Ventura gets on the Wine map!
The city of Ventura now has it's own winery! Four Brix Winery
Ventura's only working winery, with a tasting room.
I was fortunate to go to their media opening last
than 75 folks showed up for their pre-opening festivities.
City government, media, and close friends helped make the soire so much
Four Brix was started a few years ago. The four founding families from
Simi Valley were previously making their wines at a custom crush
facility in Paso Robles and
serving their wines at the
Wineyard in Thousand Oaks. Starting this week, they will be
crushing, barreling and bottling their wines right here
in beautiful Ventura. The tasting room will be open Fridays from 4-8pm and Saturdays and
Sundays from noon to 5pm.
I must say that I really enjoyed the wines I tasted. The Smitten was a
Rhone blend of marsanne and viognier. The Rhondevous was a Rhone style
blend of syrah, mourvedre, and grenache. The Grenache rose was dry and
outstanding. Other wines are being released in the next few weeks.
Also new in Ventura and worth mentioning is Surf Brewery. Although I
generally keep this newsletter related to wine, I must include this
great brewery-tasting room because once in a while we wine drinkers
need to have a beer. The beer is made on premise with several styles to
Be sure to stop buy these new establishments. Check their websites for
location and hours of operation. Maybe I'll see you there.
Questions or comments?
Reach me at :
last month's "Let's Talk Wine" article by Eric
Ventura Wine Bars
County Wine Trail
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