Category Archives: Party Time!

Cuadrilla BBQ

We gathered in the shade of our famous oak tree the afternoon of Friday, October 30th. After taking the day off, all of our vineyard workers arrived with their families to enjoy a party held in their honor. Another year of hard work has passed, and meanwhile, our customers have purchased yet another vintage of La Cuadrilla. The Cuadrilla blend accounts for 10% of our Read More →

Tacos + Mariachis – A La Cuadrilla Fiesta

The entire Stolpman Vineyards team spent the evening of May 30th enjoying the vineyard to celebrate La Cuadrilla. On the lawn under the magnificent Oak, we gathered to relax and take in the natural beauty of the vineyard. Of course, we enjoyed plenty of wine together, the fruit of our combined labor. The day prior, Ruben slaughtered a lamb to slow cook in a vat Read More →

Dinner in the Vineyard : Farm to Table evening benefitting La Cuadrilla Foundation

On August 2nd, guests gathered under the oak grove at Villa Angeli for a wonderful night benefitting the new La Cuadrilla Foundation. W A L K I N G  T O U R S The night began with guided walking tours. From the perimeter of Villa Angeli guests took in the view of all of Ballard Canyon AVA. We pointed out the northernmost Tierra Alta Read More →

I’d like to formally Welcome Jessica Stolpman to our Winery Family!

Jessica and I met over the conference table during corporate training at the Henry Wine Group. I had loathed the 8 hour all-day meeting with our bosses for weeks, until I walked through the door and laid eyes on the beautiful blonde seated across the room. The day immediately became more interesting. Thanks to a fellow red-headed colleague, we were set up to meet a Read More →

It’s not just Tacos & Lip Service here at Stolpman!

On December 6th, we gathered under the Oak tree to say Thank You to La Cuadrilla, enjoy a meal together, and distribute the profits of the Cuadrilla blend. Mother Nature gave us a perfect growing season in 2012, and it was up to La Cuadrilla to insure every grape picked reached its maximum potential. Tom Stolpman, the Patron, drove up from Long Beach; the winemaking Read More →

Just another Summer Afternoon dominated by Viognier & Butter..

It doesn’t take much to convince the back office folk here at Stolpman to take an afternoon off to enjoy some good summer eats paired with our 2010 Viognier…  & when Brian Evans, our resident wine snob & foodie, offered to cook for us, it was a no-brainer to share the fun  (& the recipes!) The Hosts:  Carol (our direct sales manager) & Alan Blakeboro.  Santa Ynez.  Their lovely house was Read More →

Feast in the Field 2012 – A Photo Blog

We came up with the great idea of bringing Stolpman’s Polyculture to our customers last year.  Not only are we lucky enough to live in the Santa Ynez Valley with fresh, local, organic groceries constantly available, but when we go out to dine we enjoy the same “farm to table” local specialties at restaurants like Full of Life Flatbread.   We met with Ruben and figured Read More →

Let the Ballard Canyon ROAST Begin!

I started throwing little parties out under the Oak tree the year after I graduated Georgetown. I wanted to bring my East Coast friends out for a reunion and share with them the magic of the Vineyard. Everyone was blown away and I realized how much I enjoy showing people the natural beauty of Ballard Canyon. As I’ve gotten older and the vineyard has evolved Read More →

‘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 →