Friday, September 30, 2016

Wine Tasting with a Napa Valley Winery





When you can't go to Napa Valley for a wine tasting, the next best thing is to have one of its oldest vineyards bring their wines to you. From time to time, our club hosts wine pairing dinners and we always try to go and experience some great food and new to us wines. Earlier this week, the Regusci Winery was the guest of honor and it was so interesting to hear the story of their long history in Napa Valley. The winery originated in 1932, but they have definitely kept up with the times, creating blends with both old and new grapes by collaborating with other established vineyards. Let me take you through the courses and wine pairings.


First course

Grilled red and yellow watermelon on a bed of arugula with goat cheese, pistachios and a balsamic vinaigrette. Paired with Tank Rose.


Second Course

Grilled Shrimp with a chimichurri sauce and paired with Regusci Sauvignon Blanc.



3rd Course

A duo of pepper and asiago cheese gnocchi with bolognese sauce and shaved parmesan. Paired with T Vine Hallowed Ground Blend.


Main Course

Filet Stack with grilled red pepper and portobello mushroom, mustard zip sauce and roasted brussel sprouts paired with two Cabernets: Farm Collective Cabernet and Regusci Stags Leap District Cabernet.


Dessert Course

Bananas Foster Bread Pudding served with coffee.


Hungry yet? It was a delicious meal that paired perfectly with the wines chosen to compliment the food. Of course, we were seated with friends and we had a great time discussing the food, the wines and life in general. Just an all around lovely way to spend the evening.

Have a wonderful weekend!


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  1. What a fabulous time with great wine and delicious food. Enjoy your weekend.

  2. We used to have a wine store here in town that would come to your house and do a wine tasting. You had to buy two bottles and they brought six more. We also had to provide the food, but they brought the wine glasses. It was great fun. I'm sorry they closed a few years ago.

    1. I pushed publish before I was done! The food looks wonderful, especially the shrimp!! Yum!

  3. This sounds amazing! We enjoyed one of these dinners several years ago at a winery in Maine (Believe that or not!...Cellar Door) and it was so much fun. Your menu sounded (and looked) delicious!! Thank you for sharing and yes, I AM hungry! Zenda

  4. Looks fabulous! Did you try a wine that you really liked and then purchased? -Jenn

  5. I'm so jealous! What a fabulous evening!

  6. How fun! The pictures of the food are fantastic. I've had grilled watermelon in salad and I've wanted to do it myself. Great memories for you!


  7. Sounds like a perfectly lovely ending . . .
    Yes . . . quite full . . .

  8. Wine pairing dinners are my favorites! I found Regusci in Napa. We drove by several times but could not find a break in our schedule to stop by. It is definitely on my list for next time!

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