Wine is always cause for celebration; so we don't need much of an excuse to gather friends, family, and those close to us for festivities. Check on our events calendar to see upcoming release parties, winemaker dinners, and more.
Come hang with Matthew Rorick and team Forlorn Hope to celebrate their 2017 fall release. We'll be sharing a flight of their new fall releases + snacks via our friends from Contimo Provisions:
2015 Un-sulfured Barbera
2014 Sparkling Pinot Noir Rosé
2016 Dragone Ramato Pinot Gris
2016 King-Andrews White Field Blend
$30/flight. Complimentary flights/snacks for Forlorn Hope/Outland wine club members, and guests picking up orders or purchasing wines.
CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE CLUB OR PURCHASE WINES
Join Ben Stewart in his exploration of French traditional method bubbles and their expression of terroir. He'll be weighing variables, soil types and microclimates vs. regional styles and varieties, and will be exploring some special domestic sparkling selections by POE and Forlorn Hope. $25/TICKET
Clotilde Davenne, Crémant de Bourgogne 'Extra Brut', NV, Yonne (70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, Kimmeridgian Chalk)
Domaine Moissenet-Bonnard, Crémant de Bourgogne, NV, Cotes de Beaune (100% Pinot Noir, Limestone/Clay)
Jean Velut, 'Premier Temps', NV, Montgeaux (80% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir, Chalk/Clay/Flint)
Brigandat, Blanc de Noirs, NV, Aube (100% Pinot Noir, Kimmeridgian Chalk)
POE Sparkling Rose, Méthode Champenoise, Van Der Kaamp Vineyard, 2014 (Pinot Noir/Pinot Meunier, Volcanic Loam)
Forlorn Hope, Le Prince Lutin, Rorick Vineyard, 2014 (Pinot Noir, Limestone)
Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Ben began his wine career working in fine and rare retail in New York before joining Bonhomie Wine Imports, desiring to develop a closer relationship to the culture of wine and the people who make them. His love of the industry, which can be often so challenging and extremely competitive, is fueled by its dynamic and ever-changing landscape, which is a constant source of intrigue and fascination. Having relocated to the Bay Area in the spring of 2017 to launch Bonhomie’s efforts on the West Coast, he is energized at the opportunity to bring the wines he believes in to a new audience.
Join Tanner Walle on Monday, 9/11 as we explore the gospel of Riesling, one of the world’s most noble grape varieties. A high-acid grape, Riesling has the uncanny ability to run the gamut of styles and flavors. Tanner will lead us through some of his favorites producers – from Germany, Austria, Alsace, Australia and the Americas – for a discussion on the transparency of Riesling, and its ability to express some of the finest terroirs in the world. $20/TICKET
Three things we must remember:
- Riesling is not an inherently sweet wine!
- Any white from anywhere in the world can find a corresponding Riesling. All you need is a willingness to try it.
- Riesling is the way and the truth and the light.
Originally from Minneapolis, KS, Tanner began his wine career immediately upon moving to New York in 2007. Tanner would study under world-renowned wine evangelist Paul Grieco of Gramercy Tavern and Terroir Wine Bar. After many Summer of Rieslings, and several trips around the US spreading Grieco's unique Riesling-fueled gospel, Tanner would go on to consult for several fine dining wine lists as well as retail shelves. It was throughout Tanner's tenure in NYC that a passion and fascination for unique beverage education and hospitality was cultivated. In late 2016, Tanner relocated to Sonoma, CA, where he continues to develop his energy and education for all things grape juice.
Tom Farella is a fifth generation Californian, and his farming roots run deep - from his great grandparents farming 168 acres of raisin grapes south of Fresno in the late 1800s, to planting the first Bordeaux varietals in Coombsville in the late 1970s kind of deep. Tom has continued his family's work to this day with Farella Vineyards, which his father, Frank, founded in a small, 400 square foot winery next to his house in Napa. Tom has been producing Sauvignon Blanc from Farella's Coombsville estate for 33 years, and has stuck to his guns with his stylistic approach until this very day. His Sauvignon Blanc bears the name 'La Luce', and is an homage to his father, Frank Farella, and his Italian roots.
On Friday, September 8th from 4-7pm, Tom will be pouring current vintage and library vintage Farella Sauvignon Blanc, and Zuzu will be serving up their famous paella.
Entry is $30/person, and will include a glass of 2016 Farella Sauvignon Blanc and Paella. Tom will be sharing his library vintages, and additional glass pours can be purchased upon entry.
