2016 Events

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January

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Grand Opening Reception

Friday, January 8
Reception, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Wharf Room, $100


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A Boston tradition and the cultural beginning of the New Year, join us to celebrate the opening night of the 27th anniversary of the Boston Wine Festival. Sample more than 50 wines from the many wineries featured in this year’s Festival and savor selections of Chef Daniel Bruce’s culinary creations.

People who enjoy the Opening Reception may also enjoy the Valentines/Jazz Brunch, the Mediterranean Reception as well as the Cabernet Reception

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Battle of the Cabernets

Wednesday, January 13
Dinner, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $250

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Cabernet sauvignon, with its full-bodied, robust flavors, is a favorite among wine lovers. California is a region that produces some of the greatest cabernets in the world. Embark on a tour of the many styles of California Cabernets. Sample an array of dishes that Chef Daniel Bruce will create to enhance these wonderful wines.

2012 Amapola, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley

2012 B Cellars, Cabernet Sauvignon, Ehrlich Valley

2012 B.V. Georges de Latour, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

2012 Chimney Rock, Cabneret Sauvignon, Stags Leap

2010 Clos du Val, Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap

2012 Forman, Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Helena

2010 Robert Foley, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

2012 Round Pond, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

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Battle of the Cabernets

Friday, January 15
Dinner, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $250

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Cabernet sauvignon, with its full-bodied, robust flavors, is a favorite among wine lovers. California is a region that produces some of the greatest cabernets in the world. Embark on a tour of the many styles of California Cabernets. Sample an array of dishes that Chef Daniel Bruce will create to enhance these wonderful wines.

2012 Amapola, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley

2012 B.V. Georges de Latour, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

2012 Chimney Rock, Cabneret Sauvignon, Stags Leap

2012 Forman, Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Helena

2012 John Anthony, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

2012 Neyers, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

2012 Paul Hobbs, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

2012 Round Pond, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

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Pinot Dinner

Wednesday, January 20
Dinner, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $175

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Long-time Festival friend Howie Rubin returns to host an incredible evening featuring one of the world’s most renowned grape varietals –pinot noir. Tonight will feature many well-known pinot noirs from Burgundy and South Africa in a side by side comparison of their Californian and Oregon counterparts.

OLIVE OIL POACHED YELLOWFIN TUNA

Sicilian Capers, Magliatelle Pasta,

Oven Roasted Tomatoes

 

2013 Maison L’Envoye Attache, Willamette Valley

2013 Rossignol Bourgogne Rouge, Burgundy

 

  

BLACK TEA RUBBED ROAST LONG ISLAND

DUCK BREAST

Wild Mushrooms, Pinot Noir Essence

 

2012 Domaine Anderson, Anderson Valley

2012 Domaine de Tissier Sancerre Cuvee Etienne,

Loire Valley

 

CARDAMOM RUBBED CHAR SEARED

COLORADO LAMB LOIN

Parsnip Cauliflower Puree, Pomegranate Syrup

 

 

2012 Calera Ryan Vineyard, Mount Harlan

2012 Domaine Daniel Rion Nuits St. George

Lavieres, Burgundy 

 

PARMESAN REGGIANO CHEESE SOUFFLE

Pinot Braised Oxtail, Shallot Confit

 

 

2013 William Selyem, Sonoma County 

2012 Pierre Gelin, Burgundy, France

 

 

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Donelan Family Wines

Thursday, January 21
Dinner, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room,
$155

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This Sonoma winery concentrates on Rhône varietals focusing on syrah and grenache made in the Old World style. The result is award winning wines from the north coast of California. This is a great opportunity to meet both owner Joe Donelan and winemaker Joe Nielsen as they lead us through their passionate and unique approach to winemaking.

