Hidden Gems

Best In Show Hidden Gems of California

The Hidden Gems were revealed this Saturday past. . . People Helping People  held their 4th annual event at the beautiful Clover Creek Ranch and Vineyard in the Santa Ynez Valley.

The gathering featured wines from some superb home winemakers and small boutique professional wineries (annual production 1,000 cases and under),  as well as original artwork by Tahoe artist Reds Regan.  New West Catering provided a dazzling selection of small plates and wood fired pizzas to compliment the vintages offered.

The event centers around a judged blind tasting of all vintages and an auction of various gift packages and cases of the award winning wines, proceeds from the auction go to furthering the mission of People Helping People.   http://www.syvphp.org/
As the afternoon sun dipped below the branches of the wonderful Live Oak tree the generous participants bid against each other for trips to the Hawaiian Islands and dinners for groups of 6-12 at wonderful restaurants such as Toscana in Brentwood.
After the blind tasting and judges scores were tallied we were thrilled and suprised when Dean Palius, Executive Director of People Helping People announced “Best of Show” went to Altman Winery 2008 Petite Syrah.  Wow!

Order a bottle of the award winning vintage send an email with quantity to altmanwinery@gmail.com we will give you a written quote and deliver to your door.