Thursday Night Winemaker Event with Bonnydoon Vineyard and the Iconic Randall Graham
San Clemente Wine Company
Thu, April 19th 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday April 19, 2012
We welcome Bonnydoon Vineyard from Santa Cruz
From 5:30 - 9:00pm Come try 7 tastes for $15
Bonny Doon Vineyard is a winery based in the city of Santa Cruz in the central coast of California. It was started by Randall Grahm in 1983. Bonny Doon was amongst the first Californian wineries to embrace Rhone varietals, giving Randall Grahm the nickname "The Rhone Ranger". The winery is known for its untraditional labels, including illustrations by Ralph Steadman, Bascove, Grady McFerrin, and Gary Taxali. In recent years, the winery has embraced some slightly obscure Italian varieties, screwcaps, and biodynamic production.
Grahm, long a promoter of "terroir", has over the past several years acquired one property in San Juan Bautista that he hopes can be dry farmed. Reflecting on the abandonment of the larger brands and the negociant-model of winery production, he told The New York Times in an April 2009 interview, "You have to put your money where your mouth is. Purchased grapes are less risky, but you’re never going to make a vin de terroir."
For more information on Boonydoon, visit their website: https://www.bonnydoonvineyard.com/
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