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April 2017
UBER Release Party
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM     Sun, Apr 2, 2017
Venue: Margerum Tasting Room - 813 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara
Contact: Rani McLean 805 845-8435, rani@margerumwines.com

This event is Sunday April 2nd from 12-3pm. We will be serving up some amazing food provided by the Wine Cask. Sliders, fries and our 2014 ÜBER Syrah are the perfect pairing for a Sunday afternoon.

 

Enjoy special pricing on our ÜBER Syrah at the event. Mix and mingle with Margerum Syrah fans. This is event will sell out quickly, so buy your tickets today!

There are no physical tickets; once you purchase, your name will be added to the check-in list.

Limited to 100 people.

Tickets are $30 and are available HERE.

Wine Club members: You can purchase two tickets at the members price HERE.

Join Doug on a Danube River Wine Cruise
Wed, Apr 5, 2017 - Wed, Apr 12, 2017
Venue: Czech Republic
Contact: Heather Schuyler - Robertson Int'l Travel 805 969-3221

Dear Friends,

Please join us for a trip of a lifetime.  An amazing itinerary has been planned with luxurious food and wine on the single best way to travel.  Wine tastings, exquisite cuisine with paired wines, and excursions to historic vineyards and wine cellars. Learn about centuries-old wine traditions, sample one-of-a-kind vintages and enjoy private wine-themed excursions.

We set sail April 5, 2017 from historic Prague aboard the award-winning, critically acclaimed AMA Waterways Amastella – their newest small ship.  This 7 or 10 day excursion is the perfect wine lovers vacation. The Danube River is lined with charming red-roofed villages, steeply terraced vineyards, picturesque churches and the crumbling ruins of medieval castles.  The Danube has captivated writers, musicians and artists throughout the centuries. We will explore such legendary capitals as Prague, Vienna and Budapest, as well as remarkably preserved towns and villages that appear untouched by the passage of time. Along the way, savor the world-renowned wines of Austria’s Wachau Valley, indulge in decadent local cuisine and tour a 900-year-old Benedictine abbey.

Get more information by visiting AMA Waterways, watch a video or read up on the cities on my blog posts here.  

I hope to see you on board!  Please email me with any questions.

Cheers,

Doug Margerum
​doug@margerumwines.com

 

Sunday Wine Vault Dinner with Doug Margerum in San Diego - SOLD OUT
5:00 PM     Sun, Apr 23, 2017
Venue: Wine Vault & Bistro 3731 India St, San Diego, CA 92103
Contact: Call the number below for more info and reservations. (619) 295-3939

5-Course Margerum Winemaker Dinner with Doug Margerum

RSVP: (619) 295-3939

$59.50 + tax and gratuity

Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 5:00

Pre-Dinner Reception with Doug from 4:15 to 5:00

Dinner starts promptly at 5:00

For the seventh year in a row, Wine Vault & Bistro is pleased to announce a 5-course wine dinner featuring Margerum Winery from Santa Barbara. Winemaker Doug Margerum will be here in person to host the dinner.

Doug started his wine and culinary journey as a child while exploring France and Italy with his parents. Next he worked his way through high school and college as a cook and server in local restaurants before he and his family opened the famous Wine Cask wine store and restaurant in Santa Barbara in 1981. He started Margerum Wine Company in 2001 as a boutique producer of small lot Santa Barbara County wines. He now devotes his energies full time to Margerum Wine Company and his latest project, Happy Canyon Vineyards, as well as being a consulting winemaker for several other local wineries.

We hope you'll be able to join us for what will surely be a fun evening of tasting great wines paired with great food while rubbing elbows with one of the most respected winemakers from the Santa Barbara area. Wine notes and bottle prices are at the end of this announcement if you're interested. Here's the line-up:

NOTE: Due to the complexity of this menu we regret that we are unable to accommodate vegetarian requests.

