What's New @ Mind's Eye?

2014


Mind's Eye Donates Wines to Charity Event at Butterfield C.C.

Mind's Eye Shows Wines at Medinah C.C. Wine Night

Mind's Eye Partners with Quartino on Prop Red

Mind's Eye Pour Wines to Financial and Legal Communities in New York City

Mind's Eye Pinot Noir and Chardonnay Featured as Wines of the Month at Ruth Lake C.C.

2013


Mind's Eye Donates Wines to Charity Event at Butterfield C.C.

Mind's Eye Hosts Private Tasting and Wine Education Class

Mind's Eye Pours Wines at Events at the Chicago Yacht Club, Skokie C.C., Edgewood Valley C.C., Stonebridge C.C., White Eagle C.C., Park Ridge C.C. and Union League Club

Mind's Eye Pours Wines at Ditka's in Oak Brook

Mind's Eye Participates in 11th Annual Wine Fall Festival

Mind's Eye Releases 2011 Wines

2012

Mind's Eye Featured in The Hinsdale Doings

May, 2012:  We are pleased to announce that Mind's Eye has been featured in the Hinsdale Doings.  To view the article, please click here.

Join Us on June 21 for a 5-course Mind's Eye Wine Dinner at
Mecenat
in Western Springs, IL

May, 2012: Please join us for a truly special evening at Mecenat on June 21.  Mecenet will be preparing a five-course meal to pair with Mind's Eye wines.

Mind's Eye Welcomes Butler National Golf Club in Oak Brook, IL

April 2012We are thrilled to announce that Butler National Golf Club now carries our Cabernet Sauvignon wine.

Mind's Eye Welcomes The Birchwood Club in Highland Park, IL

April 2012: We are excited to announce that The Birchwood Club, a private tennis club on the North Shore, now carries our Proprietary Red wine.

Mind's Eye Wine Dinner at Stongebridge Country Club

April 2012:  On April 28, we held a wine dinner for 34 members at the Stonebridge Country Club.  We are grateful to the members and the club for a wonderful event.

Mind's Eye to Sponsor Greater Chicago Club
Managers Association EXPO


March 2012:  Mind's Eye is pleased to serve as a sponsor to the Greater Chicago Club Managers Association EXPO.

Mind's Eye Bottles 2010 Syrah!

April 2012:  We are thrilled to announce the bottling of our 2010 Syrah.  Our 2010 Syrah represents a blend of California boldness and French, Rhone-style elegance.  It offers an opaque purple color and a dazzling bouquet of red fruit, lavender, cassis, spring flowers and that classic Syrah meatiness, which dances across the palate. The wine has seamless lushness, a voluptuous texture and a strong finish.

Mind's Eye Pours at Calistoga Ranch of Auberge du Soleil

December 7, 2011: Mind's Eye is honored to be invited to pour its wines at a special vintner's tasting at Calistoga Ranch, an Auberge du Soleil resort, located in Napa Valley.

Mind's Eye Wine Dinner at Chef Amaury's

December 1, 2011: Please join us for a truly special evening at Chef Amaury's Epicurean Affair on December 1st.  Chef Amaury will be preparing a five-course meal to pair with all four Mind's Eye wines.

Mind's Eye Wine Tasting ~ Oct. 15 ~ D.O.C. Wine Bar ~ 5:00 PM!

October 2011: Matt & Maria invite you to a wine tasting of their newly-released 2009 wines at D.O.C. Wine Bar in Lombard, IL.  Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, music and all four Mind's Eye wines!  We hope to see you there!

Mind's Eye Releases 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
and Proprietary Red Wines

September 2011:  We are thrilled to announce the release of our 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon and Proprietary "Prop" Red blend.  The growing season for the 2009 vintage was ideal, capped by a beautiful, dry Fall that allowed us to get everything fully ripe before the mid-October rains.  Due to the long season, there is a wonderful freshness and brightness to the wines, and a beautiful purity and richness that we find enthralling. We believe they will have a long bottle life, not because the tannins need time to resolve, but because the wines are so well balanced they will keep evolving and improving in the bottle.

Mind's Eye Bottles 2009 Syrah!

