This last Monday, September 12th, I attended the monthly event of the Oceanside Wine Society. These events are hosted at The Privateer Marketplace & Wine Bar on a monthly basis and feature rotating wine makers or personalities.
The event was $20 for a light buffet style accompaniments and 5 tastings.
The Privateer Marketplace and Wine Bar
Charcuterie and Cheese to accompany the wine.
More of the Buffet.
The event attracted about 25 to 30 people.
This month the winemaker was One Hope winery out of Napa Valley. One Hope is about 8 years old and came about when its eight founders, who were in the wine business in Napa, got together to form the company. The CEO’s friend was fighting cancer at the time, so the idea arose to produce wines where a portion of all sales go to different humanitarian causes, ranging from Medical Research to helping Veterans.
The event was hosted by Caitlin Snyder of One Hope Winery.
I could show you pictures of the wines but there could be anything in that glass and you would never know. I’ll just mention 2 of my favorites of the evening. I think it’s better for everyone that way:)
2011 Santa Barbara Reserve Chardonnay ~ Notes of citrus and peach with a light trace of oak. Really nice I would buy this. Proceeds from this wine benefit Alzheimer’s research.
2012 Edna Valley Reserve Pinot Noir ~ Really drinkable wine, not too many tannins. Berries and spice spring to mind. This would pair well with a salmon dish.
Members of the Oceanside Wine Society get 15% off bottles of wine featured at these events. You can sign up and find out all the benefits at The Privateer Marketplace. The events are open to walk-ins. You can find out about future ones by following the Privateer marketplace Facebook page.
The great team for the event.
Privateer Marketplace & Wine Bar
1704 South Coast Highway, Oceanside