Reception

2012 Venus Roussanne, Sonoma

 

First Course

Pan Seared Diver Scallops

Truffled Celery Root Mash, Green Pear, Chardonnay Butter

 

2012 Nancie Chardonnay, Sonoma

 

Second Course

Herbs de Provence Rubbed Duck Breast

Wild Mushrooms, Toasted Black Barley, Foie Gras Dumplings

 

2012 Two Brothers Pinot Noir, North Coast

 

Third Course

Allspice, Parmesan, Semolina Gnocchi

Syrah Braised Oxtails, Cipollini Onions

 

2012 Donelan Cuvee Christine, Sonoma

2012 Walker Hill Vine Syrah, Russian River

 

Fourth Course

Maple Smoked Roast Venison Loin

Fennel Whipped Potatoes, Cocoa Demi

 

2012 Donelan Obsidian Vineyard Syrah, Knights Valley

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Meritage Madness

Friday, January 22
Dinner, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $260


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Inspired by Daniel Bruce’s award winning Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, we present Meritage Madness. This year we will taste many different vintages of these Bordeaux-style wines from Sonoma and Napa Valley. Participants will have the opportunity to taste contrasting styles, hear commentary from our panel of wine professionals and vote on your favorite Meritage of the night.

2012 Alpha Omega, Proprietary Red, Rutherford

2012 Cosentino the Poet, Napa Valley

2010 Foley Johnson, Rutherford

2010 Oracle 'Miner', Napa Valley

2012 Page Wine Cellars, Proprietary Red, Napa Valley

2012 Joseph Phelps 'Insignia', Napa Valley

2012 Quilceda Creek 'CVR', Columbia Valley

2012 Quintessa, Napa Valley

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Rising Stars

Wednesday, January 27
Dinner 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $155

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Our tradition of presenting new and exciting wineries continues this year with Balletto Winery and G Wine Cellars. This is a great opportunity to try wines from both Napa and Sonoma, feauturing varietals that range from Chardonnays and Pinots to robust Cabernets. Hear two unique perspectives on wine making in these two parallel valleys in California.

2011 Balletto Brut Rose Methode Traditionnelle, Russian River Valley

2013 G Wine Cellars Chardonnay Hailstone “Restoration”, Russian River Valley

PAN SEARED LEMON SOLE

Sweet Pea Puree, Tarragon Chardonnay Butter

 2014 Balletto “Teresa’s Unoaked” Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

2013 Balletto Chardonnay, Cider Ridge, Russian River Valley

 

PINOT AND SMOKED STRAWBERRY BRAISED KUROBUTA BELLY

Wild Mushroom, Lollipop Kale

 2013 Balletto Pinot Noir, Winery Block, Russian River Valley

2013 Balletto Pinot Noir, Sexon Hill Vineyard, Russian River Valley

 

GRILLED CADAMOM, CINNAMON, BLACK PEPPER RUBBED PRIME FILET MIGNON

Vanilla Whipped Potatoes, Winter Braising Greens

2011 G Wine Cellars Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley

 

CRISPY BRESAOLA

Fennel and Leek Filled Confit Crespelle,

Three Year Aged Gouda Sauce, Cabernet Syrup

2012 G Wine Cellars Mountains Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

2011 G Wine Cellars Mountains Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

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Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Thursday, January 28
Dinner, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $175

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Ambassador Alain Junguenet and his son, John, once again host a soirée featuring one of the most valued wine regions of the world, the wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This is an exclusive collection of hand-picked, small, family-owned estates. Take this unique opportunity to meet the winemakers, including Bruno Boisson, Bertrand Stehelin, Pierre Pastre, Jean-Baptiste Lafond, Luc Planty. Chef Bruce will create a meal influenced by the culture and heritage of this special region.

 

Reception

2014 Chateau Guiraud, Bordeaux Blanc, ‘Le G de Guiraud’

2014 Domaine Lafond, Tavel, ‘Esprit de Roc-Epine’

 

First Course

Sea Scallop Filled Black and White Striped Cannelloni

Maine Lobster Saffron Essence

 

2014 Domaine Boisson, Cairanne ‘Exigence’ Blanc

2014 Bertrand Stehelin, Cotes-du-Rhone ‘Le Gres’ Blanc

2013 Chateau Fortia, Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

 

Second Course

Slow Roasted Muscovy Duck Breast

Black Kale, Pearl Onion and Bacon Confit

 

2008 Domaine Boisson, Massif d’Uchaux Cotes-du-Rhone Villages ‘Clos de la Brussiere’

2004 Domaine Lafond, Lirac ‘La Ferme Romaine’

 

Third Course

Pomegranate, Mint and Cracked Pepper Braised Organic Beef

Parsnips, Fennel, Turnips

 

