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Sunday, March 25, 2012 

New Vineland Bread

The new bakery opening up in the Lompoc Wine Ghetto!
The Lompoc Ghetto, known by wine aficionados as a hot spot for good wine, soon will house a business of a different flavor — a commercial bakery founded by the owners of a Ghetto winery.

New Vineland Bread is a new project from the team behind New Vineland/Piedrasassi Wines: couples Peter and Amy Pastan, from Washington, D.C., and Melissa Sorongon and Sashi Moorman, both residents of Lompoc.

Under his company, September Consulting, managed by Sorongon, Moorman consults for other wineries, including Evening Land Vineyards, Sandhi Wines and Stolpman Vineyards.
Peter Pastan is chef and owner of Two Amys Pizzeria and Obelisk, the latter a small but elite eatery near Dupont Circle with “a serious bread program,” he said.

Pastan, New Vineland’s baker, Goleta resident Kate Heller, and Sorongon have in recent weeks put the custom made, wood-fired oven through its paces, utilizing two hot-burning woods — walnut and trunks from old grape vines — in an effort to “stabilize” it, Pastan said. - Santa Maria Times

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