Winemaker Anna Marie and her partner, Deb Payne, are the proprietors of Idle Hour Winery, located in Oakhurst just outside Yosemite National Park. They specialize in single-vineyard designated wines from organic or sustainably farmed vineyards, and practice minimal intervention winemaking using native yeasts, gravity flow and other traditional methods.
Anna Marie is a former journalist (she owned a community newspaper in Hollister) turned winemaker, who honed her practice with mentor Josh Jensen at Calera Wine Company. Adjacent to the winery, Deb & Anna Marie also own and operate a lovely inn and wine bar called the Queen’s Inn By The River, on the Fresno River in Oakhurst.
For the tasting, we are being treated to all reserve wines, limited in release, and some not even available yet! Anna Marie’s wines have a purity and strength to them, bold with fresh fruit, always well balanced with impressive structure. Come join us for a tasting of reserve Cabernet Franc, Tempranillo, and Petite Sirah from Clarksburg, and reserve Syrah from Madera County!
Tempranillo, Winemaker’s Reserve, Heringer Estate Vineyard, Clarksburg 2013
Cabernet Franc, Winemaker’s Reserve, Heringer Estate Vineyard, Clarksburg 2014
Petite Sirah, Winemaker’s Reserve, Heringer Estate Vineyard, Clarksburg 2013
Syrah, Winemaker’s Reserve, Love Ranch Vineyard, Madera County 2012
Flight of four wines, $15
Saturday, September 10th, from 2-5pm
As always, featured wines are for sale at 10% off to tasting participants, during the event only