I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food. – W.C. Fields
I wouldn’t cook with Hitching Post wine – it’s too good not to drink it!
Ever since we honeymooned in Italy (17 years ago), we love a great bottle of wine. Our 10 year anniversary was celebrated in Napa Valley, California – learning about the different varietals of wine and finding some new favorites.
At one of our many date nights, my husband and I stumbled across a great bottle of wine. We went to City Cellar, a favorite spot of ours in Rosemary Square.
I love their bolognese and my husband swears by their lamb shank and French onion soup. On this particular night, we were welcomed by a waiter that was very knowledgeable in the wine department. I explained how I am a fan of Pinot Noir…love me some Mark West or Acacia! He recommended Hitching Post, so I obliged.
I love it! Such a nice, smooth flavor. I had to learn more about Hitching Post.
Hitching Post Wine
Hartley-Ostini Hitching Post wines are made by Buellton Hitching Post owner/chef Frank Ostini and his good friend, former fisherman Gray Hartley. They used to make the wine at home in 1979 and then in 1984, they moved their efforts to a winery where they would produce the wine exclusively for the Hitching Post Restaurant.
Thankfully, they now share it with the world.
You can purchase the wine online via their website. I recommend buying more than one bottle, that would be silly not to in so many ways. My personal favorite is Highliner, but their Merlot is really smooth as well.
Please note that I do these reviews purely because I enjoy sharing things that I LOVE with my friends, family, and readers.
What are your favorite wine brands? Are you more of a red or white wine drinker?