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Winemaker Selection Party: The Library

Date: Sun, May 1, 2022
Time 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Venue: Tolosa Winery
Contact: Amy Parker, Event Manager
Phone: 805-782-0500 x157

Join Tolosa for this Exclusive Primera Tolosa Member Event!

Winemaker Selection Party:  The Library

Sunday, May 1st, 2022

11am – 2pm

Celebrate 2022 as the “Year of the Library” with Winemaker Frederic Delivert as we open our cellar doors to share some of our favorite Single Vineyard and Primera 2015-2019 Library Selections.  As a Primera Tolosa member and one of our beloved wine enthusiasts, you are cordially invited to join us for an extraordinary afternoon featuring an elegant 4-course luncheon expertly prepared by Chef Jake O’ Francis of Valley Piggery and the jazzy, feel-good vibes of Kathryn Loomis and Company.

Fred will also share some insights into the evolution of the Single Vineyard and Primera programs, and you’ll hear about the process the team went through to carefully hand-pick an exclusive line-up of library wines for your 2022 Primera Tolosa Allocation.  This event will also provide a rare opportunity to preview some of our library wines that are no longer in production or have limited availability. 

Featured Wines & Menu

Welcome Splash & Paired Small Bites

Poletti-Edna Ranch Chardonnay 2018 
Savory Tartlets
Ricotta | Preserved Lemon | Parmesan Crisp

Solomon Hills Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019 
Chicken & Rabbit Liver Pâté
Pickled Mustart Seeds | Balsamic Reduction | Crostini

Luncheon Menu

Albatross Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015 
1st Course
Carrot Vichyssoise
Toasted Almond | Feta | Chimichurri

Hollister-Edna Ranch Pinot Noir 2017
2nd Course
Pork Tonnato
Tonnato Sauce | Arugula | Watercress | Fennel Pollen | Aleppo Pepper

Primera 2016
3rd Course
Confit of Duck Breast
Green Peppercorn Sauce | Sweet Potato Puree | Crispy Shallots | Mustard Flower

Toyon Farm Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016
4th Course
Lavender Cheese Cake
Rose Petal | Shaved Chocolate

Please RSVP before Friday, April 15th as space is limited and advanced reservations are required.

Two Complimentary Tickets per Primera Tolosa Membership
Guests of Primera Tolosa Members: $200/per person (limit two)

For more information please contact Amy Parker, or 805-782-0500 

We’re excited to offer this Primera Tolosa Members Only experience. Please note that the date for this experience may change due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. Please be sure to check the Event Calendar, as we will be updating information and changes as they occur.  Due to the nature of this event, we are unable to accommodate persons under 21 or pets. 

Primera Premiere will return in Spring of 2023! 

Because of the evolution of Primera, this one-time 2022 Winemaker's Selection Party will take the place of Primera Premiere in 2022 and the annual Tolosa Barrel Bash event will now take place on August 15th, 2022.  The 2021 vintage of Primera & Single Vineyard wines will continue to age until their later release in April 2023 and be celebrated with the return of Primera Premiere.  Below are more details.

What is the “Winemaker’s Selection Party: The Library”

Like Primera Premiere, the Winemaker’s Selection Party will be the exclusive event for our Primera Tolosa Members, and their guests, as part of our 2022 event season.  The event will include a multi-course, seated luncheon, and will feature some of our winemaker, Fred Delivert’s, favorite Single Vineyard and Primera Library Wines from 2015-2019.

Will Primera Tolosa Members be able to pick up their allocations at the Winemaker Selection Party?

No.  Allocations will be available for pick up starting Friday, August 19th through Sunday, November 27th.  Orders not picked up by November 27th will be shipped out December 5th.  Members with scheduled shipments will have allocations shipped out on October 3rd (weather permitting).

Why is the release date of Primera changing?

Since 2019, we have seen harvest shifting later every year, and wines from cool vintages need more time to develop than their warmer counterparts. As Fred has come to know our vineyards better, he is convinced that extending the aging time in barrel would be beneficial to these wines, resulting in a more mature wine when bottled and an elevated presentation when finally reaching the glass. Starting with the 2021 vintage, we will allow our Single Vineyard and Primera wines to remain longer in barrel. The result of this is that our release of these special wines will shift from November to the following April.

What are the wines in the 2022 Primera Tolosa Allocation?

Winemaker Frederick Delivert and assistant winemaker Madison Maestre, over multiple days, blind tasted more than 30 library wines ranging in vintage from 2016 to 2019 to hand-pick this special allocation. 

  • Primera 2017
  • Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley 2019
  • Poletti-Edna Ranch Chardonnay Edna Valley 2018
  • Albatross Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir Carmel Valley 2017
  • Drum Canyon Vineyard Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills 2018
  • El Coro Vineyard Pinot Noir Petaluma Gap 2018
  • Hollister-Edna Ranch Pinot Noir Edna Valley 2018
  • Solomon Hills Vineyard Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley 2016
  • Solomon Hills Vineyard Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley 2019

How will this impact billing for Primera Tolosa Members?  What will be the new billing schedule?

Billing for 2022 will begin on May 10th, 2022, with installments available on May 10th, June 7th and July 12th.  PT Members will be receiving notifications in the coming weeks/months and asked to indicate their billing preference by April 29th.  Any billing questions can be directed to Tolosa Brand Ambassador Shannon Fouts at or 805-305-9164. 


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