Morgan Winery is one of the better-known wineries in the Monterey Bay area. Their wines can be found in restaurants, bars, stores, and, of course, at their tasting room in Carmel.
Morgan is a well-established winery that was founded by Dan Morgan Lee in the early 1980s. And then in 1997 he and his wife Donna Lee purchased and planted a vineyard in the northern end of the Santa Lucia Highlands—now one of the most famed winegrowing properties in California.
The G17 Morgan Vineyards 2016 Syrah, Santa Lucia Highlands ($24), is a luxurious blend of 88 percent Syrah, 8 percent Grenache and 4 percent Tempranillo, aged for 15 months in French oak (16 percent new oak). G17 refers to one of Monterey County’s highways—best known for winding its way through lush vineyards. This rich ruby-red Syrah is medium-bodied with lovely soft tannins and abundant notes of boysenberry, white pepper, and “a mouthful of black fruits and cured meat.”
Morgan Winery, 204 Crossroads Blvd., Carmel, 626-3700. morganwinery.com.
Love Apple Farms Jam-making Class
Ever thought of trying your hand at jam-making? You will have the chance from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 23 by signing up for Love Apple Farms’ hands-on class ($119). This workshop will be held at Love Apple Farms, 2317 Vine Hill Road, Santa Cruz. Visit growbetterveggies.com or email loveapplefa[email protected] for more info.
Days of Wine & Roses on The Summit
Visit Burrell School Vineyards, Loma Prieta Winery and Wrights Station Vineyard for the month of June when the roses are at their peak in each of these scenic Summit-area vineyards. The heritage rose garden at Burrell School is abloom with a panoply of dazzling colors and scents, from the crush pad to the gazebo. For the regular tasting fee, enjoy newly released Rosé wines at Burrell School and at Wrights Station, where you can picnic among the flowering vines. Sip sparkling Pinotage at Loma Prieta whilst enjoying panoramic views of the Monterey Bay. The event is through June 30, with special pricing on Rosé and select white wines for spring-into-summer sipping. Visit summitoseawinetrail.com for more info.