Artisan Pizzetta: Black Truffle Mozzarella | Salt Roasted Mushrooms | 64 Degree Egg

2016 Margerum "Rivera" Rosé (5 oz. pour)

Fresh Noodles | Five-Spice Roasted Pork Belly | Shiitake + Chipotle Scented Dashi | Green Onion + Cilantro Relish

2015 Margerum "M5" Red Blend (5 oz. pour)

Roasted Chicken Saltimbocca | Baked Fontina | Toasted Garlic Spinach | Rustic Puttanesca Sauce

2011 Cent'Anni "Buoni Anni" Sangiovese (3 oz. pour)

Braised Short Ribs | Whipped Yukon Potatoes | Red Wine Demi-Glace

2014 Margerum "Über" Syrah (3 oz. pour)

Vanilla Crème Brûlée | Hazelnut Crumble

2013 Margerum "Late Harvest" Sauvignon Blanc (3 oz. pour)

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

RSVP ~ (619) 295-3939

Please make your reservations directly with Wine Vault & Bistro at 619-295-3939. We're very good about returning calls promptly, so please leave a message with the best time to return your call if you get the dreaded voice mail.

COST

Cost for the complete dinner including all five courses and all five wines is $59.50 per person. Sales tax and an 18% gratuity will be added to the cost of all dinners. Due to limited seating, CREDIT CARD RESERVATIONS ARE AN ABSOLUTE MUST. We accept Visa and MasterCard only.

SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS

Due to the complexity of this menu we regret that we will be unable to accommodate vegetarian requests. If you have any other special dietary needs, please let us know when you RSVP, not when you arrive. We will do our best to accommodate special dietary needs if we can and if given enough advance notice. Please be aware that last minute menu aberration requests without advance notice will be impossible for us to accommodate.

CANCELLATION POLICY

You may cancel your reservation up to 72 hours in advance without penalty. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED WITH LESS THAN 72-HOUR NOTICE unless we are able to replace your cancellation at the last minute. (See below for groups over 4 people.)

LARGE GROUPS (OVER 4)

If you want to come with a group of friends, please make one reservation for your entire party so we can reserve a block of seats for you ... however, in the interest of fairness to others, we reserve the right to limit the number of people on a single reservation at our discretion. The cancellation period for canceling the ENTIRE reservation without penalty is doubled from the standard 72 hours (see above) to 144 hours (6 days). If you need to cancel only 1 or 2 people, the standard 72-hour notice still applies.

WHEN

The dinners begin promptly at 5:00, but we HIGHLY, HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend that you arrive earlier to better your chances of getting a closer parking space. The bar opens at 4:15 if you'd like to mingle with the winemaker and enjoy an adult beverage before dinner.

WHERE

Wine Vault & Bistro is located in the heart of San Diego between Little Italy and Old Town at 3731-A India Street on the upper terrace. Follow the black handrail from the sidewalk up the stairs to our front door.

PARKING

Valet parking is available for $7.00. The drop-off point is two doors south of our entrance in front of Shakespeare Pub at the corner of India and Winder. On-street parking is also usually available within a 3-block radius. Remember that it’s OK to park in yellow commercial zones on Sunday and that meters are also not enforced on Sunday. You can also park in the lot behind Shakespeare Pub two doors down, but do not park in El Indio's lot unless you want your car towed! If you can’t find parking next to the restaurant, there’s always LOTS OF PARKING on San Diego Avenue and the adjacent side streets just past the Chevron station across Washington Street. So please don't drive yourself crazy endlessly going around in circles waiting to pounce on that perfect spot when there's TONS OF PARKING less than three blocks away!

WINE QUANTITIES

We'll be pouring 3-5 ounce tasting portions of wine (see the line-up above) totally 19 ounces, or the equivalent of three-quarters of a bottle of wine per person. Pour buckets are provided for designated drivers.

WINE SALES

Although some wines may be in limited quantities, all wines poured at this dinner will be available for purchase at the restaurant until sold out. We reserve the right to limit sales of any rare or allocated wines at our discretion.

