As you enter the winding driveway an impressive castle looms, a place where perhaps King Arthur would feel at home. Once inside a spacious tasting lounge you are struck by eye-popping, edgy art on walls and wine labels. Then comes an impressive line-up of wines giving you the unparalleled tasting experience of the Tooth & Nail (T&N) Winery and event venue. Set on a sprawling 9,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor space, this is a go-to place for weddings and celebrations.
The four different labels under the parent Rabble Company are wines crafted for every palate — from the affordable single varietal Rabble wines and the bold, unconventional blends of T&N to the high-end, small lot, barrel selected wines of Stasis and Amor Fati. These are drink-now wines such as Rabble’s vibrant sauvignon blanc to the age-worthy The Possessor, T&N’s flagship cabernet sauvignon blend.
A tasting line-up of over ten wines is offered in a variety of settings, from the contemporary-style lounge with the Reserve flight paired with small seasonal dishes, barrel tasting in the library and a rooftop terrace experience for groups.
Rabble’s portfolio of wines reflects the best of Central Coast fruit: the steep hillsides of Mossfire Ranch in Paso Robles appellation are known for its extreme diurnal shifts while Murmur Vineyard is located in the cool climate appellation of Santa Maria Valley in Santa Barbara County.
For red wine lovers, the popular T&N brand offers bold, complex blends ranging from The Fiend, a merlot-driven blend inspired by Bordeaux’s Right Bank style; The Stand, an inky dark petite sirah blend; and The Glutton, a syrah-led medium-body wine.
There’s a fine selection of white wines from the Stasis collection — a refreshing albariño bursting with grapefruit flavors; an aromatic vioginier layered with steely minerality; and the chardonnay balanced with ripe fruit and fresh acidity.
The Amor Fati brand features a creamy chardonnay with pineapple notes, pinot noir fragrant with rose petals, a youthful grenache and a deep-hued syrah aromatic with black fruits.
The affordable Rabble family of wines range from the austere Alsatian style pinot gris and aromatic chardonnay to a floral Rosé. Red wines include youthful tempranillo, a spicy zinfandel, a lush merlot and a classic cabernet sauvignon layered with red currants and cassis.
The engaging labels that spark conversations are recreated from public domain art, among them woodblock prints of 1500s, William Blake and John Boydell etchings and John James Audubon illustrations that reflect the beasts of early 1830s fighting “tooth & nail” for survival.
With its view of westside Paso vineyards and comfortable lounge furnishings, the castle’s terrace is a favorite with visitors savoring the Rabble family of wines. The terrace is also the site for Friday night summer concerts featuring Central Coast bands, staged from early June to end of August and the rocking Halloween party. Food pairings are offered on weekends and brunch fare on Sundays.
For more information visit – www.rabblewine.com