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Friday Night Music at Stockwell Cellars

Music in the Cellar at Stockwell Cellars plus Hawaii Days with Summit to Sea wineries

All Summit to Sea wineries will be celebrating the spirit of the Hawaiian islands from noon to 5 on July 22 and 23.

Feel like partying on a Friday night? Then head to Stockwell Cellars. Not only does the expansive tasting room offer well-made wines, but they also feature music most Fridays—a fun way to start the weekend. From 5 p.m. on July 21 there will be Music in the Cellar with Toby Gray.

So, what I’d recommend on a warm summer’s afternoon is a nice glass of Stockwell’s 2015 Sauvignon Blanc while taking in some good music. Grapes for this crisp wine are sourced from Riverstar Vineyards in Paso Robles and turned into a fruity libation with “hints of lemongrass, pink peppercorns and kiwi on the nose.” It comes with “mouthwatering expressions of lemon meringue, white pluot and clementine,” says winemaker Eric Stockwell, “with a finish of marzipan, chalk dust and pear skin.” The finish of marzipan is subtle, but adds depth to this superstar wine. Try it with ceviche or oysters for a delicious pairing. This Sauvignon Blanc ($24) is also a perfect picnic wine as it comes with a screw-cap top.

Eric and his partner Suzanne Zeber-Stockwell, along with Eric’s daughter Jessica Stockwell, will give you a warm welcome in their busy tasting room. The family participates in many local events —and Eric will be featuring his wines at the next Route 1 Farms farm-to-table dinner on Aug. 13. Visit route1farms.com for more information.

Stockwell Cellars, 1100 Fair Ave., (entrance on the Ingalls Street side of the building), Santa Cruz, 234.2178. Open 2-9 p.m. Fridays, and from 2-7 p.m. Saturdays. Visit stockwellcellars.com for more info.

 

Hawaii Days

Celebrate Hawaii Days with the Summit to Sea Wineries, including  Burrell School Vineyards,  Loma Prieta  Winery, MJA Vineyards, and  Wrights Station Vineyard & Winery. Wrights Station will have live music, and Bill the Oyster Man will be there with his ultra-fresh bivalves on July 23. You’re invited to a taste of Hawaii, featuring the music and decor of the islands—so dress in festive island garb and be prepared to get “lei’d!” Raffle prizes include a basket of Hawaiian-themed treats, including a ukulele. The event is noon to 5 p.m. July 22 & 23. Visit summit2seawinetrail.com for more info.

 

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