We recently time traveled to colonial Mexican California for a "Californio" Fiesta with Three Sticks Winery and their very talented and super fun winemaker, Ryan Prichard and their creative, beautiful and also super fun marketing and events manager, Maral Papakhian.
Three Sticks is an amazing winery in Sonoma that owns one of the last standing colonial adobes and some of the most iconic vineyards in Sonoma such as Gap’s Crown and Durell. They also now own Kistler.
In honor of that heritage we thought we'd pair their wines with foods using ingredients that the "Californio's" would have available such as corn, trout, and beef (CA was big time cattle country.... you could roast a ranchero's cow if you were hungry (or so inclined) but you just had to leave the hide, which was were the $$$ was!). And because Maral and Ryan are super fun and game, we even had a Spanish guitarist and some guests dressed to the period, including a resident "Padre" and a "Zora"!
Our Californio cuisine was created by the very talented Chef Todd Barrie of Buckingham Caterer's and his “mini mansion” in historic Lafayette Square was our time machine.
As you know, photos speak a thousand words, so travel back to Californio times with us...
A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words...
As W.E.P. French said, opening a bottle of wine can lead to many things. Occasionally, we love posting photos of our adventures here, or a little ditty on wines we think you'd love, people of interest, and other things that come to mind.