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Good times and good wine



A big thanks to all who came out on Saturday to sip on a sampling of fine wines from Spain’s premier wine producing region and listen to Music from the Tom Ward Trio.  Anybody else love that great version of the Leon Russell/Bonnie Bramlett penned “Superstar”!? Good times were had by all at the 2013 Rioja Tasting and we can’t wait to soak up more days like this on the patio with summer right around the corner.

#Rioja Tasting at Jaynes, Saturday May 11, 2013 #UT

la rioja map

Hopefully you had a chance to read Jon’s column in this week’s Union Tribune on Rioja.   If not you can check it out here.   On Saturday we’ll be tasting a few of the wines mentioned in the article.

8 wines plus appetizers and live 60′s pop, R&B and Soul Music from the Tom Ward Trio.

Jaynes 2013 Rioja Tasting

Saturday May 11. 4-6pm
8 Wines from Spain’s premier wine producing region
Light Appetizers
Live Music

If you would like to stay for dinner, reservations are recommended.

Hope to see you there!

Rioja in the summertime? Just ask sommelier Jesse Rodriguez


We were thrilled to open up the current issue of Sunset magazine to read that celeb sommelier Jesse Rodriguez (who runs the wine program up at the Addison in Del Mar) called the patio at Jaynes one his favorite places to drink Rioja.

The summer’s still hot and the Rioja is cold.

Our favorite? The 1998 Rioja Tondonia Rosado Reserva by López de Heredia (click here to read more).

The patio opens at 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Three grapes, three terroirs, one flight: taste 3 natural rosés at Jaynes Tues-Thurs


Above: Reynald Delille, owner of Terrebrune, in his vineyards overlooking Bandol Bay in Provence, France.

3 naturally made, intriguing rosés, from three different terroirs,
California, France, and Spain

Mourvèdre grapes grown overlooking the bay of Bandol in France (Terrebrune), Garnacho grown in the famed Ebro Valley of Rioja Spain (López de Heredia), Pinot Noir farmed organically by the father of the natural wine movement in California (Sinskey).

Vin Gris (Pinot Noir) 2008 Robert Sinskey
(Carneros, Sonoma, California)
Bandol Rosé 2008 Terrebrune
(Bandol, Provence, France)
Rioja Viña Tondonia Rosado Reserva 1998 López de Heredia
(Ebro, Rioja, Spain)


Guest sommelier Jeremy Parzen, Ph.D. will also be joining us to talk about the rosé flight and our special reserve list on Weds. and Thurs. nights!

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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