Friday, December 12, 2014

August Wedding at Antrim 1844 | Ali + Chris

Images courtesy of Tori Nefores Photography

“Inside and out, Chris and Ali are such a beautiful couple. It was such an honor to have documented their special day. Their ceremony was so romantic held under a beautiful tree on the property. The Antrim 1844 is a dream for any photographer, offering so many great locations for photos. Not to mention the staff and food were also pretty fantastic. As far as venues in Carroll County, The Antrim is on the top of my list of favorite places to work. Congratulations, Ali and Chris! Wishing your many years of love and happiness together.”

Tori Nefores, Tori Nefores Photography

"Ali and Chris are a beautiful couple and I am so happy to have been able to work with them on their special day. Ali’s decorations and color choices were stunning. She even made the gorgeous bridesmaid’s bouquets!" 

-- Beth Pumphery, Wedding Coordinator, Antrim 1844 


Photographer | Tori Nefores Photography

Venue | Antrim 1844 Country House Hotel

Coordinator | Beth Pumphrey

Ojai Wine Dinner | Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Ojai Wine Dinner

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Join us for a captivating evening with Fabian Castel, Ojai Vineyard’s Assistant-Winemaker. The evening will begin with a presentation by Castel as hors d’oeuvres are passed throughout the mansion. Once seated in the Smokehouse Restaurant, a delectable six-course dining experience will follow, masterfully prepared by Executive Chef Spencer Wolff. Each course will be expertly paired with Ojai’s fabulous wines. 

Wine Dinner Pricing - $125 Per Person
(Tax, gratuity and wines are included.) 

Hors d’oeuvres begin at 6:30 PM

Ojai Vineyards

The Ojai Vineyard began in 1983 with the dream of producing distinctive California wines using traditional winemaking practices learned in Burgundy and the Rhone Valley. Twenty-eight years later, the Ojai Vineyard, owned by Adam & Helen Tolmach, works closely with a dozen different vineyards on the Central Coast of California and produces wines from syrah, grenache, mourvedre, pinot noir, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and viognier. The vine produces close to 6,000 cases per year, divided between 15 bottlings, most of which are vineyard designated wines. 

The key to Ojai’s success in producing special wine is in the care taken growing the grapes. There is an inverse relationship between quantity and quality when it comes to grapes. Rather than purchasing by the ton, Ojai has long term agreements with their growers to purchase fruit by the acre. This allows for them to culture the vines and thin the crop to their strict specifications, yet allows the grower to receive a fair return. 

In the winery, Ojai likes to watch the development of the wine carefully, yet prefer to do as little as possible. Experience has taught them that the least amount of moving, pumping, fining and filtering is always best. Their ultimate objective is to show off the distinctive character of a vineyard site. 

Fabien Castel, Assistant Winemaker

Fabien Castel has been Adam Tolmach’s assistant winemaker at Ojai Vineyard for the past 13 years. Having grown up in Paris, his relation to wine was visceral as in France wine is part of everyday life from an early age to adolescence and into adulthood. Living in Europe, he grew up being exposed to many different types of wine but never had any formal training until he made his way to California and The Okai Vineyard. It was at Ojai that he became encaptured with the intricate craft of viticulture and winemaking, and under Adam’s guidance he discovered the multiple terroirs and climates of California’s Central Coast, resulting in his resolution to follow Adam in his never ending quest to celebrate Ojai’s unique geographical location. This quests espouses old-world winemaking techniques and sesibility, with the goal being to retain the texture and warmth of California grapes while adding a sense of elegance and freshness found mainly in European wines. Having been a pivotal part of The Ojai Vineyard now for more than a decade, Febien is singularly qualified to share and make relatable the wines of The Ojai Vineyard. 

To make reservations for this incredible event, please call (410) 756-6812. 

Space is limited!

For the ultimate wine dinner experience, spend the evening in one of Antrim’s luxurious rooms or suites. Overnight stay includes afternoon tea served from 4 to 5 PM. In the morning, you’ll awake to a continental breakfast tray delivered outside your door with freshly baked muffins, morning newspaper and your choice of coffee or tea followed by a country-style served breakfast in the Mansion from 8:30 AM to 10 AM.