Wine. Beer. Tapas
No corkage applies to any bottle of wine enjoyed in house! Enjoy a bottle at retail price paired with our delicious tapas- just as if you were in the comfort of your own home!
Join us every Friday anytime between 5-8pm for our complementary wine tasting. Our local distributors will be sampling wines from their portfolio to further educate us on the selected wines for that evening. NO CORKAGE applies to the featured wines at the tasting.
We strive to host Wine &/or Beer pairing events monthly at Royal Palm. Partnering with winemakers or brewers who visit the Jacksonville area, we strive to create a lighthearted and fun evening where our Chef is truly inspired based on the wines or beers he has to work with. Please stay informed by signing up for our weekly email. Please send an email to email@example.com with "add" as the subject line.
Sunday, May 5th, 2019 2-5pm
We hope you can join us on to enjoy some adult beverages and authentic Mexican cuisine and support a great cause with silent and live auctions along with live entertainment! Here is the link to purchase tickets ($35). Once you purchase a ticket, you name will be at check in. Cinco De Mayo - Party With a Purpose If you are not able to make it, please consider a donation. You can make the donation at the same link. Every dollar counts. The silent auction will be have online bidding and will be open 1 week before the event.
The event is open to the public, so please share with your friends and network.
100% of the ticket sales, donations, auction proceeds and purchases at the event will be donated to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 2019 campaign sponsored by the American Cancer Society, Stacy is the Event Chair.
For more information on my cancer journey, please watch my video biography at this link Lucys Mom Fights Cancer
More about Stacy:
Stacy Hanson is a loving mom, wife, daughter and friend who has Stage IV Metastatic Triple Negative Breast Cancer with the BRCA1 gene. She is also the Chief Client Officer at CoventBridge Group. As part of a clinical trial at Mayo Clinic, she was on immunotherapy and a Parp Inhibitor for two years, recently pulled off of immunotherapy due to protocol changes in the trial. The treatment is working, and she is currently NED (No Evidence of Disease), which is the best diagnosis you can get with Stage IV. You can also follow her story on Facebook at Lucy’s Mom Fights Cancer. Stacy is giving back to Jacksonville and the breast cancer community by serving as the Event Chair for the 2019 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Jacksonville event, held on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Funds raised by the American Cancer Society ensure that no one faces breast cancer alone by funding innovative breast cancer research, promoting education and risk reduction and providing comprehensive patient support. Stacy turns 50 on May 5, 2019, and she is donating her birthday to the cause by throwing a Party with a Purpose.
UPCOMING WINE DINNER
Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
Please mark your calendars and save the date for our upcoming wine dinner with Buena Vista Winery, welcoming special guest and speaker "Count Agoston." We will begin the festivities at 6:30pm & in true Jean-Charles Boisset fashion the price will be $69/person (all pun intended) plus tax and gratuity. Menu details to follow.... For now some important historical notes on Buena Vista:
•He proclaimed himself “Count Agoston” and later “Count of Buena Vista”
•Born into a wealthy, land-owning family in 1812 in Pest, Hungary, the Count grew up amidst famed vineyards and orchards.
•In 1840 he immigrated from Europe to the U.S. and first settled in Wisconsin where he helped establish Sauk City, the first incorporated village in the state. He successfully planted the first hops in Wisconsin and attempted to plant grapes, but they perished due to the frigid winter.
•To pursue his love of grape-growing, the Count knew he needed to leave Wisconsin and migrated west to San Diego in 1849 where he became the county’s first Sheriff then marshal and built the first prison.
•He continued his attempts to plant a vineyard however, the conditions were not favorable.
•In 1852, the call of gold and a new U.S. mint drew him north where he settled in South San Francisco.
•He again attempted to grow grapes on his new property but, the conditions were too foggy and cold to ripen the fruit for wine production.
•In 1857, the Count falls in love with a ranch named Buena Vista in the Sonoma Valley, which was previously owned by Salvador Vallejo, brother of renowned Mexican General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo. He purchases the 12 acres of planted vines, one of the largest vineyards of the time.
