Tasting Room

Azu Tasting Room

The Ojai Alisal exclusive home for tasting, retail sales and food pairings. The Azu Tasting Room also offers Tasting Flights, Draft Beer Flights, Ventura Spirits and Roxo Port from Paso Robles.

Ojai Alisal Vintner, Bruce Chernof says, “For us, Azu really captures the spirit that is Ojai. Azu’s food is the high quality that you really want, yet it has a sense of casualness—so it’s a place you want to go to on a regular basis. Azu makes such great use of local produce, and embodies the notion of California tapas perfectly, and we think our wines pair beautifully with both the atmosphere and the food.” 

Azu general manager, Elizabeth Haffner says, “Through the years, Dan and Bruce attended our winemakers’ dinners and saw our passion for showcasing the craft of our local artisan winemakers. With grapes strictly from Bruce and Dan’s winery in Ojai, their wines are the true flavor of our uncommon terroir. Ojai Alisal is the best Ojai has to offer and we are proud to showcase these exemplary wines with our California tapas menu.”

Alisal and Azu are both labors of Ojai love. Chernof and Garcia, Los Angeles physicians, began their Ojai journey over a decade ago in the east end with a bare patch of land. They built a home, planted the vineyard and spent their weekends planting, weeding, fertilizing, pruning and now harvesting their varietals which include Malbec, Grenache, Syrah, Viognier, Grenache Blanc and Mouvedre. Bruce says, “Through the decade of building our home, raising our grapes and now harvesting, Azu has been our home away from home. Every Saturday night, for over a decade, Daniel and I have spent dining on the wonderful food Laurel and Elizabeth provide at Azu. For us, it was a perfect pairing to have Azu as our exclusive outlet.”

 

 

Azu Tasting Room Menu

Ojai Alisal 2012 Viognier, Grenache, Syrah $10

Ojai Alisal 2012 vs 2013 Viognier $6

Ojai Ridge 2013 Rose, 2009 Syrah, 2008 Cabernet $8

Roxo Port 2012 Magnus vs 2010 Petit Verdot $12

California Draft Beer choose any 3 beers $12

Ventura Spirit’s Wilder Gin vs California Vodka $14

tasting flights

Alisal Tasting Flight

Viognier | Native Slider . Grenache | Lamb Slider . Syrah | Bison Blue. 30

California Draft Beer Flight

Anchor Steam Ale | Lamb Slider . Eagle Rock Whit | Native . Smog City IPA | Bison Blue.  33

tapas

Moon Valley Marmalade & Brie With Crackers. 11

Jamon & Manchego Cheese Plate Spanish ham & cheese. 11

Marinated Olives marinated Italian olives. 8

Hummus grilled pita or veggie crudite. 6 or 8

Jamon & Manchego Croquettes Potato, ham & cheese 6

Skinny Fries Sweet potato or potato fries, aioli. 5

Fried Calamari rice flour, garlic aioli & tartar sauce. 13

Stuffed Dates stuffed with chorizo, wrapped in bacon. 9

Lamb Slider Pickled onions, arugula & Tzatziki. 6

Bison Blue Slider Onion jam, arugula, gorgonzola, bacon 9

Native Slider Russian dressing, lettuce, cheddar, pickle. 8

Slider Tapas Platter All three sliders. 22

Azu Staff Tour of The Ojai Alisal Vineyard

Azu Staff Tour of The Ojai Alisal Vineyard

Azu Staff Tour of the Ventura Spirits Distillery

Azu Staff Tour of the Ventura Spirits Distillery