Sweet Valentine’s Day deals at Manzanita Manor Organics
Buy local & surprise that special someone with chocolate covered walnuts & red dessert wine from Manzanita Manor Organics
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching – are you ready? It’s a day to express our love and appreciation to friends, family and loved ones. In addition to simple gestures, a thoughtful gift is often appreciated and that’s where the friendly folks at Manzanita Manor Organics can help.
Valentine’s Day specials
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Manzanita Manor Organics is offering two specials:
• Half bottle (375 ml) of dessert wine for just $15 – that’s 35 percent off list price. Click on the Buy Now button at http://www.mmorganics.com/purchase-walnuts-and-dessert-wine.html and enter the coupon code word – Special
• 8 oz. Organic, Fair Trade dark chocolate walnuts & organic dessert wine – a bargain at just $25.75
Manzanita Manor Organics, a dry-farmed organic walnut orchard and organic vineyard growing quality walnuts and superb wine grapes, is situated in the Adelaida foothills of Paso Robles. Cynthia Douglas and Jutta Thoerner have owned and operated Manzanita Manor since 1992. Visit the Farm stand at the corner of Adelaida and Hidden Mountain Road, open 7 days a week, from dawn to dusk.
Fair trade dark chocolate walnuts
Crafted by local artisan chocolatier, Mama Ganache Artisan Chocolates of San Luis Obispo, using walnuts from Manzanita Manor Organics and 70% dark Fair Trade organic chocolate selected after extensive tastings and pairings.
“Because we would like to believe that chocolate is one of the essential food groups, we added a chocolate covered walnut product for our customers,” says Jutta. “The combination is delicious. Treat yourself or a loved one to this great combo.”
Jutta adds a word of caution, saying the dark chocolate covered walnuts very well may become “habit-forming.” Try this delectable delight alongside the 2 Horse Vineyard 2010 Organic Dessert Wine.
Organic dessert wine
Manzanita Manor Organics’ wine label, 2 Horse Vineyard, is a true labor of love, according to Cynthia. Located outside of Santa Margarita, the small vineyard that produces the fruit for the wine is surrounded by thousands of acres of national forest. Hot days and cold nights, climate and soil provide the stress for the vine to produce small berries.
“The result is a perfect ratio of skin to berry which is a must have for the base of an excellent wine,” says Cynthia.
The award-winning 2 Horse Vineyard port-style organic dessert wine, crafted from Estate Portuguese grapes, is certified by the USDA and CCOF. Customers rave about the wine, with comments ranging from “smooth, balanced, chocolate and berries” to “cherry, not too sweet” and, perhaps the frequently overheard declaration of “yummy!”
Health benefits of walnuts
Walnuts are one of the oldest foods consumed by humans. Extensive studies have proclaimed shelled walnuts to be one of the top ten “super foods” with the highest concentration of antioxidants compared to all other nuts, also beating out cranberries and blueberries.
“Consume just an ounce or two of raw walnuts per day and improve your health,” says Jutta.
Want to add this super food and antioxidant to your everyday eating habits? Cynthia and Jutta compiled the list below to help their customers find ways to enjoy walnuts and walnut oil.
• Mix with yogurt & add to oatmeal
• Great topping for sautéed vegetables & on grilled fish or chicken
• Use as topping for salads, on cheese platters and in quiche
• Add to sauces – great in pesto
• Mix in with grains, rice, breads, crusts and stuffing
• Add to cookies and pies – yummy on ice cream
Visit http://www.mmorganics.com/blog.html for recipes and more information on the health benefits of walnuts.
To sample and purchase products, visit the Manzanita Manor Organics Farm stand at the corner of Adelaida and Hidden Mountain Road, open 7 days a week from dawn to dusk or through their website at http://www.mmorganics.com/purchase-walnuts-and-dessert-wine.html. Products are also available at fine restaurants and stores throughout San Luis Obispo County and in select locations in southern and northern California. Find a location near you on the above-mentioned web link.