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Zin Masters Wine Dinner at The Preston
• Cost: $100
The Preston at The Chase Park Plaza will host a unique dining experience, featuring four premier Zinfandel producers from California.
The producers will lead a special five-course wine dinner, in which their wines are paired with a dish crafted by The Preston’s Chef de Cuisine Nathan Sandknop.
The cost for the Zin Masters Wine Dinner is $100 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 314-633-7800 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please visit their website.
Each producer will discuss the process of creating their featured blends and the history of their vineyards. The featured producers are:
• Morgan Twain-Peterson, Bedrock Wine Co. (Sonoma, CA) – His wines have been featured in the New York Times, L.A. Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post; and have been featured three times in Wine Spectator’s Top 100 List, placing as high as #13. In 2014 Morgan, alongside friend Tegan Passalacqua, was named the San Francisco Chronicle’s “Co-Winemaker of the Year” by Jon Bonné. In 2017, Morgan passed the Master of Wine examination, becoming one of just 45 MWs residing in the U.S. and one of two California winemakers with the qualification.
• Mike Officer, Carlisle Winery (Windsor, CA) – Mike launched Carlisle Winery in 1998, focusing on old-vine Zinfandel and red Rhône varieties. Currently producing 25 different wines and nearly 10,000 cases in their Russian River Valley winery, Mike’s wines have developed a dedicated following and have garnered rave reviews from many major wine publications. In 2005, he was named one of Robert Parker’s “Wine Personalities of the Year.” In addition, a Carlisle wine was named to Wine Spectator’s Top 100 List in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2016.
• Jake Bilbro, Limerick Lane Cellars (Healdsburg, CA) – A fourth-generation Sonoma County winemaker, Jake Bilbro and his wife, Alexis, own Limerick Lane Cellars and Limerick Lane Vineyards, producing estate-grown wines that reflect the personality, history and heartbeat at Limerick Lane. Under Jake’s stewardship, Limerick Lane has received significant acclaim and recognition. In 2015, Limerick’s 2012 Russian River Zinfandel ranked #12 on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of the World.
• Joel Peterson, Once & Future Wine (Sonoma and Napa, CA) – Once & Future Wine is Joel’s latest project, where he focuses on making small production handcrafted single vineyard wines. As founding winemaker of Ravenswood, Joel has produced wine since 1976, earning him the moniker “Godfather of Zin.” Over the years, he has presented at many seminars, lectures and tastings. In 2011 he was inducted into the Vintners Hall of Fame, and in 2013 he was voted one of the “20 Most Admired People in the North American Wine Industry” by Vineyard and Winery Management magazine.