Robert Sinskey Wine Tasting

Robert Sinskey Wine Tasting

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Thursday 15th April - 7pm

Join us on Thursday 15th April for an amazing meet-the-winemakers tasting of Robert Sinskey Wines. This family owned and run vineyard and winery is responsible for a range of outstanding wines from the Napa and Sonoma regions of California. Responsibly farmed, sympathetically produced, and always with an eye towards balance and elegance, these are unlike many of the brutish wines one would normally expect from Napa Valley.

We are incredibly lucky that both Robert and Maria Sinskey will be leading our evening tasting on Thursday 15th April (7pm start, approx 90 minute) and will be discussing the history of Robert Sinskey Vineyards, their philosophy, and (of course) some of the outstanding wines they produce. In particular, we will be sampling:

  • Abraxas Vin de Terroir 2016 (a wonderfully aromatic, fresh white wine - more info)
  • Orgia 2015 (a skin contact Pinot Gris - more info)
  • Pinot Noir 2015 (a real 'Phoenix Phavourite' - more info)
  • Cabernet Franc 2014 (the wine which Simon holds responsible for his wine obsession - more info)
  • SLD Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (Stags Leap District, Napa Cab, we need say no more - but, more info, if desired)

Each ticket includes a set of five samples for one person - one of each wine. These are decanted by Avino, who use specialist equipment to decant the wine without coming into contact with any oxygen, ensuring that every wine is as fresh as it would have been straigt out of the bottle.

Every set bought includes a £20 voucher to use towards grabbing yourself a bottle of your favourite wine from the night.


From the winemakers:

The story of how wine is made is as important as the wine itself. The craft of winegrowing begins with the care of the soil and ends as an open bottle of wine on the table.

RSV is a second generation, family-owned and operated vineyard and winery. Every vine for every wine was planted by RSV and every vineyard is certified* organic. One could say that RSV is beyond organic. Since 1991, RSV has been practicing the “whole farm” philosophy of interrelationships based on Rudolph Steiner’s 1928 lecture “Agriculture.” This approach stresses the need to heal damage done by modern, mechanized farming - tapping into the rhythms of nature, encouraging natural processes, to grow superior winegrapes that require little but care to craft into expressive, vibrant and living wines.

RSV approaches the cellar as purists (with the same winemaker, Jeff Virnig, for over twenty-five years) to craft wines that are true and pure. The guiding principle that “wine is not an athletic event” has allowed the wines of RSV to stay true to vineyard and variety. Elegance over brawn has always been the house style and RSV does not submit wine for review by score-centric critics; because to taste wine in a competitive atmosphere, without food on the table, encourages wines that shout, ignoring subtle wines of balance, finesse and elegance... the attributes that define the fine wines of RSV.

*RSV’s vineyards are certified by C.C.O.F. - California Certified Organic Farmers. Due to the fee structure of Demeter USA, RSV no longer uses the trademarked words “Demeter” or “Biodynamic” as of the 2012 vintage - no matter, RSV has not changed farming philosophy.