Yucaipa Valley Wine Alliance Wine Making Bootcamp
Aug
31
to Nov 30

Yucaipa Valley Wine Alliance Wine Making Bootcamp

The Yucaipa Valley Wine Alliance is pleased to announce the opportunity to participate in the YVWA Wine Making Boot Camp. This year you’ll have the opportunity to participate in one of 2 winemaking sessions - Grenache Rose in early September or Syrah in late September!

Get hands-on training from award winning winemaker, Anita Matlock of Wildwood Oak Winery. You can be a part of every step of the process from crushing to bottling. Learn vital skills in the winemaking process such as: 

  • How to properly work machinery like a grape crusher and destemmer

  • How to introduce yeast to your crushed juice

  • How to sterilize and it's importance in the winemaking process

  • How to punch down must and manage the fermentation process

  • How to test for total acidity, volatile acidity, and ph at the end of fermentation

  • How to rack wine, and managing the second stage of fermentation called malolactic fermentation.

  • How to conduct barrel tasting, as well as tops offs throughout the aging process

  • How to bottle wine and run an effective bottling line

In addition to learning how to make wine, you'll walk away with 3 bottles per person! Not too many people are able to open a bottle of wine that they made from scratch!

  • The tentative class schedule is as follows:

  • Saturday, August 31st 9 – 11 am for Orientation and Tour of the Winery. You'll learn about the types of yeast and additives we will be using and how to decide what to use.

  • TBD based on harvest date, but the Grenache Rose will be harvested early September and the Syrah will be harvest late September.

  • For the next 7-10 days, you can participate in adding the yeast, one or more punching down of the “must” and watching the fermentation process through completion. Punching down takes about 10 minutes and we will punch down 3-4 times per day so there are many opportunities to participate.

  • We will then “rack” the wine and start secondary fermentation called Malolactic Fermentation.

  • It can take a month or two to be completed and we will rack again. The class will pick a timeframe that works for the majority but assume it will be weekend morning.

  • The wine is now in its aging process. During this time, we will all rack in intervals with the first time being in one month then two months then three months. Racking takes a couple of hours.

  • Next August, you will bottle the wine. That takes about 4 hours and we will pick a weekend morning that works for everyone.

  • You are not required to participate in every activity but you are welcome to if your time permits.

This winemaking class is limited to 10 people! That's it, only 10 slots so reserve one while you can!

You have the option to help make a red wine (Syrah) and/or white wine (Grenache Rose). Price for each workshop is $150 but if you sign up for both, the price is $275. If you’d like to sign up for both workshops as a couple, get an additional $50 dollars off and reserve your spot for $500.

If you have an Industry Membership through the Alliance, you may attend this class for free! You will not be able to take free wine home, but you will be able to participate at your leisure.

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Vineyard Finance Class with Preston Todd and Mike Stubbs
Oct
28
6:30 PM18:30

Vineyard Finance Class with Preston Todd and Mike Stubbs

Greetings!

On October 28th at 6:30 pm, Wine Alliance Board Members Treasurer Mike Stubbs and Preston Todd will be teaching an introductory course on financing vineyards and the ins and outs of getting vineyards in the ground.

Mike is the Head of Accounting for Suveg Cellars and has multiple decades of experience as a corporate CFO. His knowledge of winery finance is wide-ranging, playing an integral role in the success of Suveg Cellars. Preston Todd is the Head of Viticulture for the Yucaipa Valley Wine Alliance, & Owner of North Cork Winery. Preston has installed more vineyards than anyone in the Yucaipa Valley. 

For anyone looking to invest in the Yucaipa Valley Wine Industry, and get grapes in the ground by next spring, we cannot emphasize the value of this class enough.

In this class you will:

  • Learn costs associated with vineyards

  • Take steps to take to get ready for planting

  • Learn about all materials necessary to get started

  • Assess pros and cons of hiring a crew vs. doing the work manually

Tickets for Wine Alliance Membership will be $25. Industry Members may, of course, attend classes for free. Make sure to check your emails!

