Carmody McKnight Calendar of Events

 
 
 
 
                     

 

 

 

                   When art and wine come together in the most unforgettable synergy!

 

Absinthe Makes the Art Grow Fonder

Most artists and writers living in France in the late 19th and early 20th century were committed absinthe drinkers and even featured absinthe in their work.  They certainly created under the influence of absinthe, including Vincent van Gogh, Edouard Manet, Amedeo Modigliani, Arthur Rimbaud, Guy de Maupassant, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Paul Verlaine, and many others.

Later artists and writers drew from this cultural wellspring, including Pablo Picasso, August Strindberg, Oscar Wilde, and Ernest Hemingway.  Emile Cohl, an early pioneer in the art of animation, presented the effects of the drink in 1910 with the short film, Hasher's Delirium.

Toulouse Lautrec and Vincent van Gogh popularized the notion that absinthe had psychoactive if not creative properties.  Oscar Wilde described the sensation of tulips on his legs after leaving a bar.

Today it is known that absinthe does not cause hallucinations.  It's fun to think that this anise-flavored spirit may have enhanced creative inspiration, though.  What we know for sure -- great, natural wine enhances the art spirit as you will find out in Painting with Taste.

To test this more scientifically we will have two groups -- one will paint while enjoying estate, glorious Cabernet, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and of course the pink bubbly --  K's Pomegranate Cuvee.  The other group will sip water and with ice if desired.  Which group will you join?  The water group has limited space.

 

L'ABSINTHE BY EDGAR DEGAS

 

Painting with Your Palate and Palette

So, yes, uncork your inner artist at "Painting with Taste," combining the best of what wine country offers.

Paint outdoors in one of the most beautiful vineyards ensconced in the magical Santa Lucias.  Sipping and savoring the estate wine from the vineyard surrounding and captivating you (we like to think the wine also inspires!) allows the artist within you (ignored too long) out in the open to create a masterpiece. 

Best part... all materials included, and you take your artwork with you and leave the clean up behind, but not the wonderful, relaxing experience that will stay with you forever.

You will be attended by an accomplished artist who guides you to a new-found creativity that will actually surprise if not thrill you. By the end of the afternoon you will have painted a special artwork! 

Celebrate the creative spirit and frame the memories! 

Bubbles and Brunch Sundays!

Bubbles and Brunch Sundays

Family Farm to Table Cuisine :: Family Farm to Table Wine
Savor Natural Food and Wine :: Savor the Good Earth

 

     Thomas Hill is devoted to sustainable, organic, pure food.
Carmody McKnight creates wine from GMO-free grapes with no chemicals or manipulation in an above-ground cellar.

You will not find this supremely authentic combination of natural food and wine anywhere else in California, or in fact the entire country.

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Yo! Pulled Pork from the Pit Party!

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Cork 'n Pork

 

Prepared 36 hours in advance(18 hours preparing the fire, 18 for the sows to slow cook) 
this famed and fantastic, award winning, Tuscan olive oil infused, whole pit-roasted pork.

With sumptuous side-fixin's, salads & sweets.   

 

Reservations required. 
 Inner Circle, Club Motif & Art of the Olive members $20.00.  Non-members $30.00.

 

805.238.9392  #3

e-mail link for reservation

Non-Member Friends ~ you don't know what you're missing,

And for Sunday... a very special day!

An experience of hidden treasures!   A tasting not to be missed.  

Distinct varietals representing over a decade from our own personal library.  

Vintage wines available for purchase!  

Also a chance to join our exclusive Vintage Club.      

LINK FOR MORE INFO ON OUR NEW VINTAGE CLUB!

Carmody McKnight

11240 Chimney Rock Road, Paso Robles, CA LINK to map.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

                            

 
 
 
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And you can join!  

 

Nowhere else on the planet.
WANDERING WINO Being a "natural."
 
An experience of hidden treasures!   A tasting not to be missed.  
Distinct varietals representing over a decade
from our own personal library.  
Vintage wines available for purchase!  
Also a chance to join our exclusive Vintage Club.       

LINK FOR MORE INFO ON OUR NEW VINTAGE CLUB!
 

 

Carmody McKnight

11240 Chimney Rock Road, Paso Robles, CA. LINK to map.

   

                           

 

You are invited