|Second 2018 AAWC-Ann Arbor Tasters Guild Event / AWS
COLLECTOR EXTRAORDINAIRE Winemakers' Dinner
with Rachel Hanson, Regional Manager, The Boisset Collection
THURSDAY, February 22 at 7:00 pm
|at Grange Kitchen, 118 W. Liberty, Ann Arbor|
Boisset is a family-owned collection of historic and unique wineries bound together by a common cause: authentic, terroir-driven wines in harmony with their history, their future and the land and people essential to their existence. With more than twenty historical and prestigious wineries in the world's preeminent terroirs, including the Côte d'Or, Beaujolais, Rhône Valley, California's Russian River Valley and the Napa Valley, each house retains its unique history, identity, and style, and all are united in the pursuit of fine wines expressive of their terroir.
First on the list is the Burgundy winery founded by Jean-Claude and Claudine Boissot at Vougeot in 1961. Their son, Jean-Charles, was born into the world of wine at Vougeot. Jean-Charles united the family‛s Burgundy vineyards to form Domaine de la Vougeraie. He went on to acquire the venerable Beaune negociant Bouchard Aine, founded in 1750.
Then he set his sights on California, purchasing in 2003 De Loach Vineyards. In 2009 he added Raymond Vineyards to The Boisset Collection of family estates. The Raymonds had been multi-generation proprietors of Beringer, one of Napa Valley‛s oldest wineries. He traveled back further in California wine lore when, in 2011, he acquired Buena Vista Winery, the oldest North Coast California winemaker.
Success hasn‛t gone to his head. He has a twinkle in his eye and wears a wry grin, just like his father. He‛s made a perfect marriage with Gina Gallo, granddaughter of Gallo Winery‛s founder Julio, and one of the sweetest, most unassuming persons you could ever meet. Quite the power couple of California winegrowing!
Regional Sales Manager of Boisset Family Estates, Rachel Hanson will guide us through an assortment of the collection‛s wines from both sides of the pond. Chef Brandon Johns will have a menu to us in due time.
Spiced Apple, Radish and Poached Shrimp Salad
Sauteed Rainbow Trout, Winter Vegetables
Duck Breast, Potato Croquette, Mushrooms
BBQ Lamb Shoulder, Grits
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