Orto Santa Monica & Gourmet Wine Getaways
A GOURMET WINE TASTING DINNER
Featuring the wines of
Ballard Canyon, Santa Barbara County, California
Host: Peter D. Kerr, Gourmet Wine Getaways’ Wine Consultant
Special Guest: Peter Stolpman, Managing Partner
Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM
$95 per person, plus tax and gratuity
Tom & Marilyn Stolpman had one vision when they purchased their 220 acre ranch in Santa Ynez in 1990- provide grapes of outstanding quality to a select number of local winemakers. Planting a few blocks of Cab Franc and Merlot in ’92 set them on their way. But, in ’97, they could no longer resist, and bottled their own first estate vintage, a mere 660 cases, under the Stolpman Vineyards label. Over the past 20+ years, they have grown to over 5,000 cases and implemented “revolutionary viticulture techniques, pushing their dry-farmed, limestone vineyards to unprecedented levels of quality”. There are now 153 acres planted w/ 30 clones of 15 varietals. Kyle Knapp is heading up the winemaking team after a 4-year stint as assistant winemaker and 5 years at Beckmen Vineyards. Managing partner Peter Stolpman will be in the house to share some history and family stories along with the latest scoop from the winery. Join us for a wonderfully entertaining evening as we enjoy five of these wonderful wines paired with the tantalizing cuisine from owner/chef Andrea Inio & his culinary team. Grab some friends and make it a great evening of wine, food and conversation.
Pinzimonio: Farmers Market raw veggies, olive oil & lemon dipping
2018 Rose, Santa Barbara County
Fritto Misto Terra e Mare: Fried Calamari, shrimp, Mediterranean Smelt, organic veggies
2018 “Love you bunches” (100% carbonically-fermented Sangiovese), Santa Barbara County
Spaghetti alla bottarga: Spaghetti, Vesuvius cherry tomatoes, bottarga from Cabras
2017 Roussanne , Ballard Canyon
Cavatelli tartufati alla Norcina
Cavatelli pasta, Italian black head porcini mushrooms, sausage, red cow parmigiano, Umbrian black truffles
2017 Estate Syrah , Ballard Canyon
Talgliata di Manzo: Grilled Black Angus NY steak , Yukon Gold potatoes, organic spinach
2016 Estate Sangiovese , Ballard Canyon
Freshly brewed Coffee or Tea
Advance, guaranteed reservations required. Cancellations will only be accepted up to 48 hours in advance. No Open Table reservations. Seating will be upstairs (accessible by stairs only).
Orto Santa Monica, 502 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401
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