Monthly Archives: April 2012

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‘Ghetto Fab’ Release Party – A Photo Recap

We set off this year’s Vintners’ Weekend in style – by transforming our entire crushpad at our Lompoc Winery to host our first ever ‘Ghetto Fabulous’  pick up party .  Each of our awesome new 2010’s were on hand, the food, by our very own Brian Evans, was outstanding & as always – Uncle Bo and his band jammed out in the corner.  But – enough talkin’ – enjoy our very first photo Read More →

Sashi Tasting of 2010s: Stolpman Zing Factor

Tasting wine with Sashi almost always imparts a whiplash “wow” factor. Head bent forward spitting, and then UP with a cocked head: “what did you just say?” He has a way of speaking about wine with obscure references that opens new worlds of thought. Depending on the day, Sashi might be in the mood for tangents on cooking, classical music, travel, yeast reproduction, or dry-farming. Read More →

The Battle for Syrah II – Our search for the YUM factor

  Tablas Creek – Herman Story – L’Aventure – Denner – Booker Everyday, customers come into the Los Olivos Tasting Room on their way to or from Paso Robles. With over 180 wineries, over twice that of Santa Barbara County, Paso Robles is definitely more established than Santa Ynez Valley. We decided it was time for the Stolpman Vineyards tasting room team to travel north Read More →

Tre Angeli’s – Too Bad my Dad’s name isn’t Charlie…

My dad is no fool. When the blocks at Stolpman Vineyards began to hit maturity & produce some unprecedentedly great wines, he decided to name a new reserve after his wife, my mother, Marilyn. Her mother, my Grandma Mary, came from the walled Tuscan town of Luca, on the West side of Northern Italy & her last name, Angeli – literally means Angels in Italian. Today, Tom jokes Read More →