The Blonde Bear Tavern and Merryvale Vineyards will be hosting their sixth annual wine dinner in conjunction with the 32nd Taos Winter Wine Festival on Friday, February 2nd at 6:00 pm. Merryvale proprietor René Schlatter will be on hand to guide guests through his portfolio of estate-bottled wines.
Merryvale Vineyards is a family-owned Napa Valley winery producing small production lots from select vineyard sources. For over 30 years Merryvale has been turning exceptional Napa Valley grapes into world class wine. The winery is world renowned for rich, powerful Cabernet Sauvignons and Chardonnays, along with its iconic Bordeaux-style red blend, Profile.
Merryvale’s historic building was the first winery built in the Napa Valley after the Repeal of Prohibition in 1933, and has become a favorite destination for visitors to the Valley.
Merryvale is committed to protecting and preserving the environment through conservation, renewable energy and sustainable farming practices. It has received Napa Green Vineyard, Napa Green Winery and Bay Area Green Business certifications.
The Menu (Subject to Change)
Wild Mushroom and Hazelnut Paté Crostini
Grilled Shrimp | Avocado Pico De Gallo
Arancine | Rumi Afghani Saffron
Starmont Carneros Chardonnay
Seared Ahi Tuna | Blood Orange, Ruby Grapefruit, Navel Orange, and Fennel Salad
Starmont Sauvignon Blanc
Seared La Belle Farm Foie Gras | Fresh Fig Brûlée | Bacon Crème Anglaise | Sauternes Gastrique
Merryvale Carneros Pinot Noir
Porcini and Rosemary crusted Tenderloin of Beef | Cabernet and Antigua Sauce
Winter Vegetable Napoléon
“Profile”, Merryvale’s Signature Bordeaux Blend
Grilled Pear | Caramel | Bleu Cheese
The Merryvale Vineyards and Blonde Bear Tavern Wine Dinner
Friday, February 2, 2018
$125 per person plus tax and gratuity