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2020 Events

WINE AND SOUL

Dinner | 7:30 p.m. | the Atlantic Room | $185

Husband-and-wife owners, Sandra Tavares DaSilva and Jorge Serodio Borges, founded this unique winery in 2001, which focuses on high quality terroir and fruit sources. Due to the steep grade of the slopes and the narrow width of the terraces, all grapes must be picked by hand. The fruit is foot-trodden and yields fine, silky tannins due to this gentle process resulting in some of the greatest varietals in Portugal’s best-known wine region, Douro Valley. Join Douro’s first female winemaker, Sandra Tavares as she hosts an incredible dinner featuring these magnificent wines, paired with an inspired menu from Chef Bruce.

 

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SAN FELICE & CAMPOGIOVANNI

Seminar | 6:30 pm | Dinner | 7:30 p.m. | the Atlantic Room | $205

Dinner only | 7:30 p.m. $175

Tonight we are pleased to have Leonardo Bellaccini, the winemaker of San Felice, a premier Chianti producer located just outside of Sienna. Over the past 45 years, they have expanded their estate to include properties in Brunello and Bolgheri, enabling the winery to produce small quantities of wines in the three most prestigious Tuscan wine growing areas. Join us for a tour of Tuscany, beginning with an incredible seminar from Leonardo himself, followed by dinner with Italian-inspired cuisine.

 

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OLD WORLD / NEW WORLD PINOT NOIR

Dinner | 7 p.m. | the Atlantic Room | $195

Long-time Festival friend, host, and wine expert, 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 Europe and South Africa in a side-by-side comparison with their California and Oregon counterparts.

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GABRIEL MEFFRE | CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE

Seminar | 6:30 pm | Dinner | 7:30 p.m. | the Atlantic Room | $195

Dinner Only | 7:30 p.m. | $165

The story of the Gabriel Meffre Winery began in 1936, when Gabriel and his wife, both passionate about wine, created their ‘Négociant-Vinificateur’ business in Gigondas. As the first winery of the Rhône Valley to be recognized "Exemplary" in Sustainable Development and Corporate Responsibility, Gabriel Meffre has been established as a leading estate in this southern region of France. Hosts for the evening include experts, Guillaume Blisson and Anthony Taylor, who was the sommelier of the “21” Club when Chef Bruce was the chef. The two have remained close friends over the last three decades and the Boston Wine Festival is delighted to include Anthony and Guillaume in this season’s exceptional lineup.

 

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CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE | SOLD OUT!

Dinner | 7 p.m. | the Atlantic Room | $185

Once again, we are proud to present a selection of wines from one of the world’s most valued wine regions, Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This is an exclusive collection of high-quality, small, family-owned estates. Take this unique opportunity to enjoy one of the most popular theme dinners of the Festival for the past decade. Chef Bruce will create a meal influenced by the culture and heritage of this special region.

 

Looking for wines from the Châteauneuf-du-Pape region? Check out Gabriel Meffre on January 30th here.

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LES DOMAINES BARONS DE ROTHSCHILD

Dinner | 7 p.m. | the Atlantic Room | $185

This legendary producer owns outstanding properties throughout the world. We will focus on their French properties including Champagne, Legende in Bordeaux, Blason de L’Evangile in Pomerol, Moulin de Douhart in Pauillac and “R”de Rieussec in Sauternes. We are honored to have the winemaker of their Legendes Profile, Diane Flamand, join us as she presents this incredible lineup of Les Domaines Barons de Rothschild wines.

 

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MERITAGE MADNESS

Dinner | 7:00 p.m. | the Atlantic Room | $275

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 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.

 

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RISING STARS DINNER | SOLD OUT!

Dinner | 7 p.m. | the Atlantic Room | $165

One of the most popular events of the season, the Rising Stars Dinner, introduces new smaller wineries that are on their way to making their mark in the industry to Boston. Each year, Chef Bruce is excited to feature two wineries that he feels will become superstars. Tonight we welcome Jessica Link, owner of Linked Winery. She will also present Davis Estates, where she is the general manager. We will enjoy an incredible Cabernet Sauvignon from Linked Winery, alongside Davis Estates Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Petit Verdot and a rare Late Harvest Cabernet Franc. This is a great opportunity to experience diverse, upcoming wineries in one evening.

