Sep 29, 2022
Wine Road Podcast Episode 159
Sponsored by Ron Rubin Winery
Episode 159 | Lynn Fritz Owner, Lynmar Estate Winery
Lynn Fritz is living his passion and tells us about the many splendors of the Lynmar Estate, being a steward of the land, and his philosophy behind building a community around people and place. Plus he shares a bottle of the 2018 Lynmar Pinot Noir from Quail Hill Vineyard. Our Fast Five Recipe is Ahi Poke form Carole Shelton.
Wine of the Day: 2018 Lynmar Pinot Noir, Quail Hill Vineyard
Fast Five Recipe: Ahi Poke from Carol Shelton
Podcast Sponsor: Ron Rubin Winery
1:00 Wine of the Day – 2018 Lynmar Pinot Noir form Quail Hill Vineyard. A great vintage made with14 clones of Pinot. It’s Light and opulent with a dense fruity nose, and lingering finish. Like a chord!
5:22 Lynn’s philosophy on the perfect size business and the growth or (non-growth) of Lynmar which is kept at a 12-15,000 case level to keep it optimal for quality and service.
7:28 Seeking harmony in all aspects of the business and the winery food and wine program. Beth feels it’s a spiritual place at Lynmar.
9:30 Lynmar serving 4 course lunches and have expended the gardens that include the edible gardens with heirloom varieties used by the chefs for the food pairings. Carrying on the Luther Burbank torch.
13:40 Winery started after Lynn sought a peaceful getaway from San Francisco in the country and found the ideal spot in Sebastopol. Originally sold the grapes grown on the property then started making their own wine.
17:09 It’s all about community at Lynmar-- the customers and the winery personnel and the extended community of families they encompass.
19:00 Sonoma County has a certain something, a vitality and abundance that makes the area special.
20:45 Lynmar making Balsamic vinegar now for over 22 years.
22:33 Beautiful guesthouse, The Bliss house on the property for use of Wine Club members and families.
24:20 Fast Five Recipe –Ahi
Poke– From Carol Shelton of Carol Shelton Wines
Ingredients: Fresh Sushi grade Ahi tuna, sesame oil, ponzu, brown sugar, ginger, (green onions, cilantro and lime)
Directions: Cube the Ahi then add sesame oil one part to two parts of ponzu mixed together with brown sugar and table spoon of minced ginger add a little squeeze of lime and scallions serve with rice crackers add avocado on the side. Enjoy with Carol Shelton Rendezvous Rose.
27:27 All winery workers are full time employees which gives Lynmar great control over harvest and are ready to go when the pick date is chosen. Makes for a calm and orderly harvest.
30:00 ONE MORE THING—Wine and Food Affair tickets are now on sale! And No Reservations needed this year!
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