2013 Bertrand Stehelin, Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge

2013 Domaine Lafond, Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge

2009 Chateau Fortia, Chateauneuf-du-Pape ‘Cuvee du Baron’

2009 Henri Bonneau, Chateauneuf-du-Pape 'Reserve des Celestins'

 

Fourth Course

Sauternes Poached Seckel Pear, Whipped Burnt Cinnamon, Toasted Almond Cake

 

2003 Chateau Guiraud, Sauternes

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Chateauneuf-du-Pape - SOLD OUT

Friday, January 29 SOLD OUT
Dinner, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $175

 

Tickets still available for Thursday, January 28

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Ambassador Alain Junguenet and his son, John, once again host a soirée featuring one of the most valued wine regions of the world, the wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This is an exclusive collection of hand-picked, small, family-owned estates. Take this unique opportunity to meet many of these winemakers including, including Bruno Boisson, Bertrand Stehelin, Pierre Pastre, Jean-Baptiste Lafond, Luc Planty. Chef Bruce will create a meal influenced by the culture and heritage of this special region.

 

Reception

2014 Chateau Guiraud, Bordeaux Blanc, ‘Le G de Guiraud’

2014 Domaine Lafond, Tavel, ‘Esprit de Roc-Epine’

 

First Course

Sea Scallop Filled Black and White Striped Cannelloni

Maine Lobster Saffron Essence

 

2014 Domaine Boisson, Cairanne ‘Exigence’ Blanc

2014 Bertrand Stehelin, Cotes-du-Rhone ‘Le Gres’ Blanc

2013 Chateau Fortia, Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

 

Second Course

Slow Roasted Muscovy Duck Breast

Black Kale, Pearl Onion and Bacon Confit

 

2008 Domaine Boisson, Massif d’Uchaux Cotes-du-Rhone Villages ‘Clos de la Brussiere’

2004 Domaine Lafond, Lirac ‘La Ferme Romaine’

 

Third Course

Pomegranate, Mint and Cracked Pepper Braised Organic Beef

Parsnips, Fennel, Turnips

 

2013 Bertrand Stehelin, Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge

2013 Domaine Lafond, Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge

2009 Chateau Fortia, Chateauneuf-du-Pape ‘Cuvee du Baron’

2009 Henri Bonneau, Chateauneuf-du-Pape 'Reserve des Celestins'

 

Fourth Course

Sauternes Poached Seckel Pear, Whipped Burnt Cinnamon, Toasted Almond Cake

 

2003 Chateau Guiraud, Sauternes

February

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Truchard

Wednesday, February 3
Dinner, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $165

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Proprietors Jo Ann and Tony Truchard pioneered grape growing in the Carneros region of Napa Valley. This small family-owned vineyard makes 100 percent estate owned and bottled wines. Please join in celebrating the Truchards who were honored as American Winery of the Year in 2003 with host and winemaker Sal De Ianni. Sample wines such as their famous syrah and cabernet sauvignon beside a fine meal by Chef Bruce.

Reception

2014 Roussanne

 

First Course

Seared Cod Fish Loin

Salsify Puree, Smoked Mussels, Spinach Essence

 

2014 Chardonnay

 

Second Course

Pan Roasted Lacquered Pork Tenderloin

Espresso Laced Flageolet Beans Crushed Pink Peppercorns

 

2013 Merlot

2014 Syrah

 

Third Course

Aged Cheddar Cheese Tart

 Smoked Black Fruit Sauce and Crushed Walnuts

 

2012 Cabernet

1999 Cabernet 

 

Fourth

Salted Caramel Tart

Praline Sponge, Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Candied Hazelnuts

 

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Far Niente

Thursday,  February 4
Seminar and Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $215
Dinner only, 7:30 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $185

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Far Niente, located in Napa Valley, was founded in 1885 by John Benson, a forty-niner of the California gold rush and uncle of the famous American impressionist painter, Winslow Homer. The noble Chardonnay grape was the first varietal cultivated and bottled by Far Niente in our modern era, beginning with the 1979 vintage. Today Far Niente remains true to their mission of making elegant Chardonnay
with bright fruit, crisp acidity and a creaminess on the palate. Join President Larry Maguire for this special evening of wine, culminating with Far Niente’s Dolce sweet wine.

