Monday, March 29, 2010

Wine, Food and Educational Fun

On March 13 we hosted our first Wine-Making and Wine-Tasting class at Canelo Hills. The event was sold-out, and we were happy to welcome everyone, from loyal Wine Club members to people who’d stumbled upon the class online and were at Canelo Hills for the first time.

Tim led a discussion about winemaking and gave a detailed tour of the winery workings. Our guests followed along, passed around bags of winemaking yeast in the hands-on portion of the class, and asked excellent questions.

Then Joan outlined her simple steps to wine-tasting, and everyone in the class tasted our wines, made notes, and worked together to find descriptive words for each wine. They even got a preview of some yet-to-be-released Canelo Hills wines that are on their way to the tasting room.

After the class, six of the guests joined our family for a winemaker’s dinner in the private dining room at Canela Bistro. Canela’s Joy and John paired each exquisite course with a different Canelo Hills wine. Joy and Tim talked about the food and wine as each course arrived to interrupt the lively banter that ranged from wine to beer, travel, and beyond.

We’ll definitely do both the class and the Canela dinner again. Make sure you’re on our email list so you don’t miss your chance to sign up!

View more photos from this event on our website.

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