The Somm’s Table is Barndiva’s way of extending our definition of farm to table - eat the view - to drinking it.
We think of the Somm's Table as a salon, a place where we gather to drink, and talk about wine with a particular point of view. Where we can host evenings with winemakers we know and admire, or haven't met, but want to know. Throw seasonal garden parties with winemaking friends. There is an actual table, forged by Jordy Morgan and a Wine Club, but The Somm's Table is really more of a state of mind. Come in and have a singular interactive experience with a glass of wine and visit the room, or come with friends and just kick back. Host a small dinner party. Crowd surf expanded tastings at one of our cooperative summer fêtes, The Pink Party, Fête du vin blanc and Fête du vin rouge. We're just gonna put it out there, see what sticks.
Come join us at the table. Let's see where this conversation takes us.
A curiously curated monthly shipment of seasonally selected wines we choose from our extensive restaurant tastings and award winning cellars is yours if you join the club. Annual members get special access to all wine related events, discounts, and extra special coddling. Led by Barndiva’s Lukka Feldman and Wine Director/Somm Chappy Cottrell, Sommtable: The Barndiva Wine Club is a way into this complex community we know so well. Like everything else we do, it honors sustainability and a measure of honestly and genius in the way a product we love is grown and produced. For more information or to sign up, click the link below.
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Winery of the Month: February
Jason and Molly Drew started Drew eighteen years ago with a clear goal in mind: to craft small lot coastal wines that express site specificity and traditional varietal character. While the beginnings of Drew began in the Santa Rita Hills AVA in 2000, they transplanted their small operation to the Mendocino Coast in 2005 to establish their estate ranch and winery.
In 2004 they had stumbled upon an old 26 acre apple orchard for sale within the Mendocino Ridge Appellation. The Mendocino Ridge is the most westernmost AVA within Mendocino County located directly west and south west of Anderson Valley and directly north of the true Sonoma Coast. While others saw a daunting project in this old orchard property, Jason and Molly saw ancient oceanic soils, south facing slopes and a true coastal climate, with the ocean a mere 3.3 miles away. It didn't take long for them to decide to leap and leap they did.
Drew continues to focus on small lot coastal Pinot Noir and Syrah from both Anderson Valley and the Mendocino Ridge. They continue their long standing partnerships with several local vineyard growers who share their passion for sustainable and meticulous farming practices. Single vineyard sources are chosen for their climate, clonal selection and complexity of soil type. Winemaking practices remain focused on traditional methods that include whole cluster and native yeast fermentations, hand punchdowns and
Drew Wines We’re Pouring Now
Mid-Elevation Pinot Noir 2017
blue & red fruit, conifer, forest fungi and quartz
Fog Eater Pinot Noir 2016
pomegranate, cranberries, crushed wildflowers, black trumpet mushrooms
Valenti Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016
raspberry, black cherry, earth, pepper
Estate Field Selection Pinot Noir 2016
mint, violet, ripe cherry and berry
Perli Vineyard Syrah 2013
blue fruits, crushed white pepper, slight game, cherry, boysenberry, violet
Perli Vineyard Syrah 2015
cured meats, lavender, black pepper and dark spices
Valenti Vineyard Syrah 2016
pencil shavings, earth, roses, dry blackberry, dark chocolate
The Ornbaun Syrah 2016
dark berries, citrus zest, subtle tapenade
“Here at Barndiva we love sharing exquisite wines from fantastic producers. Each month we highlight one winery that we particularly adore. For the month of February, we’ll be highlighting the Pinot Noirs, Syrahs, and other varietals from Drew. Whether by the glass, or by the bottle, delight in the toil of these Mendocino visionaries as you ‘eat the view.’”
-Chappy Cottrell, Wine Director
Upcoming Winery of the Month
February - Drew Family Wines
March - Kosta Brown
April - Rootdown Cellars
May - Gail Wines
August- Jolie Laide
Sept- Monterillo Cellars
Dec.- Domaine Dujac
To plan a private evening at the The Somm's Table for any sized group, or book Producer Evenings, please contact Chappy: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Tickets for The Pink Party and Fête du vin Blanc 2019 go on sale in the new year.
To book the Somm's Table for Producer Evenings, purchase wine, or plan you own private event: email@example.com
The Somm's Table: 707 431 7404
For more on the Barndiva wine program:
Eat the View Blog Post December 12, 2014 "Our Cup Runneth Over"
Eat the View Blog Post August 12, 2016 "Celebrating Excellence"
Eat the View Blog Post November 24th, 2016 "Introducing The Somm's Table"