Join us for an exciting evening with Russell From of Herman Story Wines!
As this will be our final Paso Winemaker Evening for the season, with harvest right around the corner, what better winemaker than Russel From to end on?!?! Russell will be pouring five highly regarded wines that best represent his passion for winemaking and the superb quality of his nerdy yet creative winemaking style. Get to know Russell personally while sharing wonderfully paired passed appetizers with other ESB members. Herman Story wines are spectacular crowd pleasers and at $48, represent a great value rivaling the best wines California has to offer!
Russell began Herman Story Wines in 2001 with 7 barrels stashed in his employer’s cellar. What started as a modest homage to his rancher grandfather has become a beacon to those seeking opulent, structured Syrah and Grenache. From’s dedication has held the attention of discriminating consumers and reviewers alike, earning him a coveted position in Wine Spectator’s Top 100 List in 2014 for his On the Road Grenache and an average 90+ score on CellarTracker across all wines and vintages.
To maintain balance while giving flavor full stage, Russell works with 30 top-tier vineyards in 7+ distinct growing regions between Santa Barbara and Paso Robles. Vineyards of particular note include: Bien Nacido, Chelle Mountain, John Sebastiano, Larner, Presqui’le and White Hawk. Learn more about Herman Story!
(all retail for $48)
2016 Tomboy Viognier
2015 Casual Encounters GSM
2016 Nuts & Bolts Syrah
2016 Milk & Honey Tempranillo Blend
2015 Bien Nacido Syrah ***Tasting Only***
Burrata Toasts with Spring Pea and Mint Pesto
Duck Rilletes on Brioche with cherry compote
Mini Popovers with Asiago
Slow Roasted Pork Belly Skewers with Korean BBQ
“Come for the wine, stay for the winemaker, leave with a bottle!”
The Winemaker evening takes place in a very special and unique Santa Barbara home with a view like no other. This modern home, with its large arched glass walls, features an unusual panoramic northern view looking across the bay; from Ventura in the east, along the mountains past the 154 San Marcos pass, to Gaviota in the west. Truly a sight!