• San Simeon Stormwatch – Winter Beef Short Rib Stew Wine Pairing

    There are few things that can warm you up from the inside out during these crisp winter months, and we’re sharing two of our favorites with you here! This winter beef short rib stew pairs perfectly with our San Simeon Stormwatch; it’s the ultimate artisan wine pairing for these chilly winter nights.

    San Simeon Stormwatch is a super premium red Bordeaux blend (47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 16% Malbec, 11% Petit Verdot, and 5% Cabernet Franc) aged in French oak barrels for a minimum of 18 months creating a dark, rich, and mouth-filling body. With ripe flavors of blackberry and raspberry and touches of spice and vanilla, this artisan wine complements the flavorful meat of this short rib stew.

    Read below for this delicious recipe to enjoy with the thrill of Stormwatch and click here to purchase San Simeon Stormwatch from our online store.

    Short Rib Stew Recipe:

    Cook Time: 3 hours

    Ingredients:

    • 2 pounds boneless short ribs, fat trimmed and cut into smaller pieces
    • 1 teaspoon coarse salt (more to taste)
    • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (more to taste)
    • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
    • 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
    • 4 whole garlic cloves
    • 1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes
    • 2 cups tomatoes, diced
    • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
    • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    • 1 cup dry red wine
    • 2 medium parsnips, peeled and cut (optional)
    • 1 celery stalk, chopped (optional)

    Instructions:

    1. Season short ribs with salt and pepper.
    2. Heat large pot over medium high heat and add olive oil.
    3. Add short ribs and sear for 4-5 minutes.
    4. Add wine and cook for 2 minutes.
    5. Reduce heat and cover to cook for 2 hours. If liquid absorbs, add more wine.
    6. Remove short ribs, leaving sauce in pot.
    7. Add onions, garlic, carrots, tomatoes, and thyme. Add celery and parsnips if using as well. Cook until fork tender.
    8. Add short ribs back to pot, as well as potatoes. Bring to a boil. Cook 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are softened.
    9. Serve with salt and pepper to taste, and fresh sprig of thyme.

    Purchase San Simeon Stormwatch from our online store by clicking here so that you can pair it with this recipe! Be sure to post your photos on social media and tag us, @SanSimeonWines! For more recipes and pairing suggestions, click here!

  • Expand Your Palate With San Simeon Pinot Noir

    Did you know that there are over 10,000 wine varietals!? With so many options, selecting one to help expand your palate can be an overwhelming task. Luckily, San Antonio Winery can help you out. We have the perfect wine for you; one that is delicate yet distinct and complex: San Simeon Pinot Noir. San Simeon Pinot Noir is a lighter-bodied red wine that wine drinkers will appreciate for its fruity blackberry flavors and soft aromas of aged oak and spice. Pinot Noir has a naturally high acidity, but San Simeon mellows out this acidic taste by bringing out the bright, plump fruit flavors that California wines are famous for. Pinot Noir is low in tannins, meaning that it won’t leave that drying feeling in your mouth like some of the heavier red wine varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon. It is even light enough to be enjoyed without the company of a full meal.

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    Pinot Noir’s name derives from its French roots. ‘Pinot’ means “pine” in French, which is named after the pine cone shape the Pinot Noir grape clusters grow in. “Noir” describes the grapes’ rich dark color. It’s no doubt that Pinot Noir has a devoted following. Historically, it is a finicky grape to grow because of its thin skin, making it susceptible to damage due to temperature fluctuations and diseases that can wipe out the whole crop. It was the favored wine varietal amongst Catholic monks who used it in their sacraments, helping Pinot Noir to gain mass public popularity. More recently, Pinot Noir reached fame upon the success of the 2004 film Sideways, in which Paul Giamatti’s character was a devoted Pinot Noir fan.

     

    Finally, what’s food without wine!? San Simeon Pinot Noir pairs beautifully with a wide range of foods due to both its delicate nature and its high acidity. Try San Simeon Pinot Noir with an Italian dish like basil crostini in tomato sauce or even with sushi.

     

    Pick up a bottle of San Simeon Pinot Noir from the San Antonio Winery at any of our three locations: Los Angeles, Ontario, or Paso Robles.

