February Amista Friends of the Month Newsletter!

Here at Amista, we take the time to honor our Wine Club members as each and every one continue to stay passionate about our wines.  We love to hear their stories of sharing with friends and family.  

These are Club Members who we have special relationships with, and who visit us from near and far!  Once a month we feature Amista Friends of the Month in our monthly newsletter.  In accepting this invitation, they receive additional benefits... such as extra savings on wine, food pairings, and other treats during the month.  We do this every month, and reach out to Club Members asking if they would like to participate.  Keep an eye out in your inbox to see if you have been nominated by our Wine Club Coordinator!

For the month of February, we are excited to be featuring Chris and Yvonne who live in Alameda, California and have been members of our Circle of Friends since 2013!
We appreciate their continued passion and loyalty to our wines. Below is their story!
Amista Chris
Amista Mona and Yvonne

Becoming a Member

A friend introduced me to Amista in 2013 and I took my wife Yvonne and step-daughter Mona for the first time Halloween weekend of 2015. Since then we have made it a biannual tradition to visit from the Bay area (Alameda) for our wine shipment pick-up. We usually stop at Big John's Market first for some prosciutto and cheese and have a little picnic with our wine tasting. Everyone is so welcoming every time we visit, it feels like catching up with friends. We love visiting in the fall; the colors remind me of east coast autumns where I grew up. We end our visits with the walking tour, and it's tradition to take a picture of Mona in the oak tree, here's a collage from over the years below.

Amista Mona over the years

Our Favorite Amista Memory:

It was the first stop of our Northern California honeymoon! Sonoma is very meaningful to us, so we had our wedding in Santa Rosa. We visited Amista on our way to Healdsburg the next day, and ended up with plenty of sparkling Blanc de Blanc and sparkling Syrah for our road trip.

Favorite Amista Wine and Food Pairing:

Our favorite Amista wine is the Rockpile Cabernet. Perhaps it's the rich complexity or slightly-higher price (sorry!), but it always feels like a special occasion to open it, even if we have to conjure one up ("I successfully fetched the mail today!"). We try to always have an extra bottle or two on hand to give as a gift or share with friends. Our recent favorites are the Grenache and Tres.

Yvonne sometimes cooks us a German dinner, as a reminder of her home cuisine. Here she's making sous vide pork loin with red cabbage. She simmers the red cabbage in a little red wine - so some Tres for the cabbage, and some for the chef.

Amista Tres with Pork loin and Cabbage
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