April 2011:  We are pleased to announce that, on March 31, our 2009 Syrah made the jump from barrel to bottle.  In producing our 2009 Syrah, Mind's Eye again sourced our grapes from the world famous Alder Springs vineyard, which is located high in Mendocino mountains.  The cool climate of Mendocino allows us to create an elegant Rhone-style Syrah that offers a touch of California boldness.  The aromatics and flavors of the 2009 Syrah include ripe red raspberries, lavender, blueberries and that quintessential Syrah sense of meatiness.  The wine offers a vividness and wildness that we believe will appeal to Syrah lovers.

Mind's Eye Thanks Hinsdale Golf Club for Wine Dinner
Featuring Mind's Eye Wines


April 2011:  The Hinsdale Golf Club recently sponsored a five-course wine dinner featuring Mind's Eye wines.  We wish to extend our warmest thanks to the members and staff of HGC. The pairings included Spring Lamb Tavern Style with our Proprietary Red wine and braised duck ragout with Mind's Eye Syrah.  Thank you to all for a wonderful event. 

Mind's Eye Featured in Wine Business Monthly

April 2011:  We are pleased to announce that Mind's Eye has been featured in the April issue of Wine Business Monthly.  WBM is one of the most widely read publiciations in the industry, and we are excited about the coverage.  To view the article, please click here.

Wine Pouring by the Glass at Distinctive Cork

in Naperville on Friday, March 11

March 2011:  On March 11, Matt and friends will be pouring Mind's Eye wines by the glass at Distinctive Cork.  Distinctive Cork is a charming wine bar and restaurant located at 192 W. Gartner Rd., Naperville.  Stop by for glass, dinner or just to say hello!

Matt and Maria to Pour Wines by the Glass at il Poggiolo

in Hinsdale on Wed., Feb. 9

January 2011:  On February 9, Matt and Maria will be pouring their wines by the glass at il Poogiolo!  Il Poggiolo, located in downtown Hinsdale (8 E. First St), showcases fresh Italian fare and a modern interpretation of classic dishes.  

Mind's Eye
Welcomes Catch 35

December 2010: We are excited to announce that Catch 35a mecca for fantastic seafood and steaksin both Chicago and Naperville, now carry our Proprietary Red wine.  

Mind's Eye
Welcomes the Hinsdale Golf Club and Stonebridge Country Club

November
2010:  We are pleased to announce that the Hinsdale Golf Club and Stonebridge Country Club have joined the Mind's Eye family.  The Hinsdale Golf Club joins several other clubs that offer our wine, including Trump Golf Club, North Shore Country Club, Skokie Country Club, Edgewood Valley Country Club, Park Ridge Country Club and Butterfield Country Club.

Karen MacNeil Reviews Mind's Eye 2008 Syrah

September 2010:  We are thrilled that Karen MacNeil, the author of the best-selling book, "The Wine Bible," winner of the James Beard Foundation's "Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional of the Year," and founder and Chairman of the Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies at the Culinary Institute of America in the Napa Valley, recently tasted our Syrah and offered the following review:

 
With the 2008 vintage, tiny producer Mind’s Eye has made a remarkable Syrah.  I was impressed by the wine’s precision, structure, and spot-on flavors of blueberries, lavender and that classic Syrah sense of meatiness.  Neither over-oaked, nor under-oaked, the wine has a vividness and wildness that will appeal to Syrah lovers.  


Mind's Eye Welcomes 33 Club in Old Town

September 2010:  Mind's Eye welcomes the 33 Club in Old Town Chicago.  The 33 Club is the most recent creation from restaurateur Jerry Kleiner that combines contemporary American fare with a magnificently finished European-inspired setting.  

Mind's Eye Welcomes Mike Ditka's in Chicago

September 2010:  Mind's Eye is pleased to have a relationship with Mike Ditka's in Oak Brook, and is now excited to announce that Mike Ditka's downtown Chicago location also carries Mind's Eye.

Trump National Golf Club Joins Mind's Eye Family

September 2010:  We are thrilled to announce that the Trump National Golf Club in L.A. will carry our wine.  Trump's premier restaurant, Cafe Pacific, is a Wine Spectator Best Award of Excellence winner (5 years in a row) and reknown for the quality of its wine.  The wine program is guided by Thomas Compagnon, an internationally acclaimed sommelier from Lyon, France.  

Mind's Eye Welcomes Premier Restaurants in Southern California

August 2010:  We are happy to announce that we have received rave reviews and commitments from mar'sel restaurant in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (a gorgeous restaurant perched on the Pacific Ocean and a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner), Cafe Pierre in Manhattan Beach (the ultra-prestigious Southern California restaurant and a Wine Spectator Best Award of Excellence winner) and Zazou in Redondo Beach, CA. 

