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June 15, 2021 | Tank Garage Winery

A Day in Yosemite

How Should You Spend a Day in Yosemite?

(with Tank wine, duh 😜)

two people pouring wine by yosemite

Entering Yosemite Valley, it’s impossible to not be overwhelmed with high cliffs, deep valleys, tall waterfalls, ancient giant sequoias, and never-ending wilderness. On October 1, 1890, Yosemite became a national park, and more than 125 years later, visitors are still wowed when they turn a corner and catch the first glimpse of Yosemite in all its glory. As you twist and turn through the scenic valley, the first views of the cascading Yosemite Falls are unlike anything else. This is the perfect place for a first stop. Stretch your legs, lay out a Tank Baja Blanket, and enjoy the view.

Don't forget to pack your Tank Logo Flask, a 3-piece bar set that includes two tumblers and a 750ml vacuum insulated flask - enough to fit an entire bottle of wine on your next adventure.

two people picnicking with wine

Check out the Mirror Lake Trail for an easy two-mile round trip hike. Mirror lake is perfect for swimming and exploring while looking up at Half Dome directly from its base. You'll be rewarded with views of Tenaya Canyon, Mount Watkins, Washington Column, and more. It is the last remnant of a large glacial lake that once filled the entire Yosemite Valley. 

Grab one of our new "Legalize Dreams" Corduroy Hat to keep that blazin' sun out of your view!

person with legalize dream hat next to river

The road to Glacier Point opens in late May or early June and closes in November. This road will also be closed for the entire year of 2022 to work on rehabilitating and improving the road so now is the time to go, y’all! The drive alone is beautiful, climbing to the south wall of Yosemite Valley at an elevation of 7,214 feet, 3,200 feet above Half Dome Village. 

It's a lil' chilly at the top so don't forget to layer up with our handmade Racing Jerseys.

person drinking wine out of bottle in yosemite

We fuckin' love our National Parks! Check out our homies over at Parks Project for ways to preserve the parks we love and leave it better than we found it.

Time Posted: Jun 15, 2021 at 3:00 PM Permalink to A Day in Yosemite Permalink
Tank Garage Winery
June 4, 2021 | Tank Garage Winery

Guest Blog Series With Jorden Rondel

We built Tank as a bastion for dreamers and those looking to defy conventions. A winery that celebrates misfits, bootleggers, and daredevils. This summer, tune in as we celebrate the fellow dreamers of our world with our guest blog series.

This month, we're sitting down with talented baker Jordan Rondel, otherwise known as @thecaker.

Jordan Rondel standing outside dressed in a white lace dress, holding a bouquet of spring flowers and a Lemon Strawberry Poppyseed Cake Kit box.

Tell us a little bit about yourself. Who are you?

I am Jordan Rondel aka The Caker! I’m a self-taught baker who specializes in making cakes which taste even better than they look. Alongside my bakeries in New Zealand and LA, I have a line of luxury cake kits and recipe books.

What’s your favorite Tank wine right now and why?

Self Love because it’s simply DELICIOUS.

What brings you the most joy?

My sister Anouk, who I own The Caker with - she’s my best friend and my partner in crime.

Jordan Rondel and her sister Anouk standing in a kitchen while holding The Caker Cake Kits.

What’s the #1 thing on your bucket list right now?

To travel to Greece! I’ve never been and the itch to go there has increased even more over 2020 when we couldn’t travel at all.

What’s your favorite spot in California?

My new favourite spot in LA is Debs Park. There’s a lake surrounded by beautiful trees and grass. I had a picnic there the other weekend and it was just gorgeous.

Favorite snack to pair with wine?

Cheese - any and all will do!

Jorden holding The Caker book

Best food hack?

It’s less a hack than a tip, but the flavor of desserts is always enhanced by salt, so I always add surprising amounts of salt to my cakes.

Preferred wine type (red, white or rose or all)? Elaborate!

I’m generally a red wine drinker. I tend to go for lighter style reds like Pinot or Gamay and love chillable reds! I love the soothing effects of red wine.

Dream dinner or wine tasting guest?

Anthony Bourdain, if he was still with us :(

Create a pairing for one of our wines (food, music, movie, etc.)

A glass of Self Love and a slice of my uber rich flourless dark chocolate cake - a pairing made in heaven.

Giveaway Alert!

Jordan Rondel, The Caker, holding a glass of Tokyo Love Hotel to the camera. A Lemon Strawberry Poppyseed cake with mixed berries can be seen on the table.

Time Posted: Jun 4, 2021 at 12:00 AM Permalink to Guest Blog Series With Jorden Rondel Permalink
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