Local Event Premier Host
Cost: $180 per person, excluding tax & gratuity; for a total of $230 per person
Please join us for an extraordinary event on Thursday, August 19th, at 6:00pm for a wine tasting and dinner with our guest, Michael Shaps, featuring his fine Burgundies and Virginia bottlings.
Known for his innovation and winemaking expertise, Michael Shaps has established himself at the forefront of the modern Virginia wine industry. Producing wines under Maison Michael Shaps in France and under the Michael Shaps label in Virginia, as well as consulting for several prestigious wineries throughout the state – one winning the Governor’s Cup in 2017 – Shaps has garnered numerous accolades.
He holds a degree in Enology and Viticulture from the Lycée Viticole de Beaune in Burgundy and has been making wine in Burgundy since 2004. Both his French and Virginian wines are made in traditional, old-world style, with careful attention to detail but minimal intervention.
Guests will be greeted with hors d’oeuvres and a glass of Shaps’ Crémant de Bourgogne, before sitting down for a pre-dinner tasting flight of fine Burgundies. Two of Shaps’ Virginia offerings will accompany the delectable dinner, which Chef Jacques will create from local ingredients and French technique. Michael will be on hand to introduce his wines and talk about winemaking in Burgundy and Virginia. We look forward to having you join us.
Chef’s Plated Seasonal Hors d’Oeuvres
Maison Michael Shaps, Crémant de Bourgogne
Tasting: A Flight of Three Burgundies from the Côte de Beaune:
Sautéed Chesapeake Rockfish, Garden Ratatouille, Tomato Coulis
Michael Shaps, Chardonnay “Wild Meadow Vineyard”, Virginia 2016
Chef’s Garden Tomato Salad, Housemade Vinaigrette
Creekstone Farms Natural Classic Peppered Filet Mignon, Seasonal Garden Vegetables, Bordelaise Sauce
Michael Shaps, Petit Verdot, Virginia, 2017
Tarte Au Citron Verte, Vanilla Ice Cream
Michael Shaps Raisin d’Etre White
Locally Roasted Coffee and Assortment of Harney & Sons Fine Teas
Tickets non-refundable. We are happy to accommodate guests’ dietary concerns, so all may join the festivities. Please email email@example.com or call 703-759-3800 with special requests. Patrons will have an opportunity to purchase these exceptional wines at a special price this evening.