 

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ADELSHEIM

Dinner | 7:00 p.m. | the Atlantic Room | $165

Adelsheim, located in Newberg, Ore., was founded with an optimistic spirit and a lofty dream: to create world-class Pinot noir and Chardonnay in an undiscovered wine region, the Chehalem Mountains. Since 1971, Adelsheim has obsessively pursued benchmark wines that celebrate the unique bounty of their estate vineyards -- home to some of Oregon’s most diverse soil types, elevations, and exposures. As a founding winery of the Willamette Valley and Chehalem Mountains’ first winery, Adelsheim has played an instrumental role in nearly every aspect of the Oregon wine story. David Adelsheim was was given the industry’s highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award, in February, 2012 by the Oregon Wine Board. 

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S.A. PRUM

Dinner | 7 p.m. | the Atlantic Room | $165

Located on Wehlen-on-the-Mosel, one of the premier sites in all of Mosel, Prüm has been commercially producing wines for more than 200 years. Raimund Prüm took over the family business in 1971 and is renowned for producing some of the best Rieslings in the world. Lara Miller, an unmistakable personality, hosts this year’s dinner, which will showcase these beautiful age-worthy wines including Magnums from this highly touted Wehlener Sonnenuhr Old Vines Vineyards with multiple vintages.

 

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REVANA FAMILY VINEYARDS

Dinner | 7 p.m. | the Atlantic Room | $175

A doctor of the heart, Dr. Madaiah Revana is in pursuit of the best vineyard sites and winemaking practices throughout the world.  He has planted vineyards in Napa Valley, Willamette Valley Oregon and Mendoza Argentina. Revana, Alexana and Corazon del Sol wineries respectively, which offer premium wines that capture the best of their unique terroir. These wines are made organically, with no additives.  Respect for the integrity of the vineyard lead to balanced, complex and vibrant wines with depth and clarity.

 

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VALENTINE’S DINNER DANCE

Dinner | 7 p.m. | the Wharf Room| $215

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 Moët Imperial, Moët Vintage Blanc 2012, Moët Rose NV, Moët Vintage Rose 2012, and Moët Ice. Share a romantic evening of live music and dancing, coupled with incredible wine and food.

 

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CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH

Brunch | Reservations between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.| the Atlantic Room| $125

Join us at our beautiful waterfront location for a fantastic finale to Valentine’s weekend. Toast to romance with everyone’s favorite Moët & Chandon Champagne as you take in the view of Boston Harbor. Indulge in a lavish brunch buffet while delighting in the entertaining sound of a live band. Enjoy the perfect ending to this romantic weekend.

 

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ZENATO

Dinner | 7 p.m. | the Atlantic Room | $195

Founded in 1960, the Zenato family has set the bar on how great Italian wine can taste. Second generation, Nadia and Alberto Zenato, continue the commitment to produce these outstanding wines with enthusiasm, tenacity and dedication. Come experience a guided tour through Italy’s Lake Garda and Valpolicella Classico region, hosted by Vittorio Marianecci from the winery. Experience one of the most important milestones in Zenato’s wine-making evolution, its production of Amarone.

 

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PINE RIDGE VINEYARDS

Dinner | 7 p.m. | the Atlantic Room | $185

With a long reputation for creating elegant, distinct, and expressive wines, Pine Ridge in the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley, lies tucked beneath a ridge of pines, with a full view of the rugged palisades that speak to the dramatic geologic origins and its world-famous Cabernet Sauvignon soils. Michael Beaulac joined the winery in 2009 as General Manager and Winemaker with impressive experience, having participated in 23 Napa harvests.  Take this rare opportunity to hear a firsthand account of Pine Ridge’s past and present, and savor its phenomenal lineup of Crimson Creek Merlot, single-vineyard cabernet, and Andrus Reserve in magnum.

 

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MINER

Dinner | 7:00 p.m. | the Atlantic Room | $195

Founded in 1998, Miner is a dynamic, family-owned winery located in the Oakville appellation in the heart of Napa Valley. Dave Miner began his career at Oakville Ranch Vineyards and has earned critical acclaim since the release of his first vintage. Join Dave Miner as he shares the vineyard’s sensational portfolio of wines including its Wild Yeast chardonnay, single vineyard pinot noir, as well as their proprietorial blend Oracle.