If you are not yet a member, join the Alliance by clicking the button below for $50 a year and you get your first class for free! Just write to us at yucaipawinealliance@gmail.com to let us know you are attending after you have joined!

This class will be held at the Suveg Cellars California Street Tasting room at 6:30 pm on Monday, October 28th at 6:30 pm. The address is 12132 California Street, Yucaipa CA 92399.

See you on the 28th!
The Yucaipa Valley Wine Alliance Board

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Community Action Meeting Tuesday, October 15th at Suveg Cellars
Oct
15
6:30 PM18:30

Community Action Meeting Tuesday, October 15th at Suveg Cellars

To all Alliance Members and Members of the Public,

For the last year, the Yucaipa Valley Wine Alliance has fought tirelessly for the development of a sustainable viticultural industry in the Yucaipa Valley and pushed for economic development in the Uptown Yucaipa District to transform our city into a destination.

We're calling on all citizens of the Yucaipa Valley who want a better future for this community to participate in an open forum discussion, and to help us decide the best course of action for organizing ourselves to effect real change and protect the vision that we have been working toward.

At this event, we will discuss:

+The failure of business development efforts in the Yucaipa Uptown, and how we can best address the lack of restaurants and amenities that Yucaipa residents have so long desired.

+The progress that has been made on the Yucaipa Valley AVA Petition, the progress that has been made on the City of Yucaipa Overlay District, and how you can be a part of shaping the City's plans for the coming wine industry.

+The best methods to pull our community together and petition the responsible parties to ensure that the development of our Uptown District and Wine Industry progresses swiftly, and without obstruction.

+This forum will be held from 6:30-8:30 pm on Tuesday, October 15th
+The event will be held at the Suveg Cellars Tasting Room at 12132 California Street, Yucaipa CA 93299.

Please consider attending this event even if you are not a resident of the Yucaipa Valley Community, but have a vested interest in the development of the wine industry in the Yucaipa Valley.

Please SHARE THIS EVENT with anyone who is willing to listen, support, and help us build the community that we deserve.

Warmly,

The Yucaipa Valley Wine Alliance

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California Nights on California Street
Aug
23
7:00 PM19:00

California Nights on California Street

Join us every Friday night from July 12th to August 23rd for the California Nights Series, hosted by the City of Yucaipa and the Yucaipa Valley Wine Alliance. From 7-10pm, California Street between Yucaipa Blvd and Avenue A will host live jazz, wine, and craft goods vendors in an event that is open to the public. Come grab a glass or two of wine, shop local craft goods, and enjoy the free jazz!

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Vineyard Canopy Management Class with Craig Suveg on August 17th
Aug
17
10:00 AM10:00

Vineyard Canopy Management Class with Craig Suveg on August 17th

On the 17th of August, President of the YVWA Craig Suveg will be teaching vineyard canopy management in his personal Cabernet Vineyard! For all aspiring grape growers and viticulturists, this is a class offers indispensable information about how to maintain a vineyard during the peak summer months.

In this class you will:

  • Learn the proper technique for cutting back vines

  • Learn vine training, and how to encourage the proper type of vine growth

  • Help to prune Craig’s vine’s, and learn about the different styles of canopy mangement

  • See firsthand tools, equipment, and other materials

The class will be held outdoors in the vineyard, and we recommend wearing outside clothing appropriate for gardening. Bring boots and gloves.

Retail tickets will be $50 and move up to $65 on August 12th.

If you’d like to join the Yucaipa Valley Wine Alliance for a $50 yearly membership, your first class will be free! Just make sure to email us an say you’re attending. Classes are normally only $25 for members of the Alliance! And free for Industry Members!

This class will be held at Craig Property at 37296 Ironwood Dr. Yucaipa, CA 92399 starting at 10am. Purchase your tickets by clicking the link below!

