“I tasted few wines from Andrew Murray this year than last, which is partly a reflection of Murray’s move to focus his range. At their best, these wines – the Syrahs in particular – deliver compelling quality and value, a balance that is frankly commendable in today’s market.”
- “Santa Barbara: The Thrill of Discovery” by Antonio Galloni, July 2014
So very humbled and happy to see Jon Bonne at the SF Chronicle appreciating our Syrah Tous les Jours. We love that he thinks it drinks like a more expensive and serious wine. We describe it as European elegance blended with California sunshine. We hope that you pick up a bottle or three to try! Check out the article here… http://bit.ly/1pAgf2B
Learn how wine barrels are built and watch as they are toasted inside with fire by the cooper artisans from Tonnellerie Ô . Taste wines from different barrels and toasts to experience the effect these have on wine. Enjoy an authentic wine country cookout, bonfires and music under the stars at the Buellton Bodegas in the Santa Ynez Valley. Winemakers will be on hand with plenty of opportunity to discuss their wines and offer barrel tastings. Enjoy meeting the folks from Carivintas Winery, Casa Dumetz Wines, Larner Vineyards, Municipal Winemakers, Andrew Murray Wines and Coquelicot Wines.
Tonnellerie Ô was conceived of and built with a noble vision: to handcraft exquisite French oak barrels essential for making the world’s finest wines. While their oak is French, Tonnellerie Ô is distinctly American. They’ve chosen to build their barrels right here in California, amongst so many of the world’s finest wineries. All their barrels are hand crafted, hand toasted and hand finished by accomplished artisans skilled in the age-old craft of coopering. Using their keenly trained sense of sight, smell and touch, the veteran coopers transform oak selectively sourced from the finest French forests and stave mills into exceptional barrels destined for the finest wines. Please join us for this unique experience!
A truly rare experience at the Grassini Family Vineyards in Santa Ynez, one of the most unique and exclusive venues in the area. A fine dining experience with a four-course menu, featuring a special Foie Gras hors d’oeuvre, exquisitely prepared by Village Modern Foods, Santa Barbara’s foremost caterer.
Dinner shall be served lakeside, under a canopy of majestic oaks, with stunning views across the vineyards situated within the beautiful Happy Canyon AVA and featuring some of the most collectible, critically acclaimed and highly regarded wines from Santa Barbara County. Presenting wineries include Grassini Family Vineyards, Sea Smoke, Margerum Wine Company, Dierberg Estate Vineyard, Kaena, Fiddlehead Cellars and Andrew Murray Vineyards. Live entertainment.
Grassini Family Vineyards Dinner Menu
Passed Hors D’oeuvres
with Grapefruit Pearls
Goat Cheese Gougere
with Roasted Beets and Micro Greens
Cold Foie Gras Torchon
with Peppered Pineapple Relish, on Brioche Toast
April 12-13th: Santa Barbara Co. Vintners Weekend. AMV at Curtis Winery Location will be Open 10:30-5:30. Live Music. Light Appetizers, Library Wine and Barrel Tastings. Complimentary for all Wine Club Members. $10 for all other guests.
April 12-13th Los Olivos Tasting Room – Open 11-5 – Complimentary Chocolate Truffle-New Wine Release Pairing for all Wine Club Members. $15 for all other guests. Please reserve you tasting today. Nancy@AndrewMurrayVineyards.com
Saturday, April 26th – AMV/Curtis Spring Release Open House 11-4pm Camp Carmina-Curtis Winery Location. This is our Annual Spring Open House. Please join Andrew and the Firestone Family to try our New Releases, listen to live music, Flatbread Pizza Lunch, and yummy dessert pairings at the beautiful Camp Carmina nestled in the Curtis Estate Vineyards. One Day Only Wine Specials. Please RSVP today to Kristen@AndrewMurrayVineyards.com. No charge for Wine Club Members. $10 for all other guests.
Friday, June 20th – Summer Sangria Party 3-5:30pm. A fun evening to kick off the “Keys to the Wine Country Weekend.” $20 per person. For more information and reservations, please email Kristen@AndrewMurrayVineyards.com or call the winery at 805-686-9604.
Saturday, June 21st Wine Club Appreciation BBQ 2-6pm. This is our annual event to say, “Thank you” to our wonderful and loyal Wine Club Members. This year we will hold the event at the stunning Camp Carmina nestled in the Curtis Estate Vineyards. Wine Club members grab your friends and join us for a fabulous day! Free for all Wine Club Members and $20 for Wine Club Member’s guests. Santa Maria Style BBQ, Live Music, Library Wine Tasting, and much much more! Please reserve your spot today – we do sell out! Kristen@AndrewMurrayVineyards.com.
Saturday, June 21st – Vineyard Hike and Barrel Tasting lead by winemaker, Andrew Murray. 24 ppl. Maximum. Join winemaker, Andrew Murray and tour the stunning Curtis Estate Vineyards and then step into the Barrel Room for a extensive tasting of our wines. Reserve your space today by emailing Kristen@AndrewMurrayVineyards.com or call the winery at 805-686-9604. If you would like to add a box lunch to your experience for an extra $10, please let us know!