Virginia’s Best: The Wines of Veritas Vineyard and Winery
July 27, 2017 at 6:30pm
At L’Auberge Chez François, we are proud to host wine dinners, tastings and other events that highlight the best wine, beer, cider and produce the region offers. Please join us Thursday, July 27th as we welcome father and daughter team Andrew Hodson and Emily Pelton of Veritas Vineyard and Winery. Veritas is a family-owned and run farm winery nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, founded in 1999 when Andrew and Patricia Hodson, bitten by the wine bug, bought Saddleback Farm near Monticello and planted their first five acres of grapevines. Since then, the Hodsons’ three children have joined them in the business, and the vineyard has grown to over fifty acres. Daughter Emily has supervised some fifteen vintages, garnering several gold medals in recent years, and was recently named Wine Person of the Year by the Virginia Wineries Association for her work in founding the Virginia Winemaker’s Research Exchange. We look forward to enjoying these wines accompanied by Chef Jacques’ menu dégustation.
Chef Jacques’ Seasonal Canapés
Veritas Monticello Rosé
Chesapeake Rockfish with Garden Sorrel Purée
Veritas Monticello Sauvignon Blanc
Maine Lobster with Garden Fennel Fondue
Roasted Creekstone Farms Natural New York Strip Steak
Charred Garden Vegetables, featuring Shishito Peppers and Haricots Verts
Veritas Monticello Claret
Veritas Monticello Vintner’s Reserve
Virginia Maple Tulip Shell with a Trio of House-made Ice Creams and Sherbets
Gillette’s Locally Roasted Coffee and Harney and Sons Fine Teas
$94 excluding tax and gratuity, or a total of $120
We are happy to accommodate guests’ dietary concerns. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with special requests. Patrons will have an opportunity to purchase these wines at a special price.