A Note on Ordering Food at Sauer Grapes
Thursday, February 29th, 5 to 7:00 pm
RSVP by February 26th
Carly’s California Favorites
Carly just returned from California and is ready to share her favorite finds from all of the wineries she visited! Come hear about her trip and what she learned and was impressed with!
Here are the wines you’ll get to taste (a lot of prestigious winemakers and wineries who are known for pressing the limits of well-balanced, complex and interesting wines made with care to healthy wine!):
Lieu Dit – Melon – 2023
Sandhi – Santa Rita Hills Chardonnay – 2021
Presq’uile – Gamay Nouveau – 2023
Au Bon Climat – Pinot Noir Lala Panzi Vineyard – 2018
Tyler – La Rinconada Pinot Noir – 2020
Lieu Dit – Cabernet Franc – 2022
$14 per person
Hope to see you here!
Reilly Keenan Bio
Reilly is the son of Michael and Jennifer Keenan and has been immersed in wine culture from a very early age. As a vital member of the Keenan Winery Team beginning at age sixteen, Reilly works during grape harvesting, hosts tastings for visitors on the estate, pours for wine events and is the dedicated point person for many consumer and trade events. He lives at the winery and works promoting the wines and winery, as the third generation of the Keenan family to have a major role at the winery.
If you run into Reilly Keenan at the winery, he will share with you tales of what it’s like to grow up immersed in wine culture, as the 3rd generation of Keenans to follow his love and passion of wine. Like his father, Michael, the president of Keenan Winery, and his grandfather, Robert, Reilly grew up amongst the estate vines on Spring Mountain. Beginning at age sixteen, Reilly worked every harvest. He also hosts tastings for visitors on the estate, and is the dedicated point person for many consumer and trade events.
After studying Political Science and Philosophy at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Reilly continued to broaden his knowledge of the wine industry through work in fine wines for restaurants. He brings this passion for wine, and the knowledge he’s gained, to everything he does. For example, Reilly worked in Atlanta, GA as a Keenan specialist with one of Keenan’s broad market distribution partners. This has brought him full circle back to his roots and a full-time commitment to Keenan Winery. Reilly is now an integral part of the Keenan Winemaking team, made up of his father, Michael; the cellar master, Art; and winery general manager, Matt. He will tell you about maintaining the established winemaking and aging protocols that shape the style of Keenan Wines.
As Reilly has a hand in the process from vine to bottle, he has cultivated a unique perspective on winemaking, while contributing to creating the outstanding wines that the winery is known for. Much like his father did when he joined the winery full time in 1998, Reilly is already bringing his own ideas and dreams for the future of Keenan Winery. He also stays on the pulse of the business by maintaining relationships with key accounts in San Francisco and the CA market.
Saturday, March 2nd, 5:00 to 6:30 pm
Reilly Keenan is coming to Sauer Grapes! I’ve been selling Keenan Winery wines for many, many years. It was part of my book when I was a distributor from 2002–2006 and it was always one of my favorites. Big bold Napa wines with quite a lengthy history. We’re going to open up some very special high-end wines. And we’ll be showing some older vintages and doing a comparison! Such a rare opportunity and what a special tasting! Here are the wines for the super high-end tasting and comparison:
Keenan, Chardonnay Spring Mountain District 2021
Keenan, Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2019
Keenan, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Spring Mountain District 2019
Keenan, Cabernet Franc Spring Mountain District 2020
Keenan, Merlot Reserve Mailbox Vineyard Spring Mountain District 2019
Keenan, Mernet Reserve Spring Mountain 2019
Keenan, Merlot Reserve Mailbox Vineyard Spring Mountain District 2014
Keenan, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Spring Mountain District 2013
Keenan, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Spring Mountain District 2015
The wines are priced $50 to $200 with most being on the higher end.
Since almost all of these are reds, we’ll have lots of meat from Ali Baba to pair with these!
$65 per person
Wednesday, March 6, 5:30 to 7 pm
RSVP by February 29th
Gino Azurmendi, Vice President of Babylonstoren’s US Operations, will be here to show their South African Portfolio! Babylonstoren is a gorgeous property in the Franschhoek wine valley with vineyards, restaurant and hotel. Come and taste:
Babylonstoren, Chenin Blanc 2023
Babylonstoren, Viognier 2022
Babylonstoren, Sprankel Sparkling 2017
Babylonstoren, Nebukadnesar 2021
Babylonstoren, Shiraz 2020
Babylonstoren, Cabernet Sauvignon 2021
Babylonstoren, Pinotage 2018
This special tasting will be in the private tasting room. We will be pairing South African appetizers with the wines! Super fun!
This will fill up quickly so first come, first serve!
$30 per person
SAUER GRAPES TASTING ROOM
Our Tasting Room is now available for booking. This intimate, inviting space is perfect for special events like dinner parties and private wine tastings. I can provide heavy hors d’oeuvres or bring in a chef for dinner.
I LOVE WINE! AND I LOVE GIVING MY CUSTOMERS GREAT DEALS ON WINE!
My shop might not be huge, but my inventory of wine is! It’s a great place to come and explore.
I'll guide you along
The best prices. Period!
Wine by the glass
At Sauer Grapes Wine Shop, you can enjoy a glass of wine with selections that are constantly updated. The more expensive glasses are always still really great deals! You can also pick any bottle off the shelf to open. If you don’t finish it, State law says you can take it home. There is a $6 corkage but I beat everyones’ prices so you can’t drink cheaper anywhere!.
Have a bite
From the classic cheese plate to delicious local foods, you’ll find delightful tapas/gourmet food items that go perfectly with our wines by the glass. You can take some home, too!
Wine tastings, holiday celebrations, appearances by well know winemakers — Sauer Grapes Wine Shop always has something going on that makes it fun to learn about wine.
the perfect pair
Need help with wine pairings for your dinner party? I’d love to help! Just bring in your menu, tell me your target price, and I’ll gladly come up with suggestions. I’m also happy to do this for appetizer pairings and special events. I can also switch this around and offer food suggestions to go with your favorite wine!
Great jazz, pop, beach tunes— we love to have local bands and singers entertain at Sauer Grapes.
Come on In!
Monday 3 to 7pm
Tuesday thru Saturday 3 to 8pm
125 River Landing Drive • Suite 102
Daniel Island • 29492