Each Friday dinner party (usually held on the 3rd or 4th Friday of the month) will focus on one wine region of the world. Top-picked wines will be paired with five regional-influenced tasting courses prepared by Chef Barnes. As always, the menu will also be local farm-to-table driven. Arrive as early as 5:30 to co-mingle with other guests – the bar will serve cocktails prior to dinner (one round included in the dinner rate). We sit for dinner at 6:30 p.m.
This will be a 5 or 6-course meal with the courses presented in tasting sizes.
Including the wine pairings (but not alcohol purchased prior to dinner), the cost of dinner is $100-120 per person, excluding tax and gratuity (depending upon price points of wines). Rooms will be discounted by 15% for Tour guests on the night of each tour. You’ll receive another 5% room discount on any subsequent Wine Dinner sleepover!
Each month, we include a wine and/or food expert in addition to Chef Barnes
Saturday, June 27, 2020 – The Wines of Summer ($95 pp) – Outdoors. Live Music.
Summer of 69 – Early pick Verdelho
A bouquet of honeysuckle and lemon greets you followed by a sherbet edge. Fresh pineapple and white peach fill out the generous flavours giving the wine a light, summer feel. Crafted specifically for those warm, balmy days and nights, the 2018 Summer of ’69 is perfect for sharing amongst friends.
Keep it Chill
100% Gamay – dry, not sweet. Tasting notes of raspberry, red cherry, rhubarb, rosemary. Red wines made in this fresh, vibrant style have bright, brambly flavors that pop when the temperature drops. Made from Gamay, this wine is crammed with red fruit aromas that make it an ideal accompaniment to any alfresco meal.
Cherries and Rainbows
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre- Dark fruit: plum, dark cherry, boysenberry, blackberry, violet, fresh earth, sage, forest floor, menthol, tomato leaf, eucalyptus, black licorice.
Carol Shelton King Ridge Cabernet (very Limited – we have 2 cases and 8 bottles left) On-Premise Warehouse Case Price: $407.90 On Bottle pick
Dark red in color. Black cherry-cola and cassis fruit, long and deep on nose and palate. Cedary oak spice and warm pipe tobacco aromas, dark chocolate, vanilla at finish, smoothly structured tannins
Summer Water Rosé
This Central Coast Grenache and Syrah blend is refreshing, light and dry, with notes of melon, peach, rose, and citrus. Bubbly and fun, this bottle promises to enhance all your end-of-summer festivities – and beyond.
Summer in Provence Wine Dinner – Saturday, July 25, 2020. Outdoor dinner at farm tables.
Saturday, August 22
Saturday, October 31, Halloween & Wine Party – Costumes Required (excellent prizes for costumes). $125 pp. Torch-Lit Dusk Cocktail Hour in the Meadows (5:00 p.m. – sunset at 5:38 p.m.). Wine and Food Stations in Barn – Live Music by Portland’s Irish Dance Band Boghat. Full Moon & the end of Daylight Savings to boot (we gain an hour)!
TBD – Friday, November 20, 2020
Seven Fishes Wine Dinner Party – Friday, December 18
Seven seafood dishes paired with five wines ($125 pp)
December 31, 2020
CHEF SELECT NEW YEAR’S EVE WINE DINNER PARTY. $125 pp. 7:00-10:00 pm. The evening starts with a cocktail hour followed by a 4-course dinner with Chef and Innkeeper selected wines from our favorite wines of the year – all exceptional quality.
Late night deluxe snack station, round of champagne and dance party included for all dinner and inn guests. Cash bar from 10:00-12:30. Clearing floors for dancing with DJ Scrumptious (Avert Guldemond), 10:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. Non-diners may join us at 10:00 p.m. $40 pp. and Cash Bar.
******* Our Chef tries to accommodate your needs. Some menu modifications for dietary restrictions may be made upon confirmation of your reservation****
Friday, April 23, 2021 – Vegetarian Wine Dinner Party (*organic wines) in Celebration of the 51st Anniversary of Earth Day . Highlighting local green initiatives and opportunities for commitment.