GABRIELLE COLLECTION & PIETRO FAMILY CELLARS Wine Dinner

Gabrielle’s wines, along with some from Pietro Family Vineyards (owned by Gabrielle’s husband) will be featured at the event.

Thursday, March 13, 2014 @ 6:30 p.m.

Please call our Event Sales & Catering Director for Reservations.
Erin Victor at 330-618-6184
$75 per person plus Tax and Gratuity
Seating is limited. Reservations with a credit card are necessary.

GABRIELLE COLLECTION is a series of boutique, luxury Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons and Proprietary Cabernet blends, that are invitingly and food complementary wines. They show the artistry of Winemaker Gabrielle in their balance, suppleness and distinction as she brings the magic of the soil and sun into a glass of wine.

Gabrielle believes blending varietals and vineyards achieves the most expressive wine. Drawing from the organically farmed estate vineyard in the Oak Knoll Appellation as well as other from select sustainably farmed vineyards, where the climate and soil are best suited to produce each varietal perfectly, she creates wines with richness and complexity.

PIETRO FAMILY CELLARS was founded in honor of Grandfather Pietro’s tradition of winemaking, and his celebration of great food and wine with family and friends. Born in Calabria in the late 1800’s, Pietro left Italy to become a premier farmer in northern California, where his immaculate orchard and vineyard reflected a deep love of the soil. He handcrafted classic wines inspired from the Old Country, with the help of his grandson and other family members. Memories of welcoming, lively family meals prepared by Grandmother Angelina enriched by a hearty wine to toast life’s simple and special moments, sparked an on-going passion for wine and food in future generations. The first release of PIETRO FAMILY CELLARS wines was in 2006 to mark Pietro’s vineyard planting 100 years ago. The imprint of family values is found in today’s PIETRO FAMILY CELLARS wines – make an authentic fine wine that is an honest expression of the grape and the soil at a price that allows frequent enjoyment with family and friends.

Websites: http://gabriellewine.com and http://pietrofamilycellars.com

Guest Speaker:

Gabrielle Leonhard – Owner, Head of Winemaking and Master Blender

Gabrielle Leonhard was born in Germany, to a family with a long history of wine professionals and collectors. Her grandfather traveled the world exploring food and wines as a wine and food critic. Her mother was a wine chemist in Bordeaux, a food chemist and completed cooking school with a chef from the esteemed Cordon Blue Cooking School in France. A passion for quality ingredients and food preparation was a family heritage. Food and wine pairings were an ongoing topic at the family table. Gabrielle always dreamed of making wine.

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First Course

Barbecue Marinated Fried Blue Point Oysters. Sautéed Baby Spinach, Nueske’s Bacon & Goat Cheese Crème Fraîche

Paired with PIETRO FAMILY CELLARS Sauvignon Blanc Mendocino 2010

Second Course

Belgium Endive Boats. Candied Walnuts, Danish Blue Cheese and Walnut Vinaigrette

Paired with PIETRO FAMILY CELLARS Chardonnay Napa Valley Oak Knoll District 2010

Third Course

Chinese Five Spice Pork Belly. Asian marinated Slaw and Sweet Soy Glaze

Paired with GABRIELLE COLLECTION Vertex Red Cuvee Bland 611~ 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Bordeaux Varietals and 9% Syrah

Forth Course

Braised Short Ribs. Creamy Polenta and Juxtaposition Cabernet Reduction Sauce

Paired with GABRIELLE COLLECTION Juxtaposition Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2009~ 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Syrah

Fifth Course

Baked Angel Food Cake. Macerated Berries and Hot Fudge

Paired with GABRIELLE COLLECTION Equilateral Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2009~ 100% Cabernet Sauvignon