Upcoming Winemaker Dinner Series – Hotel San Luis Obispo

Hotel San Luis Obispo’s Ox + Anchor Announces Upcoming Winemaker Dinner Series Showcasing Prominent California Wineries

Modern Steakhouse Recently Recognized by Michelin Guide as a Standout Restaurant Along the Central Coast Offers World-Class Wine and Cuisine Experience

Hotel San Luis Obispo,a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of San Luis Obispo's vibrant downtown, announced its winemaker dinner series line up through the fall in partnership with leading California wineries from the Central Coast and Napa Valley. 

Executive Chef Ryan Fancher leads it at the property's modern steakhouse, Ox + Anchor. It was Michelin Guide recently recognized as a standout restaurant along California's Central Coast. The series' next installment will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 31, with Chamisal Vineyards, the first vineyard planted in the wine destination of Edna Valley. The series will continue with Rusack Vineyards on September 23, Eberle Winery on October 19, Rombauer on October 26, and Margerum on November 9.

"We have received incredible feedback about how engaging and unique these dinners with prominent winemakers have been," said Circe Sher, co-founder of Piazza Hospitality. "Our upcoming dinners will offer a deeper look at award-winning wineries that have been pioneers in their regions such as Edna Valley and Paso Robles. In addition, each of Chef Fancher's thoughtfully curated multi-course dinners will showcase the best of Central Coast fare and complement the flavors of each wine."

Chamisal Vineyards History

In 1973, Chamisal Vineyards planted the first vineyards in Edna Valley by Norman Gross. Solidify its position as a pioneer in the region. They planted the Chardonnay's varietal, and the original site is now home to Chamisal's tasting room and winery. The winery is known for producing world-class Chardonnays from premier sites along California's Central Coast. It includes the winery in Edna Valley, across a range of styles and price points that express a true sense of place. In addition to crafting world-class Chardonnays, Chamisal Vineyards also produces acclaimed Pinot Noirs and Rhone varieties.

Fintan “Fin” du Fresne

In 2006, Fintan "Fin" du Fresne, originally from Wellington, New Zealand, was brought on as head winemaker at Chamisal Vineyards. He follows a sustainable approach to winemaking. That allows the vineyard to be viable on its own and treating each wine individually. Chamisal Vineyards has been SIP (Sustainability in Practice) certified in the vineyards since 2010. It also became the second-ever winery to be SIP-certified in 2016. However, the winery has always gone above and beyond the requirements to maintain the vineyard's health. For example, Chamisal Vineyards exceeds certification requirements with organic practices, like compost teas and cover crops to improve soil health and biodiversity.

Ox + Anchor

Ox + Anchor is one of the hotel's amenities. It is a relaxed fine-dining restaurant that draws inspiration from the hills and sea surrounding San Luis Obispo. A Central Coast native, Fancher has a deep appreciation for the local community, winemakers, and purveyors. His creative dishes will be unique elements of the winemaker dinner series. Working at world-class Wine Country restaurants, he honed a collaborative and intellectual approach to cooking, including Barndiva in Healdsburg.

Hotel San Luis Obispo

Hotel San Luis Obispo is the perfect home base for visitors to explore the attractions of the Central Coast. With notable wine regions of Edna Valley, Arroyo Grande, Paso Robles, and Santa Margarita. Together with the scenic hiking trails and beaches. In addition, the hotel offers 78 luxurious guestrooms and suites. A 50-foot garden terrace swimming pool and jacuzzi, an eco-friendly spa, an expansive rooftop bar, and an accompanying lounge. A fresh California takes on Italian cuisine at its second restaurant, Piadina, and a spacious fitness center. Environmentally conscious travelers will appreciate the property's sustainable elements. That includes reusable water bottles for every guest, refill stations throughout the hotel, and charging stations for electric vehicles.

For more information and to book a table for dinner with Chamisal, guests can visit oxandanchor.com.

Hotel San Luis Obispo Room reservations can be made at hotel-slo.com.

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Media contacts: Laura Gigounas, James O’Hagan, or Danyelle Simpkins at Glodow Nead Communications, 415-394-6500 orHotelSLO@glodownead.com.

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