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Wines and Steins

 Fostering home wine and beer making and the art of tastings

Monthly Membership Meeting Sepember 2nd 6p.m.

  • 09/02/2016
  • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • American Legion Hall, Templeton, CA

Program for September 2nd Meeting

Our speakers for 2 September will be Phillip and Mary Hart of AmByth Estate Winery.  Phillip and his wife Mary’s Ambyth Winery is  100% dry-farmed, certified Biodyanmic farm, and natural winemakers.

AmByth Estate is Paso Robles' first and only winery to produce Demeter certified Biodynamic wines.  They utilize the Biodynamic method of farming to enhance their observations of nature, and use these intimate insights as tools that allow their 20 acres of vineyards to express their true character through the grapes it produces.  They want their grapes to be as unique to AmByth Estate as your thumbprint is to you. 

They are Natural Winemakers: they let the grapes express themselves into wine without the aid of additives, adjustments or enhancements. The wines are made with Native Yeasts, they are foot stomped, they are aged and bottled without any added sulfites. Some are aged in barrel or stainless steel tanks, others are beautifully aged  in Terra Cota Amphoras.  They are Pure. They are Alive. They are Fresh.

Learn what Natural winemaking is all about.


5:30 Meeting Setup
6:00-6:30 Happy Hour and Check-in
6:30-7:00 Business Meeting
7:00-7:30 Presentation
7:30-7:45 Food prep & ready
7:45 Potluck Dinner line opens- eat & visit @ your leisure, clean your area as you finish. Leave your table & chairs until...
9:00-9:30 Collective Clean Up


We will have a brief business meeting. Please contact President Tom Johnson (email if you have an item for discussion.

Please mark your calendars for future member meetings:

Friday, October 7

Friday, November 11(note this is the 2nd Friday)


The popular 50:50 raffle will be conducted by Leslie Cruzen.

Dinner: Please bring a dish to share (6+ servings) – Appetizer, Salad, Side dish, Main dish, Dessert

Beverage: Please bring a bottle to share at the open bar table.

Guests: Members are encouraged to bring guests and potential new members.

Thank you to our Host Mike Ferree and CoHosts Bill and Marilyn Sisler

for setting up and closing the facility. (Click here for responsibilities and benefits

Host and CoHost Responsibilities)


Don’t forget your name badge. If you need another please contact Marty Toussaint at

Be sure to check the Wines and Steins website for more information about our organization: Wines and Steins website                       

President - Mike Ferree
Webmaster - Karen Wall

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