|Sixth 2017 Ann Arbor Tasters Guild Event
THEY WERE EXPENDABLE
Blue Quail Winemaker Dinner
with Guinness McFadden, Owner
THURSDAY, June 15, 7:00 pm
|at Terry B's, 7954 Detroit Street, Dexter|
Remember that great 1945 movie about PT boats starring Robert Montgomery, John Wayne, and Donna Reed? Remember JFK and and PT-109? Remember the exploits of Guinness McFadden, Bronze Star-decorated Vietnam river boat captain? No? Well, I can’t promise the first two, but on June 15 McFadden will be with us for sure!.
Guinness McFadden grew up in the upper west side of New York City. He attended Notre Dame, where he lettered in wrestling. Upon graduation he joined the Navy. On tour in the Mediterranean, he acquired his love for wine. After his subsequent hero service in Vietnam, he finished his naval career as a Rear Admiral’s aide in Portugal. With a gift for languages, he became fluent in both Vietnamese and Portuguese. Thereafter, he went on to Stanford Business School but dropped out following a ‘back to earth’ impulse to plant vines in Mendocino County’s Potter Valley in 1974.
Today McFadden has 160 acres of vineyard straddling the upper Russian River Valley at 1200 feet elevation. Each grape variety is planted in a particular ‘terroir’ most suited to it. Many of the North Coast’s illustrious wineries buy grapes from his vineyards. We’ll enjoy several of his estate’s own Blue Quail productions as well as a Coro Mendocino, a joint-project ‘meritage’ with other leading Mendocino winemakers..
Here’s the wine list. After Terry B’s crack new chef and her staff have had an opportunity to sample the wines, the menu will be forthcoming and posted immediately
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