Let the Good Times Roll!
This past weekend we held our annual Estate Subscriber Program “Thank You” parties. The events over the weekend are an opportunity to give back to some of our most loyal and long term fans with some great food and exceptional wine. A few of the attendees have been Estate Subscriber members since we first started the program back in 1998! When I helped run the tasting room and wine clubs back then, I signed up a few of these members and it is always a pleasure to see familiar faces from my early days.
The weekend started on Friday for our Elite tier members, as they were treated to a fantastic dinner at Novo Restaurant in downtown SLO. They were joined by Alyssa Ball and Belinda Christensen, our Winemaker Eric Johnson, Vineyard Manager Travis Monk and of course Brian and Johnine Talley. The Elite tier members enjoyed some wonderful older vintages of Talley Vineyards wines in magnums with outstanding food prepared by the fine folks at Novo. The group had a great time and created some new friendships that are sure to last.
The fun continued on Saturday with a New Orleans themed event for all of our Estate Subscriber members. The day featured the musical styling’s of Valerie Johnson and her King Bees and local restaurant Bon Temps Creole Café provided tasty muffuletta sandwiches, red beans and rice, jambalaya and blackened salmon. Snap Cubby photo booth added to the festivities by providing Mardi Gras masks and hats to enhance the photo experience. The pictures I saw come from the photo booth were fun and funny and clearly proved members “Had a Time” while here.
We had ordered up some beautiful weather for the party, but unfortunately Mother Nature didn’t get the memo. The spring winds, which are usually manageable in the 10 mph range, kicked up a substantial notch. The blustery elements made our Bead Toss Game much more difficult, but many of our guests braved the winds and correctly calculated the trajectory for tossing the Mardi Gras beads, winning themselves a magnum of Estate Chardonnay. Of course, guests were also excited to try the current release of the Single Vineyard Chardonnays, a preview of the newly bottled Single Vineyard Pinot Noirs and many different older vintages from magnums and jeroboams. All in all, it was a great day, no one blew away in the wind and we were able to let some of our very best customers know how much we appreciate them.
If you would like to find out more about how you can join the fun next year, please check out our wine club page or contact Alyssa Ball at Alyssa@talleyvineyards.com and she can guide you through our Estate Subscriber Program options and help you join the party.