Fri, Aug 04|
WinedUP: Rombi Wines
Join us for the monthly WinedUP in Sal Rombi’s Tasting Room! NOTE: RSVP please. This event has limited attendance. Tasting fee of $10 (Cash ONLY)
Time & Location
Aug 04, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Carmel Valley, 1 Center St, Carmel Valley, CA 93924, USA
About the Event
This tasting is limited to 25 people due to the small tasing room.
Please RSVP to reserve you spot!
Taken from Decanting Monterey:
“Sal Rombi’s grapes are grown on his estate, the Carmel Valley Vineyard, down in Cachagua... “Carmel
Valley Vineyard is at the pinnacle of the Carmel Valley Appellation. Located atop the ridge line at an
elevation of 1650’ its orientation captures the cooling marine influences nightly. The vineyard is hand
tended with sustainable practices. The well drained rocky soil creates balanced vines with limited yields
of superior fruit that produce exceptional wine.” You can read more about Sal and Rombi wines in this
fun SFGate article: Monterey: Salvatore Rombi, one man winemaker of Carmel Valley.
“While many vintners make their wines in a style approachable and drinkable now, Rombi’s wines are
the type you definitely want to cellar and decant before drinking. Both his Cabernets and Merlots are
huge, complex wines, with his Cabernet Sauvignon referred to as the best in the valley – all from his tiny
estate vineyard of about 2 acres. Cachagua’s chalky and sandy soil and its warm days and cool, foggy
nights make this a great place for a vineyard.
“These wines are great not just due to their location: Sal’s attentive farming and winemaking make them
different from any other in the valley. More than half of the Carmel Valley Vineyard is planted to
Cabernet Sauvignon. He matures this wine in French oak barrels, 50% new and 50%, 1-year old, for 18
months. We always have to resist the temptation to open his wines too soon…”
Rombi Wines Tasting Room, 1 Center Street, Carmel Valley Village
From Hwy 1 take Carmel Valley Road into the village. Go past Boekenoogen and Holman Ranch Tasting Rooms and turn immediately right and look for parking. The Rombi tasting room is located to the left at the T – left of Jerome’s Market.