Not to be confused with national Red Rose day (June 12th), National Rose day (rosay) falls on the second Saturday in June, June 11th this year, and it is one that will be celebrated at Martin Pierce Hardware!
We have often shared our enjoyment of the Paso Robles wine region and, while not specifically rose, thought that, in celebration of this newfound holiday, this would be a good time to share with you some of our favorite wines.
I am, alas, a creature of habit, which means I tend to opt for viognier and sauvignon blanc wines over roses, chardonnays and cabernets. That being said, I did develop a fondness for Rose wines, in large measure due to our proximity to the Anjou wine growing region in France while living in England.
We had very dear friends who lived in the Anjou region. They would often visit us in England due to the fact that both Anjou and Lewes, Sussex support opera companies at Glyndebourne and Opera de Bauge respectively. Therefore, it was not uncommon for artisans in both towns to visit each other. This seemingly unrelated information sets the stage for explaining how we first came across Rose d'Anjou.
When we left England we had to "make do" with the Rose produced by local wineries but we are happy to admit that the local wines in Paso Robles are on a par with those in the Anjou wine region. My favorites can be found at these smaller production wineries as each produces a very distinctive and refreshing Rose.
Four Lanterns winery has a beautiful setting on west highway 46. Be sure to try their Sunset Rose.
Hammersky rose is grown from their estate grown zinfandel varietal
Riverstar wineries produce a great tasting and well priced Grenache Rose
LXV is a boutique winery that offers a sensuous tasting experience. For those red wine lovers seeking something a bit different, I would recommend the Sangiovese Brunello, one of the few red wines that Martin and I can agree upon.
To check out other varietals in the Paso Robles wine region and plan your wine tasting tour Paso Robles Wineries offers a helpful wine tasting map.
Custom door hardware will complete the look of any wine cellar. Our Grapevine door handle and hardware collection shown above was inspired by our many visits to wineries over the years and will add that all important detail. Also shown here is a bespoke wine cellar door handles created for a discerning client who was inspired by a piece of wall art in his personal collection. You can follow the design process on the blog.
To view our entire collection of door handles and architectural hardware, please visit our site at www.martinpierce.com.
Designers can visit the showroom located at:
5433 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, Ca 90016
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