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Wine Tasting: Stirm Wine Co. & Monte Rio Cellars | Sun Nov 19 3-6PM



We are hosting a wine tasting highlighting two exciting California wineries:

Stirm Wine Co.  and Monte Rio Cellars. Ryan Stirm, winemaker and owner of Stirm Wine Co. will be in the house pouring his incredible bottles. And our friend Casey O'Brien of Springboard Wine co will be here to Pour the wines of Monte Rio Cellars.


The event will take place on Sunday November 19th from 3pm - 6pm. This is a complimentary wine tasting and we can't wait to have you all taste this incredible lineup. 


A little about the producers: In the sun-kissed landscapes of California, two wineries, Monte Rio Cellars and Stirm Wine Co., stand out as beacons of innovation within the realm of viticulture. 




Monte Rio Cellars, guided by a visionary ethos, intricately weaves tradition and innovation into the fabric of its winemaking philosophy. Led by Patrick Capiello and Pax Mahle, the winery's commitment to articulating the unique terroir of California's wine country is nothing short of poetic. Here, wine is seen as a living entity, a reflection of the essence emanating from the sun-soaked soils to the cool whispers of the Pacific breeze, a testament to the profound belief that wine embodies the very soul of the land.


Meanwhile, Stirm Wine Co., under the discerning direction of winemaker Ryan Stirm, mirrors the dedication to unearthing the purest expression of California's Central Coast terroir. Embracing a philosophy deeply rooted in meticulous vineyard practices, Stirm embodies a paragon of minimalist winemaking, drawing inspiration from the Old World's vignerons. The wines, dominated by cool-climate varietals like Gruner Veltliner and Riesling, showcase a delicate dance between classical finesse and avant-garde verve. Stirm's approach is a harmonious marriage of tradition and innovation, with each bottle unfolding a narrative that captures the essence of Central Coast microclimates and soils.


Both Monte Rio Cellars and Stirm Wine Co. share a commitment to meticulous craftsmanship, paying homage to the alchemy of winemaking. From hand-harvesting to spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts, each winery embraces a hands-on approach that transcends the temporal boundaries of tradition. Monte Rio Cellars, with its symphony of contrasts, crafts wines as sensorial experiences, while Stirm Wine Co. emerges as a beacon for those on an odyssey through the terroir. Both wineries, while distinct in style, echo the same sentiment—a profound respect for the land and an unwavering commitment to the art and soul of wine.


Here is the lineup:


Stirm Wine Co.

2021 Kick On Ranch Riesling

2016 Old Vine Gruner Veltliner

2022 Calcite White Wine

2021 Cabernet Pfeffer

2022 Joaquinite Red Wine


Monte Rio Cellars

2022 Sauvignon Blanc

2022 Chardonnay

2022 Carignane

2021 Sangiovese

2021 Old Vine Zinfandel


Warm regards,

Howie's Wine Team

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