Jacob Toft Wine Tasting
Join us for a Wine Tasting with Club favorites, Jacob and Kelly Toft!
As businesses are now open in Santa Barbara, we are excited to offer both remote (Zoom) and in person registrations for the Jacob Toft Wine Tasting!
How does it work?
The Virtual Tasting Experience (ideal for 2 people):
On Sunday morning, you will pick up your tasting kit which includes five 4-oz tasting bottles (total 20 oz – almost a full bottle). Yes, that means one tasting is ideal for two people! (But why, my friends, would you ever want to share this wine?)
At 3:30pm, you will sign into the zoom meeting where the charismatic Jacob and Kelly will lead you through an hour long tasting! Afterward, if you do want to purchase bottles of wine, Jacob Toft is offering free shipping on all orders.
Want to enjoy some perfectly paired cheese with that wine..?
Add-on the the pairing with your registration! Jacob and Kelly have partnered with Central Coast Creamery to feature 4 cheeses and a chocolate that pair with their current vintages.
The In-person Tasting Experience (2 people per registration):
Open to 4 registrations (or up to 8 people). Each registration allows for two people that would share the tasting kit and cheese pairing. So, if you don’t want to share your tasting kit, then do not bring a guest. ￼The event will be held at a private residence in a spacious backyard, with ample room for physical distancing. We ask that all guests respect the personal space of others and maintain distance during this time! ESB will be following strict guidelines to ensure the safety of all guest, staff and winemakers.
Wines to be featured
Mary Jane’s Cuvée 2017
Coral Ruth’s Cuvée 2017
Sarah’s Cuvée 2017
Tessa’s Cuvée 2017
Maggie’s Cuvée 2017
The cut-off for registration will is Thursday June 4th!
More About Jacob & Kelly:
We are honored to feature Jacob and Kelly Toft of Toft Wines, who after receiving over 90-point scores from respected critic Robert Parker, sold out their vintages in one day! Jacob Toft was one of the first winemakers to be featured at an ESB Winemaker Evening, and has since made appearances at ESB’s 1st and 2nd Anniversary Events.
This lovely husband and wife team not only craft artisanal small batch wines, but are kind sweet people who love to share their passion for wine with other
enthusiasts. Toft Wines are all about the pursuit of flavor that starts with meticulous farming. With access to the premier vineyards spanning the Central Coast, Toft wines honor the AVAs from which the grapes are cultivated. His small production allows him to focus his attention on fruit source and handcrafting his blends. Jacob has a calling to introduce regions to one another and that journey is fulfilled in his cellar; his focus is blended between the details.
While studying under Stephan Asseo of L’Aventure for six years, Jacob learned that wines of quality begin in the vineyard. Therefore, he sources only the best fruit that the Central Coast offers. These vineyard locations span from Santa Barbara to Santa Lucia Highlands, with deep roots in Paso Robles.
Toft wines are limited to their allocation membership twice a year. ESB is grateful for the opportunity to share Toft wines with its members through special arrangement with the Tofts. Jacob has been producing small-batch, full-flavored wines for over 17 years. Previously a gypsy winemaker, Jacob settled his winemaking operations in Tin City in 2015. Alongside his wife Kelly, they continue to craft blends with huge personality & nimble feet and look forward to sharing them with you!