Industry Party 2013 – Big Time!

The Clean Slate - Industry Party

Ready for the crowd…

 

Last night we held Industry Party 2013 showcasing our 20,000 square feet of caves and a very special pre-release taste of 2012 Rosé.  As always we were eager to present these exciting new developments and to show our appreciation for all the neighborly love in Paso Robles.

 

The Room Beginning to Fill - Industry Party

At 7 pm

 

The main room filled rapidly as groups from every aspect of the food and wine industries arrived to partake in fresh cooked food and Halter Ranch wines.

 

Tacos Al Pastor - Industry Party

Los Robles Tacos. Incredible.

 

Los Robles was back in force with their incredible portable taco line.  Always a hit with Côtes de Paso Blanc and Rouge (really any of the wines could pair with one or another of the various taco combos).

 

The Los Robles Crew Poses Post Party

The Los Robles Crew Poses Post Party

 

We were also privileged to have Artie and the Gypsy Flame crew slinging barbecued pizza throughout the evening (apologies for the lack of photo, the ‘zas never seemed to hang round long enough for a shot).

 

Artie and a Gypsy Flame Compatriot Pose by Their Magic Barbecue

Gypsy Flame rocked the house!

 

The evening began with a walk through the cave system from the eastern outer door through the caves to the main barrel working room with tastes of 2o11 Côtes de Paso Blanc and 2012 Rosé en route.  Michelle and Katie were on greeting and glass duty at the (chilly) front door.

 

The Katie and Michelle Dance

Katie and Michelle doing the greeting dance

 

720 glasses were washed and polished in preparation for the event.  600 ended up being put to use which meant lots of boxing and unboxing!

 

No Glasses Were Harmed in the Shooting of this Photograph

No Glasses Were Harmed in the Shooting of this Photograph (those boxes are empty)

 

Kevin offered insight into the new 2012 Rosé which contains the largest percentage of Picpoul Blanc (in a Halter Ranch Rosé) and the lowest alcohol in an HRV wine  to date.  The Picpoul contributes a delicious lip smacking acidity while lower alcohol makes the wine even more food (and porch!) friendly.  We cannot express enough how excited we are about this wine.  Expect an official release date sometime next month.

 

Kevin and Darren Catch a Sip in the Aftermath

Kevin and Darren Catch a Sip in the Aftermath

 

This was Kendall’s inaugural event at HRV; very exciting and what a success!

 

Awesome Inaugural Event Kendall!

Awesome Inaugural Event Kendall!

 

If you didn’t manage to make it out this time don’t hesitate to plan a visit the next weekend (tours take place at 11 and 1) you have free or during the week by appointment.  A massive thank you to all and cheers!

 

2013 Rose

Our special pour, in keeping with the pre V-Day Spirit

 

 

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