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Rhone Rangers WA DC Area Winemaker Dinner

Rhone Rangers

Friday, June 19, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

Rhone Rangers WA DC Area Winemaker Dinner

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This ticket is for one person and includes the price of dinner ($95) plus tax and gratuity.
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The Rhone Rangers and Les Dames D'Escoffier, both non-profit organizations, have joined together to create a Travel-Study Grant for up and coming sommeliers and chefs with an interest in learning more about American Rhone Wines, in an effort to assist with helping the Rhone Rangers to educate the public about these beautiful wines. Please help us with our mission by making a donation to the Travel-Study Grant Program. All donations are tax-deductible and will be sent to Les Dames d'Escoffier. Once we have collected a minimum of $2,500, we will make our first award to a deserving student.

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Event Details

Join Kate & Tracy, owners of Willow Restaurant, and ten Rhone Rangers winemakers, for a relaxed, informal, and tasty celebration of American Rhone Wines. 

True to its founding principles, the winemaker dinner at Willow will be an informal and relaxing evening with ten Rhone Ranger winemakers at a walk-around affair where small plates will be paired with specific wines. 

Chef-Owners Tracy O’Grady and Kate Jansen are known for their modern continental style using the freshest American ingredients with classic French and Italian  influences.

Participating wineries include: Blenheim Vineyards, Derby Wine Estates, Hearst Ranch Winery, Pomar Junction, Qupe, Stinson Vineyards, Sunset Hills Vineyard, Two Shepherds, Vina Robles and Zenaida Cellars.   

June 19 ~Willow Restaurant
Food & Wine Pairing Menu

Horton Vineyards 

NV Sparkling Viognier
Macadamia Crusted Goat Cheese with
Red Veined Sorrel and Orange Blossom Vinaigrette

Sunset Hills Vineyard
2014 Viognier
Local Fruit Salad with
Garden Basil and Lime Whipped Cream

Pomar Junction
2014 Viognier
Crispy Tempura Fried Cod Brandade 
with Fennel & Myer Lemon Hollandaise

Two Shepherds
2013 Grenache Gris
Chilled Crab & Lobster Salad
with Preserved Lemon, Spring Onions & Tarragon

Hearst Ranch
2013 Three Sisters White Blend
Shrimp & Scallop Ceviche
with Mango, Lime, Chilies & Thai Basil

Stinson Vineyards
2014 Roséof Mourvedre
House-made Sausage Crusted Pork Tenderloin

Blenheim Vineyards
2013 Grenache
Moroccan Style Lamb Meatballs
with Fava Bean Hummus and Rosemary Oil

2010 Bien Nacido Hillside Syrah
Braised Beef Brisket and Chorizo Chile

Zenaida Cellars
2012 GSM Blend
Roasted Local Beets, Creamy Feta, Baby Greens
Roasted Hazelnuts and Hazelnut Oil

Derby Estate
2011 Mourvedre
French Green Lentil and Mushroom Risotto
with Garden Thyme and Savory

Vina Robles
2011 Petite Sirah
Roasted Ratatouille, Basil, Balsamic
and Creamy Blue Cheese Crumble

 A portion of the proceeds will go to support the Rhone Rangers Les Dames d'Escoffier Travel Study Grant.

Have questions about Rhone Rangers WA DC Area Winemaker Dinner? Contact Rhone Rangers

When & Where

Willow Restaurant
4301 North Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22203

Friday, June 19, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

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Rhone Rangers

The Rhone Rangers lead the way as America's largest non-profit organization dedicated to promoting American Rhone varietal wines. American Rhone-style wines are made from the same grapes that have flourished for centuries in France's Rhone River Valley, and their growing popularity in the United States speak to their versatility with food, wide range of rich flavors, and to the skills of American winemakers.

The Rhone Rangers hold regular tastings around the country, both open to the public and exclusive to trade, to increase awareness and visibility about these exciting wines.

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