Winemaker Dinners at Ox + Anchor, the Acclaimed Modern Steakhouse

June 26, 2023

Ox + Anchor, the Michelin-recognized modern steakhouse led by renowned Chef Ryan Fancher, invites you to an extraordinary series of upcoming winemaker dinners. Hosted at Hotel San Luis Obispo, a luxury boutique property, these dinners feature world-class winemakers and thoughtfully curated tasting menus by Chef Fancher himself.

The next dinner, in collaboration with DAOU's Soul of a Lion, will take place on Tuesday, June 27. Winemaker Daniel Daou's meticulous approach blends technical innovation with artistic finesse, resulting in wines of exceptional power, density, and elegance. Soul of a Lion, made exclusively from free-run juice, showcases the pure fruit integrity achieved through optical sorting.

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, July 25, as Ox + Anchor partners with LeVigne Winery. Nestled in Paso Robles, LeVigne is a 100-acre vineyard estate with a rich history. Winemaker Terry Culton's creativity shines through their Estate wines, earning acclaim, including a double gold award and 98 points for the Le Vigne Paso 2019 Rosé of Sangiovese.

Experience the distinct flavors of Rusack Vineyards on Tuesday, August 29. Located in the scenic Ballard Canyon, this boutique winery specializes in handcrafted, Rhone-inspired wines. Winemaker Steven Gerbac's expertise extends to a range of exquisite Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs, and Bordeaux-style blends.

On Tuesday, September 26, join Ox + Anchor for an exceptional dinner featuring Cass Winery. Located in Paso Robles' Geneseo District, Cass Estate Vineyard benefits from the region's unique terroir. Winemaker Sterling Kragten's innovative techniques have garnered multiple accolades, including 90+ point reviews, showcasing the elegance and creativity of his wines.

Stay tuned for the October winemaker dinner (exact date to be determined) with Costa de Oro Winery, situated in Santa Maria. Winemaker Gary Burk's artistry and instinct combine to create elegant and memorable wines, receiving critical acclaim from esteemed sources like Robert Parker and Wine Spectator.

Conclude the series on Tuesday, November 28, with a captivating dinner featuring Tablas Creek Vineyard, a pioneer of California's Rhone movement. Located in Paso Robles, their commitment to blending varietals results in wines of complexity, balance, and expressiveness—a true testament to their dedication.

Chef Fancher, a Central Coast native, brings his deep appreciation for the local community, winemakers, and purveyors to each dinner. His creative dishes are the perfect complement to the wines, reflecting his collaborative and intellectual approach honed through experience at renowned Wine Country establishments.

While attending these exclusive winemaker dinners, make Hotel San Luis Obispo your home base for exploring nearby wine regions. With luxurious guestrooms and suites, a garden terrace swimming pool, an eco-friendly spa, a rooftop bar, and a fitness center, the hotel provides a perfect sanctuary for wine enthusiasts. Environmentally conscious travelers will appreciate the property's sustainable elements, including reusable water bottles, refill stations, and EV charging stations.

For more information and reservations for the winemaker dinners, visit oxandanchor.com. To book your stay at Hotel San Luis Obispo, visit hotel-slo.com. 

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