 

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ELIO GRASSO

Dinner | 7:00 p.m. | the Atlantic Room | $165

Located on the steep slopes on the eastern side of the Barolo appellation in Piedmont, Italy, Elio Grasso produces some of the most outstanding wines of the region including Chardonnay, Dolcetto, Barbera and Barolo. He has received the coveted Tre Bicchiere award from Gambero Rosso. Elio’s son, Gianluca Grasso, will present these outstanding wines paired with Chef Bruce’s Northern Italian in­fluenced menu.

 

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CHARLES KRUG

Seminar | 6:30 pm | Dinner | 7:30 p.m. | the Atlantic Room | $205

Dinner only | 7:30 p.m. $175

Napa Valley’s oldest wine estate established in 1861, offers exceptional wines, stunning design and illustrious heritage. Stewarded by the Mondavi family since 1943, we are excited to welcome third generation host, Peter Mondavi Jr. The seminar will showcase the annual Cabernet library release from Charles Krug, featuring wines from three decades, providing a rare window of access to this storied collection. Dinner will follow with a wide range of estate-produced wines including their late harvest dessert wine.

 

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UNCORKED FOR A CAUSE

Reception | 7:00 p.m. | the Wharf Room | $115

For the second consecutive year, the Boston Wine Festival partners with Share our Strength for an unforgettable evening supporting the No Kid Hungry campaign ending childhood hunger and poverty. This walk-around reception will treat you to the many different wines from around the world, while you indulge yourself with Chef Daniel Bruce’s lavishly prepared small plates. Featuring interactive ‘wine-wall’ and ‘wine-door’ auctions, guests have the opportunity to go home with their own incredible bottles of wine, while giving back to the community.

*This event is black-tie optional.

 

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GROTH

Dinner | 7 p.m. | the Atlantic Room | $175

This family-owned Winery founded in 1982 by Dennis and Judy Groth is located in the heart of Oakville across 165 acres of Napa’s valley floor. Groth’s commitment to produce award winning wines, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc from their estate has established the winery with a solid reputation as an outstanding producer. Daughter, Suzanne Groth, returns to host this impeccable dinner. Do not miss a remarkable opportunity to savor this line up that will include the recently decorated 2016 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, which was ranked No. 4 in the prestigious Wine Spectator Top Wines of 2019 list.

 

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CAIN VINEYARD AND WINERY

Seminar | 6:30 pm | Dinner | 7:30 p.m. | the Atlantic Room | $225

Dinner only | 7:30 p.m. $195

Situated in a truly spectacular location at the top of Spring Mountain, the Cain vineyard faces north, south, east and west. This mountain vineyard is dedicated to producing only three cabernet blends: Cain Cuvée, Cain Concept and Cain Five. The evening kicks off with a seminar lead by Chris Howell, winemaker and General Manager. Chris will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Cain Five with a vertical of selected years dating back to 1995.This unforgettable evening will be coupled with a spectacular dinner by Chef Bruce.

 

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VINEYARD 29

Dinner | 7 p.m. | the Atlantic Room | $195

Located in the beautiful St. Helena California, Vineyard 29 is a boutique winery who debuted their first release in 1992. Their commitment to producing wines with the Élevage philosophy results in distinctive, high quality, well-balanced wines. We welcome new Winemaker, Keith Emerson, as he shares these estate wines paired alongside Chef Bruce’s carefully crafted menu.

 

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CHAPPELLET | SOLD OUT!

Seminar | 6:30 pm | Dinner | 7:30 p.m. | the Atlantic Room | $225

Dinner only | 7:30 p.m. $195

Chappellet is a true hillside winery, situated 1,200 feet above the floor of Napa Valley it is one of the first high-elevation vineyards, built on the philoso­phy of sustainable farming. Chappellet wines have been sought after by collec­tors for their intensity and longevity. Cyril Chappellet, the family’s second genera­tion co-owner, begins the evening with a special seminar followed by a dinner. His portfolio of wines from Pritchard Hill showcases the great fruit extraction of these mountain wines.

