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Passion For Pinot at Gravenstein Grill on Sept 30th!

Enjoy an outdoor Sonoma County Pinot Noir wine tasting paired with light appetizers by Chef Simontacchi & Chef Garcia at Gravenstein Grill, located at 8050 Bodega Ave in Sebastopol.

Passion For Pinot/Thursday September 30th/ 5:30-7:30/$55 per guest

The stellar wine guests include Trombetta Wines, Marimar, Belden Barn, Keller Estate, Balletto Vineyards, CalStar Cellars, Carpenter Wines, Emeritus, Thomas George Estates, Freeman Vineyard, Bricoleur Vineyards, Halleck Vineyards, Hartford Court, Moshin, Papapietro-Perry, Radio Coteau, Rodney Strong, Joseph Swan Vineyards, Benovia, Bacigalupi & MORE!

GET YOUR TICKETS!


Delicious Grub Everywhere — Go Get Some!

Perfect timing with many places reopened to outdoor dining, or continuing with take-out & delivery. Whatever suits your preference this Sonoma County Restaurant Week 2021, which starts February 19, keeps going until February 28th! You have plenty of time so get some good #SOCO eats and support a local biz!

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While not on the list this year, just a few examples to help whet the palate (all from delicious menus at Gravenstein Grill)!

Patio at Gravenstein Grill Opens February 10th!

With the lifting of California’s strictest safety mandate, restaurants across the county are re-opening to our delight! Make your reservations online for Gravenstein Grill, for an outdoor dining excursion. Delicious food awaits!

Cheers! Christopher

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Reflecting On The Varietal Show 2020: Some Good Things Did Happen!

Socially distanced visits with (top) the Bouchaine gang and (above) The Nerd Stalker – Adolfo Foranda!

Way back in March we suddenly had a lot more time on our hands. So you know how I kept busy, if you haven’t yet then now is the time for a The Varietal Show replay of my first year conversations and tastings!

Some of your favorites perhaps or something new to inspire your inquisitive mind. The playlist includes such notables as Bouchaine Vineyards, Bambury Wine Collection, Perli Vineyard, Petrified Forest, Tablas Creek to do just a little name-dropping. . . Sit down, login and watch through with a glass of your favorite anything!

Please remember to FOLLOW my channel for more exciting weekly episodes on Tuesdays at 12:30pm (PST)!

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Photo round up! Top, Murder Ridge from Perli Vineyard; David Wilson with Grape Encounters; Radio-Couteau: Bottom, John Bambury shares Bonneau and Egret wines ; Verde Vineyards selection; Haarmeyer Wine Cellars. CHEERS! Christopher

Get that Comfort Food Fix from Gravenstein Grill!

Though the patio may be closed, the ovens are still roaring with your favorite pizzas, burgers and dogs! Order yours for pick-up or delivery (limited area) online from Gravenstein Grill: Follow these links to Pleasant Hill Pie & Sonoma Burger or call (707) 634-6142.

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Located at 3050 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol, CA
Located at 3050 Bodega Ave, Sebastopol, CA

Sawyer Somm Birthday Fire Relief Fundraiser Pizza Party! November 2nd

A socially distanced Pizza Party at Gravenstein Grill celebrating my birthday – benefiting the Sonoma Resilience Fund! Monday, November 2nd, 5-8pm

RESERVE YOUR SEATS HERE! Pizza, Wine & a Full Bar will be available. Groups must be 10 or fewer and be pre-reserved to maintain social distance. Each group will receive their own table.

Allen Wines & Bucher Wines will be pouring at the event as well as a cash bar: 50% of all ticket sales goes directly to the resilience fund!

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8050 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol, CA 95472
(707) 634-6142

Catch A Wine Wednesday Patio Pop-UP Pouring!

With outdoor dining in full swing at Gravenstein Grill, we mark the successful return of weekly Wine Wednesday #pop-up pourings from 5:30 to 7pm!Reserve your RESY table, or call (707) 634-6142, at Gravenstein Grill one evening to try some new or favorite wines.

October 14: O’Connell Family Wines
October 21:
Raeburn Winery
October 28:
Dutton Estate
November 4:
Singer Cellars
November 11:
Marimar Estate
November 18:
Iron Horse Vineyards

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Clockwise from top-left: Oct 7/O’Connell, Nov 11/Marimar Estate, Oct 21/Raeburn Winery, Nov 18/Iron Horse Vineyards, below Oct 28/Dutton Estate!

Introducing “The Varietal Show” with Somm Chris Sawyer!

Well it is about bloody time, right? Let’s just start talking to wine personalities about their work and have a good time with it, which I already like to do anywhere anytime 24/7!

This is my inaugural discussion on “The Varietal Show” which features Eric Sussman of Radio-Coteau and County Line Vineyards. Relaxing in an empty dining room at Gravenstein Grill, we practice social distancing as we taste and talk!


Read My Work About Rhône & Somm Camp in the Latest Somm Journal!

In between all my comings and goings there is a wee space to satiate my journalistic beginnings.  In addition to my occasional Sawyer Somm blog posts, take a minute to peruse some industry magazines either in print or online.  The 2020 February/March issue of  The SOMM Journal is a great place to start with my two published pieces!

 

My column Inside Sonoma is on  page 18.
Here to Stay: Sonoma County Producers Continue to Embrace Rhône Varieties

My article about The SOMM Journal Camp is on page 100.
With Love From The Russian River Valley: DeLoach Vineyards Leads SOMM Campers in a Regional Exploration of Wine and Vine

Happy Reading! Chris

The Stellar 2020 Wine Wednesday Guest List Continues at Gravenstein Grill!

Donald Patz will be pouring his wines on Wednesday February 26th!
Donald Patz will be pouring his wines on Wednesday February 26th!

As springtime quickly arrives we have a great way to enjoy the approaching change in seasons. Come to Gravenstein Grill, at 8050 Bodega Ave in Sebastopol, to try a different winery every week, in the Bartlett Bar from 5:30-7pm!  Wine Wednesday is an excellent opportunity to enjoy a complementary tasting with a local wine producer.

Start your explorations on the last week of February with a triple winery feature from our next guest!


February 26: Donald Patz Wine Group

-Maritana Vineyards
-Terminim Wines
-Secret Door Winery

March 4: Trecini Winery
March 11: Emeritus Vineyards

CANCELLED! No Wine Wednesday the next 2 weeks.

March 18 rescheduled: Copain Wines now June 10
March 25 rescheduled: Acorn Winery now June 17

April 1 : Cancelled

Celebration postponed until Gravenstein Grill reopens!

Special Sparkling Celebration! with Paula Kornell Sparkling Wine & Gloria Ferrer

 

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CHEERS! Christopher