William Church Winemaker Dinner

January 19, 2018 (Fri) from 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

The Resort at Port Ludlow
One Heron RD
Port Ludlow, WA 98365

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Cost: $132

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Sit Down Dinner     Wine    

Leslie and Rod Balsley were inspired to begin making wine when they went to Italy and saw how much wine was a part of the social fabric of everyday life. Rod got his training at U.C. Davis and they became part of the first wave of wineries making wine in Woodinville in 2005. After 12 years, the idea each bottle has the potential to create a shared memory or celebrate a special occasion keeps them focused on delivering exceptional wines. They use old world techniques and moderate use of new oak to make a variety of expressive red wines along with a fragrant Viognier with a focus on single vineyard varietals such as Malbec, Syrah and Cabernet Franc that reflect the unique characteristics of the vineyard. Their wines have earned top honors year after year including 90+ points in Wine Enthusiast and Wine Spectator and being selected in the Top 100 wines of the Northwest by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine.

Amuse
Pane d Amore Crostini
Dried Mission Fig Confiture, Point Reyes Blue Cheese
2 Spires

Soup
Roasted Acorn Squash
Toasted Cardamom, Candy Ginger, Vanilla Crème Fraiche
Viognier

Seafood
Neah Bay Black Cod Provençale
Preserved Cherry Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives, Fines Herbs
Sur La Mer

Intermezzo
Finnriver Blueberry Granita

Steak
SpringRain Farm Duck Tagine
Fennel, Blood Orange, Couscous
Malbec

Refresher
Spring Rain Winter Greens
Washington Apples, Champagne Vinaigrette, Mystery Bay Goat Cheese

Dessert
Theos Chocolate Pot de Crème 
Syrah Poached Cherries
Syrah