“I created this recipe for August 2013 Ladies Night Out. When we were creating the labels for this new wine; I kept thinking what I could pair and create with this fabulous wine. It has aromas of mocha, plums and a hint of anise. After the wine had time to breathe, I started to get a bouquet of black cherries and cocoa. This was my sweet dish and of course I had a savory to pair; which was my Herb and coffee crusted Tri Tip.” Beth Heiserman, Marketing and Sales Director at Reyes Winery.
Preheat oven to 350
2 ½ cups flour
1 ½ cups sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup strong coffee (I used cinnamon hazelnut)
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup Reyes’ Renaissance 2011 Merlot
½ cup cocoa
Chocolate covered espresso beans
1. In mixer, blend eggs, sugar, oil, coffee and Reyes 2011 Merlot wine.
2. Slowly add sifted dry ingredients; flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa
3. Even disperse batter into muffin tins
4. Bake 15-20 minutes. Check after 15 to see how much more time.
5. After cupcakes have cooled, frost them and decorate with a chocolate covered espresso bean.
3RD ANNUAL BOTTLING PARTY – SATURDAY OCTOBER 19, 2013, 11AM-4PM
$75 pre paid ($85 at the door) You will enjoy a gourmet wine infused BBQ lunch while enjoying our newest releases. You will receive a tour of the bottling line; to learn the process of bottling our wine. Then you will take home a bottle that was just produced and enjoy it later. We are running a special, if you purchase tickets on or before September 30, you will receive two bottles instead of one.
LADIES NIGHT OUT – FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 2013, 5PM-8PM
$35 per person it includes 2 glasses of wine of your choice, and hors d’oeuvres /light dinner on our North Terrace. Come mingle with other ladies and enjoy some delicious appetizers and talk about wine, weather, or anything wonderful.
UNVEILING OF THE NEWEST ROBERT REYES’ PAINTING – SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2, 2013, 12PM-2PM
$35.00 per person includes tasting flight of 5 wines in the tasting room and 2 wines in the barrel room, a litho (17”x 11”) from the “Vineyard Series” signed by the artist, a cheese plate, and a Winery & gallery tour at 1pm.