Thursday, September 11: Quinta do Vallado at The Barrel Room Rockridge
Taste the wines of Quinta do Vallado with João Ribeiro from 5-8pm! We will be pouring the 2011 Douro Red, 2010 Touriga Nacional, 2011 Douro Reserva, and the 10 year Tawny Port in a special tasting flight for $20.
The Quinta do Vallado estate, now in its sixth generation, has been family-owned since 1716. It was originally owned by the legendary Doña Antonia Adelaide Ferreira. Today the winery is owned by João Ferreria Alvares Ribeiro, Francisco Ferreira and Francisco Olazabal. It is one of the oldest and most famous “Quintas” in the Douro region. Two thirds of the vineyards are planted in terraces with a single row of vines and pruned according to the double cordon system. The old vines, which make up almost 40% of the vineyards are at least 80 years old. A new state-of-the-art winery was built in 1997 and a newly built, ultra-modern hotel was completed in 2012 making Quinta do Vallado a travel destination in the Douro Valley.
Monday, September 29: La Vida Local at The Barrel Room San Francisco!
Join us for a “Locals’ Love-In” where we’ll be pairing Norcal wines with local cheeses and chutneys. We’ll be trying five different cheeses from the region and discovering which wines love them and how to expertly add chutneys to this party. This is a curated seated event, where each person will get their own pairing flight of these local delights. Over the course of the evening we’ll discuss what works and what doesn’t and how to create perfect pairings at home. You’ll try new cheeses, chutneys and wine. You’ll leave merry.
Come and learn the tricks of the trade from our wine, chutney, and cheese pros: The Barrel Room owner and WSET Level 3 Advanced certified sommelier Sarah Trubnick, McQuade’s Chutney founder Alison McQuade, and founder of Curds and Cuts and cheesemonger Marshka Kiera.
This event will take place from 7-9pm. Tickets are available here and must be pre-purchased; the event is closed to walk-ins.