20 May Zaca Mesa University, With Christopher Sawyer
The Santa Barbara Vintners Spring Weekend featured a Wine Seminar called “Zaca Mesa University”. Zaca Mesa Winery has a long history of turning out amazing winemakers and this seminar brought 4 of them together. Morgen McLaughlin, Executive Director of the Santa Barbara Vintners introduced the seminar and then introduced our Moderator. Christopher Sawyer is and internationally known sommelier, who is notorious for his pairings of wine with movies as well as wine with pop culture music. Having attended UC Davis, Christopher followed the early winemakers in Santa Barbara. He took some time to give us the history of the Santa Barbara Wine region before introducing us to the panel for the day which included: Ken Brown of Ken Brown Wines, Jim Clendenen of Au Bon Climat, Bob Lindquist of Qupe and Eric Mohseni, the current winemaker at Zaca Mesa.