Sip, Swirl, Savor and Learn At Holman Ranch Tasting Room: A Chocolate and Wine Pairing Class with Lula’s Chocolates
CARMEL, CA (June 20, 2012) Inspired by the culinary bounty of the Central Coast of California, Holman Ranch Tasting Room, located at 19 E. Carmel Valley Road in Carmel Valley Village, has invited local culinary chefs and artisans to demonstrate how wine can be best complemented with fresh culinary products found throughout the Central Coast.
Holman Ranch Tasting Room’s “In Your Own Backyard”series will have chefs and artisans sharing their tips and techniques for finding the perfect, fresh ingredients for preparing truly memorable meals, side dishes as well as understanding flavor pairings. From paella to olive oil tastings, the series will showcase local experts knowledgeable about tips and tricks on everything from how to select the best olive oil to creating savory pastries with ingredients from the local Farmers Market. Each demonstration will offer recommendations for the best wine to pair with the featured culinary item.
Chocolate and Wine Pairing Class with Scott Lund from Lula’s Chocolates
The wine tasting and demo will be take place Friday, August 3rd from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Tasting Room. Space is limited to 20 attendees. The class includes a chocolate tasting and wine pairing. If it’s small batch, handmade chocolates you’re after, look for the signature brown box with the“Lula’s”
Reservations required. Class costs $25 per person. To make a reservation call: 831-659-2640.
The tasting room is open daily from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and is available for private events. www.holmanranch.com
Holman Ranch Vineyard and Winery Background:
Located at the north eastern tip of the Carmel Valley Appellation, the family-owned Holman Ranch resides approximately 12 miles inland from the Pacific Coast. Immersed in history and romance, the ranch has not only proven to be an excellent growing location for our vineyards but also for the Tuscan varietal olive trees which have flourished under the temperate climate.
Holman Ranch estate-grown wine varietals are planted on approximately 19 acres of undulating terrain. The wines produced are unfined and crafted to deliver the true varietal of the grape from harvest to bottle. The climate and terroir of the appellation has played a critical part in the success of their wines. The warmth of the inland valley coupled with the cooling marine layer has proven to be an ideal microclimate for the production of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. The vineyards' Burgundy Clones have thrived from the perfect blend of ideal climate, southern exposure and thin rocky soils.
The estate wines of Holman Ranch include: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Rosé of Pinot Noir. Carefully hand-harvested, cold pressed and bottled, the Extra Virgin Olive Oil produced from the fruits of our trees has a delightfully distinctive flavor.
Holman Ranch Background:
Holman Ranch: Where the Past is Always Present. Tucked away in the rolling hills of Carmel Valley, historic Holman Ranch provides a unique and memorable setting for weddings, special events, family gatherings, corporate retreats, and team-building events. With its charming gardens, stunning mountain views and serenity, this private estate affords old-world charm while providing modern day conveniences. This stunning Property includes a fully restored stone hacienda, overnight guest rooms, vineyards, olive grove, horse stables and more.