  • IT’S NOT WHO YOU ARE, BUT WHERE YOU ARE FROM

    Many of things we like are determined by where they come from, especially when it has to do with food and drinks.  The region influences the end product and when you get the right people behind the process, the outcome can be pretty spectacular.  That’s what you’ll find with San Simeon Wines!

    Each bottle is carefully crafted to capture the essence of the California Central Coast.  The powerful flavors found in San Simeon Wines reflect the beauty and freshness of the Pacific coast town of San Simeon.   To give you a taste of a few of the red wines, the Pinot Noir is rich with berry and finishes with smokiness.  The Petite Sirah is jammy and has notes of vanilla spice.  San Simeon Merlot brings out mint and dark chocolate.

    All San Simeon Wines have been aged in French and American oak barrels and of course, we have white wines in this collection as well.  The Viognier and Chardonnay are filled with tropical fruits with complements of citrus and pear.

    If you haven’t tasted San Simeon wines, you can start with getting to know the highest quality and character of this collection by visiting SanSimeonVineyard.com, you can also purchase the wines from this site!  We ship to many states in the US and we welcome you to our 3 winery locations in California.  Find location information at SanAntonioWinery.com.

    Follow us on our social media pages to get the latest information, recipes and to share your fan photos as well!  Check out our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and we hope your favorite San Simeon wine! #SanSimeonWines #SanAntonioWinery

  • It’s Not A Race, But There Is A Winner

    As you know, winemaking is an art and not one that can be rushed. There are many components that make a bottle of wine one you want to buy over and over again. Such things as where the grapes were picked, the climate and terrain of the region, handpicking out the bad grapes, soaking them, the type of oak barrel, etc.  Of course, the knowledge of the winemaker and combination of flavors also plays a role.  If all of this comes together, in harmony, you may have yourself an award-winning wine.

    Award-winning dry wines are what you’ll find in our San Simeon collection.  Harvested in the coastal regions of Paso Robles and Monterey, these vineyards yield grapes with concentrated flavors and aromas.  The San Antonio Winery winemakers create varietals that have character and depth.  Rich with tropical fruits, ripe berries, and a fragrant nose, these award-winning dry wines are unmistakably unique.

    They’ve earned several wine awards and you can see for yourself here!  And better yet, you can try for yourself by purchasing San Simeon dry wines at your local retailers, in-store at our 3 winery locations or at our online store.

    You might be new to dry wines but that’s even better if you’re starting with San Simeon award-winning wines, they’ve been recognized for good reasons, ones you’ll be able to taste.

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  • Let Yourself Be Tempted

    You’re invited to try out our Chardonnay Wine from the San Simeon Wines Collection. We bet you’ve already heard about Chardonnay Wines but they all have their specificity and their flavors. Even if you don’t like Chardonnay Wines, one day you could love ours. The only way to know is to taste it!

    If you normally go for a red wine, the San Simeon Chardonnay Wine will change your mind about white wine. You might not even drink red wine anymore… Just kidding! But, you never know it could happen. You will be won over by this rich mouth-filling wine. Taste the tropical fruit flavors with complements of citrus and pear. Chardonnay Wines’ summer flavors can accompany a lot of dishes and are refreshing when you need it.

    One more reason to take the plunge, Chardonnay Wine is an award-winning wine. So, become a professional by tasting and judging for yourself. Focus. Do it in accordance with professional standards. Yes, you have the skills.  Let us see hear about them!

    You can share your opinion with us on our social media pages, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Tell your friends and family about this Chardonnay Wine, because we’re confident you’ll love it enough, you’ll want to!

    San Simeon Wines can be purchased at your local retailer or at San Antonio Winery. To learn more about this brand, visit SanSimeonVineyard.com and be sure to follow the brand and use #SanSimeonWines on fan photos!

  • Travel Between Acidity and Smoothness

    Do you want to have a star in your wine collection? You will have the chance to show off in front of your friends with this one. The star is Viognier Wine, one of the San Simeon Wines. It is well known because, thanks to our winemakers, it became an award-winning wine. From the San Simeon Collection, the winemakers pay special attention to produce high quality artisan wines that are curated with detail to satisfy all palates.

    Viognier Wine is not just an award winning wine. It is also delicious and will seduce you as soon as the first meeting. Viognier has been waiting for you. San Simeon Viognier is very generous in flavors. It offers smooth flavors while you are feeling the acidity. Both fit perfectly together and will leave a pleasant feeling in your mouth.