For this evening only, all Farella flights, bottles and cases will be offered at 10% off, and mixed cases of Outland wines will receive 15% off.
Paolo Bouchard from Bouchard Cooperages; an International broker of oak barrels and amphorae based in Napa is providing Outland guests with an education on the coopering trade with a special focus on two Burgundy Coopers; Tonnellerie Billon based in Beaune & Damy based in Meursault.
The discussion will include how a barrel is made, why French oak is important and it’s impact on wine. A special focus will be put on the importance and characteristics of French forest origins when it comes to making barrels.
Paolo’s dad, Vincent Bouchard from Beaune is a pioneer in the Coopering world and is famous for being the first to introduce barrels with different toast levels, demonstrating that specific forests contribute unique characteristics to wine and was the first to start using silicon bungs on barrels.
Accompanied with the talk will be Burgundy Chards and Pinots aged in Billon and Damy barrels from specific forests to showcase the nuances and characteristics of those forests.
Towards the end, Paolo will be opening some bottles from one of his favorite independent Cote de Beaune producers whom he has a long childhood friendship with.
Come learn, taste and drink some premium Burgundy with us!
Tickets are $20 and are available at Eventbrite or at the door. Seats are limited, it is recommended to reserve in advance.
The Great Oak Forests of France
The Farella family was the first to plant Bordeaux varietals in Coombsville in the late 1970's.
Tom's love for farming dates back to his early childhood spending time with his grandparents working on their farm - his great-grandparents were given 168 acres in the 1800's in Selma, California. Tom Farella is fifth generation Californian.
His passion for wine was discovered as early as when he was 13, sitting at the lunch table at the Faiveley winery in Burgundy with his father when he tried a 1959 Faiveley Musigny - a birth year wine.
Tom helped make the first vintage at Farella in 1982 inspired by the burgundian mindset - to make terroir driven wines focusing on row-by-row farming and smaller fermentations. He is driven to make world class wines as age worthy as the great grand crus of France.
This class will allow guests to taste a vertical of Farella wines from their estate vineyard, and listen to wonderful stories about what it was like to make wine here in Napa in the 1970's and 1980's, and to grow grapes for Mondavi when it was still owned by Robert Mondavi.
The class will take place on July 17th, tickets are extremely limited - click here to order yours now.
$50 per person
Learn about the stunning Portugese grape - Verdelho, and its forgotten history in California. Taste through six vintages of Forlorn Hope's 'Que Saudade' Verdelho with winemaker Matthew Rorick. Seating is limited, reserve yours here, call 707.227.1277, or email email@example.com.
Limited tickets available. Click here to purchase.
Champagne winemaker Clemence Lalarge-Pugeot will take us through the soil, climate, grapes and styles of everyone's favorite region. Chef Curtis of Miminashi will be serving Japanese cuisine. $50 per person.
Outland is joining the very first Girl Gang Bar Crawl event put on by Cadet Wine & Beer Bar, hosted monthly by a different collection of stellar wine bars and restaurants. Details below:
Cadet is starting a GIRL GANG and we want you to join!
We have a sassy community of smart women and want to honor that brainy hotness by getting a Girl Gang together monthly.
Tickets will sell out and must be purchased in advance. $30 covers the three locations, a beverage at each spot, tax and tip included!
We are thrilled to have recently become a part of the downtown Napa scene. We are now neighbors with Cadet and Mark Herold after a complete remodel of our space on Franklin Street. The space was designed by Michael McDermott, who also designed the interior for Miminashi restaurant, so it’s exciting to welcome locals to such a unique place!
We’re also excited to invite our fellow Hospitality friends working as Concierges or Drivers to our intimate Hospitality gathering. This is the perfect opportunity for us to welcome you in and have you see and experience the new space, and get to know the winemakers behind it all if you don’t know them already! Featured in the collective are POE, Forlorn Hope, and Farella.
Join us at 920 Franklin Street on Tuesday, February 7th from 5 - 7 for wine, bites, and - let’s be honest - great company.
RSVP by February 5th to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our regular hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 11 - 6. We are happy to take walk-ins of six guests or less.
Join us for dinner at Miminashi Restaurant featuring our very own Vin d'Orange Vermouth by winemaker Samantha Sheehan! Selections include five vermouth-centric cocktails, a la carte or prix fixe dinner menus with a vermouth component, and a delicious vermouth caramel topping for their renowned soft-serve. YUM.
Miminashi | 821 Coombs Street | Napa, CA 94559