Au Bon Climat Barrel Tasting & Lunch
We have the great fortune to be invited for lunch to Jim Clendenen’s Au Bon Climat Winery. Jim and his crew are truly enjoying the everyday pleasures of life by sharing food and wine together. The massive custom wooden dining table in middle of the warehouse is filled with wines from around the world for tasting. What a fantastic way to find your perfect pairing! Jim prepares lunch with flavors inspired by his upcoming Bali trip, while we have a special Barrel Tasting of two wines with Gavin Chanin, assistant wine maker.
2005 Clendenen Family Vineyards Tocai
Description: The white wine grape widely grown in and around Italy’s FRIULI-VENEZIA GIULIA region. Elegant, yet lively wine.
Retail Price: $18.00
2007 Los Alamos Historical Vineyard Chardonnay
Description: *Available to Online Customers ONLY… not in general release.* It was on the site of the Los Alamos vineyards that Au Bon Climat began making wines 25 years ago. This location is perfect for cool climate varietals.
Retail Price: $25.00
Au Bon Climat sources fruit from several of the most highly regarded vineyards in the Central Coast. These include Clendenen’s own Le Bon Climat Vineyard and estate plantings at the legendary Bien Nacido Vineyard – both in Santa Maria Valley, Sanford & Benedict Vineyard in Sta. Rita Hills, Los Alamos Vineyard (Santa Barbara County), and San Luis Obispo County’s Talley Vineyard.