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Grenache Wars

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La Brea Bakery Cafe

468 South La Brea Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Grenache Wars:

Santa Barbara vs. Paso Robles

January 12, 2019

6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

La Brea Bakery and Cafe

Unlimited Tasting

Unlimited Grilled Cheese and Panini Presses

Unlimited good times

DJ Music

You pick your favorite Wines

The winners are picked by the tasters


Santa Barbara Wineries:


From Santa Barbara, Larry Schaffer is one of the great regional Rhone Rangers and a warrior for the grape. Larry cut his teeth on Rhone wines as winemaker for Fess Parker and now spends his time focused on his own brand TECERO.


•Grenache Blanc 2013

•Grenache, Larner Vineyard 2010

•Grenache, Watch Hill Vineyard 2010

•Grenache, Camp 4 Vineyard 2010

•Grenache, Larner Vineyard 2011

•Verbiage Rouge, Blend 2010


Jaffurs Wine Cellars is dedicated to producing great Rhone varietal wines with a new-world independence. Owner/winemaker Craig Jaffurs, produced his first professional wines during the 1994 harvest. All their wines are carefully made in small lots. Only about 5000 cases are produced each year – production is limited.


•Grenache, Santa Barbara County 2011

•Grenache, Santa Barbara County 2012

•Grenache Blanc, Thompson Vineyard 2014


Kaena was launched in 2001 to showcase Mikael’s deep passion for Grenache. Kaena is a boutique winery that sources from Tierra Alta Vineyard and Larner Vineyard in the Ballard Canyon AVA , primarily. Mikael who is part Hawaiian and raised on the Oahu shores, uses a shortened version of his given name for the brand – Kaena – which means “potential for greatness”.


  • Grenache Blanc 2013
  • Grenache Rose 2014
  • Hale Grenache 2013
  • Grenache SYV 2013
  • Grenache, La Presa Vineyard 2013
  • Grenache, Tierra Alta Vineyard 2013
  • Grenache, Larner Vineyard 2012

Husband and Wife, completely self taught as winemakers, living our dream. We have a knack for finding exceptional vineyards and showcasing their unique character. Transparency, nuance and soulfulness are captured in every bottle, but no matter how hard we try it is impossible to remove our personalities from the wines. Each bottle is our interpretation of a specific site. A showcase of all the glorious imperfections a single vineyard has to offer.


•"Murmur Vineyard" Santa Maria Valley 2013

Paso Robles Wineries


Tablas Creek Vineyard is the result of a decades-long friendship between the Perrin family of Château de Beaucastel and Robert Haas, longtime importer and founder of Vineyard Brands. The families created a partnership in 1985 and in 1989 purchased a 120-acre property in the hilly Las Tablas district of west Paso Robles for its similarities to Châteauneuf du Pape: limestone soils, a favorable climate, and rugged terrain.


•Patelin de Tablas Blanc 2014

•Grenache Blanc 2013

•Patelin de Tablas Rosé 2014

•Grenache 2013

•Cotes de Tablas Rouge 2013


Located on top of Peachy Canyon, amidst our estate vineyard, our winery was designed by BAR Architects using Scott Hawley’s wine making ideas and our preferred clean and contemporary style. The design incorporates gravity flow processing, as well as the ability to ferment vineyard blocks individually in state-of-the-art concrete fermenters. Scott Hawley has been a part of the Law Estate Wines project since the original plantings in 2008. Prior to teaming up with the Laws, Scott had been creating highly regarded wines from some of Paso Robles' most significant vineyards for over 16 years, including his own label, Torrin, which he started with his family in 2006.


•"Beguiling" Paso Robles, 2012
•"The Nines" Paso Robles 2012

Anglim Winery is a small, family-owned label located in downtown Paso Robles producing vineyard-designate Rhône varietals and blends plus limited-release family favorites including Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. We realize that stellar wines begin in the vineyard, and are passionate about sourcing the finest fruit for Anglim wines. Our limited case production of 3,500 cases a year allows us to handcraft our wines in small lots with a combination of tradition and innovation.


•Grenache, Paso Robles 2012



La Bakery breads and baked goods

Grill cheese night and panini presses

Great Grenache from top producers

Buy wine and benefit charity

Grenache Wars - Come taste and VOTE for who wins 1st prize!!!

Paso Robles or Santa Barbara??

GRENACHE - (aka Garnacha) one of the most widely planted grapes in the world is now one of the most exciting! Grenache is planted all over the world and presented in a large number of styles (AKA Rhone wines like Chateauneuf de Papes, Spanish Garnacha, and its the "G" in GSM from Australia) Grenache is finding more than a few fans here in Southern California - and is extensively planted in Santa Barbara (especially Ballard Canyon) and up in Paso Robles where the style is more concentrated and inky with with typical Grenache features of spice, berry fruits, white pepper, fleshy to soft palate with gripping tannins on the finish. Grenache is often discussed as being Pinot Noir like but with a powerful tannic grip.... and a great alternative for the summer bbqs.... come and experience Grenache at its best with a number of the best producers showing up for this round of battles.... no wine glass is safe when Grenache gets involved, and don't forget your toothpaste... your teeth may never be white again.



Panni Station:

Gourmet Grilled Cheese – Gruyere, Fontina, White Cheddar Cheeses on Garlic and Rosemary Rubbed Table White Bread

Turkey Bacon Provolone on County White Bread with Sage Leaves

BBQ Short Rib with Jack Cheese, Caramelized Onions on Three Cheese Semolina Bread

Bruschetta Crostini

Fresh Mozzarella and Heirloom Tomato Skewers

Chicken Kebobs with Bell Pepper, Onion and Naan Bread

Imported and Domestic Cheese Platter with Fresh Fruit

Assorted La Brea Bakery Bread Basket with Kalamata Olive Tapenade

Italian Nut Cookies

A portion of wine sales from the event will be donated to the T.J. Martell Charity Foundation.

The T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry's largest foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS. The Foundation sources and supports early-stage research projects aimed at developing more effective clinical treatments for patients which otherwise might not be funded. Learn more at tjmartell.org.

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