3/18/2011 - St Helena, CA--The Napa Valley Vintners announce winemaker dinner to be held in Brighton, UK as part of its Taste Napa Valley Europe 2011 Tour.
A selection of wines from the 4 wineries below will be matched to a 4 course dinner prepared by the Hotel du Vin's Executive Chef Rob Carr.
BRUCE CAKEBREAD, CAKEBREAD CELLARS
AL PORTNEY, STAGS' LEAP WINERY
EMMA FLOWER, HENDRY
CHRIS HALL, LONDON MEADOW RANCH
SHIRLEY ROY, ROY ESTATE
Hotel du Vin - 2-6 Ship Street, BN1 1AD Brighton & Hove
The dinner will be created by the Hotel du Vin's Head Chef, Rob Carr using some of the finest produce that Sussex has to offer. There are many legendary suppliers Chef Carr includes within his home grown & local philosophy, and along with a truly outstanding selection of wines poured by the people who know them best--the evening will provide the quintessential vineyard to table culinary experience.
About the Napa Valley
A small place with a big reputation--known the world over as one of the world's most prestigious wine regions, the Napa Valley harvests just 4% of California's wine grapes and is one-eighth the size of Bordeaux
The wines being showcased at this dinner reflect the length and breadth of the Napa Valley. The uniqueness of the Napa Valley is due in no small part to the 33 different soil series and 100 soil types found in the 30-mile-long (48 kilometer) river valley that's contained between two distinctive mountain ranges that tower up to over 4,000 feet (1323 meters) above the sea-level valley floor. Couple the variety of soils, and the fully defined microclimates within the appellation with the vintner community's commitment to quality and innovation and the wine savvy will know what makes Napa Valley and its wines second to none in the world.
Other secrets to learn about the Napa Valle--95% of its wineries are family owned, 75% produce fewer than 10,000 cases annually (65% of the total produce fewer than 5,000 cases annually). The region is the home of the first-ever agricultural preserve in the US, established in 1968 and has developed the wine industry’s most comprehensive and stringent farming program known as Napa Green.
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