The monthly Food & Wine pairing for October will feature a veritable cornucopia of flavors and aromas as Chef-in-residence Darby Tarantino pairs her menu selections with four very distinct Meadowcroft wines (www.meadowcroftwines.com) on Saturday, October 9. Three seatings will take place at 12:00 noon, 2:00 p.m. and 4 p.m. with a $15 per person charge. The Meadowcroft Wines tasting room is located at 23574 Arnold Drive/Hwy 121 in the Cornerstone Sonoma (www.cornerstonesonoma.com) complex. Reservations are recommended and may be made by calling the tasting room at 707/934-4090.
Winemaker Tom Meadowcroft of Meadowcroft Family of Wines (www.meadowcroftwines.com) and David Sandri of WineTopics and American Winesecrets (www.winesecrets.com) will co-host a guest lecture at the Culinary Institute of America, St. Helena campus. Titled “The Zinners of California,” they will present a fun, lively and educational presentation where they will leave attendees with the ability to compare and contrast the Zinfandels from five different Appellations of California including Napa, Sonoma, Amador, Lodi and Paso Robles.
Sonoma Valley, California-based Meadowcroft Family of Wines (http://www.meadowcroftwines.com), formerly known as Magito Wines, is now distributed in 20 states plus the District of Columbia and eight Canadian provinces, with sales to begin in China before the close of 2009. Founded by winegrower Tom Meadowcroft in 2003, the company’s consistent growth over the last six years has led to the expansion of four labels of award-winning wines: Meadowcroft, Magito, Thomas Henry and Sumptuary Wines.
Meadowcroft Wines are now available in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington D.C., Washington State and Wisconsin. In Canada, the wines are available in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan. Meadowcroft Wines are also available via the wine clubs of Williams-Sonoma, Omaha Steaks and Napa-Style.