WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US
Winemaker’s Pop-Up Dinner Series
Chef Aaron Tekulve of Surrell is popping up at Cairdeas Winery to craft an incredible seven course winemaker’s dinner. Join us as we pair four of our Rhône style wines with Chef Tekulve’s New American Cuisine featuring ingredients from the very best of Pacific Northwest farmers and purveyors.
2020 Dinner Series Dates
- Friday, February 21st
- Saturday, February 22nd
- Friday, May 15th
- Saturday, May 16th (only 2 seats left)
- Friday, July 17th
- Saturday, July 18th
- Friday, November 13th
- Saturday, November 14th
We invite you to be one of our 18 guests for these intimate food and wine paired dining experiences.
– Lacey & Charlie
RHÔNE INSPIRED WINES CRAFTED IN LAKE CHELAN
We pull our inspiration from the Rhône valley of France and craft delicious wines from Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Counoise, Cinsault (red grapes) and Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne, Grenache Blanc, Picpoul (white grapes) to craft some traditional and truly unique blends.
The Rhône is generally divided into two sub-regions with distinct vinicultural traditions, the Northern Rhône and the Southern Rhône. The northern sub-region produces red wines from the Syrah grape, sometimes blended with white wine grapes, and white wines from Marsanne, Roussane and Viognier grapes. The southern sub-region produces an array of red, white and rosé wines, often blends of several grapes such as in Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Syrah is the only red grape variety permitted in red AOC wines from this sub-region. The grape, which is believed to have originated in or close to the Rhône region, is also widely known as Shiraz, its name in Australia and much of the English-speaking world, and has recently become very popular with consumers around the world.
The southern Rhône’s most famous red wine is Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a blend containing up to 19 varieties of wine grapes (ten red and nine white) as permitted by the Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC rules. Gigondas AOC, on the other hand, is predominantly made from Grenache Noir. Depending on the specific AOC rules, grapes blended into Southern Rhône reds may include Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan and Cinsault.