Peppercorn steak from an ocean-side, white-table cloth restaurant. The turf side of surf-and-turf. A wine that coats your mouth with an inky stain, then finishes like it just dripped off a salty ocean stone. A thick chewy layer of blackberry crushed into a bouquet garni (fresh bundle of herbs used for soups and stews). Dunites is named after an eclectic group of 1930s hippie-types known as the Dunites, who settled in the beach dunes near Pismo Beach, California. This group proudly described themselves as a collection of free thinkers, artists, nudists, and poets. This wine reflects that curiosity for naturally unbridled potential.
This Syrah is really great with anything caramelized. This could include a reduction like BBQ sauce or the caramelization that happens on an open flame – like the char on a burger or smokey grilled vegetables. Hard cheeses like aged Gouda also have a nice sweet and savory flavor – mature caramel notes balanced by the salty crystals that form when the cheese loses moisture with age.
Dunites is a small winery named after an eclectic group of 1930s metropolitan refugees known as the Dunites, who settled in the beach dunes of San Luis Obispo county. This group proudly described themselves as a collection of free thinkers, artists, nudists, and poets who generally allowed one another to live and express themselves freely outside of the cultural norms of the time. Dunites Wine Co. draws inspiration from the remote beauty of the coastal dunes and the progressive ambition of the Dunites. Tyler and Rachel, husband and wife team, combine their experiences from over a dozen wineries and vineyards around the world where the people, cultures, and wines have influenced their approach. Each bottle features a clip from the Dunites’ 1930s local publication.