Join us for a catered lunch and comprehensive wine seminar led by a featured winemaker - Nicole Walsh
The multi-course menu is always seasonal, fresh and delicious. The Ser menu has been curated to pair with Nicole's California coastal influence:
Grilled Vegetable Antipasti
Lemon Chicken & Fresh Garden Salad
Meyer Lemon Creme Brulee
Ser is an artisanal winery based out of Santa Cruz, CA, specializing in varietal, vineyard designate, old world style wines, produced in a natural way to allow the expression of their varietal character and the vineyards from which they are sourced.
Nicole was born in Saginaw, Michigan in 1975 and graduated with honors from Michigan State University in 1998. She studied Viticulture and Enology when the undergraduate department there was comprised of two students. This provided an extraordinary opportunity to be guided by graduate professors to receive an education in Horticulture with an incredible focus on growing grapes and making wine. During her last semester at MSU, she attended a sustainable agriculture University, EARTH, in Costa Rica. It was there Nicole was able to become proficient in the Spanish language as well as to solidify her commitment to sustainable agriculture.
For the past 19 years, Nicole has held every position in wine production including associate winemaker, vineyard manager, and grower relations manager. There was a brief interruption in her tenure at Bonny Doon in 2008 when she moved with her husband and young son to Marlborough, New Zealand. After a year there, she was brought back to Santa Cruz to develop Bonny Doon’s newest property in San Juan Bautista.
In 2012, Nicole was inspired from her New Zealand experience, especially with Pinot Noir, to start her own wine brand, Ser. Selecting interesting vineyards with special soils and microclimates, she is committed to preserving the unique character of varieties and sources in her wine.