See you on the 17th!
The Yucaipa Valley Wine Alliance Board

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California Nights on California Street
Aug
16
7:00 PM19:00

California Nights on California Street

Join us every Friday night from July 12th to August 23rd for the California Nights Series, hosted by the City of Yucaipa and the Yucaipa Valley Wine Alliance. From 7-10pm, California Street between Yucaipa Blvd and Avenue A will host live jazz, wine, and craft goods vendors in an event that is open to the public. Come grab a glass or two of wine, shop local craft goods, and enjoy the free jazz!

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California Nights on California Street
Aug
9
7:00 PM19:00

California Nights on California Street

Join us every Friday night from July 12th to August 23rd for the California Nights Series, hosted by the City of Yucaipa and the Yucaipa Valley Wine Alliance. From 7-10pm, California Street between Yucaipa Blvd and Avenue A will host live jazz, wine, and craft goods vendors in an event that is open to the public. Come grab a glass or two of wine, shop local craft goods, and enjoy the free jazz!

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California Nights on California Street
Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

California Nights on California Street

Join us every Friday night from July 12th to August 23rd for the California Nights Series, hosted by the City of Yucaipa and the Yucaipa Valley Wine Alliance. From 7-10pm, California Street between Yucaipa Blvd and Avenue A will host live jazz, wine, and craft goods vendors in an event that is open to the public. Come grab a glass or two of wine, shop local craft goods, and enjoy the free jazz!

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California Nights on California Street
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

California Nights on California Street

Join us every Friday night from July 12th to August 23rd for the California Nights Series, hosted by the City of Yucaipa and the Yucaipa Valley Wine Alliance. From 7-10pm, California Street between Yucaipa Blvd and Avenue A will host live jazz, wine, and craft goods vendors in an event that is open to the public. Come grab a glass or two of wine, shop local craft goods, and enjoy the free jazz!

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YVWA Summer Gala: A Live Auction Fundraiser to Build Yucaipa’s Wine Industry
Jul
20
6:00 PM18:00

YVWA Summer Gala: A Live Auction Fundraiser to Build Yucaipa’s Wine Industry

  • 12062 California Street Yucaipa, CA, 92399 United States (map)
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The Yucaipa Valley Wine Alliance is proud to present our first Summer Gala, a live auction fundraiser to benefit the growth of the Yucaipa Valley Wine Industry.

This event will be hosted at the Yucaipa Performing Arts Center in partnership with the City of Yucaipa, and will be one of the first major events held in the banquet hall of our city’s new facility.

Bid on over 40 silent and live auction items, where the proceeds go directly to the Yucaipa Valley Wine Alliance to support crucial efforts to cultivate new vineyards, vintners, wineries, wine education, and much more. Auction items include:

+Private wine dinners

+Original works of art

+Inclusive trips and travel to places like Alaska and Colorado

+Unique entertainment experience

+Rare wines, and much more.

This 21+ event will also have live music, and is limited to 200 people. Make sure to get your tickets before we sell out!

Food and beverages are included for each guest in attendance. Dress classy.

Tickets are $75 per person, or $500 for a table of 8. Purchase your tickets to the event by making your selection below.

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California Nights on California Street
Jul
19
7:00 PM19:00

California Nights on California Street

Join us every Friday night from July 12th to August 23rd for the California Nights Series, hosted by the City of Yucaipa and the Yucaipa Valley Wine Alliance. From 7-10pm, California Street between Yucaipa Blvd and Avenue A will host live jazz, wine, and craft goods vendors in an event that is open to the public. Come grab a glass or two of wine, shop local craft goods, and enjoy the free jazz!

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California Nights on California Street
Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

California Nights on California Street

Join us every Friday night from July 12th to August 23rd for the California Nights Series, hosted by the City of Yucaipa and the Yucaipa Valley Wine Alliance. From 7-10pm, California Street between Yucaipa Blvd and Avenue A will host live jazz, wine, and craft goods vendors in an event that is open to the public. Come grab a glass or two of wine, shop local craft goods, and enjoy the free jazz!

