December 12, 2004: We are very pleased to be on the wine list at Fora in Long Beach. It's a wonderful restaurant that has a great wine list and we are privileged to be amongst such great company. They are also carrying our friends' Sosabe Cellars Chardonnay. Check them out at 5730 E. Second Street, Long Beach, CA 90803, 562-856-9494.
November 20, 2004:The Morey Cellars online store is up. It features our wine as well as a number of other items that we believe our customers and friends are interested in. Sourced directly from the providers, we have found such items as the Sioux-Z-Wow marinade sauce, the Drop Stop, and the Aroma Wheel to be wonderful tools for the wine connoisseur. Please take a look and see if you want to buy anything online. We are using PayPal which allows for immediate payment from credit cards and checking accounts. Give it a whirl and let us know what you think!
November 12, 2004: Morey Cellars is pleased to be the featured winery at the happy hour of the University Club, on the UC Irvine campus, on Friday, November 12, from 4:30pm to 7:00pm. Open to the public and very well attended, this will be a great opportunity to sample our wines and to meet the winemaker. Orange County has been such a great supporter of Morey Cellars that we feel as though this is a homecoming!
October 4, 2004: An absolutely wonderful time was had by all who attended the Winemaker Dinner and Cooking Demonstration at Yves' Bistro, in Anaheim Hills, Orange County, on October 4. Yves Masquefa showed everyone the tricks and techniques of cooking while Robert Morey talked about the wines. Morey Cellars was very pleased to both help pair the wines with the courses, and to complement the wonderful stuffed veal chop with our 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon. We look forward to our next event!
September 1, 2004: Perhaps the best articulation of our 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon was written by Eric Anderson of Grape-Nutz.com. Check out his great review at this link. Thanks, Eric!
August 31, 2004: We are pleased to announce that Robert Morey will be attending a cooking class and wine demonstration at Yves' Bistro in Anaheim Hills on Monday, October 4, 2004, at 6:30pm. We helped pair the fine menu that Executive Chef Donald da Silva will prepare with some fine wines, including our Morey Cellars 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon. Coconut prawns, butter lettuce salad with a creamy Gorgonzola dressing, stuffed veal chop with wild mushrooms, and a chocolate rum moulton cake, along with all the fine wines, will certainly make for a merry and instructional evening. Please send Yves an email or check out Local Wine Events for more details. We'll see you there!
June 27, 2004: Yves' Bistro in Anaheim Hills has quickly become one of our favorite haunts... Located conveniently off the 91 freeway, it has a warm, welcoming atmosphere with lots of quietly-chattering couples engaged in their food and wine. Yves Masquefa, the owner, prides himself on his wine list and we must agree--he has quite a few little-known treasures there. Not only can you drink the wine at the restaurant, you can take a bottle (or a case!) home with you. The food is equally exquisite and draws on his experience from several countries--try it and you will see. We are extremely pleased to be the "Wine Of The Month" for July at Yves' Bistro and look forward to many years of working with Yves!
June 27, 2004: David Vergari, winemaker for such labels as Sierra Madre Vineyards and Newport Beach Winery, is teaching a wine appreciation course at UC Irvine Extension during the summer of 2004, and we are very pleased to be included on his roster of wines. As he analyzes the wines of California, he will spend some time on the Napa Valley and, as a student in this class, you will be able to taste our 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon as the kind of wine that we can produce over here. Click here for the direct link. Sounds like a great class!
May 22, 2004: We are very pleased to be added to the wine list of a great, little-known secret of a restaurant in Irvine: Britta's Cafe. The owner and mastermind is Britta Pulliam and has managed to put together an amazingly-sophisticated restaurant right across the street from UC Irvine. With the feel of a quiet, romantic, European restaurant, the food and wine are amazing deals. Try our Morey Cellars 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon with the lamb--you will not regret it! Guaranteed! And don't forget to ask that the chef come by your table so that you can tell her just how great it was...
April 30, 2004: On Friday, April 30, 2004, Morey Cellars will be pouring our wine at the Night In Fullerton event in Fullerton, Orange County, California. We are pleased, once again, to be associated with the West End Gallery on 109 N. Harbor Blvd and look forward to meeting both art and wine patrons and afficionados. We made an amazing number of friends last time and look forward to meeting both them and new friends this time. Please join us any time after 5:00pm. We'll have a glass, and perhaps a cigar, waiting for you!
