Save the Date! Wine Tasting, Paella Making Demo and Live Music
at Twisted Roots Tasting Room In Carmel Valley Fundraiser to Benefit MEarth in Carmel
CARMEL VALLEY, CA -- Twisted Roots is holding an event to celebrate Harvest on Friday, October 4th on the patio of its Carmel Valley tasting room located at 12 Del Fino Place. The event will take place from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm and include wine tasting, a paella cooking demonstration by Chef Brandon Miller and live music.
· Friday, October 4th
· 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
· Sip Twisted Roots Wine
· Watch a Paella Demo by Chef Brandon Miller of Mundaka Carmel at 6:00 p.m.
· Listen to Live Music
· Taste small bites
· Support MEarth
· Twisted Roots Patio at 12 Del Fino Place, Carmel Valley
· Cost for the event is $10 per person and includes wine tasting and small bites. Additional glasses of wine can be purchased for $10 per glass.
· Purchase tickets through https://www.eventbrite.com/
· A portion of the proceeds benefit MEarth. MEarth is an environmental education nonprofit with roots in Carmel Valley, California, that is growing the next generation of environmental leaders through education, collaboration, partnerships and community action. The organization educates and inspire through environmental stewardship. For more information go to www.MEarthCarmel.org
· Space is limited to 40 people
Twisted Roots Carmel Valley Tasting Room:
Open Friday through Sunday (11:30 a.m.–5 p.m.), the tasting room will pour wines created from estate grapes on vines first planted in Lodi in 1918. Did you know the winery’s name came from a twisted root that the family dug up from the vineyard?
Tastings are $5 and include four wines:
-2010 Chardonnay, aged in neutral oak and finished with a medium toasted oak finish
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon that won a gold medal in the 2012 California State Fair Competition and best of the Lodi Appellation
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon that won a gold medal in the 2013 San Francisco Chronicle wine competition
2010 Petite Sirah, the family’s flagship wine.
--1918 Old Vine Zinfandel our most popular.
Twisted Roots Information:
At Twisted Roots, we believe in letting the grapes speak for themselves. Partner Josh Ruiz, representing partners Ross Schmiedt and Mike Hodge, stated that, “We feel that our work in the vineyard is the genesis for the flavor and overall complexity of our wines. As Lodi Certified Green Growers we follow sustainable farming practices throughout the entire winemaking process. “
For every bottle sold, Twisted Roots donates a portion of the proceeds to the ALS Foundation for research into ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Our partner and creator of the Twisted Roots brand is afflicted with ALS. Additionally, Twisted Roots donates money to MEarth and its Hilton Bialek Habitat at Carmel Middle School. As Josh said, “Twisted Roots wants to make good quality wine and give back to their communities."
Both Mission Ranch and Tarpy's Roadhouse serve Twisted Roots wines. And, of course, you can have a full tasting right in Carmel Valley (831-594-8282)
12 Del Fino Place
Carmel Valley, Ca 93924
Twisted Roots Story:
Centered in the heart of the Lodi Appellation, Twisted Roots Vineyard is the work of three generations of family members dedicated to the practice of growing great wine grapes by following sustainable growing practices. While our vineyard was established in 1918, it wasn't until recently that we began producing our own wines.
The Twisted Roots Vineyard label started with a Petite Sirah in 2005 by Ross, after experimenting in the basement of the original farmhouse. In 2009, we began commercial production and expanded our offerings to include other varietals grown on the estate. Winemaking was moved subsequently from the old farmhouse to our partners at Estate Crush. Petite Sirah continues to be our flagship wine; we also offer Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Old Vine Zinfandel.
At Twisted Roots Vineyard, we believe in letting the grapes speak for themselves. We feel that our work in the vineyard is where our wines get their flavor and overall complexity. As "green” growers, we follow sustainable farming practices throughout the entire winemaking process. From our attention to soil-nutrient balance in the vineyard, to our barrel-fermentation and small production each year, we feel as though we can produce products that showcase the grapes and the Lodi Appellation.
As a part of our philosophy of "letting the fruit speak for itself," we prefer to use neutral French oak barrels to ferment and age both our red and white wines. By the time a barrel is about 5 years old, it is virtually “neutral" as far as its influence on the taste of the wine, and is used as a vessel for aging. This allows the grapes, either red or white, to express more of their natural flavors thus preventing you from being overwhelmed with oak flavor. As the wine goes through secondary fermentation in these neutral barrels, it takes on some of the very subtle oak flavors, which are a distant second to the grapes.