Don't Miss the Final Four Wineries & Closing Reception at the 2012 French Quarter Wine Festival
Here is the final line-up for the French Quarter Wine Festival. Please don't hesitate to make your reservations for the remaining events with fabulous wines coupled with the ever skillful food pairings of Chef Farrell.
Saintsbury – April 17, 2012
'Saintsbury has always produced award winning pinot noirs. Founders Dick Ward and David Graves produce terroir based chardonnays and pinot noirs which will be highlighted at the dinner, along with their limited production Brown Ranch wine. Learn why Carneros is known for consistently producing world class wines.â€
Elk Cove Vineyards – April 18, 2012
'Elk Cove is one of Oregon's oldest wineries, making wine since 1977. Family owned and operated, this winery consistently receives high marks from numerous wine publications. Adam Godlee Campbell, winemaker and owner, will return to celebrate his newest vintages, along with a library selection of his pinot trilogy: noir, gris and blanc.â€
Frog's Leap Winery - April 24, 2012
'Founder John Williams, a Wine Festival perennial favorite, reaches deep into his cellar â€” as well as his pasture â€” to display the full scope of Frog's Leap's philosophy and organic approach. The winery's primary focus is on sustainable farming and in understanding and appreciating the soil, which is apparent in their merlots, sauvignon blancs, cabernet sauvignons and legendary zinfandels.â€
Viader - April 25, 2012
'Viader Vineyards is located on the steep, rocky slopes of Howell Mountain overlooking Napa Valley. Delia Viader, proprietor and winemaker, has succeeded in producing brilliant wines by observing a biodynamic approach. She follows a strict philosophy, allowing the handpicked grapes and terroir to express themselves naturally in every glass.â€
Closing Reception - April 27, 2012
"The Sixth Annual French Quarter Wine Festival concludes with a celebration of some of the year's favorite wines, plus a preview of wineries you can look forward to in 2013. Relish a stellar selection of wines and savor a signature Chef Farrell buffet of both white and red wine inspired dishes."
To learn more about the upcoming events and ticket information, please visit the official 2012 French Quarter Wine Festival website.
Make sure to pencil in the 2013 French Quarter Wine Festival for more perfect paring of fine wine and exquisite cuisine next year. For a sneak peak at the wineries attending next year's festival; make your reservations for the Closing Reception of the 2012 French Quarter Wine Festival on April 27th.