WINE NOTES & BOTTLE PRICES

2016 Margerum "Rivera" Rose ~ $16

(Santa Barbara) Winemaker's Notes: We pick Grenache and Syrah specifically for our rosé production. The grapes are crushed and immediately pressed to stainless steel tanks for a long cold fermentation. The wine is blended with various lots of Counoise, Cinsaut, and other Grenache vineyards that were saignéed. Saignée is a winemaking process where we bleed off a portion of slightly pink juice from a red must right after crush. We then filter and bottled early to capture brightness and vibrancy. This is a refreshing dry spring and summer rosé for picnics and other activities.

2015 Margerum "M5" Red Blend ~ $23

(Santa Barbara) 41% Grenache, 37% Syrah, 14% Mourvèdre, 4% Counoise & 4% Cinsaut. Winemaker's Notes: A solid core of dark red fruit and spicy fruit surrounded by youthful tannins. The overlying presence of Grenache flavors initially impact the palate, followed by a finish complete with licorice, cocoa and dark chocolate contributions of Syrah and earthy Mourvèdre.

2011 Cent'ianni "Buoni Anni" Sangiovese ~ $22

(Santa Ynez) Winemaker's Notes: The 2011 Buoni Anni Sangiovese is a blend of many clones from the Estate (44%), Oak Savannah Vineyard (16%), Honea Vineyard (16%), Three Creek Vineyard (16%) and Stolpman Vineyard (8%).Our goal is to make classic Sangiovese that is dry, lean and complex. The typical Sangiovese aromas of spice and violets are here; complemented by ripe, earthy currants and black cherry. The wine has a wonderful silky texture. The tannins and firm acidity are present but integrated. Even though we are growing in one of the cooler climates in California we still get fully physiological mature grapes. The firm but benevolent framework means it’s drinkable now, as the acidity and smooth tannins have resolved after two years in large neutral French oak puncheons.

2014 Margerum "Über" Syrah ~ $36

(Santa Barbara) Winemaker's Notes: Refined but young with fine stone tannins – rounded, lively, and dense. Flavors of dense red fruit, dark chocolate with high notes of raspberry and sarsaparilla. Undertones of fresh leather, green olive pit, combines in an intricate weave of savory and spice.

2013 Margerum "Late Harvest" Sauvignon Blanc ~ $19

(Santa Barbara) Winemaker's Notes: Nose of juicy fruit, honey and ripe melon. Pleasantly sweet yet not cloying attack of more ripe fruit nicely balanced with rich Meyer lemon acidity in the evolution and long finish. Will age gracefully through 2020 developing nectar-like aromatics and becoming richer and even more honeyed. A well balanced dessert wine that pairs well with fruit salad, custardy desserts like crème brûlée, or salty cheeses.

Monday Wine Vault Dinner with Doug Margerum in San Diego
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
Venue: Wine Vault & Bistro 3731 India St, San Diego, CA 92103
Contact: Call the number below for more info and reservations. (619) 295-3939

5-Course Margerum Winemaker Dinner with Doug Margerum

RSVP: (619) 295-3939

$59.50 + tax and gratuity

Monday, April 24, 2017 at 5:00

Pre-Dinner Reception with Doug from 4:15 to 5:00

Dinner starts promptly at 5:00

For the seventh year in a row, Wine Vault & Bistro is pleased to announce a 5-course wine dinner featuring Margerum Winery from Santa Barbara. Winemaker Doug Margerum will be here in person to host the dinner.

Doug started his wine and culinary journey as a child while exploring France and Italy with his parents. Next he worked his way through high school and college as a cook and server in local restaurants before he and his family opened the famous Wine Cask wine store and restaurant in Santa Barbara in 1981. He started Margerum Wine Company in 2001 as a boutique producer of small lot Santa Barbara County wines. He now devotes his energies full time to Margerum Wine Company and his latest project, Happy Canyon Vineyards, as well as being a consulting winemaker for several other local wineries.

We hope you'll be able to join us for what will surely be a fun evening of tasting great wines paired with great food while rubbing elbows with one of the most respected winemakers from the Santa Barbara area. Wine notes and bottle prices are at the end of this announcement if you're interested. Here's the line-up:

NOTE: Due to the complexity of this menu we regret that we are unable to accommodate vegetarian requests.

