Saturday, May 14, 2011

Meet the Winemakers

       There we were, doing what we love to do on a Friday or Saturday afternoon—having the appetizers and wine at the Georis Winery Happy Hour.  It was a sunny day and we, and two friends, were having our goodies in the colorful pebbly courtyard of the Corkscrew Café in Carmel Valley. 
     We each ordered a different wine, creating our own tasting.  We had the Georis Cowgirl Red, Hacienda Red, Sauvignon Blanc, and Rosato which one of our foursome likened to “sitting on the beaches of Antibes.”  The appetizers, as always, were tasty and generous—two different kinds of pizza, a variety of cheeses, little sausage pieces, and olives.  We were enjoying ourselves so much that we wanted to extend our stay so we ordered a light Corkscrew Café dinner of fried onion rings, a spinach salad, and calamari to share. The food was fantastic.
     We also learned about a new series of events that the Corkscrew Café will be inaugurating this Sunday, May 15.  It’s called “Winemakers Un-Corked—a casual approach to wine tasting.”  It is free to the public.
     Every summer Sunday, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., the Georis family will host a different local winemaker.  The winemaker will discuss his/her wines, everyone can have a taste, and the wines will be available for purchase.  Finger food will be served and after the event, there will be dinner with the winemaker at the restaurant for whoever would like to partake.  The first event will feature Peter Figge and the wines of Figge Cellars (
For more information, call the Corkscrew Café in Carmel Valley (831 659 8888).
What a great opportunity to learn about local wines, meet the winemakers, and enjoy a very pleasant afternoon in the Carmel Valley sun.

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