Past Denner Events
Pop Up on the Patio
Harvest Festival Weekend
October 19th, 2019
Featured Wine — 2017 Ditch Digger Concrete
Aromas of perfectly ripe black raspberry (you know the one that just falls off the stem before you gently tug on it?),
a potpourri of exotic purple flowers and muddled mulberries are just the beginning of the beautiful wine. The palate is inviting and gracious, with flavors of Rainer cherry, mulled spices and a touch of cranberry.The finish is silky smooth, with a seamless transition from mid-palate to the unforgettable finish.
The last time we made this wine was 2013 and we get a lot of inquiries about it. We'll be pouring the Ditch Digger Concrete featuring it as a side-by-side tasting with the 2017 Ditch Digger in addition to our normal tasting lineup. This is a big weekend for Paso wineries and a Denner fan-favorite wine, so be sure to make your tasting appointments early!
A couple of notes for the Pop Up day:
Since our calendar for the 19th is filling up, if you have a party over 6, please give us a call rather than making an appointment online. For appointments made the day of, we may have limited appointment times available.
If you plan on picnicking, we will kindly ask that you do the tasting first. We will have a picnic area set up at our viewpoint under the oaks and you're welcome to purchase a bottle to enjoy with your lunch.
On purchasing the Ditch Digger Concrete:
We only produced 200 cases of the 2017 Ditch Digger Concrete. It will be made available to club members in allocation on Saturday morning, October 19th. To ensure club members an equal chance to get this unique wine, orders will be taken first come, first serve. We'll be sure to remind you with an email announcing it! If you're not a member, take a look at our wine clubs. We have several levels so you can choose what's best for you and you'll have first access to purchasing awesome wines like this.
Saturday, September 28th, we'll take over the Comus Vista patio, enjoy live music, and a feast at a gourmet burger bar. We're excited to be working with Jensen Lorenzen of Larder Meat Co. Their pasture-raised local beef and awesome sides are the perfect complement for wine on the patio. We like to pull a few suprises out of the library at our events. Get excited to taste a couple wines you havent seen in a while!
We keep this one casual — so dress comfortably and come ready to relax and mingle.
Dry-aged local grass-fed beef burgers
1/4 pounders with or without cheese, Wayward Bread Co. buns
assorted condiments and toppings
On the side
homemade potato chips
market cabbage slaw, green goddess dressing
classic potato salad, roasted garlic and fine herbs
Saturday, September 28, 2019 | 11am - 1pm
Members: $35 Guests: $45
We look forward to having you!
The Denner Krewe
Cancellations: Please call us before September 17, 2019, for any cancellations and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
Pop Ups On the Patio
What is a pop up event?
A normal Saturday with a bonus! We pull a library wine out of our cellar and have some different members of our Krewe pour for you. Often these library wines are very limited in inventory — not enough to build a full event around — so we decided to share them with you in a relaxed setting on the patio. What better way to introduce you to our Krewe than over a tasting of some vintage Denner wines.
June 8th | July 13th | September 14th
Tasting reservations these dates fill up fast! Be sure to book your appointment in advance.
We look forward to seeing you this summer!
Flagship Flight Event
for Guests of Denner Vineyards
We are excited to announce our first Flagship Flight Event showcasing our most popular wines! On August 31st winemaker Anthony Yount will guide you through a lineup featuring five fantastic wines. His insightful and off-the-cuff narrative is a fun complement to the wines — questions and interaction are encouraged! This is a unique opportunity to learn about the Denner estate vineyard practices and winemaking philosophy directly from our team while enjoying the wines.
2017 Sacred Burro
2017 Ditch Digger
2017 Dirt Worshipper
2016 Mother of Exiles
After the flight tasting, we'll move to the barrel room where chef Spencer Johnston will serve a seated luncheon thoughtfully created and expertly paired with a glass of Denner wine. Anthony, our winemaker, and the whole Denner Krewe will be available to answer any questions about the wines and what makes Denner Vineyards special.
Saturday, August 31, 2019 | 11am - 12:30pm
Non-members: $60 Members: $45
Limited seating so reserve early! Click above to purchase tickets.
All of the wines from the flight along with others will be available for purchase.
Winemaker Dinner at The Winery Restaurant
August 8 & 9, 2019
The Winery Restaurant in Newport Beach is curating some fantastic courses paired with Denner Wines. Thursday night will feature Denner library wines and Friday night will feature new releases. Click below to view the details of each.
Thursday, August 8 - Library Friday, August 9 - New Releases
If you would like to join us you can review the full details here. Tickets can be purchased through the restaurant by phone or email: firstname.lastname@example.org, 949-999-6622.
Fall 2019 Preview Event
The new sit-down, flight-style preview event was a big hit in the spring so we're pleased to offer it again this Fall. The Spring event sold out within days so we've opened up an additional session on Saturday! We will meet in the barrel room as Anthony walks us through the new fall wines.
After the flight tasting, a luncheon created by Chef Jeff Scott paired with a glass of wine will be served in the production room. The Denner production Krewe will be available to answer any questions about the wines. You will be able to select your club order and take it home with you that day or ship it if you would like. We hope to see you there!
Two dates available
Saturday | August 3, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
1:00pm - 2:30pm
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Sunday | August 4, 2019
10:30am - 12pm
This is a complimentary tasting and lunch for our members only.
Last year's Seafood Boil was a huge hit! So grab your tickets and join us for the 2019 seafood boil — a traditional summertime specialty where shellfish, sausages, corn on the cob and potatoes are boiled in a large pot of flavorful broth and served family-style, poured out on a table.
