Saturday, October 29
Tomorrow's complimentary wine tasting takes us to Eastern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean. We will start with a white wine whose origins date back to the Venetian Occupation of Crete (between the 14th and 16th Century A.D.). This wine has an impressive fresh and unique bouquet with a dry flavor and refreshing acidity. The second wine of the afternoon is from Crete, as well, and is a blend of indigenous, intense dark red Kotsifali grape with Syrah. This wine shows a complex bouquet, reminiscent of forest fruits with hints of green pepper, and is well structured boasting a velvety taste with balanced acidity and a long after taste. Next, we're off to Macedonia for a fantastic dry wine with an intense ruby red color, made of the local Vranec grape. Aromas of blackberries, dried plums and currants lead to a full-bodied, fruity wine featuring soft tannins and a lingering finish. The last sips of the afternoon will be a late harvest Pinot Noir from Romania. This wine has a slightly higher residual sugar content, which is a result of using an ancient technique to allow the grapes to hang on the vine for an extended time. The extra sugar helps create a rich concentrated wine that will make everyone wanting more.
As always, guests will enjoy samples from local products, including cheeses from Nature's Harmony Farm, meat from The Spotted Trotter , Banjo Cold Brew Coffee , Emily G's Jam of Love and Doux South .
Pouring will begin at 4 p.m. and continue until 7 p.m.