Sunday, November 27, 2016
Pali Wine Co. named by two entrepreneurs Tim Perr and Scott Knight after their hometown of Pacific Palisades on the west side of Los Angeles is dedicated to making small lots of Pinot Noir. On November 6 Pali officially opened their third tasting room ( the other two are in Santa Barbara and Lompoc ). Little Italy in San Diego has always been a favorite spot for locals and visitors alike and even more so now that Pali Wine Co. has created another home here. I attended the opening and was extremely impressed. First and foremost, as a big fan of Pali's wines, I am thrilled that I can visit them right in the heart of Little Italy.
The tasting room has multiple levels including a roof top deck with a fabulous view, space for private parties and a beautiful bar. They are offering small bites to pair with the wines and on the night of the opening we were treated to a sneak preview of their beautiful cheese and charcuterie boards which included mimolette cheese, one of my favorites. As well as having a variety of Pali Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays available by a flight or by the glasss they are also offering their second label Tower 15. Tower 15 focuses on premium Bordeaux and Rhone blends. My favorite two Pinot Noirs from the opening were Pali's Huntington from Santa Barbara County and their Riviera from the Sonoma Coast.
What makes the Pali Wine Co. tasting room experience even better as a local? They offer select wines on tap for purchase by the refillable bottle/growler to take home. These refilable bottles are perfect for any occasion but especially as the gift that keeps on giving during this upcoming holiday season.