Santa Cruz Good Times

Sunday
Feb 01st
Text size
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

Vino Tabi Winery

wine cheesePetit Sirah 2011

Katie Fox, winemaker at Vino Tabi, was showcasing her wines recently at an impressive six-course winemaker’s dinner at Lago di Como Restaurant in Santa Cruz. Not only was the food outstanding, but also the wines poured that evening were superb.

The 2011 Petit Sirah, Santa Cruz Mountains ($28) was featured with Nodino di vitello alla crèma di Gorgonzola—a veal chop served with a Gorgonzola and cream sauce—and a perfect pairing.

“It’s a Santa Cruz grape from Saveria Vineyard in Corralitos,” says Fox, “where they grow a wonderful Petit Sirah. It has ripe plum and black cherry and a little leather. And the slight menthol aroma reminds us of a soft breeze from a redwood forest.” 

Fox says the Petit Sirah goes really well with barbecue, or any kind of meat, for that matter. “It has a touch of white pepper, so that would complement a lot of dishes—that little bit of spice,” she says.

Vino Tabi has now added food plates to the wine-tasting experience so that customers have something to munch on. A Small Plate is $7 and consists of assorted cheese, crackers, gourmet nuts and dried fruit; a Large Plate is $10 with the addition of cured salami; and a Snack Bowl is $5 with mixed nuts and dried fruit blend. Customers can take their children into the tasting room and there is plenty of seating. Dog lovers can take Fido along as well.

There’s music every Friday evening and some Saturdays and Sundays as well. And don’t miss Alisa Rose singing Celtic songs and ballads from 2-4 p.m. on March 16 to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. It’s time to get your green on.

Vino Tabi Winery, 334 Ingalls St., Santa Cruz, 426-1809. Vino-tabi-wine.com.


Vino Tabi and West End Tap & Kitchen
If you buy a bottle of wine at Vino Tabi in the Swift Street Courtyard complex, you can take it next door to West End Tap and there’s no corkage fee. This also applies to other wineries in the same building as West End Tap & Kitchen at 334 Ingalls Street—MJA Vineyards, Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard and Sones Cellars.

Cabrillo College Farm-to-Table Dinner
Students in the culinary program at Cabrillo College will be preparing a four-course feast featuring Watsonville-based Belle Farms, makers of olive oil, and Fiesta Farms organic chickens. Silver Mountain Vineyards will be pouring their wonderful wines. The event begins at 6 p.m. with passed hors d’oeuvres, and dinner served at 6:30 p.m. $65 per person includes wine, dinner and meet and greet with farmers and winemaker. Call 479-6524 for reservations, and visit Facebook to see the menu. The dinner will be held on Friday, March 7 in the Sesnon House, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos.

Comments (0)Add Comment

Write comment
smaller | bigger

busy
 

Share this on your social networks

Bookmark and Share

Share this

Bookmark and Share

 

Throwing It All Away

Everybody’s for recycling, right? So why are we all doing it wrong? Our reporter gets down and dirty to uncover 10 secrets that will finally make the recycling process make sense

 

Aquarius Calling, Humanity Rising

Aquarius (11th sign after Aries) is the sign of service—serving one another, building community. Aquarius is fixed air, stabilizing new ideas in the world. When new ideas reach the masses the ideas become ideals within the hearts and minds of humanity. Air signs (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius) are mental. They think, ponder, study, research, gather and distribute information. For air signs, education and learning, communicating, writing, being social, tending to money, participating in groups and creating sustainable communities are most important. One of the present messages Aquarius is putting forth to the New Group of World Servers is the creation of the New Education (thus thinking) for humanity—one based not on commodities (banking/corporate values) but on virtues. Humanity and Aquarius Aquarius is the sign of humanity itself. We are now at the beginnings of the Age of Aquarius, the Age of Humanity (rising). The “rising” is the Aquarian vision of equality, unity, the distribution and sharing of all resources and of individual (Leo) creative gifts for the purpose of humanity’s (Aquarius) uplifting. This is the message in the Solar Festival of Aquarius (at the full moon) on Tuesday, Feb. 3. We join in these visions by reciting the World Prayer of Direction, the Great Invocation.Tuesday’s solar festival follows Monday’s Groundhog Day, or Imbolc (ancient Celtic fire festival) the halfway mark between winter solstice and spring Equinox). The New Group of World Servers (NGWS) during these two days are preparing for the upcoming Three Spring Solar Festivals: 1. Aries Resurrection/Easter Festival (April); 2. Taurus Buddha/Wesak Festival (May); and 3. Gemini’s Festival of Humanity (June). Aquarius and the new and full moons together are the primary astrological influences behind all of humanity’s endeavors. The NGWS are to teach these things, calling and uplifting humanity. Join us everyone. (301)

 

The New Tech Nexus

Community leaders in science and technology unite to form web-based networking program

 

Job Insecurity

Woman fights for her job in thoughtful, life-sized ‘Two Days One Night’
Sign up for Good Times weekly newsletter
Get the latest news, events

RSS Feed Burner

 Subscribe in a reader

Latest Comments

 

Jeffrey’s Restaurant

Why quick and friendly service matters at a local diner.

 

If you didn't live in Santa Cruz, where would you be living?

I would live in Kauai because the water is warmer, and I just love it there. Maureen Niehaus, Santa Cruz, Dental Assistant

 

Clos LaChance Wines

Pinot Noir 2012

 

Striking Gold

A taste of Soquel Vineyards’ five gold medal-winning Pinots