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This is a private tasting in our Barrel Room or Santa Barbara Tasting Room of our best wines, hosted by one of our team’s knowledgeable Sommeliers. This experience includes an in-depth discussion about all things vinous including viticulture, winemaking, our Estate Vineyard and the various appellations from which we source. This tasting will be complimented by a curated selection of California cheeses and charcuterie with all the accoutrements. $75/person.
Geek Alert. Join one of our team’s knowledgeable Sommeliers for a detailed tasting focusing on the concept of terroir, a French term used to describe the location and environmental influences affecting grape and wine quality. Using Pinot Noir, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, we will taste through various selections highlighting examples of wines grown in different vineyards and appellations in Santa Barbara County. We will discuss why and what the influences are affecting each wine’s aroma, taste, complexity, age-worthiness and quality with conversations wide-ranging and educational. This experience will be complimented by a curated selection of California cheeses and charcuterie with all the accoutrements. $125/person.
How do wines age? Because Doug Margerum is celebrating his 20th harvest, we have an incredible library of mature and fascinating wines that have been aging gracefully in perfect conditions. Led by one of our team’s knowledgeable Sommeliers you will enjoy a seated tasting of eight wines from the Margerum Wine Company and Barden library. Compare and contrast two Pinot Noirs, two Chardonnays two Syrahs plus a few bonus wines, with vintage being the only difference between each of the wines. This experience will be complimented by a curated selection of California cheeses and charcuterie with all the accoutrements. $150/person.
Ever wonder how wine is blended together to make the perfect wines? Or how the five different grapes for our M5 Red and M5 White are blended together to make one distinct and delicious wine? Led by one of our team’s knowledgeable Sommeliers, this is an interactive experience where we actually take the various components from our M5 Wines and blend them together to make the finished wine. Discussions will be wide-ranging and will cover all things vinous including viticulture, winemaking, our Estate Vineyard and the various appellations from which we source. $150/person.
Buy one barrel of wine and become the Winemaker for the day. Join owner Doug Margerum in customizing your own 25 case lot after tasting through multiple varietals and selections of our top scoring wines to make the perfect wine!
Come witness for yourself and participate in this centuries long tradition of crafting your personal wine blend and see how nuanced and complex this process really is. Other subjects such as grape yields, farming, oak regimens and the entire winemaking process will be covered.
A special catered lunch follows the blending session along with the opening of special library wines from Doug’s cellar.
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