Oct23
Mauritson Wines at Stonebrae Country Club
For October we will be featuring the return of Mauritson Winery. Mauritson Winery is in the middle of Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley, home to some of the best Sauvignon Blanc & Zinfandel around, but the Mauritson family is also the largest owner of vineyard land in the Rockpile appellation, famed for their intense Zinfandels and other red varieties. These two appellations will definitely be featured at our next dinner, along with a Pinot Noir that is a joint venture between winemaker Clay Mauritson (our guest speaker) and Charlie Palmer.
 
For this dinner we are returning to Stonebrae Country Club in the Hayward Hills. Chef Aaron Johnson has yet to work out the final details of the menu, but, if it is anything like previous dinners at Stonebrae, it should be great. This will be our first dinner in the new Clubhouse (right across from the old temporary one. If you have not been to Stonebrae before, please get directions from them, as not all GPS systems have them properly located.
 
Because this notification is being sent with less notice than usual, we have extended the early-bird deadline a few days.

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Nov20
Tablas Creek Vineyard at Faz
Tablas Creek was started by the Haas family and the Perrin family, the Perrins being the owners of the renowned Chateau de Beaucatel in Chateauneuf du Pape. They established Tablas Creek in the northwestern part of the Paso Robles area because the soil types reminded them of their Rhone property. Needless to say, all of the wines will be Rhone varietals or blends of Rhone varieties. Attendees will also be treated to a mini-vertical, as Tablas Creek’s flagship red wine, Esprit, will be poured in both the 2003 and 2012 vintages. General Manager Jason Haas is scheduled to be our speaker.
 
For this dinner we are returning to Faz in Danville. Chef Robert Rodriguez, who assisted Dolly Jacoby for many years will be executing the five course menu.

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Dec4
End-of-Year French Champagne We'll wrap up the year with French champagnes supplied by K&L Wine Merchants.  This is always a very popular dinner, so you might want to mark your calendars way ahead of time.