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Yucaipa Valley AVA Announcement on Sunday, June 9th
Jun
9
1:00 PM13:00

Yucaipa Valley AVA Announcement on Sunday, June 9th

On Sunday, June 9th Craig Suveg and Devin Cohen will be making an important announcement about the Yucaipa Valley AVA. After months and month of hard work on this historic document, this is an announcement you won’t want to miss!

And don’t worry, IT’S GOOD NEWS. We’ll have free food to snack on, and after the important announcement has been made Craig and Devin will answer questions about how the news will impact the local community, and what comes next for the Yucaipa Valley Wine Industry.

This event will begin at 1 pm on Sunday, June 9th.

  • The event will be held at the Suveg Cellars Tasting Room at 12132 California Street, Yucaipa CA 93299.

  • The event is kid and dog-friendly. Free food throughout the afternoon!

Come join us for this special announcement and don’t miss the news! Share the event by clicking the link below.



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Yucaipa Valley Wine Alliance Meet and Greet on 04/28
Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

Yucaipa Valley Wine Alliance Meet and Greet on 04/28

Greetings and Salutations!

The Yucaipa Valley Wine Alliance will host its monthly meet and greet for all members as well as the general public on April 28th at 1 pm.

These new meetups will be on a monthly basis and give everyone the opportunity to meet each other, exchange ideas, and better understand the greatest challenges that we are facing as we work to build the Yucaipa Valley Wine Industry. Craig, Devin, and Anita will be speaking about progress made on the AVA, grant programs, and educational partnerships. 

Food will be provided for all attendees. Invite anyone who is interested in participating in the Yucaipa Valley Wine Industry. This a great community building opportunity for us to spread the word about our mission, and work together to accomplish it.

This event will be held from 1-2:30 pm on Sunday, April 28th.
The event will be held at the Suveg Cellars Tasting Room at 12132 California Street, Yucaipa CA 93299. The event is kid and dog-friendly.

We hope to see each and every one of you there on the 28th! Please share on Facebook by clicking the button below.

- The YVWA Board of Directors

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Trellis Class with Director of Viticulture Preston Todd on April 6th
Apr
6
11:00 AM11:00

Trellis Class with Director of Viticulture Preston Todd on April 6th

On the 6th of April, Director of Viticulture for the YVWA Preston Todd will be teaching students how to set up a trellis system in his commercial vineyard! For all aspiring grape growers and viticulturists, this is a class offers indispensable information about setting up a vineyard, and maintaining it long term. 

In this class you will:

  • Learn different trellis styles and how they work

  • Discuss types of wire, insulation, and endposts

  • Learn about vineyard layout

  • See firsthand tools, equipment, and other materials

The class will be held outdoors in the vineyard, and we recommend wearing outside clothing appropriate for gardening. Bring boots and gloves.

Retail tickets will be $50 and move up to $65 on April 1st.

If you’d like to join the Yucaipa Valley Wine Alliance for a $50 yearly membership, your first class will be free! Just make sure to email us an say you’re attending.

This class will be held at Preston's Property on 9677 Yucaipa Ridge Rd, Yucaipa Ca at 11 am. 

Purchase your tickets by clicking the link below!

See you on the 6th!
The Yucaipa Valley Wine Alliance Board

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Yucaipa Valley Wine Alliance Industry Day
Mar
31
1:00 PM13:00

Yucaipa Valley Wine Alliance Industry Day

The Yucaipa Valley Wine Alliance will soon host its second meet and greet for all members as well as the general public. Our meetup was a success, generating a solid turnout and many important introductions made between vintners, growers, and industry members.

These new meetups will be on a monthly basis and give everyone the opportunity to meet each other, exchange ideas, and better understand the greatest challenges that we are facing as we work to build the Yucaipa Valley Wine Industry. 

The meet up will be at Suveg Cellars California Street Tasting Room on Sunday, March 31st at 1 pm. Craig, Devin, and Anita will be speaking about progress made on the AVA, grant programs, and educational partnerships. 