A vertical on EnRoute Pinot Noir “Les Pommiers” from their Russian River Property

 

 

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Reception

2013 En Route Chardonnay, Russian River

 

First Course

Pan Roasted New England Black Bass

Pea Shoots, Green Anjou Pear Chardonnay Butter

 

2014 Chardonnay, Napa Valley

 

Second Course

Cherry and Cabernet Lacquered Cavendish Vermont Quail

Wild Mushrooms, Garbanzo Beans

 

2013 Estate Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

 

Third Course

Flash Smoked Cocoa and Fennel Rubbed Beef Tenderloin

Fava and Golden Potato Cake, Cabernet Demi

 

2008 Cave Collection Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley  

2012 Cave Collection Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

 

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Dessert

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Page Wine Cellars

Friday, February 5
Dinner, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $165

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We welcome back Bryan Page as he returns to showcase his ever growing portfolio. This includes the small production Le Nu Chardonnay and Revolver Wine companies with varietals ranging from sauvignon blanc to his premium meritage blend The Stash. Chef Bruce will create a perfect match from his stash of ingredients.

Reception

2012 Revolver Chenin Blanc

 


 

SEARED ATLANTIC HALIBUT

Tomato Marjoram Broth, Crisp Pancetta

 

2011 Page Proprietary White

 

 

SLOW ROASTED MULARD DUCK  BREAST STEAK

Pomegranate and Red Currant Confit of Pearl Onions

2013 Revolver “Duplicity” Grenache

2013 Revolver “The Forsaken” Petit Verdot

 

 

 

 

MINT RUBBED ROAST VEAL TENDERLOIN

Tara Root Mash, Cocoa, Coconut Mole Sauce

 

2012 Page Proprietary Red

2013 Revolver “The Fury” Cabernet Franc

 

 

 

BLACK FRUIT AND CABERNET BRAISED COLORADO LAMB OSSO BUCCO

Sweet Corn Polenta, Aged Cheddar Drizzle

 

2013 Revolver “Stash”

2013 Vine to Vein

 


 

 

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Hewitson

Thursday, February 11
Dinner, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $145

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Situated in Barossa Valley, Australia, Hewitson makes its home among some of the oldest vineyards in the world, dating back to the 19th century. Dean Hewitson received his masters from UC Davis, and gained hands-on experience from wineries around the world, including 10 years at Petaluma. In 1997, Dean, with his wife Lou, took the plunge and made his life-long dream of having his own winery a reality. Join Dean Hewitson as he shares his passion for creating exquisite wines at this special dinner.

Reception

2014 ‘Lu Lu’ Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills

 

First

Tea Smoked Seared Yellowfin Tuna

Black Forbidden Rice, Melted Holland Leeks

 

2012 Miss Harry GSM Blend

 

Second

Ricotta and Parmesan Gnocchi

Mourvedre Wine Syrup Drizzle and Shaved Duck Prosciutto

 

2012 Baby Bush Mourvedre

2010 Old Garden Mourvedre

 

Third

Cardamom and Black Pepper Rub Grilled Prime Filet

Foie Gras Whipped Churned Butter and Wild Mushroom Cake

 

2012 Ned and Harry’s Shiraz

2012 Mother Vine Shiraz

2012 The Mad Hatter Shiraz, ‘McLaren Vale’

 

Fourth

Dark Chocolate Pave, Blackberry Foam, Ginger Gelato

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Joseph Phelps Vineyards - SOLD OUT

Friday, February 12 SOLD OUT
Seminar and Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $225
Dinner only, 7:30 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $195

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Other dinners you may enjoy:

Far Niente, Thursday, February 4

Opus, Wednesday, March 3

Silver Oak Cellars, Friday, March 25

Founded in 1973, Joseph Phelps Vineyards is an independent, estate based winery located outside St. Helena. Damian Parker, Vice President and Director of Wine Making for Joseph Phelps, will join us for a exceptional dinner featuring wines from their large portfolio. This is a special year for Damian as he is retiring after 34 years in the cellars at Phelps.

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Valentine’s Dinner Dance

Saturday, February 13
Dinner, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Wharf Room, $195

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Champagne is for more than just toasting! Chef Daniel Bruce once again shows his rare talents with his perfectly matched, all-Champagne dinner featuring wines from Moët & Chandon, including the 2006 Grand Vintage and 2006 Grand Vintage Rosé. Share a romantic evening of live music and dancing, coupled with incredible wine and food.

