End of Summer Shiraz Party

  • September 28, 2013 · 4:00 PM
  • private residence in Torrance, CA

The end of summer is here and we’re going to celebrate with a great wine tasting party. Members, Victoria & Sam will be opening their home in Torrance for an “End of Summer Shiraz Party”. It will be a great evening.

Syrah or Shiraz is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce red wine. Syrah is used as a varietal and is also blended. Following several years of strong planting, Syrah was estimated in 2004 to be the world's 7th most grown grape.  The Syrah grape is native to the Rhone Valley in France. However, it is the most widely planted red wine grape in Australia and is now more commonly known as an Australian grape. It grows in the Barossa Valley, the McLaren Vale and Hunter Valley.
In America, it is most commonly grown in California, Oregon and Washington.

We will enjoy this evening of wines in Victoria’s and Sam’s outdoor patio which has a pool, Jacuzzi and BBQ. Bring your swimsuit and towel. Please bring (guests included) either a bottle of Shiraz, Syrah or Petit Sirah (minimum $15) and a heavy appetizer enough for 20 persons. These wines do well with hearty foods such as beef and spicy foods such as Mexican & India. Please bring your own wine glass.  We will provide the desserts.

When you RSVP, please state the name of the Shiraz, Syrah or Petit Sirah you & your guest (if you are bringing a guest) are bringing to the party.

This fun party is limited to 28, so if you RSVP “Yes” and your plans change, please update your RSVP accordingly. NO MAYBES.

Victoria & Sam’s address, directions and phone number will be provided a day before (8/27) to those who RSVP “Going”.

Look forward to seeing you there!

There is street parking. The wine tasting party ends at about 8:30 PM. Look forward to seeing you there!

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  • Analisa

    Victoria & Sam, Thank you for opening your lovely home for a great evening. We all had a wonderful time!

    September 29, 2013

  • Victoria

    Sam and I thank you and your guests for coming to our "End of Summer Shiraz Party". We had a wonderful time and look forward to seeing you at the next wine tasting event!

    1 · September 29, 2013

  • Cynthia

    Had a wonderful time. Thanks Victoria and Sam for opening up your beautiful home to us.

    September 29, 2013

  • Ken

    Thoroughly enjoyed the event. Special thanks to Victoria and Sam!

    September 29, 2013

  • Nancy

    Thanks again to our wonderful hosts, it was so nice of you to share your beautiful home with the group!

    September 29, 2013

  • Robin P.

    Fantastic! Gio and I had a great time!

    September 29, 2013

  • Brian

    Victoria,
    Can you send me the address as I did not get it. Thank you!

    September 28, 2013

    • Victoria

      Brian, Send me your email address so I can send you our address.

      September 28, 2013

  • Maryanne

    sorry I cant make it at this late time, I called Victoria and let her know that I am sick and cannot attend, sorry to all that I missed.

    September 28, 2013

  • Eileen

    "Magic" Bill and I are bringing Rosenblum Cellars Petite Sirah 2010 and Tobin James (Paso Robles) Syrah 2010 plus an assorted cheese and fruit platter, interesting crackers, and cocoa truffles. Thank you and see you soon!

    September 28, 2013

  • Jessica S

    2010 Kendall-jackson Vintner's Reserve Syrah... still figuring out what I'm making:-)

    September 27, 2013

    • Jessica S

      okay - also bringing a hearty baked mac and cheese!

      September 28, 2013

  • Victoria

    We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, Sept 28th! Since we have a lot of people coming to this event it would help to know what your bringing (food/wine) so we don’t over duplicate items. Please indicate what your bringing so others have an idea what they can bring too. We aim to have a variety of wines and food for everyone to enjoy. Food type / Name of Wine:

    September 24, 2013

    • Brian

      Hi Victoria,
      I must have missed the email with the location of the party. Can you resend? I will be bringing a 2010 Davis Family Vineyards Syrah and an endive appetizer.
      Thanks,
      Brian

      September 28, 2013

  • Ken

    Already posted the food. Wines are 2011 Chasewater Syrah and 2006 Estrella Creek Syrah. Can't wait!

