Monday, May 23, 2011

AV Pinot Noir Festival Wrap-Up!

We had an amazing, and tiring, Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival weekend this year! The events started on Thursday night and culminated yesterday with our annual open house and wine club party. It was a great event, and many thanks to all our friends, family and customers who came to see us and help out.

On Saturday we poured a Pinot Noir vertical at the grand tasting at Goldeneye Winery, which was a hit. That evening we hosted a winemaker dinner with Roederer Estate and Phillips Hill, at Roederer in Philo. The food was amazing - everything from halibut, mussels and clams with our 2009 Sauvignon Blanc to squab with our 2007 All-In Pinot Noir. Yum! Even the strawberry cream puff for dessert was awe-inspiring. On top of the great food, the company was even better.

Our open house on Sunday, May 22 featured a band and foods that ranged from tri-tip sliders with fingerling potatoes and roasted eggplant, to a blue cheese table (great with our 2008 Pinot Noirs), and shrimp ceviche in filo cups for the white wines. Of course that's just naming a few.

Here are a few photos of yesterday's open house (notice the lack of shoes on my father's feet in this first photo - what???):






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