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Orto Santa Monica & Gourmet Wine Getaways

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Featuring the wines of

Saxon Brown Winery

Santa Rosa, California

Host: Peter D. Kerr, Gourmet Wine Getaways’ Wine Consultant
Special Guest: Marcus Kempken, Mosaic Wines

Thursday, July 27, 2023 at 7:00 PM
$99 per person, plus tax and gratuity

 Saxon Brown was created by grower/winemaker Jeff Gaffner in 1997.  Jeff prides himself on many things including being a 3rd generation Sonoma farmer, a consultant winemaker to many of the region’s outstanding artisan wineries and for the past 25+ years, the creator/winemaker of Saxon Brown’s small, single-vineyard bottlings.  The Wine Spectator raves about his winemaking talents (“deft”) and the Wall St. Journal said “they love his vineyard voice”. Tonight’s wine selections will feature a nicely aged Grenache, Chardonnay and Zin plus an ’18 Gap’s Crown Vineyard PNO.  The wines will be paired with a delicious gourmet menu created by Orto’s owner Andrea Inio & his culinary team.  All of the featured wines will be available for ordering at very attractive prices (many of them are no longer available on the retail market).  Joining Peter to discuss the winery & wines will be Marcus Kempken, a thoroughly knowledgeable local Saxon Brown wine expert and great friend of GWG.  We will be moving inside the friendly confines of Orto’s original space so no need to worry if the June gloom continues into July.  Reserve early as we only have space for 40 guests. Hope to see you there!

Pinzimonio (Organic fresh market veggies with EVO & lemon dip)
2017 Saxon Brown Chardonnay, Sangiacomo Vineyard, Carneros

Paccheri pasta with lamb ragout
2018 Saxon Brown Pinot Noir, Gap’s Crown Vineyard, Sonoma Coast

Cavatelli with fresh seasonal mushrooms and shaved black truffle
2015 Saxon Brown Grenache, Russian River, Sonoma

Filet Mignon seasoned with fresh herbs and Gorgonzola Cheese
2017 Saxon Brown Zinfandel, Durrell Vineyard, Sonoma Coast

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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