Gail Benzler
 
July 27, 2017 | Gail Benzler

An Adobe Road Wine Dinner Delights in the Connecticut Hills

Adobe Road Winery Tasting at the Winvian Farm Resort, Lime Rock Park

Here at Adobe Road Winery, we make stellar wines: boutique, small lot, site driven wine, sourced from some of the very best vineyards in Sonoma and Napa counties. It's our attention to detail and reputation that enables us to acquire our fruit from these vineyards and the talent of our winemaker, Garrett Martin guided by the passion of owner Kevin Buckler, that brings exquisite taste to your glass.

Wine is meant to be savored with food. When great wine and food come together with friends and clients, that's when memories are made and it’s what we do so well with Adobe Road Wine Dinners. Our wine dinner experiences are like no other, combining exquisite food and wine with the B2B and networking opportunities only we can deliver on the race track and off during a race weekend.

This is exactly what happened this past Friday evening (part of our race weekend with partners and guests during the IMSA Northeast Grand Prix weekend at Lime Rock Park with sister company The Racers Group) at Winvian Farm in the Litchfield, Connecticut hills. Delectable farm to fork food by award-winning Chef Chris Evans was perfectly paired with our wines over six courses and passed appetizers that wowed our guests. That wow factor is the hallmark of our dinner celebrations.

 

Chef Evans’s menu at the Winvian with Adobe Road wine pairings:

Assorted Passed appetizers

Adobe Road Winery Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley 2016

Crudo of Kampachi
Mango, cantaloupe, verbena & yuzu

Adobe Road Winery Viognier, Dry Creek Valley Famighetti, 2014

Seared Tuna Nikkei
Potato, piquillo pepper & green beans

Adobe Road Winery Rosé, Sonoma County 2016

Hand Rolled Pici
Pete Sepe farm lamb ragout & summer savory

Adobe Road Winery Pinot Noir, Sangiacomo Roberts Road, 2015

Adobe Road Winery Cabernet Franc, Knights Valley Bavarian Lion, 2014

Duo of Beef
Strip & braised short rib with potato, zucchini & tomato confit

Adobe Road Winery, Apex Premium Red Blend

Artisanal Cheese Tasting
Marinated olives, quince & crackers

Adobe Road Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Knights Valley Bavarian Lion, 2014

Whipped Chocolate Namelaka
Hazelnut dacquoise, fresh strawberries, hazelnut ice cream & caramel

Adobe Road Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Beckstoffer Georges III A Block, 2013


Photo Gallery from the Winvian Farm Wine Dinner Event

Guests enjoy appetizers on the Winvian’s expansive patio.

Appetizers like these samosas paired perfectly with our Adobe Road Winery 2016 Sauvignon Blanc.

Guests enjoyed themselves on the cool Winvian patio.

 

 

The dinner’s first course was this Crudo de Kampachi.

Our CEO Kevin Buckler always enjoys mingling with our guests.

Seared tuna Nikkei was next, paired with our 2016 Rosé.

Lamb Ragout followed paired perfectly with Adobe Road Winery 2015 Pinot Noir and 2014 Cabernet Franc, really bringing out this complex dish’s flavor.

Pouring Pinot Noir, one of our favorites.

Dinner always gives guests a chance to eat amazing food, drink award-winning wines, mingle and hear the Adobe Road Winery story.

Our premium red blend, Apex was popular.

Duo of Beef provided a chance for our Apex red blend to really shine.

Two Cabernet Sauvignons: our 2014 Knights Valley and 2013 Beckstoffer Georges III Block A put a nice coda on the evening, along with this Whipped Chocolate Namelaka with rich hazelnut dacquoise.


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