Aug 16

San Diego Club Wine Tasting Event

San Diego Club Wine Tasting Event

Sunday, August 16th, 2009
2:00 pm / San Diego

The San Diego Carleton Club

Wine Tasting

Sunday, August 16, 2009, 2 to 4 p.m.

at the home of Bill ’57 and Robin Comer

Jeff Pipes ’83 and Florence Wong ’84 will journey from their winery in Paso Robles to guide San Diego Carls through a tasting of their wines.  Bill ’57 and Robin Comer have kindly agreed to host.

The cost of the tasting is $10.  Please make checks out to “Pipestone Vineyards.”  You are also invited, but not required, to bring an appetizer to share.  Alternative beverages will be provided.

Jeff Pipes ’83 and Florence Wong '84 founded the Pipestone Vineyard in 1997.  Jeff was a geology major at Carleton and then a lawyer.  Florence worked in the garment industry.  They decided to follow their dream by planting and developing the Pipestone Vineyard in Paso Robles.  They have done all of the work themselves except for assistance during the harvest.  Jeff and Florence will talk about the different grapes and their process for growing grapes.  They use organic methods where it makes sense.  To learn more see https://http//  They will also talk about how a flexible education helped them to transition from environmental law and fashion to organic farming.  Many of us have tasted the Pipestone wines and are familiar with them.  If you would like to order some wine in advance, send an email to Florence and they will bring your order.  This will save shipping. 

Questions and/or to make your reservations, please contact Rachel Carpenter ’02.



Sponsored by San Diego Carleton Club. Contact: Rachel L. Carpenter