Master: Packing House Wines
Chef Eric Rowse
Cuisine: New American
Packing House Wines is a premier wine shop, bar, and restaurant that has recently made select offerings available online. Recently named one of Wine Spectator’s ‘Best of’, it is a regionally recognized source for boutique wines offering a classic, seasonal menu in one of the most historic buildings in the Inland Empire. We take great pride in continuous growth in our wine knowledge with several team members participating in the Court of Master Sommelier education program.
Chef Eric has been cooking professionally for over 14 years. Classically trained in San Francisco, adding some Disney magic in Orlando, Chef Eric is a believer in true hospitality. On food, Chef Eric’s vision is about staying true to the ingredient.
“I hope to make a positive impact on the diverse culinary scene in Claremont and I am very happy to be here” – Eric Rowse
Owner and proprietor, Sal Medina started his career as an educator and it was here that his attraction to continuous learning took root. While teaching, Sal took a job in a local wine shop to satisfy his desire to understand the art of the wine business. His curiosity grew into a passion, as it was the same lure of the educational realm that captivated his attention for the grape, as wine is alive, always changing, and always surprising you. Read More.