Calluna Wine Dinner 2/21

15 Feb Calluna Wine Dinner 2/21

“Meet the Winemaker” Dinner

with David Jeffrey of Calluna Vineyards!

Tuesday, February 20 at 6pm
At The Wine Merchant
$85/person (tax and gratuity included)
Call 314.863.6282 or email us for reservations!

We are SUPER excited to welcome the owner and winemaker of Calluna Vineyards, David A. Jeffrey. David spent 3 ½ years studying winemaking and grape growing, as he completed his oenology degree and worked at Chateau Quinault (St. Emilion) in Bordeaux, France. Calluna Vineyards took root in Sonoma County in 2005 with 12 acres in the Chalk Hill AVA planted with traditional Bordeaux grape varieties. From its advantageous hillsides overlooking the Russian River Valley, Chalk Hill is known for its mild climate and soils of clay underlain with fractured shale and sandstone.

Our dinner will begin at 6 with a short reception. Then we’ll dive into a four course dinner provided by Jimmy Fiala and The Crossing Restaurant. This will be an amazing opportunity to taste and dine with an amazing, boutique producer.

The Menu:

1st course
St. George’s Bank Scallops, Crushed potatoes, warm romaine, shiitake mushrooms, lemon truffle sauce
paired with
2016 Calluna Vineyards Estate Blanc
93 Points, John Gilman’s View from the Cellar

2nd Course
House-made tagliolini, local mushrooms, Parmigiano-Reggiano
paired with
2014 Calluna Vineyards Cuvée, Chalk Hill AVA
92 Points, Wine Enthusiast Magazine

3rd Course
Braised Beef Cheeks, pomme puree, seasonal vegetables
paired with
2012 Calluna Vineyards Proprietary Red “Calluna Estate”
93 points, The Wine Advocate

4th Course
Artisan cheese board, French and domestic cheeses, charcutirie and pate
paired with
2009 Calluna Vineyards Proprietary Red “Calluna Estate”
91 Points, The Wine Spectator