We’ve been working on a designated tasting area so that you can view the still and taste the spirits while you are visiting our Westside Vineyards. We should have the new area completed and open for tasting early 2016. We’ll begin pouring Saturdays from 12-4pm and by appointment during the week. Tastings will be $10 and include our latest spirit offerings and an Opolo etched liquor glass.
- Opolo 2014 Pinot Gris bottle
- 1 piece star anise
- Two 1/4 inch thick slices fresh ginger
- 3 green cardomom pods
- 3 whole cloves
- 3 to 4 tablespoons honey, or to taste
- 1/4 cup Opolo Willams Pear Brandy
- 4 slices Asian pear
Pour wine in medium heavy saucepan with the star anise, ginger, caramom, cloves, and honey (start with 3 tablespoons and adjust later if necessary). Set the pan over medium heat and bring just to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Turn off the heat and let the wine mull for at least 15 minutes. Taste and add more honey if you like. Gently reheat the wine until it starts to steam, then turn off the heat and stir in the brandy. Divide among 4 mugs or heatproof glasses, putting a few of the whole spices in each mug. Garnish with a slice of Asian Pear and enjoy!
- 1 1/2 ounces Opolo Grappa
- 1/2 ounce Aperol
- 1/2 ounces peach puree or nectar
- 2 ounces chilled Opolo Sparkling
- 1 peach slice, for garnish (optional)
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the Opolo Grappa, Aperol and peach puree and shake well. Strain into a chilled glass, top with Opolo Sparkling and garnish with the peach. Cheers!