This seafood feast is enjoyed on the Comus Vista patio. Dave Auten of Auten Boys Catering will be serving up a hearty spread of clams, mussels, shrimp, scallops, crab claws, langostino, corn, potatoes, garlic ham hock, mushrooms, and sausage. The featured wines of the evening will be a Vermentino (New release!), as well as some vintage Viognier and Grenache from the library — all excellent pairings for seafood.
2018 Rosé Release
On Saturday, May 4th we will be releasing our newest vintage of Rosé. To celebrate the occasion, Chulo’s Latino Café will be offering their incredible shrimp tacos and we will be pouring current releases along with this newest addition.
Saturday, May 4, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
2012 Horizontal Tasting - Saturday, March 16, 2019
Join us for Vintage Paso with an exploration of 2012 Vintages in one amazing flight. This horizontal tasting will feature our flagship wines, Ditch Digger, Dirt Worshipper, Mother of Exiles and Syrah.
This will be an intimate, educational tasting with our winemaking team — so questions and plenty of dialogue are encouraged! Cheese and charcuterie by Fromagerie Sophie will also be provided to complement the wines.
This is also a great chance to see how some of the wines you may have in your cellar are aging or get an idea of how other vintages of these wines will evolve. A limited quantity of each will be available for sale at the conclusion of the event so don't miss out!
Spring 2019 Preview Event
We are excited to introduce a new format for the Spring Preview Event. This year we will meet in the barrel room as Anthony walks us through the wines in a sit-down, flight-style presentation. After the flight tasting, a luncheon created by Chef Jeff Scott paired with a glass of 2016 Ditch Digger will be served in the production room. The Denner production Krewe will be available to answer any questions about the wines. You will be able to select your club order and take it home with you that day or ship it if you would like. We hope to see you there!
Two dates available
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Saturday, February 9, 2019
This is a complimentary tasting and lunch for our members.
S A V E T H E D A T E
Sacred Burro Release at The Range in Santa Margarita
Saturday, Septmber 8, 2018
Chef Jeff Jackson will be creating a five course meal expertly paired with Denner wines. This evening will be the first release of the 2016 Sacred Burro. Seating is extremely limited.
M E M B E R - O N L Y F A L L 2 0 1 8 R E L E A S E P R E V I E W
Join us on August 4th for an early introduction to the 2018 Fall release wines. This will be the only chance to taste and take home the new wines before allocation officially opens on August 7th. We'll be on the fermentation floor where you will have the opportunity to chat with the production team about how the wines were made. Small bites will also be available for your enjoyment paired with the new releases.
M E M B E R - O N L Y
Here on the West Coast summertime gatherings mean barbecue for dinner. On the East Coast one might instead think of a seafood boil — a traditional summertime specialty where shellfish, sausages, corn on the cob and potatoes are boiled in a large pot of flavorful broth and served family-style, poured out on a table.
Saturday, June 23rd, we're taking a note from the other coast and would like to invite you to a seafood feast on the Comus Vista patio. Dave Auten of Auten Boys Catering will be serving up a hearty spread of clams, mussels, shrimp, scallops, crab claws, langostino, corn, potatoes, garlic ham hock, mushrooms, and sausage. The featured wines of the evening will be the Viognier, Theresa, Ditch Digger and a special library Ditch Digger — all excellent pairings for seafood.
Seating is limited — bibs provided.
6:00pm Social • 6:30pm Dinner
Kick off summer by joining us for good food and great wine! We close the winery, turn up the live music provided by Will Breman and enjoy Tri –Tip lunch provided by Brush Family Catering. We keep this one casual — so come dressed comfortable and ready to relax.
M E M B E R S - O N L Y S P R I N G 2 0 1 8 R E L E A S E P R E V I E W
Be the first to get additional bottles of this limited production release!
This is your chance to taste the new wines and order more of your favorites from the 2018 Spring release before allocation re-opens on February 5. The event will be held on the winery fermentation floor with small bites created by Mateo Rogers & Brittney Yracheta of Heirloom Catering.
Come chat with the Denner Winemaking Krewe about this interesting vintage!
E V E N T S E S S I O N S
Saturday, February 3, 2018
11am-12:30pm | 2pm-3:30pm
S A C R E D B U R R O & B A S S E T T I S Y R A H R E L E A S E
— December 2, 2017 —
Join us the first weekend of December as we celebrate two new releases:
the 2015 Sacred Burro and the 2014 Bassetti Vineyard Syrah
Our go-to Chef for this yearly Catalonian pairing, Tom Fundaro, will be creating a clam & chorizo stew with rustic bread and olive tapenade along with Chicken & Sausage Paella. We will be pouring current releases along with the two new wines.
Saturday, December 2, 11am-12:30pm
2 0 1 0 H O R I Z O N T A L T A S T I N G
July 15th, 2017
We’re taking a trip back to the 2010 vintage in our first ever Horizontal Tasting. We’ll explore 2010 Viognier, Zinfandel, Ditch Digger and Mother of Exiles in one amazing flight. This will be an intimate, educational tasting with our winemaking team, so questions and plenty of dialogue are strongly encouraged! Cheese and charcuterie will also be provided to complement the wines.
This is a great chance to see how some of the wines you may have in your cellar are aging, or get an idea of how other vintages of these wines will evolve. A limited quantity of some of these wines will be available for sale at the conclusion of the event, so don’t miss out!