The 4th annual Big Sur Food & Wine Festival was big on Pinot, and long on local, two factors to be applauded. The seminar Sierra Mar Vineyard: Gary Franscioni and Friends held Saturday morning in a tent beneath the towering redwoods at the Henry Miller Library, was long on both, with a soupçon of Chardonnay for interest. After all, it’s hard to drink wine at 10 in the morning without a sip of white to chase the coffee away. In keeping with apparent (Henry) Miller time, the seminar convened over 45 minutes late. But who cared? A bountiful measure of wine clearly beckoned.
Gary Franscioni explained the delay with his characteristic smile and shrug: “If you haven’t been to Hawaii, welcome to Big Sur!” He then introduced the panel, … Read More