The Foley Family Wine Dinner featured many wines from the Foley Food & Wine Society, including selections from Chalk Hill, Four Graces, and Kuleto. Chef Justin Hayes perfectly paired each wine with superb summer fare. Check out the menu and pairings below, as well as information about the wineries.
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First | HALIBUT | Caviar Sauce, Sweet Corn Souffle | paired with Clark Hill Chardonnay
Second | SHRIMP | Peach, Avocado, Jalapeno | paired with Clark Hill Sauvignon Blanc
Third | BRAISED RABBIT | Spring Squash, Potato Foam | paired with Chalk Hill Red Blend
Fourth | LAMB RAGOUT | Gnocchi, Jus | paired with Four Graces Pinot Noir Reserve
Fifth | BISON FILET | Bing Cherry, Squash Fritters | paired with Kuleto El Coyote Cabernet + Sebastiani Cabernet
Sixth | COMPRESSED MELON | Creme Fraiche, Early Grey, Lavender | paired with Nik Weis St. Urbans-Hof
Perhaps no other winery captures the casual luxury of Sonoma County better than Chalk Hill Estate. Founded nearly four decades ago, this spectacular 1300-acre property features 300 acres of vineyards, wilderness areas, winery, hospitality center, culinary garden, residence, stables, and equestrian pavilion.
The winery’s vineyards are thoughtfully woven through the native foliage and contoured to fit the intricate terrain. More than two-thirds of the Chalk Hill Estate remains uncultivated. The higher elevations offer stunning views of the Russian River Valley to the west and the Mayacamas Mountains to the east.
THE FOUR GRACES
The Black family purchased an existing vineyard in the Dundee Hills of the Willamette Valley in 2003 as a family retreat. They immediately began turning the estate into a sustainably farmed, well-tended vineyard with the goal of producing rich, elegant, delicious and complex wines.
That same year The Four Graces was founded. The winery is named in honor of the Black’s four daughters.
In 2005 the Blacks purchased the Doe Ridge property in Yamhill Carlton to continue the growth of the brand. They chose a site in a differing appellation to add complexity and variety.
This vineyard has been turned into one of the largest experiments of its kind with forty acres farmed sustainably through the L.I.V.E (low impact viticulture and enology) program.
Today The Four Graces is owned by Bill Foley and produces Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Blanc renowned nationally and internationally for their balance, elegance, complexity, and richness. The wines are crafted under the guidance of Tim Jones who is thrilled to be able to taste and compare some of the best grapes in Willamette Valley.
More recently the historical farmhouse on the now named Foley Family Estate was carefully renovated and opened as a quaint tasting room that welcomes visitors to the famed Willamette Valley. Guests are encouraged to stroll through the demonstration vineyard and to bring a picnic to enjoy with memorable wines served in this thriving wine country destination.
Kuleto Estate wines are 100% estate-grown, produced and bottled.
Located on the eastern edge of the Napa Valley in the hills above Lake Hennessey and the town of Rutherford, this extraordinary mountaintop estate features 82 individual vineyard blocks, three distinctive soil types, and a range of elevations and exposures. From this rich and diverse palette of fruit, Kuleto Estate produces a small portfolio of exceptional estate grown wines.
Kuleto Estate wines are 100% estate-grown, produced and bottled. With 82.9 acres of vines planted between 800 and 1,450 feet, each of the 100+ micro-blocks must receive individualized treatment to maximize their potential. Winemaker Giovanni Verdejo has been working at Kuleto since 2002 and has mastered the art of cultivating the unique personalities of each block into some of the finest mountain estate wines in the Napa Valley.
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Inc. “About Chalk Hill.” About Chalk Hill | Chalk Hill Estate Winery, www.chalkhill.com/About/About-Chalk-Hill.
Inc. “About Kuleto Estate.” About Kuleto Estate | Kuleto Estate, www.kuletoestate.com/About/About-Kuleto-Estate.