Tuesday, April 17, 2012


There's excitement in the air as Matt and Todd prepare to move their operation to nicer digs in Little Italy. They expect to open the new place on Kettner and Ivy in early June. Besides offering their amazing wines by the taste, glass, or bottle, the master plan includes patio parties, a full kitchen, and wines on tap - straight from the barrels. Imagine a Saturday morning spent stocking up on produce at the Little Italy Mercato, visiting a few of neighborhood's excellent Mediterranean food shops to enhance your provisions, and then stopping by Matt and Todd's place to refill your bottle(s) with affordable, premium wine and/or to relax over a nice lunch. We can hardly wait for this place to open!

Matt using the "wine stealer" to extract a few tastes

On our most recent visit to Todd and Matt's winery on Silverton Street in Mira Mesa we sampled some  yet-to-be-bottled wines from the barrels. One of our favorites is a 2009 Carneros Pinot Noir aged a ridiculously long time (38 months!). The eucalyptus notes are prenounced but not overwhelming. Matt told a great story about discovering a little vineyard and camping out in a yurt on the owner's property. We also love the 2010 Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon. Stay tuned for these in the new venue, and in the meantime stop by the present location to taste and buy a few bottles to take home. One couldn't possibly go wrong with the 2008 Edna Chardonnay or the 2008 San Marcos Syrah.

7919 Silverton St., Suite 408. Open Fridays and Saturdays, 3:30-7:30. 858.527.0944

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I knew of beer in Mira Mesa but wine??
    Thanks for sharing the find, I will schedule a visit soon.