Let the Wining and Dining Begin! (on September 21st)
I love all of our events at 4.0: Wine Club Sundays, Brunch and Learn, Wine and Dine Showcase, Howl-o-Ween and Wine, Wags and Wine…we’ve got lots. But there’s one event in particular that I insist on working each year: our annual Wine Club Winemaker Dinner.
This will be our 6th Winemaker Dinner. While the previous ones have been held under our pavilion, in a tent, or in our tasting room, this year’s dinner is extra special because it’s the first one that we’re hosting in our new event space. As in previous years, our guests will include some of our owners and winemakers who will share their wine expertise and perhaps even some secrets behind the wines we’re featuring.
Each year this event is catered by August E’s, a swanky, local restaurant that specializes in Texas cuisine with a Thai twist. This year, Chef Leu will be serving up three appetizers (cheese fondue, candied walnuts and figs, and shrimp scampi skewers) and three courses, all accompanied by wines that we feature at 4.0. While the pear and arugula salad and the steak Florentine with garlic roasted potatoes sound fabulous, I’ll be saving room for the triple layer chocolate cheesecake.
You might be wondering why I like this event so much. Obviously, the food is a special treat (and maybe I’ll sneak a sip or two of the wine). But what makes this event special for me is getting to talk to our owners and winemakers and listening to their stories about our wines. It’s fun, too, to catch up with our Wine Club members, many of whom I’ve gotten to know well over the years. And it’s not unusual for our dinner guests to make new friends who share a love of delicious food and wine.
This year’s Wine Club Winemaker Dinner will be on Saturday, September 21, 7:00-10:00. If you’re a Club Member and you haven’t yet made arrangements to attend this event, you need to skedaddle on over to the Calendar section on our website, and make your reservations now. And bring your friends…this is an event to be savored and shared!