Food will be provided for all attendees. Invite anyone who is interested in participating in the Yucaipa Valley Wine Industry. This a great community building opportunity for us to spread the word about our mission, and work together to accomplish it. 

We hope to see each and every one of you there on the 31st! Please share on Facebook by clicking the button below. 

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Mar
30
10:00 AM10:00

Winery Finances and Business 101 with Mike Stubbs

On March 30th at 10 am, Wine Alliance Board Member and Treasurer Mike Stubbs will be teaching an introductory course on winery finances and business.

Mike is the Head of Accounting for Suveg Cellars, and has multiple decades of experience as a corporate CFO. His knowledge of winery finance is wide ranging, playing an integral role in the success of Suveg Cellars. For anyone looking to invest in the Yucaipa Valley Wine industry, grow grapes, make wine, or sell wine in the future, we cannot emphasize the value of this class enough.

In this introductory course, Mike will be covering important topics such as:

  • Organizational structure and liability exposure

  • A deep dive into regulatory compliance and federal and state levels

  • Basic record keeping for a winery

  • Startup costs and investments

Retail tickets will be $50 and move up to $65 on March 25th.

If you’d like to join the Yucaipa Valley Wine Alliance for a $50 yearly membership, your first class will be free! Just make sure to email us an say you’re attending.

This class will be held at the Suveg Cellars California Street Tasting room at 10 am on Saturday March 30th. The address is 12132 California Street, Yucaipa CA 92399.

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Meet and Greet with the Wine Alliance Board
Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

Meet and Greet with the Wine Alliance Board

For the first time ever, The Yucaipa Valley Wine Alliance will host a meet and greet for all members as well as the general public. These new meetups will be on a monthly basis and give everyone the opportunity to meet each other, exchange ideas, and better understand the greatest challenges that we are facing as we work to build the Yucaipa Valley Wine Industry. 

The meet up will be at Suveg Cellars California Street Tasting Room on Sunday, February 24th at 1pm. Almost the entire board will be present, and available for questions for the duration of the hour and a half event.

Food will be provided for all attendees. Invite anyone who is interested in participating in the Yucaipa Valley Wine Industry. This is a great community building opportunity for us to spread the word about our mission, and work together to accomplish it. 

We hope to see each and every one of you on the 24th!

Regards,

The YVWA Board

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Pruning Class with Director of Viticulture Preston Todd
Feb
9
11:00 AM11:00

Pruning Class with Director of Viticulture Preston Todd



On Saturday, February 9th Director of Viticulture for the YVWA Preston Todd will be teaching a hands on class detailing how to properly prune a vineyard!

If you’re interested in growing and maintaining a vineyard, this is an essential class to take, as pruning is one of the most important aspects of vineyard maintenance. Good pruning technique can make or break a vineyard, influencing the health of the vines, the health of the fruit, and overall yields.

In this class you will:

+Prune actual vines in a commercial vineyard

+Learn proper pruning technique, and the different styles of pruning

+Learn how pruning affects your vines, fruit, and crop size

The class will be held outdoors in the vineyard, and we recommend wearing outside clothing appropriate for gardening. Bring boots, gloves, and if you have them, a small hand held set of pruning shears.

Tickets to the public are $65.

TICKETS FOR WINE ALLIANCE MEMBERS ARE $25. Check your email for discounted rates.

This class is FREE for professional members.

If you’d like to join the YVWA, your first class will be on us. Just sign up through the members page as an Associate Member, and email us at yucaipawinealliance@gmail.com saying that you would like to attend the class!

Purchase tickets by using the link below.

The event will be held at Preston’s property at 9677 Yucaipa Ridge Rd, Yucaipa Ca. See you there!







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Yucaipa Valley Wine Alliance Wine Grape Growers & Vineyard Workshop
Aug
25
8:00 AM08:00

Yucaipa Valley Wine Alliance Wine Grape Growers & Vineyard Workshop

  • 38701 Toucan Court Yucaipa, CA, 92399 United States (map)
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On August 25th, Board Members Tina Leuer and Anita Matlock will host a Grape Growing and Vineyard Workshop at Tina's Vineyard in Yucaipa. Learn about growing grapes and managing a vineyard whether you're looking to start your own winery, or just make your own wine.

