The 5:30 Train to Georgia.
Okay, it may not have the same romance as Gladys Knight's midnight train. But a) you'll get better sleep, and b) you're going to taste some of the most amazing and ancient wines on the planet.
Present-day Georgia, south of the Caucasus Mountains and between the Black and Caspian Seas, is Vinous Ground Zero: this is likely where humans domesticated the grapevine! (Dear Georgia, the world would like to apologize to you here and now for Yellow Tail, and other bottled abominations.)
One of Georgia's rising start? Kakha Tchotiashvili. A specialist in native grapes, he farms organically and vinifies in qvevri (the traditional Georgian terracotta vessels; see above).
We're tasting three of his wines beginning with a medium bodied fruitful exotic red made from Tavkveri. A brooding spicy full bodied red made from Saperavi. And a Rkatsiteli: a white grape turned orange/amber in hue, from 6 months of contact with the skins and stems. (Though it's made from white grapes, it's more tannic than the reds!)
These are special wines. Come join us and Stetson Robbins, founder of Black Lamb Wines, as we board the train to... 8000 years ago in the Transcaucasian region! (You can see why Gladys Knight went with her lyrics, instead.)
Get it On Your Mind.
Thursday 4/18! 5:30 PM!
Only at Solano! Only $5.