Ambyth Estate Dinner - Wed June 20th

Ambyth Estate Dinner - Wed June 20th


Join us for a five-course summer solstice dinner on the farm. We will be pairing farm fare with wines from Ambyth Estate (Paso Robles, CA).

AmByth Estate has three central tenants: biodynamic viticulture, dry-farming, and natural wine-making.

AmByth is the Welsh word meaning 'forever'. Owners Phillip Hart and Mary Morwood-Hart view the farm as their legacy. They believe that biodynamic farming is the best path for leaving behind healthy land for future generations.

AmByth Estate is Paso Robles' first and only winery to produce Demeter-certified biodynamic wines. Phillip and Mary believe that biodynamic practices allow their wines to express the true character of their 20 acres of vineyards.

Dry-farming is another practice that helps the terroir shine through in Ambyth’s wines. Irrigation first came to California in the 1960s. Now it's thought to be nearly impossible to grow grapes without water in California’s non-coastal regions. Ambyth, however, is fully committed to growing dry-farmed grapes on their land. Dry-farmed grapes not only reduce water usage but the resulting product is significantly higher quality. Dry-farmed vines have extremely deep roots, which makes them much more resilient in the face of climactic adversity, disease pressure, or pest outbreaks.

Dry-farmed grapes also have lower alcohol content. Grapes that receive irrigation end up hanging on the vine significantly longer, which increases sugar content. More sugar translates to higher alcohol levels, a trend that has been plaguing California wines as of late. As the alcohol in wine increases, acidity decreases. Acidity is often added back to the wine using post-modern techniques. This manipulation starts to make all irrigated wines taste the same - ‘nowhere’ wines instead of wines with a sense of place. Ambyth believes that dry-farming yields environmentally-responsible, terroir-driven wines.

Ambyth is also fully committed to making natural wines. They use no additives, adjustments, enhancements, or added sulfites in their wines. The wines are made with native yeasts, foot-stomped, unfined, and unfiltered. These wines are pure, alive, and fresh.

In addition to their estate vineyards, Ambyth also sources fruit from like-minded farmers growing certified organic and/or certified biodynamic fruit. 

Winemakers/owners Phillip Hart and Mary Morwood-Hart will lead discussions of each wine pairing. Join us to meet Phillip and Mary and experience their artisan wines paired with our farm-fresh food!

Price: $120/person

Start Time: 6:30 pm

Please note that dinner reservations are NON-REFUNDABLE.  If for some reason you are unable to make it to your reserved dinner, you can transfer your reservation to another individual as long as we are notified via email of the transfer. We require the names and email addresses of all transferred reservations. Email to notify us.

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