Calistoga Ranch's Lakehouse Restaurant Joins Mind's Eye's Family

June, 2010:  We are very pleased to announce that The Lakehouse restaurant of the premier Calistoga Ranch, an Auberge resort, will be carrying our 2008 wine. The wine director has called our 2008 Proprietary Red wine a "truly special wine," and described our Cabernet Sauvignon as "powerful yet elegant, with extraordinary black and red fruit flavors."

Positive Review by Dan Dawson of Back Room Wines

February, 2010:  We appreciate feedback on our wines, especially when they come from someone like Dan Dawson, who is the owner of the highly-regarded Back Room Wines in Napa, CA (and a former sommelier of the world-famous French Laundery restaurant):  "First release for this St. Helena vineyard & winery.  Youthful nose is showing aged beef, bittersweet chocolate, dense fruit and sexy oak.  Sweetness of fruit comes through in the mouth, black, blue & boysen-berries, soy sauce and natural vanilla.  This is a Back Room Wines Rising Wine Star." 

Matt & Maria Featured as "Lovable Locals" in Glancer Magazine

January, 2010:  Mind's Eye and its founders are pleased to be featured as "lovable locals" with "lovable wines" in the most recent issues of Glancer Magazine.  

Mind's Eye Sells-Out Production in Six Months

Shortly after the Christmas holiday, we sold-out our 2007 Mind's Eye Cabernet Sauvignon and 2007 Mind's Eye Proprietary Red.  We thank all of you for your support, and apologize to those whose orders we could not fill.  Never in our wildest dreams did we believe that, despite the poor economy, we would sell-out our production within six months of bottling.  In the process, we joined the wine lists of 17 premier restaurants and wine shops and garnered loyal customers from 21 states.  Thank you for your  support!

Mind's Eye Welcomes Back Room Wines in Napa

January, 2010: We are extremely excited that a premierperhaps the premierwine shop in Napa has agreed to carry our wine.  Back Room Wines is owned by Dan Dawson, who has the rare distinction of having been a sommelier at The French Laundry

Mind's Eye Welcomes Crofton on Wells

December, 2009:  Mind's Eye is pleased to welcome Crofton on Wells as a premier restaurant carrying Mind's Eye Cabernet Sauvignon.  Suzy Crofton, the Chef/Owner, has won numerous awards for her cuisine, which Chicago Magazine has described as "delicious without being pretentious."  Click here to visit Crofton on Wells' website.

Wine & Vine Features Mind's Eye as the "Ultimate Cabernet"

December, 2009: At a recent event, Wine & Vine in Elmhurst, IL recently featured our Mind's Eye Cabernet Sauvignon as the "Ultimate Cabernet."  Wine & Vine not only offers fantastic cuisine, but is backed and staffed by true food and wine afficionados.  We appreciate their support!

Mind's Eye is Profiled in The Hinsdalian

October, 2009:  Mind's Eye and Matt and Maria have recently been featured in The Hinsdalian.  For some interesting insights, click here.

Mind's Eye Welcomes Martini House in Napa Valley

September, 2009:  Mind's Eye is thrilled to welcome the esteemed Martini House restaurant in St. Helena, CA.  As Zagat boasts: "The Martini House's 'rustic setting is an appropriate showcase for executive chef Todd Humphries . . . who presents thoughtful, inventive New American dishes of locally foraged ingredients.'  Voted as one of the most popular Bay Area restaurants with winning wine lists, top 5 in best overall food, decor and most romantic rooms."  To visit Martini House's website, click here.

Mind's Eye Welcomes Brix Restaurant in Napa Valley

September, 2009:  Mind's Eye is excited to welcome Brix in Yountville.  Brix is one of Napa Valley's most famous restaurants, offering farm-to-table dining in a gorgeous, vineyard setting.  Visit Brix's website here.

Mind's Eye Welcomes Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse

August, 2009:  Mind's Eye is honored to welcome the world famous Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse. Gibsons embodies the big city dining experience with big flavor steaks and chops and fresh fish daily—all matched with an extensive wine list that includes Mind's Eye Cabernet Sauvignon.  An evening out at Gibsons includes a fun and happening atmosphere with light entertainment, large portions of great food, and uncompromising service. Visit Gibsons at gibsonssteakhouse.com.

