Music, food, wine, what’s not to like.
Saturday night was the premier of VIBE at Miramonte Winery in the Temecula Valley, and it was the start of something special.
When you think of a winery and music, all to often it is the same old formula, Jazz, Classical and occasionally rock preformed by geriatric musicians. Miramonte’s vibe, shatters that formula.Once a month, Miramonte is transformed into a nightclub, slash, lounge on a hill. Cane Vanderhoof, owner of Miramonte, said that they going to take it slow in the begining to work out any kinks and fine-tune the music.
Vibe is aimed smack at the 25 – 35 year old patron, a demographic often ignored in Wine Country. The DJ’s kept things pretty mellow this time, but you can tell that they are anxiously waiting to play for a packed house.
As always, covering these events is thirsty work. We drank the 2005 Estate Syrah, a very well crafted wine. Rather than the intense punch of so many other Syrahs, this example was elegant and smooth. Many wineries in Temecula have trouble with this grape, as it tends to pick up the flavor of dirt from the dust blowing in the fields at harvest time, no problems here.
Vibe will be held monthly at Miramonte Winery from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
This Week’s Menu: Wild penne with hickory smoked flanksteak strips, kalamata olives, crisp pancetta, marinated forest mushrooms, herbed sundried tomatoes & parmesan cheese. Side of Caesar salad w/ handcrafted croutons, bread and chili butter. $15 per plate.