We miss seeing you in person, but that doesn't mean the show can't go on. We are planning many new online interactive series for you to enjoy throughout the summer.
We're still working to get our tasting room back open for business. Be prepared for improvements! Until then, we're accepting pick up orders. Don't forget Chef Justin's dinners every Wednesday with special discounts off Yorba Wines.
The festivities haven't stopped on our end. We're just reinventing how to do it.
Feasting in the Foothills ~
Last month we celebrated our local chefs. This month we celebrate our local farmers. For the next three weeks, starting August 13th, we'll take you through a video tour of their farms and all the incredible work they do to supply us with healthy foods.
Chef Justin will prepare a meal kit available for pick up the day before (every Wednesday between 3:30-5pm) we launch the video series on Thursday at 6pm via Zoom. Each meal kit will highlight their produce - including recipes for your cooking inspiration.
After tasting food and wine, we'll do a Q&A with the farmers. Even if you aren't local, these are the stories of how food makes it to your table - our own version of Big Little Farm.
Click here to register via Zoom.
Molly Taylor from PT Ranch
Chicken & wild mushroom terrine | onion lavender marmalade
2013 Yorba Zinfandel
Sean Kriletich from Paloma Pollinators
Peach and pepper marmalade | blue cornbread
2013 Yorba Shake Ridge Red
Rare Yorba Wines ~
Virtual Tastings and Concert, August 29th
Two limited production wines now available to buy! BUT we want to enjoy them with you, so please join us for a virtual tasting and concert via Zoom on August 29th. We'll be showcasing two musicians, each to be paired with one of these unique wines. Grab a glass, prep your appetizers (recipes to follow), then sit back and enjoy a great two act show.
Click here for a sneak preview of Isaac Opatz who'll perform while we taste our Petite Sirah. You'll see why he's just like the Petite.
Greco di Oro 2019
A little more was produced in 2019, so we're doing a split release - enjoy some now and then some later for crab season.
This Greco is vibrant, inviting aromas of peach, brined lemon rind - it possesses a very clean savory quality. You have to smell it to believe it!
Lime zest, melon, zippy minerality, orange blossom, fantastic mouthfeel, delicate, yet grippy. If this wine was a song, it would be Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, cohesive, yet rising to amazing heights and energetic with depth and verve- it's a roller coaster ride in the best way!
If this wine was a creature, it would be a unicorn - beautiful, ethereal, you get a glimpse and then it's gone, with a memory of something so wonderful that you can't quite describe it.
Kelsey's pairing picks - ceviche or shrimp scampi.
Petite Sirah 2018
Our second release is a single varietal Petite Sirah. Kelsey says this should be Ann's wine, it's a puzzle, like entering a labyrinth - in a good way, not in a Greek mythology-minotaur way!
Aromas of blueberry compote, fresh blackberries plums, subtle vanilla, touch of licorice and anise. This wine, like the Greco, contains dichotomies - it is dense, yet graceful, the aromas are bold, yet the wine is still a little shy. There's a great savory undertone of campfire smoke, earthiness and something mysterious you can't quite put a name to. The tannins are pronounced and grippy, but not in an overwhelming way.
If this wine was a creature, it would be a a mythological faun because they are magical and have powers, yet are also mischievous, and hard to pin down.
It will age in fine style, but for those that want to enjoy this wine now, pairing is key - any hearty protein to tame the tannins.
Kelsey's pairing picks -serious Texas BBQ, grilled cheese and prosciutto or a simple filet or rib-eye with creole seasoning.