Pairing the right wine with the right food can be as simple or complex as you'd like it to be. There are some classic pairings that are just meant to be together — pork and Pinot, steak and Cab, shellfish and Chardonnay and so on. But beyond protein and wine, flavor profiles can become quite complex.
Hello everyone! I’m Tim Soberick, Tasting Room Host at the Sidury Winery in Santa Rosa. I’d like to share my recipe for gnocchi al gorgonzola, which pairs nicely with our 2015 Arbre Vert Pinot Gris. This is one of the first dishes I learned to make when I lived in Florence, Italy back in the 1985, when I performed there with the orchestra.
I am very sad to say that Catherine Robison is no longer with Siduri Wines. As many of you know, Catherine has been an integral part of Siduri for many years now. And many of you have developed personal relationships with Catherine over the years from time spent with her on the phone or at our Open Houses. She will certainly be missed by many of you and all of us.
The great news is that we have a fantastic team stepping into Catherine’s shoes -- Jenny Shannon, Kellyann Azevedo and Kieran Murphy. You will all get to know them as well as I have over the next few months, but in the interim I asked them to introduce themselves to all of you, so “Jenny, Kellyann and Kieran, take it away:”
Cellar Update from Our Winemaker and Founder, Adam Lee
As I am sure you’ve heard, it has been pretty wet here in California. While that is fantastic news for the vines it has, in a few cases, put us a little bit behind in getting things pruned. That’s not a big issue, but may end up pushing harvest back a few days if this rainy weather continues. However, just because it is wet outside, doesn’t mean that we aren’t busy inside the winery. In fact, we’ve been getting things done at a pretty remarkable pace.
Over the years we’ve received more than our fair share of great press. We’ve had favorable articles written about our wines, our journey from Texas, and so many other aspects of Siduri’s 20+ year existence. But one thing that hasn’t been mentioned much is our tasting room. That’s because it’s been in a warehouse and, quite frankly, the atmosphere wasn’t what some wine writers were seeking out. Well, that has changed with our new tasting room in Healdsburg and we recently had this fantastic article written about the new gigs up north. We hope you can join us there sometime soon (and we do still have the winery tasting room as well for those of you who want the less fancy approach). Read the Press Democrat article here.
The 2016 Siduri and Novy harvest came to an end on Friday, October 7, 2016. At least that’s when we processed our last grapes. There’s still a great deal of work to do after the fruit arrives, with over 3 weeks of punchdowns, pressing, and clean up still ahead of us!
Our 2016 Harvest began on August 24 with arrival of our first grapes from the Santa Lucia Highlands. It is our tradition every year to propose a toast with the entire SIDURI crew for a successful, safe and happy harvest!
Harvest is just around the corner and it looks like it is coming on pretty quickly. In the past few days, I’ve been out in vineyards in Sonoma County, the Santa Lucia Highlands, and the Sta. Rita Hills and I am guessing we are about 2-3 weeks away from our first pick. These are the days that we follow the weather particularly closely as a cool down or a heat spike can change harvest timing dramatically.