13 May, 2010

The Santa Lucia Highlands Spring Fling! And the "Hahn Blogger's Block Reunion!"

The 4th annual Santa Lucia Highlands Fling is taking place this Saturday, May 15th, at Hahn Family Estates. The most famous producers from the Santa Lucia Highlands will be on hand to pour their Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays and Syrahs from this much vaunted appellation in Monterey County. We will be tasting wines from Hahn (including their SLH and Lucienne brands), August West, Belle Glos, Boekenoogen, Cru, Hahn, Hope & Grace, La Rochelle, Lucienne, Manzoni, Martin Alfaro, McIntyre, Mer Soleil, Morgan, Novy, Paraiso, Pelerin, Pessagno, Pey-Lucia, Pisoni, Puma Road, Roar, Sequana, Siduri, Talbott, Testarossa, Tondre, Tudor, and Wrath… Go to www.santaluciahighlands.com to purchase a ticket.

Thanks to Hahn Estates the Brix Chicks and other bloggers have come to know this apellation well. In fact Hahn has devoted an entire block of Pinot vines to some of us lucky bloggers. Last June our group converged upon the winery and planted the root stalks that we hope will eventually grow into healthy, productive Pinot Noir fruit! The pictures below show the vineyard and Dr. Xeno's growing vine in Winter of 2010. This Saturday we are going to check on our "babies" and we will certainly be sharing our updates with you via Twitter and Facebook.

The "Bloggers Block" from afar, at Hahn Estates Vineyards.

The Blogger's Block. We planted Pinot Noir Clone 828 which originates from Burgundy.

"Dr. Xeno's" baby. One of the vines that really took off!

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