    Choose this wine for many occasions. At a classy dinner, Viognier Wine will reveal its character and its class. Your guests will be won over. For an afternoon summer break by the pool, Viognier Wine will be ever-refreshing. Pair this wine with a simple light meal and you will easily taste both sides of its personality.

    Don’t wait to discover this mouthful of pleasure.

    San Simeon Wines can be purchased at your local retailer or at San Antonio Winery. To learn more about this brand, visit SanSimeonVineyard.com and be sure to follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and use #SanSimeonWines on fan photos!

  • Just like being by the Campfire

    High-quality wines will often transport you to a familiar place.  The distinct tastes and fragrances sink into your senses and spark up memories.  Like summer eves spent in the woods, breathing in the great outdoors and nestling by campfires.  San Simeon Pinot Noir does just that with its aromas of oak spice and flavors of black cherry.  This ideal combination creates a lingering smokey finish that will capture your palate and your other senses.  A rich wine with ripe fruity notes, this Pinot is anything but ordinary.  It’s a stand-alone flavor, rare and satisfying.

    Birthed in the Monterey vineyards, this Pinot Noir’s unmistakable flavor is one that pairs well steak, chicken and any hearty meats.  It’s also delectable with dark chocolate.  This is one that keeps well, so don’t worry about storing it in your cellar until that special meal.  Or until you head out for a camping trip and want to bring the perfect wine to sip by the fire.  Of course, this tastes great with pasta and should be table-side for any Italian dish.

    Enjoy your San Simeon Pinot Noir any time of year and check out the whole collection on our website, SanSimeonVineyard.com. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to learn more about our brands.

     

    Photo credit: @cuban_heart_pinay

  • Take A Walk Along The California Coast

    The great thing about wine is each bottle is like a teleporter; it ignites your senses and transports you to different places around the world. The climate of the region, minerals in the soil and richness of the land can be tasted through the grapes of every region.

    San Simeon epitomizes what makes the California Coast so stunning, and provides the highest quality and character for wines. Our Syrah features intense flavors of boysenberry, plum and pomegranate with a lengthy finish of vanilla and cinnamon. It’s unique and captivating, and will leave your mouth wondering where it just went.

    A trip to the Coast this time of year is spectacular, but it doesn’t have to cost you excessive gas fill-ups, road trip snacks and cheap hotel stays. If you want a quick getaway to the rugged shorelines, grab a bottle, or two, of San Simeon Syrah and happy travels!

    Don’t just read about this fabulous San Simeon wines brand, find the one that speaks most to you and share your experience with us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and use #SanSimeonWines in your caption. You can also find other brands made by the Riboli Family at SanAntonioWinery.com

  • Pair Your San Simeon Coastal Wine With Food From The Coastal Seas

    Seafood can be a bit intimidating to try out in the kitchen but it is oh so tasty with wine. With the abundance of food possibilities out there, there is something for everyone and we have a simple scallop idea that pairs perfectly with a glass of San Simeon Chardonnay that you can enjoy at home. It’s so good you might decide not to share and enjoy this one on your own!

    Our San Simeon Chardonnay is created in cool climates and captures tropical citrus fruit flavors. This tastes great with scallops and we’re going to top them over avocado and tortilla chips for easy but exquisite finger food.

    You’ll want to serve the scallops last, so let’s go through the first couple steps prior to getting to the scallops.

    Mash up a couple of avocados, squeeze in lime juice, and add salt. Scoop these on top of tortilla chips. On top of that, place some micro greens and chopped cilantro.

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    For the scallops, pat them dry then season with salt, pepper, and any other seasonings you enjoy. We like cumin and paprika, and if you want some kick, add a pinch of cayenne pepper.

    Add oil to a nonstick pan and make sure it gets nice and hot. When you place the scallops they should sizzle. You also want to give them space – don’t overcrowd the pan. Scallops don’t take long to cook – just two minutes on each side so they are seared to a golden brown and the sides are no longer transparent.

    Transfer atop the tostadas you created and pour yourself a chilled glass of San Simeon Chardonnay for all the hard work you did 😉

    Buon appetito!

    San Simeon Chardonnay and other varietals in the brand can be purchased at local retailers, San Antonio Winery in-store, or online at SanAntonioWinery.com. Learn more about our award-winning San Simeon brand by visiting SanSimeonWines.com and following our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.