Wine enthusiasts nationwide can enjoy a curated Coastal California wine tasting & gastronomical experience in the intimacy of their homes.
September 25, 2020 (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) — In celebration of California Wine Month, Tolosa Winery has launched Tolosa Tonight, a curated gastronomical experience available to culinary and wine enthusiasts in the intimacy of their own homes. Wine and food devotees across the country can order an event kit and prepare excellent three course meals paired with select Tolosa wines, all included in the kit. Acclaimed Tolosa Winemaker Frederic Delivert, Ember Chef/Owner Brian Collins, and Amber Karson, co-owner of Karson Butler Events, will provide the guidance needed to host a true wine country dinner. Tolosa Tonight premieres September 25 and is available on demand through October 2020, at the price of $250 for Tolosa wine club members and $290 for general access. To reserve a kit, please visit Tolosa Tonight.
“We want wine and food enthusiasts to experience our amazing wine country lifestyle, which is especially exciting during harvest, regardless of any restrictions on travel or gatherings. So we curated a virtual experience that consumers can replicate at home with their loved ones,” said President & CEO, June McIvor.
Delivert will share his coveted single vineyard wines paired with Collins’ recipes. The first course, Bacon Wrapped Scallop Skewer, Sweet Italian Peppers and Stone Fruit Mostarda, will be enjoyed with a bottle of Poletti-Edna Ranch Chardonnay Edna Valley 2018. The main course, perfect for a fall dinner, is Coq au Vin, Shell Bean Heirloom Tomato Panzanella, Grilled Leeks, and Lardons paired with Tolosa’s flagship wine, Primera 2018. Dessert will include Red Wine Poached Figs, Goat Cheese Panna Cotta with Almond Cookie, paired with the Solomon Hills Vineyard Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley 2018.
Chef Collins will help enthusiasts prepare the elegant meal by providing a shopping list, recipes and a step-by-step cooking demonstration video of Coq au Vin. The package includes the full pairing menu, shopping list and recipes. Revered Event Designer Karson will demonstrate how to create stunning tablescapes with insider recommendations via video link. And Winemaker Delivert will guide dinner guests through each wine virtually, on demand.
Tolosa also invites qualified media to look behind the curtain at the winery with a tasting of the wines and the Tolosa Tonight kit. For media inquiries, please contact: [email protected].
Cowboy dreams of owning a cattle ranch brought Robin Baggett to California’s Edna Valley over 40 years ago. The cold Pacific wind and soils from ancient seabed to limestone made him realize he was on a frontier of a different sort. Tolosa is the expression of his commitment to spare no effort to craft Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines of distinctive character to rival any in the world. Founded in 1998 and guided by the core values of integrity, teamwork and meticulous craftsmanship, Tolosa is committed to creating complex, balanced and nuanced wines that are the purest expressions of Edna Valley. The Tolosa winemaking team combines traditional winemaking techniques and cutting-edge technology to achieve the purest translation of place to taste. Tolosa supports numerous environmental and philanthropic initiatives and is an active member of the Central Coast community, welcoming guests daily to enjoy its trademark gracious hospitality and a variety of luxury tasting experiences surrounded by its Sustainability in Practice (SIP) Certified vineyard, Edna Ranch. Tolosa is open daily at 4910 Edna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. You can find them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or visit the website at tolosawinery.com.