I’d heard about this place for quite some time. A wine tasting room in Malibu, right on PCH, WITH a lobster truck on site. This is Rosenthal Estate Wines tasting room. (This is not a sponsored post)
Lately traffic is even more crazy on PCH, however, when you get to Rosenthal’s wine tasting room, it’s worth the drive.
Don’t let the perspective fool you in this shot. This is a massively large scaled table with a three foot wine bottle and large glasses to match. Very funny.
When you arrive, you have to enter through the wine tasting room. I just grabbed this shot after a large rush came through. If you are doing a wine tasting with a flight of wines, you have to do that here. If you want to go out back, in the huge back yard, then you have to buy wine by the glass – no tastings outside.
Now, I’m not a huge fan of California Chardonnays. I have a very rude nickname for them, Shitonnays. They actually give me migraines now. I love lighter and crispy whites. To be clear, I am not saying that Rosenthal’s Chard should have this nickname at all. I actually did try their Chard, and it was quite nice but, I really liked their Viogner. Which was a good thing because it was the only white wine they have that’s not a Chardonnay.
I find many California vineyards only have Chardonnays for tastings, though this is slowly changing. At Rosenthal you can taste 4 wines for $12. They also have cheese and crackers for sale. They do not have a restaurant. You CAN bring your own food if you’d like to. We saw many people doing that.
The back yard is quite large, and every weekend there is live entertainment on a stage in the middle.
Scott and I found a cute set up for two, made out of wine barrels. It was a beautiful day – but very windy! Luckily, I brought a sweater and we found some sun. So keep that in mind, Malibu can get breezy and chilly, even in the summer. I would have loved a little blanket actually.
What Rosenthal does for food, if you want something more substantial than cheese and crackers is a food truck serving everyone outside.
And now for our late afternoon lunch – Lobster Rolls! I was so excited to see on Rosenthal’s website that they have the Roll’N Lobster truck there almost every Sunday.
The lobster rolls were excellent. Tons of tender lobster. It did not disappoint. They were very tasty with our wine.
We left late in the afternoon and traffic was crazy with everyone going home after a nice weekend. The good news is, the drive is very pretty along these parts of PCH, and it reminds us of why we live here in Southern California!
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