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Taste of Terroir - Livermore Valley's Wine & Food Experience  July 21, 2011
Taste of Terroir - Livermore Valley's Wine & Food Experience July 21, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011 - Thursday, July 21, 2011
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Palm Event Center in the Vineyard
1184 Vineyard Avenue, Pleasanton, CA, 94566

Taste of Terroir
Thursday, July 21, 2011  6-9pm
Join Livermore Valley Winemakers and Bay Area Chefs for a delectable evening of wine and food pairings showcasing the Valley's bountiful "terroir" (a french word for soil and is pronounced "ter-wah").  Winemaker and chef teams work together prior to the event to create innovative wine and food pairings for guests.  Cast your vote for People's Choice Award.  And, in a blind tasting, our Culinary and Media Judges will present awards for Most Innovative Pairing, Best Classic Pairing and Judges' Best (Awards presented at 8:15pm).  Enjoy live music on the patio and bid on spectacular silent auction lots.  $75 per person.  Must be 21 to attend.  ID Required.
 
AND THE 2011 WINNERS ARE:
Most Innovative Pairing:  Cedar Mountain Winery & Porter's Restaurant at Poppy Ridge: 2007 Zinfandel, Hansen Vineyard, Livermore Valley Paired with Local Lamb Meatballs on Black Bean Sopapillas with Jalapeño Jelly
 
Best Classic PairingConcannon Vineyard & Market Cafe at Pleasanton Marriot:  2007 Reserve Petite Sirah, Livermore Valley Paired with Braised Short Rib Bruschetta
 
Judges Best Pairing:  Nottingham Cellars & Wild Vine Hideaway Bistro & Lounge:  2009 Malbec, Livermore Valley Paired with Seasoned and Garnished Lamb Skewers Drizzled with a Zesty Malbec Red Wine Sauce
 
People's Choice Award:  Ruby Hill Winery & Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery: 2008 Intesa Blend Paired with Braised Goat with Hints of Cloves, Coriander and Vanilla.  Served on Creamy Goat Cheese Polenta with Fresh Cherry and Micro-Arugula Garnish.
 
 
 
2011 Participating Wineries & Restaurants:
  
Wineries Include:
Concannon Vineyard
Cedar Mountain Winery
Darcie Kent Vineyards
Eagle Ridge Vineyard
Fenestra Winery
Garre Winery & Vineyard
La Rochelle Winery
Las Positas Vineyards
Little Valley Winery
McGrail Vineyards & Winery
Mitchell Katz Winery
Murrieta's Well
Nottingham Cellars
Occasio Winery
Retzlaff Estate Winery
Rios Lovell Winery
Rodrigue Molyneaux 
Ruby Hill Winery
Tamas Estates
The Singing Winemaker
The Steven Kent Winery 
Thomas Coyne Winery
Wente Vineyards
 
Restaurants Include:
Campo di Bocce
Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery
Castlewood Country Club
Cafe Garre
Market Cafe and Bar at Marriot Pleasanton
Palm Event Center in the Vineyard
Porter's Restaurant at Poppy Ridge
Scott's Seafood Restaurant & Catering
Star Anise
Stomp! Wine Lounge
Swirl on the Square
Terra Mia
Underdog Wine Bar
Wente Vineyards
Wild Vine Hideaway Bistro & Lounge 
Zephyr Grill & Bar
  
2011 Food & Wine Competition Judges:
 
 
Courtney Cochran (certified sommelier, entrepreneur and author of Your Personal Sommelier® in San Francisco),
Sara Schneider, Wine Editor at Sunset Magazine
Laura Ness, Wine Writer Independent Magazine
 
 
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS AND PARTNERS:
Diablo Magazine, US FoodService, Porsche of Livermore, Audi of Livermore, Pleasanton Rentals, Palm Event Center in the Vineyard, ImageSetters, Fantasy Sound Event Services, Waste Management, Livermore Valley Florist 
 
 
 
WINNERS FROM THE 2010 TASTE OF TERROIR WINE & FOOD COMPETITION 

People’s Choice Award:

Ruby Hill Winery         

Casa Real at Ruby Hill 

Pairing:

2008 Estate Reserve Zinfandel, Peacock Patch , Livermore Valley       

Rabbit Terrine Inlaid with Dried Cherry and Pistachio, Garnished with Locally Grown Herbs and Cherry Demi-Glace Jam Presented on Butter Toasted Challah with Estate Reserve Zinfandel-Infused Mustard

Judges’ Best Award:

Occasio Winery           

Izzy's Steaks & Chops 

Pairing:

2008 Petite Sirah, Del Arroyo Vineyard, Livermore Valley       

Petite Syrah Marinated Skirt Steak served Flank Steak, Ragu and Burbon Yams 

Best Expression of Local Ingredients Award:

Wente Vineyards         

The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards     

Pairing:

007 Nth Degree Syrah, Livermore Valley         

Nicolau Farms (Manteca) Goat Cheese Panna Cotta with Black Pepper, Estate Garden Smoked Tomato Jam, Tiny Purple Basil

 

Most Innovative Award:

Ruby Hill Winery         

Casa Real at Ruby Hill 

Pairing:

2008 Estate Reserve Zinfandel, Peacock Patch , Livermore Valley       

Rabbit Terrine Inlaid with Dried Cherry and Pistachio, Garnished with Locally Grown Herbs and Cherry Demi-Glace Jam Presented on Butter Toasted Challah with Estate Reserve Zinfandel-Infused Mustard


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