Join us for a special evening with 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!
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.
“Come for the wine, stay for the winemaker, leave with a bottle!”
Guests will enjoy 4 highly rated wines (1 white and 3 reds) with Jacob & Kelly and other like-minded club members, along with wonderfully paired passed appetizers. 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!
“We handcraft big, red blends using the best fruit sources along the Central Coast. Rhone, Bordeaux, Petite Syrah, Zinfandel, and sometimes a white.”
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!