Sunday, October 14, 2012

Pali Wine Company

New Santa Barbara Tasting Room
by Leslie Thomas, Santa Barbara Correspondent

On September 22nd Pali Wine Company held a private wine tasting event to christen their new tasting room. It's located on East Yanonali Street just north of Stearn's Wharf between Garden and State Streets.  They're open for tasting every day from 11-6 pm.

Pali was packed. A nice side patio made the visit relaxing.

Owned by entrepreneurs Tim Perr and Scott Knight, Pali winery is focused on producing small lots of artisan Pinot Noir and limited amounts of vineyard-designate wines.  The winery is based in Lompoc and the name “Pali” comes from their hometown of Pacific Palisades.

Upstairs on the rooftop, a vertical of 2005-09 form Shea vineyard.

Partner Scott Knight pouring some Pinot on the rooftop.

The Sensory Table, with different aromas present in Pali Wines. Great presentation!            
A magnum of fabulous vineyard-designate Pali Pinot Noir.
Winemaker Aaron Walker pouring some Pinot on the rooftop.
The baby brigade. On the left is Emily Walker (winemaker's wife), & August (less than 3 month old son).
Tasting room associate Kjersten pours the Tower 15 Rosé.
Cupcakes from Pattibakes in Buellton.  
Apparently now a tradition to do a weekly cupcake & wine pairing in the tasting room!

Check out the new tasting room in Santa Barbara, maybe they'll have cupcakes.

Pali Wine Company
116 East Yanonali Street
Santa Barbara, CA  93101

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