Mind's Eye Welcomes Blackbird Restaurant

July, 2009:  Mind's Eye is pleased to announce that Blackbird Restaurant in Chicago has agreed to carry our Cabernet Sauvignon.  Blackbird is one of Chicago’s most respected modern fine-dining establishments.  Executive Chef Paul Kahan and Chef de Cuisine Mike Sheerin bring together a respect for local ingredients with the innovations of the modern culinary world to create a cuisine that is "quietly revolutionary."  Visit Blackbird at: blackbirdrestaurant.com.

Mind's Eye Welcomes Mike Ditka's

August, 2009:  Mind's Eye is thrilled to announce that Mike Ditka's in Oak Brook has agreed to cary our Cabernet Sauvignon.  Visit Grotto at: mikeditkaschicago.com.

Mind's Eye Welcomes Wine & Vine Restaurant and Wine Shop

July, 2009:  Mind's Eye is pleased to announce that Wine & Vine in Elmhurst has agreed to carry our Cabernet Sauvignon and Proprietary Red Wine.  Wine & Vine offers a wonderful dining and shopping experience in downtown Elmhurst.  Visit Wine & Vine at: shopwineandvine.com. 

Mind's Eye Welcomes Cuvee

July, 2009:  Mind's Eye is pleased to announce that Cuvee Cellars in Elmhurst has agreed to cary our Cabernet Sauvignon.  In a recent review, The Daily Herald called Cuvee "the toast of the town."  Visit Cuvee at: cuveecellars.com.

Mind's Eye Welcomes Grotto

July, 2009:  Mind's Eye is pleased to announce that Grotto in Oak Brook has agreed to cary our Cabernet Sauvignon.  Grotto offers wonderful food and a lovely, lively atmosphere.  Visit Grotto at: grottooakbrook.com.

Mind's Eye Welcomes ill Poggilo

July, 2009:  Mind's Eye is pleased to announce that Jerry Kleiner and Peter Burdi's new restaurant, il Poggiolo in Hinsdale, has agreed to cary our Cabernet Sauvignon.  Il Poggiolo showcases fresh Italian fare by Executive Chef Jim Kilberg. Visit Grotto at: ilpoggiolohinsdale.com.

Mind's Eye Welcomes Butterfield Country Club

July, 2009:  Mind's Eye is pleased to announce that the Butterfield Country Club in Oak Brook has agreed to cary our Cabernet Sauvignon.    

Mind's Eye Announces Bottling of 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon & Proprietary Red

July, 2009:  On July 2, 2009, after resting 18 months in new French oak barrels, Mind's Eye bottled its 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon and Proprietary Red blend.

Mind's Eye Welcomes Vie Restaurant

March, 2009:  We are excited to announce that the award-winning restaurant, Vie, located in Western Springs, has offered to carry Mind's Eye's Cabernet Sauvignon.  Vie is one of the pre-eminent restaurants in the Chicagoland area, and we feel privileged to join the wine menu of such an esteemed restaurant.  Visit Vie at: vierestaurant.com

Mind's Eye Welcomes D.O.C. Wine Bar & Restaurant

January, 2009:  We are pleased to announce that D.O.C. Wine Bar & Restaurant in Lombard, IL has agreed to carry Mind's Eye's Cabernet Sauvignon.  Wine D.O.C offers wonderful food and a great ambiance.  Visit D.O.C. Wine at: docwinebarchicago.com.

Mind's Eye Welcomes Beso Restaurant in Hollywood, CA

January, 2009:  We are pleased to announce that Eva Longoria's new restaurant, Beso, in Hollywood, CA, has agreed to carry the Mind's Eye's Cabernet Sauvignon.  Beso (Spanish for the word "kiss") is a world-class, ultra-chic restaurant featuring celebrity chef Todd English.  Visit Beso at: besohollywood.com.

Mind's Eye Welcomes The Hinsdale Wine Shop

December, 2008:  We are excited to announce that the Hinsdale Wine Shop, a boutique wine shop specializing in premium and hard-to-find wines, has agreed to carry the Mind's Eye's Cabernet Sauvignon.  In commenting on our wine, owner Sean Chaudhry stated: "This wine has great fruit flavors, an extraordinary finish, and tastes as good as or better than many wines in the $125 to $150 price range." 

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