Orto Santa Monica & Gourmet Wine Getaways
A GOURMET WINEMAKER DINNER
Featuring the wines of
Solar Fortun Winery
Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California
Host: Peter D. Kerr, Gourmet Wine Getaways’ Wine Consultant
Special Guest: Owner/Winemaker Santiago Lopez
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 7:00 PM
$89 per person, plus tax and gratuity
Some wineries are well known, some are not. Sometimes you plan to visit a winery and other times you stumble upon a rare gem with little or no prior planning whatsoever. Peter and I discovered Solar Fortun last summer even though they were not well known and we had not originally planned to visit them. But, as fate would have it, we were able to “fit in” a visit with Santiago (pictured above) at the winery’s production facility in Ensenada at the end of our exploratory trip to the Valle de Guadalupe, a new (for us) and exciting wine region. As we left the winery to drive back to the US, we both agreed- what luck and what a find!
Solar Fortun Winery is 15 years old, owned by Santiago’s family and run by he and his brother- a culmination of a lifetime of family effort and love for wine. Having 10 years winemaking experience under his belt (and his viticulture degree from UC Davis), the wines Santiago produces are unique, well-made and have set a very high bar to be met by the other wineries in the Valle. Tonight, we bring the Valle to you: Santiago will join us to share his expertise and passion as we enjoy four of his outstanding wines including a lovely Petite Verdot to finish the evening. Orto’s culinary team has creatively paired each wine with a gourmet food course designed to bring out the best in the wine (and the food). Join us for what is sure to be a night to remember! We will be dining al fresco (outside, under the stars) in Orto’s lovely piazza so dress warmly. Come, join us and discover this rare gem for yourself!
2021 Solar Fortun Vina en Rosa
Homemade Four-Cheese Ravioli in a seasonal mushroom sauce
2019 Solar Fortun Syrah
Penne Amatricana with tomato, Pecorino & Italian guanciale
2020 Solar Fortun O Positivo
Braused Short Ribs on a bed of polenta
2019 Solar Fortun Petite Verdot
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