Aug 20, 2020
Episode 112 | Mary Roy of Capo Creek
Our winemaker chats continue with Mary Roy Owner & Winemaker at Capo Creek Vineyards. We learn how Mary Roy, a doctor and mother of six, came to be a winemaker and the culinary delights (and wine!) that await you when you visit Capo Creek. Pardon the muffled voices-- but we are still wearing our masks in the recording booth!
Wine of the Day: Capo Creek 2018 Old Vine Zinfandel Eva’s Vineyard
Wine Book of the Day: How to Drink Wine: The Easiest Way to Learn What You Like by Grant Reynolds and Chris Stang.
0:43 Wine of the Day 2018 Zinfandel Eva’s Vineyard field blend.
2:21 Winery location and description of vineyards.
3:46 How the name Capo Creek came to be.
5:48 A doctor with six kids and a busy life gets a brochure that sparked the idea to become a winemaker.
8:19 Discovered the property while out on a drive while visiting for a medical conference. Purchased property in late 2015 and opened late 2018.
9:33 Mary is the Winemaker and the Chef, she prepares all the food parings at the winery.
10:53 Capo Creek is all about food and wine experience. The Ultimate Food and Wine paring is the flagship tasting at the winery that includes 6 courses over several hours. Other tasting is Taste of the Day and picnics are also available as tasting experiences. All food prepared on premise.
13:15 Capo Creek is set up for events of up to 80 people.
14:49 Tastings are limited and customized to the group and by appointment only.
16:31 Focus is mostly on red and white Rhone varietals along with Zinfandel and some Cabernet Sauvignon.
17:37 Sell honey from their beehives, house cured olives and Mary makes house made chocolates as well. Mary does it all!
19:19 Plum borscht! Made with pureed plums served with basil crema and paired GSM.
20:20 Book of the Day – How to Drink Wine: The Easiest Way to Learn What You Like.
21:49 Capo Creek Kitchen is The MOG Boss Kitchen (Material Others than Grapes) culinary side of the winery.
22:17 Virtual Culinary Tastings—interactive pairings, make recipes and taste wine with Mary over Zoom.