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Taste a volcano tonight at Jaynes

sp68_newOne of the wines that made it on to our list at Jaynes in the aftershocks of the San Diego Natural Wine Summit earthquake was the SP 68 Vittoria Rosso by natural winemaker Occhipinti (Sicily, Italy). When wines are made — like this one — in a truly natural style, with ambient naturally occurring yeast and in minimal intervention they taste like the place where they are made.

This wine is made from Nero d’Avola and Frappato grapes. Nero d’Avola is Sicily’s native noble red grape, a tannic variety that creates wine with structure and elegance. Frappato is also a native Sicilian grape, with little tannin but loads of natural fruit (in this case, you’ll find a fantastic sexy strawberry note). Blended together, the Frappato helps to mellow the Nero d’Avola while the Nero d’Avola gives backbone to the Frappato.

But the best part of this wine is its intense minerality: you literally can taste the volcanic subsoils of the ancient island of Sicily.

Named after the local state highway in Arianna Occhipinti’s hometown, the SP 68 has quickly become one of the hottest labels in New York, San Francisco, and LA. And at Jaynes, it’s one of our best-kept secrets.

Come try for yourself: come taste a volcano tonight at Jaynes.

A mother of natural wine lists (SD Natural Wine Summit Aug 9)

You wanted a list? Well, we’re giving you a list and it is one mother f*&%$@# of a list of NATURAL WINE! Feast your eyes on this… Guests will get to taste all of these wines and enjoy a “farm-to-table” menu prepared especially for this unique event!


Sunday, August 9, 2009
2 pm – 6 pm Public Tasting $45/person
Noon – 2 pm Media/Trade Preview. RSVP Please
Jaynes Gastropub
4677 30th Street (@ Adams Avenue)
San Diego 92116

To reserve tickets please call 619.563.1011 or email

Space is extremely limited so please reserve now!


Nikolaihof 2008 Hefeabzug Grüner Veltliner (Wachau)


Domaine Stirn 2006 Pinot Gris (Alsace)
Ostertag 2007 Riesling (Alsace)
Guy Breton 2007 Beaujolais Morgon (Beaujolais)
Michel Lafarge 2006 Bourgogne Rouge (Burgundy)
Mikulski 2006 Aligoté (Burgundy)
Roland Thevenin 2005 Monthelie (Burgundy)
Domaine Vrignaud 2006 Chablis Fourchaume (Chablis)
Catherine Breton 2008 Vouvray (Loire)
Clos Roche Blanche 2008 Cabernet Franc (Loire)
Domaine de la Pépière 2007 Muscadet (Loire)
Pinon NV Vouvray Petillant Brut (Loire)
Dupéré Barrera 2006 Nowat (Provence)
Henri Milan 2005 St-Rémy-de-Provence (Provence)
Terrebrune 2008 Bandol Rosé (Provence)
Domaine de Montvac 2005 Vacqueyras (Rhône)
Franck Peillot 2007 Roussette du Bugey Altesse de Montagnieu (Rhône)


Dirk Würtz 2008 Riesling Bag in a Box (Rheinhessen)


COS 2006 Cerasuolo di Vittoria (Sicily)
Occhipinti 2008 SP 68 Rosso di Vittoria (Sicily)
Vittorio Bera 2007 Arcese (Piedmont)


Movia 2006 Ribolla
Movia 2000 Puro Rosé
Quattro Mani (Movia) 2007 Toh-Kai
Simcic 2007 Pinot Grigio


Venus 2005 La Universal Dido (Montstant)
López de Heredia 1999 Gravonia Crianza Blanc (Rioja)
López de Heredia 1998 Tondonia Gran Reserva Rosé (Rioja)
López de Heredia 2001 Bosconia Reserva Red (Rioja)


To reserve tickets please call 619.563.1011 or email

Space is extremely limited so please reserve now!


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