Artisan Pizzetta: Black Truffle Mozzarella | Salt Roasted Mushrooms | 64 Degree Egg

2016 Margerum "Rivera" Rosé (5 oz. pour)

Fresh Noodles | Five-Spice Roasted Pork Belly | Shiitake + Chipotle Scented Dashi | Green Onion + Cilantro Relish

2015 Margerum "M5" Red Blend (5 oz. pour)

Roasted Chicken Saltimbocca | Baked Fontina | Toasted Garlic Spinach | Rustic Puttanesca Sauce

2011 Cent'Anni "Buoni Anni" Sangiovese (3 oz. pour)

Braised Short Ribs | Whipped Yukon Potatoes | Red Wine Demi-Glace

2014 Margerum "Über" Syrah (3 oz. pour)

Vanilla Crème Brûlée | Hazelnut Crumble

2013 Margerum "Late Harvest" Sauvignon Blanc (3 oz. pour)

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

RSVP ~ (619) 295-3939

Please make your reservations directly with Wine Vault & Bistro at 619-295-3939. We're very good about returning calls promptly, so please leave a message with the best time to return your call if you get the dreaded voice mail.

COST

Cost for the complete dinner including all five courses and all five wines is $59.50 per person. Sales tax and an 18% gratuity will be added to the cost of all dinners. Due to limited seating, CREDIT CARD RESERVATIONS ARE AN ABSOLUTE MUST. We accept Visa and MasterCard only.

SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS

Due to the complexity of this menu we regret that we will be unable to accommodate vegetarian requests. If you have any other special dietary needs, please let us know when you RSVP, not when you arrive. We will do our best to accommodate special dietary needs if we can and if given enough advance notice. Please be aware that last minute menu aberration requests without advance notice will be impossible for us to accommodate.

CANCELLATION POLICY

You may cancel your reservation up to 72 hours in advance without penalty. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED WITH LESS THAN 72-HOUR NOTICE unless we are able to replace your cancellation at the last minute. (See below for groups over 4 people.)

LARGE GROUPS (OVER 4)

If you want to come with a group of friends, please make one reservation for your entire party so we can reserve a block of seats for you ... however, in the interest of fairness to others, we reserve the right to limit the number of people on a single reservation at our discretion. The cancellation period for canceling the ENTIRE reservation without penalty is doubled from the standard 72 hours (see above) to 144 hours (6 days). If you need to cancel only 1 or 2 people, the standard 72-hour notice still applies.

WHEN

The dinners begin promptly at 5:00, but we HIGHLY, HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend that you arrive earlier to better your chances of getting a closer parking space. The bar opens at 4:15 if you'd like to mingle with the winemaker and enjoy an adult beverage before dinner.

WHERE

Wine Vault & Bistro is located in the heart of San Diego between Little Italy and Old Town at 3731-A India Street on the upper terrace. Follow the black handrail from the sidewalk up the stairs to our front door.

PARKING

Valet parking is available for $7.00. The drop-off point is two doors south of our entrance in front of Shakespeare Pub at the corner of India and Winder. On-street parking is also usually available within a 3-block radius. Remember that it’s OK to park in yellow commercial zones on Sunday and that meters are also not enforced on Sunday. You can also park in the lot behind Shakespeare Pub two doors down, but do not park in El Indio's lot unless you want your car towed! If you can’t find parking next to the restaurant, there’s always LOTS OF PARKING on San Diego Avenue and the adjacent side streets just past the Chevron station across Washington Street. So please don't drive yourself crazy endlessly going around in circles waiting to pounce on that perfect spot when there's TONS OF PARKING less than three blocks away!

WINE QUANTITIES

We'll be pouring 3-5 ounce tasting portions of wine (see the line-up above) totally 19 ounces, or the equivalent of three-quarters of a bottle of wine per person. Pour buckets are provided for designated drivers.

WINE SALES

Although some wines may be in limited quantities, all wines poured at this dinner will be available for purchase at the restaurant until sold out. We reserve the right to limit sales of any rare or allocated wines at our discretion.

