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St. Mayhem Wines Product Release Party & Free Tasting
May 12, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
We couldn’t be more excited to be the featured store for the Denver launch of Art+Farm Wine Home of St. Mayhem. If you’re getting tired of the status quo in the wine world, this new wine product is for you. It’s our pleasure to invite you all to a FREE tasting and product launch of St. Mayhem wines. #StMayhemIsComing #StMayhemWines
WHAT WE’LL BE TASTING (AND RELEASING):
1. Hath No Fury | “Complex, fresh and aromatic 2014 Lake County Sauvignon Blanc with a delicate balance of citrus and tropical notes, aged on fresh cut Jalapeño and Habanero peppers. The Sauvignon Blanc combines beautifully with the Jalapeño aromas and flavors, while the Habanero adds ripe flavors and balance to the back palate. Yes, this wine is a little spicy.”
2. Ginger Loves Company | “Beautiful, textured 2013 Napa Valley and Clarksburg Chardonnay with hints of ripe melon and stone fruit flavors aged with peach and ground dried ginger root. There is a hint of sweetness, balanced beautifully by the natural freshness of the wine and a touch of spice from the ginger.”
3. Wine Geek Breakfast | “We used 2013 Mendocino Merlot to brew a batch of Ritual Roasters “El Angel” Costa Rican Coffee – that’s right, we used Merlot instead of water to make the coffee. After brewing, we aged the wine on fresh cut Jalapeños. The Merlot is elegant with plum and blackberry flavors that are enhanced by the rich coffee. The Jalapeño brightens the bold coffee flavors and adds a delicate warmth from the spice. Serve Cool.”
“Rob & Kat founded Art+Farm wine in 2005. Before then they founded and sold Old Bridge Cellars. Most of their adult working lives has been spent in wine. (With side hustles as a Naval Officer, Attorney, Bungee Jumper, Parent, Magazine Publishing, Marketing and Farming).
Our first wine was the girls in the vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. A few years later we followed with the girls Sauvignon Blanc. Besides the girls we have made wines called The Messenger, Circadia, 11*14, Lilith and MAK. For a whole host of reasons that are too boring to address, so the only ones you need to worry about are the girls and St Mayhem.
The idea for St. Mayhem originally started with our friends in craft beer. We would watch these folks toss anything they wanted into the ferment and call it beer. We were jealous. At the same time the big debate in wine was whether or not people would accept a screwcap. The overriding esoteric of the wine industry was focused on single vineyard, single varietal wines. Now … don’t get us wrong. We love the idea of focusing your career or your winery on that narrow scope and trying to achieve excellence by degrees over many years. That is a noble pursuit and takes an amazing type of passion….it is just not how we roll.
We didn’t set out to re-invent the wine cooler. We just had ideas that would not go away. Like an itch you can’t scratch. We found ourselves saying: “What if we …?”
So the experiments started around 2012. We co-fermented, we aged with wild ingredients, we picked up everything we knew and turned it around and asked if it really applied – to us.
So here we are…we didn’t stop when we made great wine. That was just the start. We made delicious wine and kept going.
If you like things to be the exact same way – don’t try this wine.
If you like uniformity – don’t try this wine.
If you think wine can only be from France or single vineyards or picked by virgins – we wish you a great life, but we must part ways.
If you are curious.
If you embrace mistakes.
If you answer to a higher calling and appreciate artisan and hand made products…welcome to our tribe. Pull up a chair and a glass and let’s embark on a journey of discovery.
And we were off…”