|Date:||Thu, Feb 14, 2019|
|Time||6:30 PM to 8:30 PM|
Forgotten Barrel 6-Course Valentine's Day Winemaker Dinner w/Winemaker John Eppler, Owner Rodger Grove & Chef Erin Sealy @ Forgotten Barrel Winery in Escondido
Thursday, February 14th 2019, 6:30pm
Support Your Local Winemaker!
We're very excited to announce our next winery dinner with Chef Erin Sealy at Escondido's own, Forgotten Barrel! We're planning a fantastic event featuring locally crafted wines and thoughtful cuisine, creating the perfect Valentine's date night. We'll be pouring six different wines from Forgotten Barrel during an evening of fabulous food, wonderful wine, interesting insights and a little romance. Forgotten Barrel Winemaker John Eppler and Owner Rodger Grove will be joining us for this special evening to discuss what it takes to renovate a historic winery, as well as specific discussion on each wine. The evening will start with a tray passed first course outside under the lights (weather permitting). The seated dinner will consist of 5-courses, featuring a lot of new releases and a couple of core wines that have put Forgotten Barrel on the map. This will be a wonderful night of wine and food that you won't want to miss!
Each selection will be paired with its own wine inspired dinner course, prepared by Chef Erin Sealy. Chef Erin specializes in pairing food with wine, with a slightly different approach than most. Prior to creating a menu, each wine is tasted and reviewed and then she creates a food pairing, highlighting the nuances of each wine. This concept creates a dinner and pairing experience with layers of complexity and unique creations which exemplify the enjoyment of each wine. With a passion for food and wine, Chef Erin delights attendees with a detailed account of the pairing concept and cooking techniques that create each course. Expect a fabulous evening of wine, food & educational insights! Please see below for additional dinner details and a registration link.
Forgotten Barrel now occupies the former Ferrara Winery, which was designated a California historic point of interest in the late 1970’s and a historic site by the city of Escondido in 1989. The winery, was established in 1886 as one of San Diego county and Southern California’s first vineyards. The winery was purchased in 1928 by George Ferrara, banking on the repeal of prohibition by President Roosevelt.
The winery reopened in 1932-33 with the passage of the 21st amendment. During the next 75 years, Ferrara Winery grew to prominence in the California wine industry. It was operated by 3 generations until 2010. Forgotten Barrel restored the historic property and opened the tasting room in 2017 and will continue to tell the story of the Ferrara family and the history of this amazing California landmark.
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