WINE NOTES & BOTTLE PRICES

2016 Margerum "Rivera" Rose ~ $16

(Santa Barbara) Winemaker's Notes: We pick Grenache and Syrah specifically for our rosé production. The grapes are crushed and immediately pressed to stainless steel tanks for a long cold fermentation. The wine is blended with various lots of Counoise, Cinsaut, and other Grenache vineyards that were saignéed. Saignée is a winemaking process where we bleed off a portion of slightly pink juice from a red must right after crush. We then filter and bottled early to capture brightness and vibrancy. This is a refreshing dry spring and summer rosé for picnics and other activities.

2015 Margerum "M5" Red Blend ~ $23

(Santa Barbara) 41% Grenache, 37% Syrah, 14% Mourvèdre, 4% Counoise & 4% Cinsaut. Winemaker's Notes: A solid core of dark red fruit and spicy fruit surrounded by youthful tannins. The overlying presence of Grenache flavors initially impact the palate, followed by a finish complete with licorice, cocoa and dark chocolate contributions of Syrah and earthy Mourvèdre.

2011 Cent'ianni "Buoni Anni" Sangiovese ~ $22

(Santa Ynez) Winemaker's Notes: The 2011 Buoni Anni Sangiovese is a blend of many clones from the Estate (44%), Oak Savannah Vineyard (16%), Honea Vineyard (16%), Three Creek Vineyard (16%) and Stolpman Vineyard (8%).Our goal is to make classic Sangiovese that is dry, lean and complex. The typical Sangiovese aromas of spice and violets are here; complemented by ripe, earthy currants and black cherry. The wine has a wonderful silky texture. The tannins and firm acidity are present but integrated. Even though we are growing in one of the cooler climates in California we still get fully physiological mature grapes. The firm but benevolent framework means it’s drinkable now, as the acidity and smooth tannins have resolved after two years in large neutral French oak puncheons.

2014 Margerum "Über" Syrah ~ $36

(Santa Barbara) Winemaker's Notes: Refined but young with fine stone tannins – rounded, lively, and dense. Flavors of dense red fruit, dark chocolate with high notes of raspberry and sarsaparilla. Undertones of fresh leather, green olive pit, combines in an intricate weave of savory and spice.

2013 Margerum "Late Harvest" Sauvignon Blanc ~ $19

(Santa Barbara) Winemaker's Notes: Nose of juicy fruit, honey and ripe melon. Pleasantly sweet yet not cloying attack of more ripe fruit nicely balanced with rich Meyer lemon acidity in the evolution and long finish. Will age gracefully through 2020 developing nectar-like aromatics and becoming richer and even more honeyed. A well balanced dessert wine that pairs well with fruit salad, custardy desserts like crème brûlée, or salty cheeses.

May 2017
Honea/Margerum Estate Vineyard Tour and Lunch
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM     Sat, May 6, 2017
Venue: Margerum Estate Vineyard - Alamo Pintado Road, Los Olivos, CA
Contact: Rani McLean 805 845-8435, rani@margerumwines.com

Guided Tour Through Honea Vineyard

Saturday, May 6th

Honea Vineyards Los Olivos, CA

10:00AM

 

Join us for an unforgettable experience at our Margerum Estate Honea Vineyard in the Los Olivos Distict. We will meet at our vineyard and break up into small groups. Each group will be guided by one of our expert staff. Learn about the science and art of grafting and vineyard care that produce amazing quality grapes that we make into unforgetable wine. We will end our tour on the hilltop overlooking the vineyard to enjoy lunch and Margerum wines. Be one of the first people to visit our private vineyard. 

We will also be offering the opportunity to buy small lots of wine from Doug's library at great pricing, only available at this event!

Tickets are $30 and will be available on our website soon.

For more information, call 805-845-8435 or email rani@margerumwines.com.

 

 

June 2017
Wine Club Members Pick up Party!
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM     Sun, Jun 4, 2017
Venue: Margerum Tasting Room - 813 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara
Contact: Rani McLean 805 845-8435, rani@margerumwines.com

It's another one of our fantastic Pick up Parties for our loyal Wine Club members!

Save the Date and check back here for more details and to sign up once we get closer to the date.

Not a member? To join and info HERE.