1857 | The Count relocates his family to Buena Vista where his home becomes the headquarters of Buena Vista Winery
1858 | The Count purchases 4,000 acres of adjacent land, tripling the property’s size making it the second largest vineyard in the state and by far the largest in Northern California
1861 | The Count visits the best wine growing regions in Europe and brings back 200,000 vine cuttings and 350 different grape varietals
1862 | The Count’s son Arpad, has first unsuccessful attempt at sparkling wine, resulting in the hire of consulting French Winemaker Pierre Debanne
1862-1863| Tunnels are excavated at Buena Vista Winery and used to store wine. The first small press house is built.
1863 | Haraszthy forms the Buena Vista Vinicultural Society to raise funds in order to operate Buena Vista Winery. The Vinicultural Society was the first public corporation for wine.
1864 | The second winery building is built, known today as the Champagne Cellars
1866 | The Count leaves Buena Vista Winery bankrupt after poor management of the estate and vineyards
A TIME OF CHANGE
1868 | The Count leaves the U.S. to Nicaragua in attempt to produce rum, but fell to an unsightly death of being eaten by crocodiles – or so the legend goes…
1878 | Due to the infestation of Phylloxera, the Buena Vista Vinicultural Society votes to disincorporate, stop production of wine, liquidate stock and sell the land to Robert Johnson
1889 | Robert Johnson dies and his wife leaves the estate to the Catholic Church
1920-1923 | The State of California acquires the title due to unpaid taxes and converts the land into a State Farm for Delinquent Women
1941 | Frank and Antonia Bartholomew purchase the abandoned 400 acre ranch. While exploring their new property, they discovered two old stone buildings and an acre of decrepit Zinfandel
1943 | The Bartholomew’s consult with U.C. Davis Professor Albert Winkler, who makes the connection between the property and Count Agoston Haraszthy’s Buena Vista. With this discovery, the Bartholomew’s decide to resurrect the estate and produce wine.
1944 | Buena Vista Winery has its first vintage produced by Frank Bartholomew and consulting winemaker Andre Tchelistcheff
A NEW ERA
1969 | Bartholomew sells the business, winery buildings and 20 of the 400 acres to Young’s Market Company
1979 | Young’s Market Company sells Buena Vista Winery to A. Racke, a German Company
1979 | Buena Vista Winery is recognized as a California Historical Landmark
1994 | Andre Tchelistcheff dies after 50 years of consulting on Buena Vista wines
Early 2000’s | Buena Vista Winery experiences several changes of ownership including Allied Domecq, Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc., Constellation Brands and Ascentia Wine Estates
2011 | Boisset Collection Purchases Buena Vista Winery
Early 2012 | Buena Vista Winery undergoes retrofitting, restoration and renovations
Late 2012 | Buena Vista Winery and the Champagne Cellar doors are reopened for winemaking and visitors for the first time since 1989
Buena Vista Winery is the single most important Historic winery in California, bringing many FIRSTS to California winemaking:
The Count’s innovations include:
•First and second gravity-flow stone winery buildings
•First wine caves dug into any hillside of California
•First to advise hill planting, dry farming, planting grapevines closer together to stress the vines and reduce yield and the first to advise a “green harvest” or “dropping fruit”
•First to use redwood for fermentation and aging
•First to write and distribute a 32 page pamphlet explaining in simple terms how to grow grapes and make wine, which he printed and distributed for free in 1858
•First to advise a modern European-style agricultural research station as a member of the California Legislature in 1852. (In 1880 UC Berkeley began the research station at Davis---thus fulfilling the Count’s vision)
CALIFORNIA SPARKLING WINE
The Counts third son, Arpad, spent over two years in Épernay in Champagne, France learning the craft of sparkling wine and later became the first to introduce Méthode Traditionelle sparkling wine into California winemaking. He began bottle-fermenting sparkling wines at Buena Vista Winery, and in 1867, began to sell wine under the name of Sparkling California.
In 1875, he introduced the sparkling wine called Eclipse Extra Dry; a superior, semi-dry, bottle-fermented sparkling wine made in accordance with the French Champagne method. The wine won medals at expositions in California, New York, England, France and other countries. Cases were purchased by Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick and Robert Louis Stevenson.
Arpad’s sparkling wine, Eclipse, was one of the most celebrated in the nineteenth century; we pay tribute to his legacy through La Victoire Champagne.
Wine & Spirits Top 100 Winery of 2018