updated 3-1-17
Third 2017 Ann Arbor Tasters Guild Event
ROBLES SQUARED Winemaker Dinner
with Kevin Willenborg, Vina Robles
TUESDAY, March 21, 7:00 pm
at Terry B's, 7954 Ann Arbor St., Dexter

While I bill our series of Ann Arbor Tasters Guild restaurant events ‘winemaker’ dinners, the speaker is often a significant winery or wine-importer player other than an actual winemaker. This period features a pair of dinners where the actual head winemaker is present

In March we’ll be joined by Kevin Willenborg, winemaker for Vina Robles. After graduating from California’s leading winemaking school, U-C Davis, Kevin got off to a fast start, apprenticing at Pomerol Chateau Petrus. Thereafter, he’s made wine in Napa, Sonoma, and British Columbia’s Okanagan Valleys before joining Vina Robles in 2012.

Vina Robles was founded in 1996 by Swiss entrepreneur, engineer, developer, and restaurateur Hans Nef with the intention of making wines ‘to express a unique balance of European heritage and American opportunity.’ He chose Paso Robles, ‘The Pass of Oaks’, for his enterprise, an AVA along California’s Central Coast 25 miles inland from the Hearst Castle and Pacific Ocean. Today, this is one of America’s fasting growing wine regions.

There have been staff changes at Terry B’s since our last dinner. Chad Roe has returned as restaurant manager. Chef Chris Huey has moved on, replaced by the sous chef of Detroit’s fashionable Chartreuse Kitchen. The head chef there is Doug Hewitt, who was lured away from Terry B’s in 2015 after preparing many a memorable meal for our Tasters Guild group. I’m confident new executive chef Jessica and staff will not miss a beat.

We’ve already delivered to Terry B’s staff the selection of Vina Robles wines that will be served at the dinner. The principals will taste them and create a menu that is complementary. Chad promises the menu by the end of the week, where after Sally will post it on the website and send out a message to the AA Tasters Guild membership. Meanwhile, here’s the wine lineup:

Littleneck Clams, White Wine, Lemongrass, Citrus, Herb
VINA ROBLES PASO ROBLES SAUVIGNON BLANC
VINA ROBLES WHITE4 PASO ROBLES WHITE

Smoked Pork and Cherry Sausage,
Wheat Berries, Fresh Berry, Red Wine Vinaigrette

VINA ROBLES ROSEUM PASO ROBLES ROSE

Duck Confit Cassoulet, Delicata Squash
VINA ROBLES RED4 PASO ROBLES RED

Marrow Stuffed Beef Shank, Pan Jus, Roasted Root Vegetable
VINA ROBLES PASO ROBLES CABERNET SAUVIGNON
VINA ROBLES PASO ROBLES PETIT VERDOT

Chocolate Cheesecake, Petite Sirah & Berry Caramel
VINA ROBLES PASO ROBLES PETITE SIRAH


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Each Tasters Guild member may bring one guest at the member price.
PLEASE NOTE: We make every effort, but refunds cannot be guaranteed
without at least 48 hours' notice of cancellation.


How Many?

 

By March 14 Tasters Guild MEMBER cost is $74.50 each:
(price  INCLUDES FOOD, WINE, TIP AND TAX)19

 

After March 14 Tasters Guild MEMBER cost is $77.00 each:
(price  INCLUDES FOOD, WINE, TIP AND TAX)

 

By March 14 NON-member & AAWC-only member  cost is $79.50 each:
(price  INCLUDES FOOD, WINE, TIP AND TAX)

 

  After March 14 NON-member & AAWC-only member  cost is $82.00 each:
(price  INCLUDES FOOD, WINE, TIP AND TAX)

 

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