VinoQuest/MIT Club Andrew Murray Vineyards Tasting

VinoQuest/MIT Club Andrew Murray Vineyards Tasting

Manhattan Country Club
Saturday, February 21, 2004, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

What better way to start off 2004 than with a killer wine tasting! On Saturday, February 21st, VinoQuest will conduct an amazingly value-priced tasting of the wines of Andrew Murray Vineyards, one of the Central Coast's top wine producers. Andrew is at the heart of the "Rhone Ranger" movement in California: a group of winemakers dedicated to producing wines from the grapes that comprise the wines of the Rhone Valley of France - primarily red grapes Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre and white grapes Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne.

Through Andrew's generosity, we will taste virtually all of Andrew Murray Vineyards' offerings, including the ridiculously rare 00 Whitehawk Vineyard Syrah, of which Andrew only made a few barrels, and 3 vintages each of his top 2 wines - Roasted Slope Syrah and Hillside Reserve Syrah. The full line-up is as follows:

  1. 02 Estate Viognier

  2. 02 Tous Les Jours Syrah

  3. 01 Estate Syrah

  4. 01 Roasted Slope Syrah

  5. 01 Hillside Reserve Syrah

  6. 00 Whitehawk Vineyard Syrah

  7. 00 Roasted Slope Syrah

  8. 00 Hillside Reserve Syrah

  9. 99 Roasted Slope Syrah

  10. 99 Hillside Reserve Syrah

The cost for this extravaganza is only $45 per person. The tasting is open to everyone (over the age of 21!) and will be conducted in a blind, educational format by Todd Serota, president of VinoQuest, who has been conducting such tastings for more than 13 years. There will be open discussion of all of the wines, as well as comparison and scoring of wines in the same flight and across flights. Fabulous cheeses, meats and pates from the Cheese Store of Beverly Hills specifically matched to the wines will be served (although you should have at least a light lunch before attending). Additionally, there will be a special 10% discount on the available wines tasted if you order them that afternoon.

Reservations must be made in advance and seating will be limited. MIT Club of Southern California members receive a $5 discount, as set forth in the latest MIT Club newsletter and on the MIT Club web site. To register for the event, click on the link below to bring up a registration form. Print out the form and fax it to VinoQuest with your credit card info at (310) 798-7273 or mail it to VinoQuest with your check at the address listed on the form. To obtain more information, please email Todd Serota at or call VinoQuest at (310) 798-2004.

Click here for a registration form