Happy summer – we are finally starting to see sunshine! #byebyejunegloom
Mark’s musings from the vineyard – “the grapevines are growing like weeds and we are working around the clock to get the vines and wires “tidied” up!” This is a lot of effort for 20,000 vines! Mark has been ordering re-plants for some vines that experienced gopher damage and we are hoping to get the new vines in the ground over the next month. Many of the grapes are now flowering and the smell in the vineyard is heavenly – some of the early flowering varietals like Viognier have already set fruit. It’s hard to believe that we will be harvesting grapes in less than three months!
The new production building is getting its fire sprinklers and we are hoping soon after, we will begin installing the electrical and HVAC systems – always just in the nick of time for heat and harvest!
Serve yourself refrigerator – while we are waiting for our café to materialize, we will be installing a “serve yourself” refrigerator in the Tasting Room. Look for it to the left of the fireplace; it’s designed to help you to curate your own cheese/charcuterie board and to hopefully, make your experience more enjoyable should you need something to nosh on. There will be a selection of pre-cut cheeses, an Olli brand cheese, charcuterie and olive package, hummus, Genoa salami and non-alcoholic beverages (water, ice teas, sparkling waters, juices, etc.). We are also stocking Prager Bakery baguettes, pita chips, Milton’s crackers, several gluten free cracker brands, dried apricots, fig preserves and Marcona almonds.
Friday June 16 – “Phil’s Trivia Night” 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. NEW!!!
Join us for a fun evening and test your pop culture acumen at Phil’s Trivia Night! Phil is renowned for covering a broad range of topics that spans multiple decades and diverse topics. Create your “uber” team and test your wits. Bring an appetizer to share – seating indoors for 22 to 24 comfortably to view the screen. $15 per person
Sunday June 25 “Olive Branch” Dinner in the Grove 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Our first “Vocal for Local” chef’s dinner will feature Chef Carlos Anthony of Herb & Wood Restaurant. Join us as Chef Carlos takes us on a “family-style” alfresco dinning adventure.
Chef Carlos will be creating a “live fire” Mediterranean inspired four-course dinner highlighting the region’s bounty and paired with Domaine Artefact’s wines. Courses will be sourced from the land and from the sea. The menu will be artful and inspiring and there will be plenty of options for vegetarians. Please note that one of the courses will be featuring lamb.
Please arrive to park and join us for appetizers. Dinner will be served at 5:00 p.m.
The event will be limited to 60 guests.
Please wear closed toes shoes and dress in layers! It might be chilly when the sun goes down.
Please note that Domaine Artefact’s wine club members are being offered to sign up for this dinner one week prior to Chef Carlos’ Herb & Wood patrons – don’t delay in purchasing your tickets!
Pricing is $235 w/o tax and $253.21 with tax per person
Sunday July 2 – “Holiday BBQ” from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Join us for our annual summer BBQ celebrating the Fourth of July on Sunday, July 2nd. Chef Russell has a globally inspired menu for us that will suit both vegetarians and omnivores! Menu items include a grazing station with eggplant caponata, artisan cheeses, fig bruschetta with honey ricotta, melon and prosciutto and mini-potato deviled eggs. Salads include watermelon salad with homemade goat ricotta with a Thai-basil citrus dressing, and a farm tomato salad with marinated eggplant and olivetta vinaigrette. Entrée items include mushrooms skewers, grilled pole bean salad, tomatoes with Spanish Romesco sauce, grilled corn on the cob with lime crema, cilantro and cotija and tajine spice, brisket sliders, shishito peppers, caramelized onion with sweet chili barbeque sauce and pickled cukes, porchetta mac and cheese with Reggiano and Pecorino, Kurobuta pork shoulder off the smoker honey coleslaw and potato salad and wood grilled picanha steak, grilled sweet potatoes with chimichurri, and summer squash. For dessert – if you haven’t already eaten your fill, a cookie station will be serving an assortment of cookies to pair with our red (strawberry-rose), white (vanilla bean), and blue (blackberry-syrah) inspired gelatos from EscoGelato! $75 per person excluding wine
Saturday July 22 – “Phil’s Trivia Night” 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. NEW!!!
Join us for a fun evening and test your pop culture acumen at Phil’s Trivia Night! Phil is renowned for covering a broad range of topics that spans multiple decades and diverse topics. Create your “uber” team and test your wits. Bring an appetizer to share – seating indoors for 22 to 24 comfortably to view the screen. $15 per person excluding wine
Save the Date! Sunday June 23 “Olive Branch” Dinner in the Grove 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Questions?? Please feel free to reach out to Stevie Himmelright at [email protected] she’s looking forward to getting to know everyone!
We hope that you take advantage of one of these events! We are hoping to schedule a sourdough bread making class, and a french dessert making class in July!
Lynn, Mark, Carol and the Domaine Artefact Team