Leave it to the Georis Winery to throw yet another spirited set of Harvest happenings in Carmel Valley. Last Saturday afternoon, we all gathered at the tasting room garden for a wine tasting and meet-the-winemakers event and then moseyed over to their Paloma location for an evening of fun food, great wine, and Gypsy Tribe live music and dancing.
At the tasting, winemaker Damien Georis, and his brother Laurent were pouring. We loved the 2011 Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc, both nice light accompaniments to the warm September afternoon; other wines included their 2006 Clos des Moutons, and their 2009 "La Chapelle."
Dinner was a generous buffet of salad, sautéed vegetables, pasta, garlic bread and barbecued pork loan and chicken, followed by cookies and fudge. With dinner, MK stayed with the Sauvignon Blanc; LC migrated to the hearty Hacienda Red.
We all sat under strings of lights around tables set with Provencal patterned table clothes, talked with friends and new acquaintances about life and the joy of being in such a beautiful space in such a lovely valley. Some folks played petanque, others (that be us) danced.
Like many wineries, Georis hosts these periodic parties for its wine club members. We always look forward to them. The Georises are gracious hosts and provide their members and guests with quality wine, food, and ambiance. As they say on their website, they "dare you to not have a fabulous time at one of their events."
A fabulous time, indeed, is exactly what we had. Life is good!
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