Turley Pick Up Party: "Birds of Prey"

I have been a member of Turley Wines for about three years now. Turley is mainly known for their Zinfandels and their Petite Syrahs, but beware, they are also known for their long waiting list to become an allocation member! They have a lot of other great wines, which are not always the easiest to find and thus, why it’s advantageous to be an allocation member.

Another nice perk is that they host a wine pick up party for their club members twice a year, in fall and spring, held at their Paso Robles and Amador County locations. The most recent party fell on Halloween, and the theme of the party was "Birds of Prey."

What they were pouring:

2013 White Coat California White Wine

2013 Tecolote Paso Robles Red Wine

2013 Ueberroth Vineyard Paso Robles Zinfandel

2005 Moore “Earthquake” Napa Valley Zinfandel

1997 Hayne Vineyard Napa Valley Zinfandel

2005 Turley Hayne Vineyard Napa Valley Petite Syrah

2005 Turley Estate Vineyard Napa Valley Zinfandel

In addition to the birds of prey, they had plenty of wine, great food like gumbo and brick oven pizzas, and live music to boot....and last, but certainly not least, a dancer in the crowd who clearly enjoyed the band... or the wine.... or perhaps both!  LOL 

Another added bonus to the pick up parties is their offerings of a few select library wines for sale.
We’ve picked up a few great magnums, which are not normally available.

You can read a more in-depth review of the Turley tasting room by clicking here.

It was very cool because they did indeed have live birds of prey throughout the party! An Indonesian Owl, a Screech Owl, a Harris Hawk, and an American Bald Eagle, all just hanging out with us at the party. Pretty cool. The Screech Owl was my favorite- so adorable!