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Orto Santa Monica & Gourmet Wine Getaways

Proudly present

A GOURMET WINE TASTING DINNER

Featuring the wines of

Andis Wines

Sierra Foothills, Amador County, CA

Host: Peter D. Kerr, Gourmet Wine Getaways’ Wine Consultant
Special Guest: Lorenzo Musila, Partner

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 7:00 PM
$89 per person, plus tax and gratuity

Andy Friedlander and Janis Akuna created Andis Wines just over a decade ago, but the vineyards and vines they own go back a long way- in some cases over 100 years!  Their philosophy is simple- seek out the best vineyards in the Sierra Foothills to craft wines with balance, character, complexity and varietal correctness.  Add to that a powerful focus on sustainability and a winemaking team that combines old and new world talent and it is no surprise that this boutique winery is garnering excellent scores from top wine critics.  Tonight, we will have an opportunity to taste 4 of these lovely, approachable wines, including an amazing Zinfandel made from 45+ year old estate vines and a high-scoring 2018 Petite Sirah.  Each wine will be paired with mouth-watering cuisine created by Orto’s culinary team.  Come, join us and let us introduce you to a winery that deserves your attention.  We will be dining al fresco (outside, under the stars) in Orto’s lovely piazza so dress warmly!

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Orto’s Homemade Pesto Bruschetta
2020 Andis Sauvignon Blanc (W.E.- 90pts.)

Four-Cheese Ravioli with Mushroom Sauce
2019 Andis Zinfandel, Friedlander Block

Garganelli in a Veal Short rib Ragout
2019 Andis Cabernet Franc

Black Angus Filet Mignon in a red wine/gorgonzola reduction
2018 Andis Petite Sirah (W.E. – 93pts., J.Suckling – 92pts.)

A Sweet Ending-Chef’s choice

Freshly brewed Coffee or Tea

Advance, guaranteed reservations required via the Resy App. Cancellations will only be accepted up to 48 hours in advance. No Open Table or phone reservations. Important note: COVID-19 vaccinations are highly recommended. Parties of less than 4 guests must be willing to share a table with other guests.

Orto Santa Monica, 502 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401

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