Taste Organic Wine, Friday, April 8
Bruce and Barbara Neyers founded Neyers Vineyards in 1992. They produce about 15,000 cases of wine each year; 25 percent is Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grown on their 50-acre, organically farmed Conn Valley ranch. They source fruit from a select group of growers, among them the Sangiacomo family of the Carneros District, Will Nord of Napa and Rossi Ranch of Sonoma County to produce their sought-after Zinfandel, Chardonnay, and Syrah. This Friday, K & L Wine Merchants welcomes Neyers Vineyards’ David Pflaum who will talk through a tasting of current releases.
Gourmet Spring Supper, Friday, April 9
Enjoy a gourmet four-course spring supper catered by Chef David Page, paired with J. Lohr wines this Friday night at J. Lohr. On the menu is spring vegetable ‘carpaccio’ made with beets, radish, cucumber and asparagus and paired with Sauvignon Blanc, vegetable ravioli paired with Chardonnay, roast loin of lamb paired with Cabernet Sauvignon and a Meyer lemon chiffon cake for dessert, paired with late harvest white Riesling. Bon Appetit!
Big Basin Spring Release, Saturday, April 9
Celebrate the beauty of spring in the vineyards at one of the most beautiful settings in the area, Big Basin Vineyards. Taste all the new Spring releases, enjoy live music, delicious food pairings and vineyard walks. Barrel samples, and library wines are available. Tickets are $17 in advance, $20 at the door and include a logo glass.
See a Vineyard, Taste Wine, Have Lunch, Sunday, April 10
As part of a month-long Earth Day celebration, join a docent-led, fun, casual and up-close one and one-half hour horse-back ride through Cooper Garrod Estate Vineyards and their oak chaparral forests teeming with wildlife. See spectacular views of San Francisco Bay and Santa Clara Valley.And enjoy wine tasting, and a gourmet al fresco lunch following the ride. After lunch head up to Silver Mountains Vineyards for tasting and tour of the “Triple Green Canopy” with commanding views of Monterey Bay. This is a great opportunity to see organic and sustainable winegrowing practices at work while taking in some of the Bay Area’s most spectacular scenery.
English Tea Party, Wednesday, April 13
Cookbook author and international chef Suzanne Van Dyck came back from her travels to Europe with a suitcase full of European delights. She spent some time in the UK and brought back a cherished British tradition – afternoon tea. The class and party held at the Santa Clara Community Recreation Center, will focus on classics such as egg salad, chicken curry and cucumber mint sandwiches, which will be enjoyed with a variety of teas while our chef will go over tips and techniques for elegant presentation. Happy Wednesday!