Reception
Non-Vintage Brut Reserve

 

 
First
Non-Vintage Rose

Pan Seared Diver Scallop

Pink Grapefruit and Champagne Butter, Spinach Puree

 
Second
2006 Vintage Blanc

 

Fennel Pollen Dusted Roast Prime Petite Filet Mignon

Smokey Sweet Potato, Leek and Wild Mushroom Fricassee

 
Third
2006 Vintage Rose

 

French Camembert Cheese with Griddled Brioche, Walnut Brittle, Grilled Strawberries

 
Fourth
Nectar

 

Guanaja Cremeux

Passionfruit Champagne Sorbet, Pink Peppercorn Sable

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Valentine/ Jazz Brunch

Sunday, February 14
Brunch, Reservations between 10 a.m. and
2 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $98

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Join us at our beautiful waterfront location for a fantastic finale to Valentine's weekend. Toast to romance with everyone's favorite Moet & Chandon Champagne as you take in the view of Boston Harbor. Indulge in a lavish brunch buffet while delighting in the authentic sounds of a New Orleans Jazz band. Don't miss out on this chance to enjoy the perfect ending to this romantic weekend.

 

Valentine’s Day Brunch

 

Slow Roasted Prime Rib of Beef with Caramelized Onion Jus Champagne Sauce

Pastry Wrapped Atlantic Salmon with a Fennel Shrimp Cream

 

Omelet’s to Order

3 American Caviars

Sour Cream and Chive Biscuits

 

 

Crème Fraiche Laced Soft Scrambled Eggs with Melted Leeks and Grilled Tomatoes

Roasted Winter Vegetables

Truffled Creamy Red Bliss Potatoes

Wood Grilled Atlantic Swordfish, Saffron Sparkling Wine Essence

Maple Roasted Chicken Breast Butternut Squash Mash

 

Seasonal Melons and Berries

Smoked Andouille Sausage over Carrot and Braising Green Salad

Crisp Duck Confit over Black Lentil, Parsnip and Pearl Onions

Eggplant and Tomato Caponata

 

Romaine and Radicchio Salad Candied Pecans and Fried Onions

House Antipasto

Imported and Domestic Cheeses

Green Basil and White Bean Dip with Grilled Pita Chips

 

Selection of Smoked Fish

Chilled Gulf Shrimp Cocktail

Bagels and Assorted Cream Cheese

Selection of Fish Mousses and Terrines

 

Platter of Steamed Lobsters, Mussels and Clams

Assorted Sushi Platter with Spicy Seaweed Salad

Grilled Sea Scallop, Lemon and Asparagus Salad

Cod Fish, Scallion and Cheddar Cheese Quesadilla

Flash Fried Calamari over Oriental Vegetable Salad

 

 

Desserts

Selection of Breakfast pastries

Assorted Individual Valentines themed Desserts

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Center of Effort

Wednesday, February 17
Dinner, 7p.m., the Atlantic Room, $165

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Center of Effort is the shared dream of Rob Rossi and Bill Swanson. Their vision was to create world class Chardonnay and Pinot Noirs from the best possible soils and ocean-cooled climate in California. This search led them to the Edna Valley where they now produce, what is widely considered, some of the finest wine. Join partner Bill Swanson and winemaker Nathan Carlson for an unforgettable evening.

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Delille Cellars

Thursday, February 18
Dinner, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $155

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DeLille Cellars, founded in 1992, is a small, independently owned family winery located in Woodinville, WA. The gregarious owner Jay Soloff hosts this evening. See how the winery has achieved its goal of making the very best handcrafted, old-world style of red and white wine made in the state of Washington. Savor DeLille Cellars’ Bordeaux style wines, and indulge in the evening’s pairings.

