L’Apero les Trois Aperitifs

When I started thinking about creating French-farmhouse style aperitifs here in Northern California, we were still in throes of the pandemic, and my mind wandered to happier times, namely my life in Provence, sipping aperitifs with my friends in the shade of the mulberry trees, or cozied up to stone fireplace. I’d already written a book on aperitifs that won a Julia Child Award,  I’d done a lot of research on the subject, and my neighbors in Provence had shared their recipes with me. It was a starting point. 

In May 2022, we opened our doors – the first tasting room dedicated to aperitifs in northern California, according to Ester Mobley of the San Francisco Chronicle. Since then our aperitif have won multiple awards from Best of Show to Double Golds and Golds. We’ve hosted dozens of seasonal dinners, bridal showers, and other special events, with me and Corinne cooking, along with a some help. Nicole helms the barrels of aperitif making, and we have staff to serve our visitors. Bay Area and Sacramento area restaurants are starting to use our aperitifs as components in their craft cocktails. 

Our aperitifs are available at L’Apero les Trois and Berryessa Gap Vineyards tasting rooms in Winters, at Corti Bros in Sacramento and at Fatted Calf in Napa. They are also on-line at laperolestrois.com to ship nationwide where allowed.

Let me know if you’re coming and I’ll meet  you there, if I’m in town. 

Left-right: Georgeanne Brennan, Corinne Martinez and Nicole Salengo at L’Apero les Trois Tasting Room and Lounge at 22 Main Street in Winters, California 

Photos: Craig Lee