What a wonderful time! We assembled Saturday morning at the Blossom Trail Cafe; amongst our Porsche steeds were two Boxster S’s, a Turbo, a Panamera, a Targa Carrera, a 911, Jack Back’s Corvette and the Wolff’s Miata. From there we toured Sanger, Minkler, Reedley and Parlier, arriving in Kingsburg at the RamosTorres winery. Owner/wine maker, Oscar Ramos, made us feel very welcomed, having set his shaded, fan cooled patio with cloth covered tables for our lunch, with glasses and wines staged for our private tasting.
To our surprise and delight, Oscar’s staff chef, Nataly Lemus, had prepared and served a mouth-watering selection of baked/stuffed mushrooms, and goat cheese crostinis topped with fresh boysenberries. Michael Castillo, the winery’s sales manager, led us through a tasting of their Viognier blend, pure Marsanne, Petit syrah, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon wines – all of which were excellent, after which we purchased some and dug into our basket lunches – enhanced by bags of chilled table grapes provided to all by member Jim Parnagian. Upon finishing lunch, Michael gave us a tour of the production facility and commented on their estate and sourced fruit.
Attached, find some photos of our visit and you may view a video at here. A formal review article with more photos will appear in our Zeitung club magazine.
This was yet another enjoyable partaking of Fresno/Madera’s growing wine region. Over the past three years our club has visited Cardella, Fasi, Cedar View, Cru, Kings River, Ficklin and now RamosTorres wineries – each of which have made us feel very welcomed. So, let’s do all we can to support these valuable venues of pleasure. If you wish to join their wine clubs or order cases from any of these wineries, please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org