Reception

2014 Chaleaur Estate Blanc, Columbia Valley

 

First Course

Char Seared Smokey Roasted Chilean Sea Bass

Raspberry Beurre Rouge, Lollipop Kale

 

2013 Doyenne AIX, Red Mountain

2013 D2, Columbia Valley

 

Second Course

Cola and Red Wine Braised Lamb

Winter Vegetable and Plum Cous Cous

 

2013 Doyenne Signature Syrah, Red Mountain

2009 Doyenne Signature Syrah, Red Mountain

 

Third Course

Roast Squab with Fava Bean Puree

 

2013 Four Flags Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Mountain

2013 Chaleur Estate Rouge, Red Mountain

 

Fourth

Espresso Affogato

Fennel Gelato Toasted Pistachio Biscotti

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Justin Vineyards & Winery

Friday, February 19
Dinner, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $155

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Justin Baldwin founded his winery in 1981 in Paso Robles on California’s Central Coast and since the beginning has focused his efforts on producing world class Bordeaux style blends. This commitment to quality has lifted this winery to the very top of its class. Savor his full selection including his Savant, Iscosceles and Obtuse.

Reception

2014 Sauvignon Blanc

 

First Course

2012 Justification

 

Second Course

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

2009 Syrah

 

Third Course

2012 Isosceles

 

Fourth

2012 Obtuse

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Robert Foley Vineyards

Wednesday, February 24
Seminar and Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $205
Dinner Only, 7:30 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $175

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Acclaimed winemaker Robert Foley, well known for his Pride Mountain Wines, consistently produces a wide range of varietals from Napa and Howell Mountain. This will be a rare treat beginning with a seminar followed by a dinner including his latest creation, The Griffin.

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Nemerever Vineyards

Thursday, February 25
Dinner 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $185

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William Nemerever purchased this three-acre Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard in 1997 from Justin Meyer, owner of Silver Oak. Located in Oakville, California on Napa Valley’s floor, Nemerever Vineyards is a micro-winery producing only 225 cases per year from its three single vineyard cabernet blocks – Block 1, Block 2 and Block 3. Made with as little intervention as possible, the wines produced exhibit varietal flavors that are intensely connected to the terrior of this special region. Join William for this wonderful dinner as he showcases numerous vintages of these hard to find wines.

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Mediterranean Reception

Friday, February 26
Reception, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $90

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Enjoy a relaxed evening of wine and food from the Mediterranean. This walk-around reception will treat you to the many different wines of Spain, Southern France and Italy, as well as Chef Daniel Bruce’s lavishly prepared buffet of Mediterranean dishes.

March

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Opus One Winery

Wednesday, March 2
Dinner 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $350

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Considered by many to be America’s first growth, Opus One is a legendary winery whose name is synonymous with perfection and harmony. The imitable France Posener will lead an evening featuring two decades of Opus with 2005, 2009, and 2012 vintages. This is a rare opportunity to experience the age-worthiness of these Bordeaux-style wines. Join us for an exquisite dinner with these popular and highly desirable wines from Napa Valley.

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Elk Cove

Thursday, March 3
Dinner, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $155

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Elk Cove, making wine since 1977, is one of Oregon’s oldest wineries. Family-owned and operated, this winery consistently receives high marks from numerous wine publications. Adam Godlee Campbell, winemaker and owner, will return to celebrate his newest vintages, along with a library selection of his pinot trilogy: noir, gris and blanc. This year will feature the 2005 Roosevelt Pinot Noir, 9 Liter - the equivalent of 12 bottles.

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Cabernet Reception

Friday, March 4
Reception, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room $90

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Cabernet sauvignon, with its full-bodied, robust flavors, is a favorite among wine lovers. California is a region that produces some of the greatest cabernets in the world. Embark on a tour of the many styles of California Cabernets. Sample an array of dishes that Chef Daniel Bruce will create to enhance these wonderful wines.

People who enjoy this reception may also enjoy the Grand Opening Reception, the Mediterranean Reception as well as the Valentines/Jazz Brunch

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Round Pond

Wednesday, March 9
Dinner, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $185

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Located in the heart of the Napa Valley, the Round Pond Estate is family-owned and operated estate in the acclaimed Rutherford region most known for producing red wines of incomparable opulence and elegance. Owner Ryan MacDonnell will join us for the first time to host this evening.

