Samantha Sheehan founded POE in 2009 after being inspired by the wines she tasted in Burgundy and Champagne. The goal is not to replicate Burgundy, but rather create alluring, vineyard specific, age-worthy wines revealing the beautiful terroir of California. There is minimal intervention, judicious use of sulfur, and never any additives. POE produces traditional Champagne method sparkling wines, rosé, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and a nouveau from Pinot Noir. Each wine is made in very limited quantities, and sold directly from the winery and to high-end restaurants around the country. Come try POE's new line of Vermouths as Claire, Sam's assistant, pours Vin D'Pampe Vermouth Rosé, floral and bright, with aromatics of grapefruit rind and warm rich spices. This is delicious on its own, or wonderful in a number of simple cocktails; Vin D'Orange Vermouth, a rich, vibrant and edgy whole fruit aperitif, saturated with Seville orange's essential oils and the warmth of other select botanicals, and Vin D'Sange, an aperitif style vermouth made from a base of Pinot Noir and infused with blood orange, black pepper, and a secret blend of spices! Super yummy and ripe for the SF Indian Summer! Plus maybe a few surprises!
Tasting is free and available anytime from 5:00 - 7:00. Must be at least 21 years old.