April 2014
Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Vintner Series: April 2014
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM     Thu, Apr 10, 2014 - Wed, Apr 30, 2014
Venue: Dining Room, Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay

Vintner Series at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay: April 2014: Saintsbury

Join us at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay for our acclaimed Vintner Series, featuring several distinguished California wineries and vineyards throughout the year. Vintner will host a four-course dinner in Navio created by Executive Chef Xavier Salomon, each course perfectly paired with a specialty wine from the Vintner. Dinner includes a signed bottle from the Vintner per couple and complimentary winery tasting per person. Dinner is $125 per person excluding tax and gratuity. For reservations please call (650) 712-7000.

During the Vintner Series, ENO will host a Wine Educator from that months featured winery who will present and educate guests about the latest wines in its portfolio. Come experience it each Friday from 4 to 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. The tasting fee ranges from $25 to $40 per person, based upon the vintner. Visitors can also choose to elevate their tasting experience with flights of hand-selected cheeses and chocolates from ENO for an additional fee.

Charlotte Food & Wine Festival
Wed, Apr 23, 2014 - Sun, Apr 27, 2014
Venue: Charlotte, SC

Saintsbury was founded in 1981 by winemakers Richard Ward and David Graves. The winery was named in honor of George Saintsbury, an English man of letters best known for his Notes on a Cellar Book. The winery established its reputation early on for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and has long been a champion of these varieties. Dick is one of Charlotte Wine & Food Weekend's most ardent supporters and has never missed an event!
Private Home Dinner - Wednesday, April 23, 7:00 pm at the home of Merry and Grant Schoonmaker featuring Chef Chris Hall from Local Three in Atlanta
Restaurant Vintner Dinner – Thursday, April 24, 7:00 pm at Café Monte with Kelly Peterson and Switchback Ridge Wines

Pinot Days Chicago
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM     Sat, Apr 26, 2014
Venue: Navy Pier
Winemaker Dinner at Copley's Palm Springs
6:00 PM     Sun, Apr 27, 2014
Venue: Palm Springs, CA

Come join Chef Andrew Copley and Saintsbury Winemaker Chris Kajani for an amazing night of California wines and Andrew’s creative cuisine.

First Course

Sweet Corn & Fennel Bisque
With Smoked Salmon, Shrimp & Cilantro Salsa
2012 Vin Gris of Carneros Pinot Noir

Second Course

Warm Blue Cheese Stuffed Local Dates
Wild Arugula, Shaved Fennel, Red Radish,
Sundried Cranberries, Citrus Olive Oil
2011 Carneros Chardonnay

Third Course

Pan Roasted Muscovy Duck Breast
Over Basil Pinenut Couscous, Braised Baby Carrots, Sugar Peas,
Sweet Cherry & Orange Reduction

2011 Carneros Pinot Noir
2010 Lee Vineyard Pinot Noir

Fourth Course
Fromage Blanc Tart, Balsamic Strawberries, Chocolate Truffles

May 2014
Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival
Sat, May 17, 2014
Venue: Goldeneye Winery--Philo, CA
Membership Pick-up Event
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM     Sun, May 25, 2014
Venue: Saintsbury Winery
Contact: Emily Todd 707.252.0592,