Reception

2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Rutherford

 

First Course

Lime and Garlic Marinated Pan Seared Jumbo Shrimp

Lemon Grass, Mandarin Orange, Carrot Essence

 

2014 Sauvignon Blanc Reserve, Rutherford

 

Second Course

Chestnut and Aged Gouda Gnocchi Souffle

Smoked Onion Puree, Shaved Duck Prosciutto, Black Kale

 

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford

2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford

 

Third Course

Mocha Rubbed Roast Venison Loin

Smokey Wild Mushroom and Late Winter Vegetable Stew

 

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Rutherford

2013 Kith & Kin Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 

 

Fourth

Honey Grilled White Peaches

Cinnamon Mascarpone, Sable Breton

Non-Vintage Sauvignon Blanc White Port, Rutherford

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Peter Michael Winery

Thursday, March 10
Dinner, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $225

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In 1982, Sir Peter Michael started this winery on the western face of St. Helena in Sonoma Valley, with a commitment to create wines reflective of Old World traditions and New World influences, with a focus on terroir. They have since expanded to the Sonoma Coast and produce hand-crafted chardonnays, Bordeaux blends and pinot noirs, in very limited quantities. Winemaker Nicolas Morlet continues the line of world class winemakers, which has been the hallmark of Peter Michael Winery. This year's dinner will feature Wine Spectator's 2015 Wine of the Year,  2012 Au Paradis Cabernet Sauvignon.

2014 L’Après-Midi Sauvignon Blanc

2012 Ma Belle-Fille Chardonnay

2013 Ma Danseuse Pinot Noir

2009 Library Selection Les Pavots Cabernet Blend

2012 Au Paradis Cabernet Sauvignon

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The Hess Collection

Friday, March 11

Dinner, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $155

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Started in 1844, Hess Family Estate is a family owned, fourth Generation Company. Hess Collection was their first winery, established over 30 years ago by Donald Hess, on the volcanic slopes of Mt. Veeder, with a commitment to sustainable vineyard practices. Winemaker Dave Guffy will showcase the three tiers of these elegant wines at tonight’s dinner.

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Rodney Strong

Wednesday, March 16
Dinner, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $155

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One of the pioneers of Sonoma winemaking, Rodney Strong established his winery in 1959. This special evening, hosted by winemaker Justin Seidenfeld, will feature the single vineyard cabernet sauvignon, ‘Alexander’s Crown’, as well as library selections and new releases, coupled with masterful culinary creations.

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Frog's Leap Winery

Friday, March 18
Seminar and Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $195
Dinner only, 7:30 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $165

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Founder John Williams, a Wine Festival perennial favorite, reaches deep into his cellar to experience the full scope of Frog’s Leap philosophy and organic approach. The evening begins with a seminar featuring three decades of merlots, starting with the 1990 vintage. Dinner follows featuring three decades of his incredible cabernets.

Seminar:

The Tao of Zinfandel: Balance, Restrain, Respect for Terroir

2012 Zinfandel – Molinari Vineyard

2013 Zinfandel – White Barn Vineyard

2014 Zinfandel – Gonzales Vineyard

2014 Zinfandel – Frog’s Leap

 

Reception

2014 Chardonnay

 

First Course

2015 Sauvignon Blanc (World Premiere!)

 

Second Course

2013 Merlot

 

Third Course

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

2003 Rutherford Cabernet

 

Fourth Course:

 

Dessert

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Viader

Wednesday, March 23
Seminar and Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $205
Dinner Only, 7:30 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $165

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Viader Vineyards is located on the steep, rocky slopes of the Howell Mountain overlooking Napa Valley. Delia Viader, proprietor and winemaker, has succeeded in producing brilliant wines by observing a biodynamic approach. She follows a strict philosophy allowing them to handpicked grapes and terrior to express themselves naturally in every glass.

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Chimney Rock

Thursday, March 24
Dinner, 7 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $175

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Chimney Rock was established in 1980 in the Stags Leap District in Napa Valley, the smallest but arguably the best Napa Valley appellation. The wines are created with the goal of competing against the best of Bordeaux. Acclaimed winemaker Elizabeth Vianna joins us to discuss the history and future of this extraordinary winery.

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Silver Oak Cellars

Friday, March 25
Seminar and Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $245
Dinner only, 7:30 p.m., Boston Harbor Hotel, the Atlantic Room, $215

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Since its founding in 1972, Silver Oak has devoted their effort to the pursuit of a single wine with a style all its own, cabernet sauvignon. Winemaker Daniel Baron continues this commitment to excellence. He will lead us through dinner featuring several vintages of Silver Oak’s Alexander Valley and Napa Valley cabernets, as well as their newer venture Twomey Cellars with its pinot noirs and merlots.