New Release Wine and Food Pairings
April 16/17 & April 23/24, 2016
Celebrate Michigan Wine Month, as well as the new release of several Fenn Valley wines. Be among the first to try wines to be released throughout 2016. Guests sample our latest work along with small food samples to highlight the culinary relationship.
During this event, we try to unravel some of the mysteries that seemingly surround a successful wine and food pairing, hopefully helping you understand why some wines pair better with certain foods than others. The winemaking staff is available for a rare, personalized Q&A session.
What to Expect
This new event was an offshoot of the former Pre-Release event that has taken place every March since 1991.
Like Pre-Release, our winemaker will select six new, unreleased wines to feature at this event. We serve each wine with a food sample that pairs well with the wine. Participants will receive information that explains why the food was chosen as a good pairing match, and as you taste the food and sample the wine, you will begin to understand the basis for good pairings.
Once you are seated, you will be given the six wines, one at a time, along with a food selection that pairs with the wine being served. Our winemaking staff will roam about the floor to answer any questions you might have about the wines, the past vintage, or why the food pairing was chosen. The wines that you will be tasting are not yet available to the public and have been recently bottled.
As we have done in the past with Pre-Release, seating will be by reservation only. Make a reservation online starting March 1st.
Our seatings are 1.5 hour overlapping periods beginning at 12:00, 12:45, 1:30, 2:15, 3:00, and 3:45 on Saturdays, and at 12:30, 1:15, 2:00, and 2:45 on Sundays. Walk-ins will be accepted as room permits with reservations taking priority. The most desirable seating times go quickly, so make your reservation early online. Should you want to experience these six wines in their finest splendor, we invite you to join us for our Pre-Release Winemaker’s Dinner scheduled for April 9th, 2016.
And, as we have done in the past, you will receive up to 30% OFF on the selections that you wish to purchase.
Because the Wine & Food Pairing Weekends have become our most popular event, reservations are required. The atmosphere is very relaxed and you are invited to sit back and enjoy yourself during your hour and a half tasting experience. We try to make this event both fun and educational.