GRENACHE – (a.k.a. Garnacha) one of the most widely planted grapes in the world is now one of the most exciting! Presented in a large number of styles, come taste and VOTE for which winery wins 1st prize!!!
Grenache is finding more than a few fans here in Southern California and is planted extensively in Santa Barbara (especially Ballard Canyon) and in Paso Robles where the style is more concentrated and inky, with typical notes of spice, berry fruits, and white pepper. Grenache is often described as being similar to Pinot Noir but with a powerful tannic grip, a great alternative for those summer BBQs!
Come and experience Grenache at its best with a number of the top producers in attendance for this round of battles–all to the tune of live music curated by the talented DJ Wig.
No wine glass is safe when Grenache gets involved, and don’t forget your toothpaste… your teeth may never be white again. wineLA welcomes wine fans of all experience levels!
To honor this versatile grape, wineLA is thrilled to present our Grenache Wars event on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at The Brea Bakery Cafe. With approximately 20 prominent wineries set to participate, wineLA invites you to join us and taste these most delightful wines at an exclusive gathering where you get to vote and decide who will be crowned the number one Grenache this year!
Participating wineries include: Ascension Cellars, Dubost Vineyard & Wines, Archium Cellars, Leverage Wines, Byron Blatty Wines, Kimsey Vineyards, Tercero Wines, Nelle Winery, Shale Oak Winery, Vines on the Marycrest, Vila de Torroja – Terroir Al Limit Soc. Lda – Priorat, Zaca Mesa, Bodega de Edgar, Martian Ranch & Vineyard and more!
The event will begin at 6pm for V.I.P. TICKETS (Advance tickets for the V.I.P. experience may be purchased for $100 and any remaining VIP tickets will be $125 at the door; prices will increase as sell-out approaches). Limited sale 6pm V.I.P. admission entry tickets include delicious short rib sliders with horseradish chive cream, crab-stuffed crimini mushrooms with Hollandaise drizzle, ahi tuna La Brea Bakery naan chips with cilantro chipotle aioli, lamb meatballs with tzatziki.
At 7pm, doors open for General Admission. (Advanced tickets may be purchased for $75; remaining tickets will be $90 at the door). General Admission includes tasty chorizo-Manchego mini-tartlets, roasted tomato and mozzarella bruschetta, grilled vegetable ratatouille on pita chips with sun-dried tomato hummus, avocado toast with roasted corn, grilled pineapple on sourdough and much more!
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit https://www.winela.com/grenache-wars
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About La Brea Bakery Cafe:
In 1989, the Original La Brea Bakery opened its doors on La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles, California. La Brea Bakery is now the leading U.S. producer of partially baked artisan breads supplied to restaurants and food stores throughout the world. They use their original recipe to this day, and their creativity, passion and dedication continues to set La Brea Bakery apart as the authority on artisan bread. Their flagship store-front bakery still thrives on La Brea Avenue and to this day, enthusiasts continue to line up outside the bakery for our delectable creations. La Brea Bakery’s breads can also be found at the La Brea Bakery Cafe in Anaheim, California, and your favorite restaurants and grocery stores across the country. La Brea Bakery is part of Aryzta AG.