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MEDITERRANEAN RECEPTION

Dinner | 7 p.m. | the Atlantic Room | $110

Enjoy a relaxed evening with over 50 wines and inspired food from the Mediterranean. This walk-around reception will treat you to the many different wines of Spain, Southern France, Portugal and Italy, while indulging yourself with Chef Daniel Bruce’s lavishly prepared buffet of Mediterranean dishes.

 

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FINCA ALLENDE

Dinner | 7:00p.m. | the Atlantic Room | $185

Finca Allende means “Go Further” in Spanish, which is appropriate given the modern approach to Spanish winemaking including the use of French Oak for aging these wines. This winery, located in Rioja, Spain, was founded in 1995 by owner/Winemaker Miguel Angel de Gregorio. His family has been involved in viticulture and winemaking since 1672. Finca Allende produces only 5 single-vineyard wines, all in the modern style which are some of the most highly sought-after Spanish wines in the world. We are very excited to welcome this winery, including a rare Finca Allende 2002 Calvario Vineyard en Magnum, for the first time this year.

 

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ROBERT FOLEY VINEYARDS

Seminar | 6:30 pm | Dinner | 7:30 p.m. | the Atlantic Room | $205

Dinner only | 7:30 p.m. $175

Acclaimed winemaker and accomplished musician, Robert Foley, was the founding winemaker at Pride Mountain Wines. In 1998, Bob and his wife, Kelly Kahoe, started their own boutique winery on Howell Mountain. They consistently produce highly regarded varietals ranging from lighter Rhone-style blends to their signature full-bodied reds.  The evening will begin with a seminar followed by a dinner, which will include the “Griffin” as well as Merlot and Claret.

 

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SILENUS

Dinner | 7:00 p.m. | the Atlantic Room | $175

Silenus winery started by selling grapes to some of the top wineries of Napa, including Mondavi and Clos du Val.  They quickly realized that their grapes were some of the most highly sought-after in the Valley and opened their own winery in Oak Knoll, producing the first Silenus vintage in 1980. This small producer makes Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet as well as small lots of various varietals. Join Evelyn Pool, Vice President of Marketing and Sales, for an exceptional opportunity to taste many hard-to-find wines from this boutique property.

 

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DONALD PATZ WINE GROUP

Seminar | 6:30 pm | Dinner | 7:30 p.m. | the Atlantic Room | $205

Dinner only | 7:30 p.m. $175

Boston Wine Festival veteran (2007) and former partner of Patz & Hall, Donald Patz, returns to New England for a remarkable evening. His new venture features three different wineries from three different regions of California: Maritana Vineyards in Russian River, which produces Chardonnay and Pinot Noir; Secret Door Winery in Napa which makes Cabernet Sauvignon, and Termenim in Mendocino County, which produces Marsanne, Roussanne, and Syrah. 

 

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OPUS ONE WINERY

Dinner | 7:00 p.m. | the Atlantic Room | $410

Considered by many to be America’s first growth, Opus One is a legendary winery whose name is synonymous with perfection and harmony. Wine Festival regular, France Posener, will lead this incredible evening featuring select vintages of Opus (2005, 2010, 2016). 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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LUX

Seminar | 6:30 pm | Dinner | 7:30 p.m. | the Atlantic Room | $215

Dinner only | 7:30 p.m. $185

LUX was founded by Joe Gallo to represent the finest families of Italian wines. Experience a unique opportunity to savor the full range of wines from Tuscany, Veneto, Piedmont and Sicily including Allegrini, Renaldo Ratti, Argiano and Tornatore. Managing director Giovanni Nencini, will present and discuss the long history and incredible quality that these wineries have consistently maintained over the decades. 

 

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RAMEY VINEYARDS

Seminar | 6:30 pm | Dinner | 7:30 p.m. | the Atlantic Room | $215

Dinner only | 7:30 p.m. $185

David Ramey, legendary owner of Ramey Wine Cellars, is known for his big Cabernet Sauvignons and full-bodied Chardonnays produced at his Healdsburg, California winery. David has been making great wine for more than four decades in Sonoma and Napa. The evening will start with an exciting Seminar on the “age-ability” of Chardonnay, followed by a meal perfectly paired with these delicately balanced wines.

 

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