A special evening with Scott Hawley, winemaker of Torrin & Lagom wines!
Torrin wines are currently sold via Allocation and Mailing List only! They are not open to the public for tasting as their wines sell out on release to their lists. This is a rare opportunity to drink Torrin wines, including some library selections. Lagom wines are not on allocation or list limited, rather a new label offering delightful Burgundy varietals to contrast the Rhones of Torrin. Epicurean Santa Barbara is grateful for the opportunity to host Scott in Santa Barbara to share his beautiful wines, his winemaking journey and his creative artistic approach to winemaking with our members.
We are artists, farmers, chemists, parents, and friends.
We are grateful. We are small but on the verge of something big. We are believers in sustainability. We are in awe of our children. We are optimistic, passionate and curious. We are laborers, visionaries, and good dinner guests. We are aware we should be doing more. We are dedicated to creating beautiful wines from the ground up. We are up for the challenge. We are Scott and Viquel Hawley and our two boys Reece and Gage.
We are family and together we are Torrin.
“Come for the wine, stay for the winemaker, leave with a bottle!”
Scott and his wife Viquel founded Torrin together with a family centric philosophy that begins with the nurturing of their two boys, Gage and Reece, and carries over to the cultivation of their other children, the vines in their vineyard. Their deep passion for wine making is self-evident and reflected through their love of family and the their wine. Scott has been creating highly regarded wines from some of Paso Robles most significant vineyards for over 16 years and when it comes to winemaking, he believes “his role is to simply create an environment throughout the grape growing process where the fruit is given the greatest opportunity to perform to its potential”.
Meaning “of the hills”, Torrin Vineyard is aptly located in the hills of the Santa Lucias west of Paso Robles in an area commonly referred to as the Templeton Gap. Originally part of the Booker Vineyard, planted by Eric Jensen and Justin Smith, Torrin is landlocked between L’Aventure and Booker Vineyards. With ten acres planted on rugged hillsides of high lime calcareous shale and siliceous shale they are located in one of California’s wine growing sweet spots.
Scott and Viquel have recently ventured from their Rhone Varietal roots to create an exciting companion brand in the wines of “Lagom.” These wines focus on the inherent grace and finesse of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from select cool-climate vineyards in unique pockets of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.
LAGOM: “Just the right amount”… The archetypical Swedish proverb “Lagom ar bast”, literally “The right amount is best”; also translated as “Enough is as good as a feast.”
Lagom is a perfect mantra for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. These varietals produce some of the world’s most sought after wines and manage to do so with an uncanny simplicity. They are rarely blended with other varieties, often expressions from a single site, and seldom heavy handed in their production yet they are capable of remarkable depth, complexity and impeccable balance. The finest examples are impressive without being overwhelming, they embrace the notion that enough is indeed “just the right amount”.
Two wine labels means more varietals!
Scott will be pouring two library wines from Torrin and two current releases from Lagom! Guests will enjoy these four highly regarded wines along with wonderfully paired passed appetizers.
Lagom 2015 Chardonnay ($62)
Lagom 2014 Pinot “Bien Nacido Vineyard” ($68)
Torrin 2013 Banshee – library wine ($80) *tasting only*
Torrin 2014 Tsundere – library wine ($80)
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!