VINTNER'S DINNER THIS SAT. 11/11/17
This year marks our 11th annual Vintner's Dinner. We hold this intimate five-course wine pairing dinner each year to showcase our local caterers and restaurants along with our very best wines. Currently, we have spots left for our Vintner's Dinner this Saturday beginning at 6:30 pm. If you are interested in making a reservation, please visit our website. This year we will indulge in the creations from Partyman Catering. View the menu below:
Hors d'oeuvres: Mediterranean appetizer platters served with 2016 Chardonnay
Soup: Roasted red pepper soup with basil sour cream paired with 2016 Dry Riesling
Salad: Greek style salad topped with feta cheese paired with 2015 Vignoles
Entree: Chicken kebobs with seasonal vegetables over a bed of couscous finished with tzatziki sauce paired with Alpinismo
Dessert: Finger Lakes Cookie Company Max Black chocolate crinkle cookie served with vanilla ice cream topped with a Max Black wine reduction sauce paired with Dockside
At the Vintner's Dinner we will re-introduce two of our favorite wines: the 2016 Dry Riesling and our winter blend, Alpinismo. The 2016 Dry Riesling was pulled from the shelves in our tasting room two months ago because it was moving quickly and we did not want it to sell out before being able to showcase the vintage at our Vintner's Dinner. The 2016 Dry Riesling will be re-released at the dinner on Saturday evening and will be featured as the wine pairing with the soup course. Alpinismo, our semi-dry red winter blend of Noiret and Frontenac, will be also be released at the dinner and is the featured wine paired with the main course. Guests of our Vintner's Dinner will be the first to be able to purchase these two wines, which are both available in limited quantities. We look forward to the dinner this Saturday and to seeing all of those who will be joining us!
HARVEST IS CALMING DOWN
This year we are making a record amount of wine at Deer Run. My husband and winemaker, Scott along with his Father, George, have been pouring over chemical additions and spreadsheets for the past two months and things are finally beginning to settle down in the tank room. We are short on tank space, with each of our 24 wine tanks, three juice cubes and five grape lugs filled with juice and fermenting grape must at the moment. Scott is scratching his head a bit about how to proceed with his blending, but no worries, he is quite creative and I am sure will think of something!
The need to bump up production is a direct reflection of wine sales at local liquor stores and events here at Deer Run Winery. The 2017 Summer Concert Series brought us record attended concerts with over 1,000 attendees at a few of the concerts. We even had one concert which was delayed due to wicked thunderstorms with high winds that swept over the winery and we watched from the front porch as dedicated concert goers pulled into our parking lot waiting patiently in their cars with windshield wipers on high for the storm to pass! We have a great community and are proud to call Livingston County, New York home and will continue to do the best we can to bring you hand-crafted, affordable wines.
Below is a meme that Scott used as his Facebook profile picture, just to give you an idea of what its like for a winemaker at this time of year.
There are many long hours spent in a tank room for winemakers in the fall, harvesting, crushing and de-stemming the picked grapes, overseeing dozens of ferments, making sure tanks don't overflow and wine doesn't overheat, all so that in the end we can enjoy a nice bottle of wine without ever realizing the amount of hard work that went into making your glass of wine. Cheers to all of the winemakers (and brewers) who make the world a better place for the rest of us!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Candlelight Nights Thursdays 11/30, 12/07, 12/14, 12/21/2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Five hors d'oeuvres and wine pairing stations held at Deer Run after hours surrounded by candlelight.
Holiday Sip & Shop Sat. 12/02/17 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Multiple local artisans will join us to bring you an afternoon of shopping for one-of-a-kind gifts while sipping on your favorite Deer Run wine. Light food and wine pairings will be served.
Conesus Lake Garden Club Christmas Sale Sat. 12/09/2017 9:00 am - Support the ladies who make our public areas beautiful! Live evergreen wreaths, kissing balls, table centerpieces and more available for sale at Deer Run beginning at 9:00 am until they're gone!
I am the winemaker's wife. Scott and I married in 2014 and I transitioned from a hospitality manager to a grape farmer's wife, event coordinator and blog author.