What's Cookin' on Wine with Michael Horn


January 30, 201752 min
STEPHEN KROENER – OWNER & WINEMAKER, SILVER HORSE WINERY - OPENS AT HISTORIC AVILA VALLEY SCHOOLHOUSE  Silver Horse was a family-owned and operated vineyard and winery that was established in Paso Robles in 1989 by the Simon family.  The Kroener family became the sole owners of the estate when they purchased it from the them in 1996. Subsequently, Stephen Kroener started as a cellar rat in 1996 and worked his way into the winemaking position in 2000.   Stephen is a second generation winemaker; the first being his grandfather, Grandpa Kroener.   In 2014, the winery property was sold and Stephen moved the winemaking operations to a property located in the highly touted region of Paso Robles known as the Templeton Gap. Schedule an appointment and come enjoy!  In October of 2016 Silver Horse opened up its new tasting room in Avilla Valley right of the 101.  The  tasting room is located in the old Santa Fe Schoolhouse. SILVERHORSE.COM ABOUT KROBAR DISTILLERY 2174 CA-46, Paso Robles, CA 93446 Open Friday - Sunday, 11pm - 5pm By Appointment Monday - Thursday KROBĀR Craft Distillery is the ethanol-induced brainchild of Stephen KROener and Joe BARton. With 40 combined years in the alcohol business, these guys had the fantastic idea to unite their skills and produce something they love: hooch.  With the right skills to distill and the perfect setting in which to do it, they decided to give it go.  Now all of you can try the fruitiness of their labors! THE STILL is the most important tool for a distiller. Kroener and Barton spent 4 years researching stills and still manufacturers.  They decided on Vendome Copper & Brass Works in Louisville, Kentucky.  Their decision was influenced by many factors. First, Vendome is an American company with hard-working men and women who make kick-ass production stills.  Second, Stephen and Joe wanted a still they could design to meet all their distillation desires and Vendome had the skills to build their still. THE SETTING of KROBĀR Craft Distillery is spectacular, situated on a hill overlooking vineyards and Highway 46 West.  The distillery has a Social Room and Ethanol Alley which will make your tasting experience one to remember. WWW.KROBARDISTILLERY.COM KAITLIN HITE - CALIFORNIA SALES MANAGER, FOXEN VINEYARD & WINERY – UPCOMING WINE DINNER AT THE LA ZOO & BOTANICAL GARDENS FOXEN HISTORY Founded by Dick Doré and Bill Wathen in 1985. Sustainable wine-growers. Solar-powered winery. Bill Wathen and Dick Doré have been making wine together since 1985, when they founded Foxen Winery & Vineyard at the historic Rancho Tinaquaic in Northern Santa Barbara County. Since that time their dedication has remained the same: the creation of small production, sustainably-farmed, vineyard-focused wines using a straightforward and minimalist approach to winemaking. The winery is named in memory of William Benjamin Foxen, and English sea captain and Dick’s great-great grandfather. Benjamin Foxen came to Santa Barbara in the early 1800’s and purchased the historic Rancho Tinaquaic in 1837 with a Mexican Land Grant that totaled nearly 9000 acres, that comprised most of what is now known as Foxen Canyon. Captain Foxen adopted the distinctive anchor as his ranch cattle brand, which became the trademark of the Foxen Vineyard & Winery. We are proud that we have made our home on the now 2000-acre Rancho Tinaquaic, which remains in family hands. In 2009 we completed our new solar-powered winery and tasting room, and our beloved historic "Shack" was renamed foxen 7200, and focuses on our Bordeaux and Italian-style wines under a newly designed label. Our Burgundy and Rhône-style wines are showcased at our new location just up the road. 2014 marks the 30th harvest for the Foxen Boys. ABOUT THE DINNER 2/11/17: LA Zoo's Sustainable Wine Dinner Series coincides with Sex and the City Zoo, their popular annual celebration of romance in the animal k


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