What better place to meet your daughter's wedding photographer than this great winery in the middle of Westlake Village on a Tuesday afternoon? Apparently a lot of locals and guests of the Westlake Inn
think so too. This place was crazy crowded at 4:30 today! By the way, our photographer, Chelsea Elizabeth is fantastic, should anyone be looking. Check out her website, www.chelseaelizabeth.com for more info. Anyway,
grab a table with a fire pit outside or opt to sit inside where it's nice and toasty warm. Walk up to the bar and the friendly staff will recommend wonderful flights of three 2 oz pours ($13-$16) for Red and $10-$18 for white. Pick from trios like
The Local Flight ($13) Colcanyon, Merlot "Estate," Malibu, 2008, Los Robles Hills, Trinity, Thousand Oaks, '09, and my favorite Principie, Cabernet Sauvignon, Hidden Valley, '10. I'm starting to move away from white wine but enjoy the "First Class" Flight.
($18). The Talley "Estate," Arroyo Grande, 2011 has a hint of tangerine and melon, and goes well with the Dolin, Malibu Estate 2010 which tastes of lemon rind, caramel, and pineapple. The third in the flight is Girardin, Puligny-Montrachet 2009 from France.
Wine is also available by the half glass, glass, and bottle. My daughter adores the Delamotte French Champagne ($20). Wines by the glass start at $4.50 and include French, German, New Zeland, Italian, Chilean, California, Spanish, Australian, Portugese,
and Argentinian. Don't miss the fromage served with crostini and fresh pears. For $15 you can mix and match 3 cheeses or anything from the charcuterie. We love the Comte extra aged cow's milk cheese from France. It has a slightly spicy flavor and is aged over
five months in caves. Comte is considered one of the finest cheeses in the world! The Pave d' affinois, a double cream soft cheese, tastes slightly of mushrooms, and is really buttery and rich. Finally, the St. Agur Bleu, from the mountains of
France has a rich, creamy texture and is perfect for spreading on the luscious sliced pears! Stonehaus 32039 Agoura Road, Westlake Village. (818) 483-1152.