Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Penny Royal Farm/Anderson Valley/Best in Wine and Cheese

I recently spent a great couple days in the Anderson Valley.I stopped in at penny Royal farm,and picked up the sampler pack of their amazing cheeses,and a bottle of each of their wines.I stay in the valley at Handley Cellars,and opened the cheeses and wine.Honestly,I needed very little else. a perfect match,and more!Let's check out their website,and learn more about this great attraction,and must stop,in the Anderson valley. Fall on the farm means heavy rains, lush pastures, and milk that becomes rich in fat and protein… perfect for making cheese for holiday tables! Our Holiday Cheese Sampler features a rich and creamy 6oz Laychee, a gooey Velvet Sister, a wedge of our Boonter’s Blue, and a trio of Boont Corners wedges, 2 Month, Vintage (aged 5+ months), and Reserve (aged 12+ months). There’s something for everyone, so you can deck your table with the perfect plate of cheese for any holiday party or meal. Also makes a fabulous gift for the epicurean or cheese enthusiast in your life!A great stop in Boonville,and even the kids will want to return often.The goats and sheep are named and the whole concept is fabulous! Sampler Includes: Laychee (6 oz.): Soft, fresh chèvre-like cheese from pasteurized goat milk with a tangy, citrusy zing. Velvet Sisters (6 oz.): A camembert style surfaced-ripened cheese. Bright and creamy with a hint of mushroom. Boonters Blue, (6 oz.): Gentle, minerally blue with grassy, floral notes and thick veining that doesn't overpower. Boont Corners, 2 month (6 oz.): Made from fresh raw goat milk into three pound wheels which are aged over two months. Boont Corners, Vintage (6 oz.): Made from fresh raw goat and sheep milk and aged 5 months; sharp and tangy flavors. Boont Corners, Reserve (6 oz.): Aged over 180 days from fresh raw goat milk, the texture is hard and the flavors multifaceted. The Penny Royal Farm new tasting room is open 10 am to 5 pm daily and we also offer fun and informative tours daily at 11am and 2pm with advance reservations. Join us on a tour of the creamery, milking parlor, our solar-powered barn to meet the animals, and to learn the methods behind our handcrafted wines and cheeses. We conclude the experience with a cheese tasting for everyone, with juice for kids and wine for those 21 and up. Call us at (707) 895-2410 or (800)956-8909 to reserve your spot. Adults $20; children 5 and up $10. Our cheeses and cheese sampler pack are available for quick home or office delivery through our sister farm, Navarro Vineyards. To order a current Pennyroyal Farm Cheese sampler visit Navarrowine.com and check out the Wine Shop. If you would like to order our wine, or would like to individualize your cheese order, please call us at (707) 895-2410 or 1-800-956-8909, or send us an email at sales@pennyroyalfarm.com. Pennyroyal cheese is also available at Farmers' Markets on Thursday morning in San Rafael, most Saturday mornings Marin Country Mart in Larkspur, and Center Street in Berkeley, and on Sundays you can find us on Clement Street in San Francisco, and at the Marin Civic Center in San Rafael. Please send us your name, address and email to sales@pennyroyalfarm.com to get the latest news about Penny Royal Farm. They planted seven fields employing two Pinot Noir clones that have produced excellent wine in Anderson Valley in addition to three recently imported fine French clones of Sauvignon Blanc. The white wine being offered is our 2014 Sauvignon Blanc. The juice from estate-grown grapes was cold-fermented and aged sur lie for eight months in French oak ovals, which were expressly constructed in France for Pennyroyal whites. The 2015 Rosé of Pinot Noir was produced from estate grown grapes grown in Block 1. The fruit was harvested at night and, after destemming, the skins and juice macerated for merely an hour to add a little color and body. After a miserably cool and wet 2011 vintage, we were delighted to harvest Pinot Noir at full ripeness in 2012; the grapes were picked at night when the fruit was cold, destemmed, then fermented in small bins with twice-daily hand-punchdowns to keep the tannins soft and gentle. After fermentation, the must was pressed, and the juice racked to a mixture of new and seasoned French oak barrels to age for almost a year. It's time to enjoy a glass of Pinot Noir and listen to our new feature with Penny Royal Farm!Cheers! Click here and join us as we enjoy great wines and stories from Anderson Valley. Can I pour you another glass of one of these great wines from Penny Royal Farm?Just help yourself to the cheeses...

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