    September 27, 2013

  • Allen W.

    Wines:
    2010 Yangarra Estate Shiraz, McLaren Vain Region - WA93Pts
    2009 Zaca Mesa Estate Syrah, Santa Ynez Valley - WE91Pts

    Bringing grilled animal flesh and likely dessert!!

    1 · September 27, 2013

  • Susan

    Besides the wine mentioned previously, I'll bring a salad and an appetizer.

    1 · September 27, 2013

  • Maryanne

    Veggie Pasta Salad/2011 Babcock Syrah

    1 · September 27, 2013

  • Analisa

    We're bringing Four Vines Petit Sirah Skeptic 2011 from Lodi 90 PTS & 2009 Pillar Box Reserve Shiraz from Australia 94 PTS. Also, we're bring meat to grill and a couple of salads.

    1 · September 27, 2013

  • Cynthia

    Bringing a 2010 So Australian Shiraz from 'Layer Cake'

    1 · September 26, 2013

  • Paolo

    We are bringing 2 Australian Shiraz. A Clos Clare, 2001 and a Scarpantoni, Block 3, 2002. We're also bringing a stew and a healthy appetite. Looking forward to it !!

    1 · September 26, 2013

  • Susan

    Hi, Victoria--
    Thanks for hosting. I'll bring my homemade carrot/raisin slaw and probably a Hahn Estates Syrah.
    See you Saturday.
    Susan

    1 · September 25, 2013

  • Victoria

    Thanks for posting what your bringing, it sounds delicious! Can't wait to try out the different wines too!

    September 25, 2013

  • Paul De A.

    Plan to bring L'Aventure Optimus and Chocolate to go with the wines

    2 · September 25, 2013

  • Ken

    Ken and Gloria are bringing an artichoke dip and date/bacon wraps (roumake). Wine is TBD as we haven't shopped yet but will advise shortly!

    1 · September 24, 2013

  • Nancy

    I am bringing a Mexican layer dip with chips.
    Still need to shop for a wine.

    1 · September 24, 2013

  • Cynthia

    Spicy Mushrooms / Unknown (have not bought it yet) will update

    1 · September 24, 2013

    • Victoria

      Thanks Cynthia! See you Saturday!

      September 24, 2013

    • Robin P.

      Hi Victoria, Will be bringing Gainey syrah and wild mushroom tartlets

      1 · September 24, 2013

  • Linda

    I'm not sure about the appetizer but bringing a bottle of Justin's Syrah. Will update once I can figure what to make. Thanks Victoria!

    1 · September 24, 2013

  • Paul De A.

    Looking forward to it..........Paul

    September 16, 2013

  • natalya

    I PLANNING TO ATTEND.

    September 11, 2013

  • moni

    Hi Victoria,
    Met you at the Malibu country Club wine tasting. Thank you for the event. Unable to attend. Have visitor from Europe.

    September 10, 2013

    • Victoria

      Hi Moni, thanks for letting me know. If you change your mind, your welcome to bring your visitor.

      September 10, 2013

  • Suzy B.

    Hi Victoria,

    I am so looking forward to the End of Summer - Shiraz/Syrah party at your house. Can't wait to meet your husband Sam as well! I'll be bringing a 2011 Fog Head Syrah and Chinese Egg Rolls. Let me know if you need anything.

    1 · September 7, 2013

    • Victoria

      Suzy I look forward to seeing you too! Thanks for listing your selection of wine and appetizer .

      1 · September 7, 2013

  • Cori

    Hi Victoria! I've only been to one wine event....so far.....and enjoyed the people I've met. I'd love to join your event, but fortunately for me, I'll be in Kauai for 16 days. I'll see you at the next luncheon or wine event!

    August 31, 2013

    • Victoria

      Hi Cori, Have a wonderful time in Kauai! Love that island!! Can't wait to see you at another meetup. Aloha :)

      August 31, 2013

  • Victoria

    Looking forward to seeing everyone!

    August 31, 2013

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