Book Launch Party with Brian Talley

Join Brian Talley of Talley Vineyards at BookBar to celebrate the release of his cookbook, Our California Table. Light refreshments, including Brian's guacamole recipe from the book, will be served. Talley Vineyards wines will be available for purchase by the glass.

Proceeds from the sales of the book will go to the Fund for Vineyard and Farm Workers, an endowment held by The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo County for the benefit of farm workers and their families.

About Our California Table: Celebrating the Seasons with the Talley Family

Our California Table traces the four-generation legacy of the Talley family, one of California’s most notable agricultural families with roots in the Central Coast, dating back to the 1940’s. The inspiring story, written by Brian Talley, president of Talley Vineyards and Talley Farms, features more than 50 of the family’s most beloved recipes accompanied by stunning images from photographer Jeremy Ball. The collectible book tells how the family business grew from humble, Depression-era origins to become one of California’s leading producers of fresh vegetables and the maker of acclaimed estate bottled wines. The recipes are grouped season-to-season to showcase the best bounty of each Talley harvest offering the family’s take on such regional classics as Grilled Chicken with Lemon and Wilted Greens, Rock Cod Veracruz, Honey-Glazed Quail with Grilled Radicchio and Red Onions and Dungeness Crab with Pink Sauce.

About Brian Talley

Brian Talley is a third generation farmer and second generation winegrower born and raised in Arroyo Grande.  While attending UC Berkeley, where he earned degrees in History and Natural Resource Economics, he worked in a wine shop called Curds and Whey where he fell in love with wine.

Brian began his career in the family business at age 12 when he started harvesting vegetables at Talley Farms.  He became General Manager of Talley Vineyards in 1991 and now serves as President of Talley Vineyards and Talley Farms.  Brian is recognized as a leader in the local wine industry and was cofounder of the World of Pinot Noir, serves as President of the San Luis Obispo Wine Country Association and been recognized by both Robert Parker and the local wine industry as a Wine Industry Person of the Year.  Most recently he wrote a farm to table cookbook, Our California Table, Celebrating the Seasons with the Talley Family, scheduled for release in March 2017.

Brian loves cooking, wine and travel as well as running, cycling and golf.  He lives at the edge of Talley Farms with his wife Johnine and daughters Elizabeth and Olivia.


Event date: 
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm