Winemaker’s Pop-Up Dinner Series 

Cairdeas Winery is proud to partner with Chef Aaron Tekulve of Surrell for our Winemaker’s Pop-Up Dinner Series. Chef Aaron creates seven spectacular courses of New American Cuisine featuring ingredients from the very best of Pacific Northwest farmers and purveyors. The courses are thoughtfully paired with four featured Cairdeas wines.

We invite you to be one of our 18 guests for this intimate food and wine paired experience. Our 2019 dinner series dates are below. All dinners take place at Cairdeas Winery, except for the December 7th dinner in Seattle, location TBD.

– Lacey & Charlie

Please email lacey@cairdeaswinery.com to be placed on an early notification list for upcoming dinners and be the first to receive details on the menu and tickets. 

  • Saturday, March 23rd – SOLD OUT
  • Friday, May 17th – SOLD OUT
  • Saturday, May 18th – SOLD OUT
  • Friday, July 12th – SOLD OUT
  • Saturday, July 13th – SOLD OUT
  • Saturday, November 16th – SOLD OUT
  • Saturday, December 7th (in Seattle) – Tickets and menu available soon


Cotes-du-Rhone-Wine-Region-Map1We 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.

Northern Rhône
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.

Southern Rhône
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.

(courtesy of Wikipedia CC)