The class will cover:

  • Vineyard Management
  • Pest Management Strategies
  • Beneficial Practices to Improve Soil
  • Growing Grapes for Wine in the Yucaipa Valley
  • Federal Funding Opportunities
  • Much More!

The event includes a light breakfast and working in the vineyard so make sure to come wearing appropriate footwear. 

The event will also include speakers from the Wine Alliance, UCR, several Resource Conservation Districts, and more!

Tickets to the event are $50 per person and can be purchased by clicking the link below. Tickets will include membership to Wine Alliance!

If you are a Wine Alliance member, tickets are $25. Make sure to watch for an email with the link to discounted tickets.

The event is TAX DEDUCTIBLE. Just save your receipt and you will be able to write your ticket off!

This event is co-sponsored by the Inland Empire Resource Conservation District, East Stanislaus Conservation District, and the California Department of Food and Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant.

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7 Course Benefit Dinner for the Yucaipa Valley Wine Alliance
Aug
4
6:00 PM18:00

7 Course Benefit Dinner for the Yucaipa Valley Wine Alliance

  • 37296 Ironwood Drive Yucaipa, CA, 92399 United States (map)
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The Yucaipa Valley Wine Alliance is excited to announce a 7-course dinner with wine pairings to raise additional funds for the creation of an AVA in the Yucaipa Region.

The meal will be prepared by acclaimed Restaurant Critic and Chef David Cohen, paired with wines from Suveg Cellars as well as Wildwood Oak Winery.

This dinner will be held at the Original Suveg Cellars Winery, at 37296 Ironwood Dr, Yucaipa, CA 92399. Hors D'oeuvre Hour starts at 6 pm, accompanied by a Cello performance by Craig Suveg.

Tickets are $75 per person and $62.50 per person for Wine Alliance Members. If you are in the Wine Alliance and Would like to purchase tickets at a discounted rate, check your email for the link!

Our maximum capacity for this dinner is 40 people, so get your tickets fast!

THIS DINNER IS FULLY TAX DEDUCTIBLE! JUST KEEP YOUR RECEIPT AND YOU WILL BE ABLE TO CLAIM A TAX WRITE OFF.

The schedule and menu for the dinner are listed below.

 

 

Hors D'oeuvre Hour - Course 1

One hour of pass around bite-size plates. Bites consist of:

Fig tart with goat cheese, caramelized onions, pine nuts and arugula

Skewers of Idiazabal cheese, Basque sausage, and piquillo peppers

Paired with Suveg Cellars Grenache and Wildwood Oak Chardonnay

Course 2

Seaweed salad, topped with ahi poke

Paired with Suveg Cellars Roussanne

Course 3

Cold Tuscan melon soup with coconut milk, fresh mint, and smoked spicy paprika

Paired with Suveg Cellars Viognier

Course 4

Langostino cocktail with diced mango, jicama, and marinated red onion, drizzled with an Indonesian sambal sauce blended with fresh ginger, roasted tomato sauce, and sesame oil

Paired with Suveg Cellars Nero D'Avola

Course 5

Venison meatball atop a polenta square topped with balsamic vinegar, red currant jam, and a red wine reduction

Paired with Suveg Cellars and Wildwood Oak Syrahs

Course 6

A duo of smoked chicken with a chimi churi sauce and smoked salmon with a red mole sauce (contains nuts), served with a side of quinoa salad tossed with watermelon, candied walnuts and crumbled herbed feta cheese

Paired with Suveg Cellars Mourvedre

Course 7

Blueberry fruit compote over urfa biber brownies (sweet spiciness) garnished with fresh red raspberries and a dollop of whipped cream

Paired with Wildwood Oak Cabernet

 

 

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