Zeph's One Stop To Hold New Release Event for Big Sur Vineyards in Honor of California Wine Month

Top Quote Event to Be Held September 3rd at 5:00 p.m. 10% of proceeds from this event will go to The Nature Conservancy to benefit Andrew Molera State Park. End Quote
  • Salinas, CA (1888PressRelease) August 17, 2015 - Zeph's One Stop is open 7 days a week and has 28 wines by the glass (including sparkling wine), 8 beers by the bottle and the wine selections change weekly. Zeph's also hosts parties and provides

    In honor of California Wine Month, Zeph's One Stop will be holding a release party for Big Sur Vineyards new 2013 Pinot Reserve. Wine enthusiasts do not need an excuse to raise a glass in celebration; however, there is no finer time than the month of September - California Wine Month. September marks the beginning of harvest in California and California Wine Month celebrates the state's ideal climate for wine, beautiful wine country landscape, our talented and ingenious winemaking families, our celebrated lifestyle and cuisine; and our commitment to sustainability and the environment.

    Join Zeph's One Stop for Big Sur Vineyards new wine release party in honor of California Wine month

    Thursday, September 3rd

    5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

    Meet Winemaker Ryan Kobza.

    Big Sur Vineyards 2013 Pinot Noir Reserve has floral overtones layered with dried berries and orange peel on the nose. These aromas translate to the palate along with tart red cherries, dried herbs, candied orange peel and citron. Firm tannins extend from the mid-palate well through the finish. This is a special Pinot from a unique appellation in Monterey County that will benefit from extended bottle aging.

    Cost is $5.00 to attend.

    Enjoy cheese from Star Market.

    Wines will be available for purchase at $5.00 off per person.

    Wines will also be available at the wine bar that evening.

    10% of proceeds from this event will go to The Nature Conservancy to benefit Andrew Molera State Park

    Event Location: Zeph's One Stop 1366 South Main Street Salinas, CA 93901

    To make reservations call (831) 757-3947

    For more information go to http://www.zephsonestop.com/

    About Zeph's One Stop:
    Located in beautiful Monterey County and surrounded by some of California's premier wine growing appellations, Zeph's is the perfect place to stop for your local wine enjoyment. Enjoy a view of the Salinas Valley with a glass from our remodeled wine and beer bar featuring over 30 wines. If you're traveling we can ship home a selection of prize winning Santa Lucia Highlands and Chalone Appellation Wines for your enjoyment. Need a gift or basket for someone special? We have a newly enlarged selection of gift items and select foods and we can arrange and ship. We also offer full wine and spirits catering for your local events.

    HISTORY
    1983 was the beginning of our journey that led us from San Francisco to Big Sur. It's a classic tale of city folks with a hankering to raise a few kids and live off the land in one of the world's most beautiful places.

    On a small parcel of land, on the west side of the Santa Lucia mountain range we planted a small grove of olive trees, and an essential oil garden of lavender and citrus and made hand crafted soaps. First client was Post Ranch and we would hand deliver to them on our trips to Big Sur.

    Surrounded by artisan farmers and beekeepers, and cheese producers, we were excited to plant grapes to see what might grow best in our soils. Over time a few varietals of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir showed great promise. It seemed our place had the right elements - its proximity to the ocean, summer heat during the day and cool nights.

    Winemaking started as a hobby. Love the Rhone varietals and for many years we picked Grenache, Syrah, and Petit Sirah from neighboring vineyards. Kids stomped the grapes in small batches and we blended these three varietals together. Some vintages were definitely better than others. But this wine - we call "Big Sur Red" - embodies all the things we love and feel about Big Sur. The wine is bold, with big flavors yet a bit mysterious. Over the years we have grown into a small family business. As we better understood the terroir and became more sophisticated with our winemaking goals we moved to the next level.

    Teamed up with Ryan Kobza, a young winemaker working in Monterey County since 2011. He has an adventurous flair and unique approach to winemaking.

    NOW
    Big Sur is our home. We live with mountain lions, lizards and snakes, a rogue bear, monarch butterflies and the local condor. Rising from near extinction just a few years ago, the condor has made a remarkable comeback.

    Every day we drive a stretch of the central coast with its unparalleled beauty. Our labels reflect our love of nature that exists in our own front yard.

    We shoot video and photographs to capture the beauty of the ocean, the amazing natural architecture of the seascape, and the ever-changing skies and sunsets.

    These images are the inspiration for our wine labels. To us, they represent some of the most iconic creatures and locations found in Big Sur.

    A percentage of proceeds from the sale of our wines go to support a number of organizations that work to protect our rich environment. To learn more about these projects, go to bigsurvineyards.com.

    Big Sur Vineyard's Carmel location can be found on the east side of Lincoln between 5th and 6th in the courtyard adjacent to Christopher's Restaurant.

    Lenora Carey & Richard Gebhardt, Owners
    Ryan Kobza, Winemaker

    By Appointment:
    5 Lincoln NE of 6th
    Carmel, CA 93921
    (831) 624-3675

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