You already know that Haven Gastropub is one of Orange County’s best spots to get a drink — after all, where else can you get the selection they’ve got — whether you’re looking for wine or beer, but they’ve upped their game to include Wine Flights so that you can try a set of pours while you wind down or as a perfect accompaniment to enjoy their twist on comfort food.
Managing Partner & Beverage Director Wil Dee created three very different wine tasting flights for Haven, each one a horizontal tasting of a particular varietal presented for easy sampling and comparison. The flights include:
Clos LaChance “Unoaked” – Monterey County ‘09
Bearboat – Russian River ‘08
Zaca Mesa – Santa Ynez Valley ‘08
Groth – Napa Valley ’08
Leese-Fitch – California ‘09
The Show – California ‘07
Smith & Hook – Central Coast ‘07
Trig Point – Alexander Valley ‘07
Fritz – Russian Ricer Valley ‘08
Row Eleven “Vinas 3” – California ‘08
Laetitia “Estate” – Arroyo Grande Valley ‘08
Robert Stemmler – Carneros ‘07
Ranging from only $12-14, they’re a great way to sample a variety of wines without having to purchase an entire bottle of each — Haven’s got over 50 (alongside 50 specialty single-malt whiskeys, scotches and bourbons) so choosing just a few is always a task. Leave it to them to choose the perfect pairing for whatever you choose off the menu.
Haven Gastropub is located at 190 South Glassell St., in Old Towne Orange. For more information on the wine flights, contact the restaurant directly at 714.221.0680 or visit their official web site at www.havengastropub.com.