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The WEG Presents The Wines Of Dave Phinney - Wine Dinner

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    Thu, October 20, 2022 (6:00 PM - 11:00 PM)

The Waters Edge at Giovanni's
2748 Boston Post Road
Darien, CT 06820
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Join us October 20th, for an exceptional wine dinner featuring The Wines of Dave Phinney.

Please join us for a 5-course wine dinner and discover the best that Dave Phinney has to offer.

Thursday, October 20th @ 6:00 PM

~ Limited Seating ~

$95 per person (plus tax and gratuity)

Featured Wines Being Served.

  • Locations, NZ 6 Sauvignon Blanc
  • Locations, F-5 Rosé
  • Orin Swift, 8 Years in the Desert (2020)
  • Orin Swift, Palermo Napa Valley (2019)
  • L'usine, Pinot Noir (2017)

Stay tuned we are curating a magical menu that will pair perfectly with the Dave Phinney wines selected.

Dave Phinney led a paradigm shift: Creating breakout California wine brands such as and Orin Swift—bottles with compelling labels and quality wine inside .

A creative thinker, iconoclast and tirelessly hard worker, Napa Valley--based winemaker may not be a household name among wine drinkers, but many of his wines sure are.

Originally from West Los Angeles, Phinney fell in love with vines and wine while studying in Florence, Italy, for a semester during college.

He would go on to plant experimental vineyards while still in school, and, after graduating, worked as a harvest intern at Robert Mondavi Winery and then Whitehall Lane, both in the Napa Valley.

After just one year in the field, in 1998, he launched his own brand, called Orin Swift Cellars, a combination of his father’s middle name and his mother’s maiden name. Devoted to blending across varieties, appellations and vintages, the company proudly uses the California appellation.

“I’m just doing what I like,” says Phinney. “And if you like it, that’s great. And if you don’t, I totally understand. [The wines] are what they are, telling a story.” In this case, that story includes a memorable set of unique labels for every Phinney - produced wine, which Phinney designs himself.

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