Bonarda grapes from high-trellised vineyards located in a unique microclimate in the area of Medrano and Carrizal de Abajo, Mendoza. Aged in concrete tanks to preserve freshness.

Torrontes, Dos Minas, Argentina 2016
Dos Minas (“two chicks” in Argentine slang) is named for Lucía Romero & Heather Willens, the winemakers who brave the wild desert landscape of Cafayate to produce this high altitude wine from 65 year old vines. Only 1,000 cases are made of the Torrontés using grapes from 65-year old vines.

Cab Frac, Maquis, Chile 2014
Located in Colchagua Valley, the Hurtado family has owned the Vi¤a Maquis vineyard for more than a century, but it wasn’t until almost 15 years ago that the family decided to make their own wine out of the grapes in their own backyard. They built an incredible gravity flow winery and set out to make the Maquis winery one of the great properties in all of South America $$$.

Blanco de Pinot Noir, Bodega Aniello, 2016
Hmmm. White Pinot Noir? Taste this blind and cold for a real mindf*ck. Made by pressing Pinot noir with skin contact before fermentation (the ‘Blanc de Noir’ winemaking process typical of Champagne). 100% Pinot Noir from estate-owned vineyards in Patagonia where clay soil and a strong tendency to retain humidity allow for a slow and complete maturation of this early-ripening varietal.

New daily drinkers for a discerning palate..

New wines hitting the shelves today!

N.V. François Mikulski Crémant de Bourgogne Brut 
50% Pinot Noir 35% Chardonnay 15% Aligoté
François’ Father and Mother met while they were both serving in WWII she was a nurse he was a Polish refugee that joined the resistance forces.   François makes stunningly allocated Meursault, and a great Crémant made entirely in stainless steel, it’s a combination of fruit from Beaune and La Côte Chalonaise.
$28

2015 Goldatzel Johannisberger Hölle Riesling Kabinett Rheingau
Johannes is a wonderful Rheingau producer that is often over looked for the region but young Johannes is sharp and makingreally pure and crystalline wines.
$23

2016 Malvirà Favorita, Roero, Piedmont 
The name of the grape says it all ‘Malvira Favorita’. Essentially a Piedmontese Vermentino.
$19

2016 Hofer Grüner Veltliner 1 Liter  
Truly the definition of a porch pounder- bottle cap grüner that gets style points for packaging while also being extremely drinkable and easy on the wallet.
$15

2016 Schlosskelleri Gobelsburg Gobelsburger Grüner Veltliner  
Incredible value and focus, made entirely from Kamptal fruit within the village of Gobelsburg
$17

2015 Domaine Mittnacht Pinot Blanc Terre d’Etoiles! 
 This husband and wife team have been Biodynamic since 1999 (before it was cool) this under-the-radar wine is a favorite from our importer.
$15

2016 L’Enchantoir Saumur Blanc 
Huge Value.  This Chenin boasts all the qualities of the region’s finest but at a fraction of the price. Vineyards have been organically farmed since 2010.
$17

 

Adult Coloring Workshop

De-stress and unwind alongside Whiz Kids SLO at The Station with our Adult Coloring Workshop and discover why this is quickly becoming one of the hottest new hobbies! Choose from three of the chicest coloring books we’ve seen… or bring your own artwork to color. We will also offer pencil sharpeners and colored pencils for you to use, or if you prefer your own supply, then by all means, bring your own! Both ticket prices include a glass of wine and the use of colored pencils. $20 without coloring book (bring your own), $35 includes your very own coloring book to take home with you.

 

 

Adult Coloring Workshop

De-stress and unwind alongside Whiz Kids SLO at The Station with our Adult Coloring Workshop and discover why this is quickly becoming one of the hottest new hobbies! Choose from three of the chicest coloring books we’ve seen… or bring your own artwork to color. We will also offer pencil sharpeners and colored pencils for you to use, or if you prefer your own supply, then by all means, bring your own! Both ticket prices include a glass of wine and the use of colored pencils. $20 without coloring book (bring your own), $35 includes your very own coloring book to take home with you.

 

 

Braid Bar Workshop

BRAIDS, WAVES, & BEAUTY ESSENTIALS
Whether you’re about to venture off to the festivals, or you’re looking for some fresh hair styles for spring and summer… This fun and informative workshop will be sure to teach you some new hair styling and braiding tips and tricks! Join Hair and Makeup Artist, Danielle Roberts for an evening of braided hairstyles, wavy locks, and wine! Danielle will be teaching you four braided looks, as well as some techniques for creating the perfect lived-in waves. We will also be raffling off some of her favorite beauty essentials! Tickets include all hair accessories needed to create these styles, Danielle’s favorite travel hair spray, worksheets to recreate your favorite braid at home or on the road, and a complimentary glass of wine! Limited seats available.

Danielle Roberts is a Hair and Makeup Artist, who has built her business on the Central Coast for nearly four years. She has spent time organizing and teaching hair and makeup classes for women all over the Central Coast, and loves to share her skills, tips, and knowledge. She has a Bridal Hair and Makeup business, is a proud home-schooling mama, loves to read and dance, and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Join her for this fun and inspiring evening!

Come With Hair Prepped:
– Washed the day/night before
– Product free
– Class recommended for those with hair shoulder length and longer

Adult Coloring Workshop

De-stress and unwind alongside Whiz Kids SLO at The Station with our Adult Coloring Workshop and discover why this is quickly becoming one of the hottest new hobbies! Choose from three of the chicest coloring books we’ve seen… or bring your own artwork to color. We will also offer pencil sharpeners and colored pencils for you to use, or if you prefer your own supply, then by all means, bring your own! Both ticket prices include a glass of wine and colored pencils. $20 without coloring book (bring your own), $35 includes your very own coloring book to take home with you.

 

 

Adult Coloring Workshop

De-stress and unwind alongside Whiz Kids SLO at The Station with our Adult Coloring Workshop and discover why this is quickly becoming one of the hottest new hobbies! Choose from three of the chicest coloring books we’ve seen… or bring your own artwork to color. We will also offer pencil sharpeners and colored pencils for you to use, or if you prefer your own supply, then by all means, bring your own! Both ticket prices include a glass of wine and colored pencils. $20 without coloring book (bring your own), $35 includes your very own coloring book to take home with you.

SOLD OUT! New date available March 2nd.

 

Station Seminar: The Dry Side of Portugal

Portugal is known (for good reason) for their sweet dessert-style Port wines… but the dry wines of Portugal also deserve attention. We like to call Portugal a “Gateway” wine region for lovers of California wines. While varieties like Tinta Cao, Touriga Nacional, or Tinta Roriz may not be overly familiar names, the style of the wines, growing conditions, and the blending techniques lend a familiarity to them for those already entrenched in Paso Robles’ love of blends. The best part about Portuguese dry wines is the VALUE. This region could possibly give you the best bang for your buck, if you know what you’re looking for. Join Station Manager, Jenna Congdon, on an overview of the country’s grape growing regions, along with a flight of 8 Portuguese wines.