August 2018 Newsletter

August 1, 2018

 

 

Vineyard News

Can you believe it's August already? Where has the time gone? We've had a busy season in the tasting room, getting to know new members, being a part of special moments and watching our prized vineyard evolve through the months.
So far, we are pleased with the progress of the vineyard this year. It's been a pretty warm summer and we are closely monitoring the irrigation at this time to make sure the berries stay small for an optimum skin to pulp ratio. As they mature, sugar accumulation will occur. At this time, our grapes are successfully making their way towards harvest and we see the beginning of veraison... We're doing our veraison happy dance now!
We started talking about veraison in our last newsletter and now that it's August, this is the critical turning point in the grapes’ journey. More next month.
   
 

Did You Know?

Did you know that if you rinse a wine glass with water in between tastings, you might dilute/thin out the wine, reduce the alcohol level and alter the flavors due to chlorine and other minerals found in tap water? Not good! It's a waste of money and more importantly, good wine! We suggest you use the containers we have at the bar, for you to dump your wine in. For the most part, if you drink or dump your wine glass and move on to the next wine, you shouldn't have to rinse the glass each time. Exceptions would be, if you're switching between red and white or from sweet to something dry. The preferred method is to rinse your glass with the next wine. Ask the person pouring for a splash so, you can "rinse" your glass. Just splash it and swirl it around then, dump it out. At Mitchella, we're happy to oblige!


Wine of the Month

 

2016 Chardonnay

Pairing Recipe: Garden Pizza

Enticing aromas of pear, lemon blossom and lychee on a round palate that is creamy and refined, with layers of green apple, bright acidity and a hint of caramel from French barrel fermentation. A juicy, succulent wine that leaves a lasting impression of stone fruits on a crisp finish.

   

A favorite at our Pizzas on the Patio and now, you can make it at home!

 

For recipe click here.


Event Calendar

Pizza on the Patio
Three pizza flavors each month!
August 5
12-2pm
Pizza flavors for the day:
  • Hatch Chili Pesto topped with Roasted Hatch Chilies, Red Onion, Mozzarella, Chicken, Honey Goat Cheese, and Cilantro
  • Garden Pizza with Roasted Garlic Alfredo, topped with Italian Three Blend cheese with Arugula, Bell Pepper, Red Onion, Artichoke, Heirloom Tomato, Mushrooms, and Olives
  • Sausage, three Mushroom (Shitake, Crimini, and Oyster), Red Onion, and Heirloom Tomato with Tomato Sauce and Monterey Jack
And, enjoy Indie-folk artist Will Breman!
September 2
12-2pm
Enjoy Indie-rock from the band Sidedish
Oven fired pizza, Mitchella wine and entertainment overlooking the vineyard.
Good times!
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Lobster Fest - SOLD OUT!
September 8
6-8pm
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Wine Club Pickup Party
October 14
10-12pm
Reservations required.
October 15
Last chance to customize your club shipment
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2018 Harvest Wine Festival
October 19-21
10am-4:30pm Daily
Enjoy cheese pairings with our new fall releases and delicious appetizers
overlooking the array of autumn colors in our vineyard. It's a gorgeous time of year!

 

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Paso Robles, CA 93466
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