April 24, 2004: Sort of a homecoming, we are thrilled to be on the wine list at the prestigious University Club at the University of California, Irvine! Our winemaker, Robert Morey, graduated from UCI in 1988 with, believe it or not, a BS degree in Information and Computer Science...! Though a far cry from what he is doing now, a lot of the methodology, research, and passion for understanding how 'things' work contributed to his education in winemaking. UCI continues to be a highly respected institution in theoretical computer science and we are pleased to be associated with this higher education university.
February 27, 2004: Morey Cellars is very pleased to be part of the wine rosters of two great Southern California restaurants. Both the Inn of the 7th Ray in Topanga and the Black Sheep Bistro in Tustin, Orange County. The Inn of the 7th Ray is known as a romantic hot spot while the Black Sheep Bistro specializes in Catalonian and other Mediterranean cuisines. Both are musts if you are looking for great restaurants (with great tastes in wine!).
February 7, 2004: Our winemaker, along with members of the Morey team, poured our 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon to over 50 patrons (friends!) at the West End Gallery in Fullerton on Saturday, February 7. The West End Gallery presents a whole range of established, as well as up-and-coming, artists. Also featured are student artists from Cal State Fullerton. This month, the West End Gallery presented a showcase of local artists. The address is 109 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, California. Call 714-447-9378 for more information or check it out online. Thank you to all who came to meet us, try some great wine, and enjoy some thought-provoking art!
January 31, 2004: Wine Spectator magazine reviewed our wine and published its rating in the January 31, 2004, issue. A score of 83 for an inaugural vintage is quite good, actually, and we are pleased that they even looked at us, something that apparently happens quite infrequently. Just wait until they try our 2002 vintage next year! B-)
January 15, 2004: We find ourselves now in Southern California! We are very pleased to be on the wine list at The Hobbit restaurant in Orange County, in the city of Orange. With a great following and an amazing wine list, we are truly honored that they are carrying us. The menu has features that make your mouth water--Cote de boeuf with braised leeks, garlic crusted rack of lamb, veal cordon bleu, and so on--and a wine list to complement the great fare. If you are in the area, we highly encourage you to check it out!
December 22, 2003: Morey Cellars is extremely pleased to be placed on the wine list of the Wild Fox Restaurant in Novato, California. Just north of San Francisco, this restaurant is truly a gem among Marin County restaurants. The fare includes steaks and chops, along with a wide variety of soups, salads, pastas, and seafood. Their wine list matches the wide variety of offerings and includes classics as well as new releases. It is a definite must for anyone who appreciates fine steaks and good wine.
December 1, 2003: We are pleased to announce that sales of Morey Cellars' inaugural vintage, a 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon from St. Helena, went very well. We learned that many friends who bought a couple of bottles after the release in October came back with a shopping list for their friends, clients, and associates. The feedback we have received from these new friends confirms that our inaugural release is as good as we know it is.
November 17, 2003: Morey Cellars was the featured wine for the Thanksgiving dinner at one of the Wyndham Hotels in South San Francisco. Paired with a traditional offering of turkey, sweet potatoes, and cranberry sauce, our wine was a hit! We are sure that more than a few weary travelers, away from their homes while working, were very pleased with our wine.
November 9, 2003: We would like to congratulate Mr. Gallagher who won a bottle of Morey Cellars 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon at this year's Angel Bazaar at St. Apollinaris Church. At $75, we are very pleased with the "bidding war" that took place. Last year, Monsignor Joseph Alzugaray won the very first bottle we ever produced, fresh off the bottling line! We are happy to support St. Apollinaris and its efforts in the community.
October 5, 2003: We are very pleased to support FUNDVEC - Fundacion Venezoelana Educacion y Cultura, by donating wine for their first annual fundraiser. FUNDVEC is building libraries for needy children in Venezuela and we encourage their hard work as best we can.
October 1, 2003: Our inaugural wine--a 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon from a celebrated vineyard in St. Helena--is officially released. This wine has enjoyed the best care, the best barrels, and the best winemaking techniques. We are very pleased with this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon wine and look forward to releasing our subsequent vintages to our friends. Very much a Bordeaux-style wine, delicate, nuanced, with good character, it is definitely drinkable now although we are sure that it will come into its own in 2 to 5 years. But we are not patient enough to wait!