Santa Ynez Inn
October 7, 2009 

Inside This Issue . . .

TRAVEL: Oregon Wine Country

FOOD: Butter is Forever

WINE: Phillips-Hill Estates Pinot Noir

RECIPE: Mexican Souffle & Guacamole

October 7, 2009 Newsletter


Oregon Wine Country

Visitors to Oregon will note right away that things are done differently here. Shop clerks linger and chat while packaging up your goods, traffic moves more slowly and the pace of life seems firmly dialed to the "enjoy the journey" station. This enticingly mellow pace of life, coupled with Oregon's outstanding natural beauty and prolific food and wine culture . . .


Butter is Forever

Most ingredients go in and out of style, depending on the latest health craze or foodie fad. This doesn't of course affect their deliciousness, or deter the converted from continuing to use the items in our own cooking once they have fallen out of fashion with the rest of America. So I’m sure I wasn't the only one whose heart soared when Julie & Julia . . .


Phillips-Hill Estates
Pinot Noir

In the world of wine as we know it, few winemakers have followed so circuitous a route to oenophilia as Toby Hill, owner/winemaker for Phillips-Hill Estates in Philo. A California native who grew up in Manhattan before returning to the Bay Area for high school, then heading back to New York to pursue . . .


Mexican Souffle & Guacamole

This breakfast recipe is one of our most popular! It is as easy to prepare as it is delicious. We serve it with homemade guacamole, pico de gallo and homemade baked tortilla chips. Enjoy!

Submitted by Avalon Bed & Breakfast



Vintners Inn Anniversary Package

Take advantage of Vintners Inn 25th Anniversary Package when you visit now through November 4, 2009! Anniversary room rates reflect a savings of up to 25% off regular rates. In addition, your package includes other "25-themed" specials, like a $25 off dinner at John Ash & Co. restaurant, or $25 off any spa treatment at Vintners Inn! Visit us online for details!

Black Stallion Winery Gift Baskets

With the holidays on the horizon, the time for gift giving beckons. Our handmade baskets featuring Black Stallion’s exclusive wines make a truly unique and memorable gift. Add a personal touch by selecting the Black Stallion wine of your choice. Click to view our gift catalog or phone our Customer Service Team for assistance (888) 200-9756.

Mumm Napa’s DVX-92 points!

Mumm Napa is again proud to present a Sparkling Wine worth toasting the season to! Receiving 92 points, Mumm Napa's 2001 DVX is the premiere sparkling wine of choice for this year's holiday parties! "Delicately complex at first, building power and richness. Aromas of Asian pear, toasty spice and loam lead to layered lemon curd, hazelnut and brioche flavors that balance crisp acidity with a luscious texture." - Tim Fish.

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