The annual growth cycle of a grapevine begins with bud break in the spring and culminates with harvest and leaf fall in the autumn. In celebration of the end of a dormant winter, the beginning of spring, and the breaking of the buds on our vines, we are holding our first annual Bud Break Celebration Dinner in The Stonehaus Vineyard at 6pm on Saturday March 21st.
As our estate-grown wines are still spending time in barrel, we’ll be featuring five wines from The Tablas Creek Winery. Known for being leaders in the Rhone Varietals, Tablas Creek makes highly rated, award winning wines from a winery that was just voted one of the top 10 to visit in California. The Tablas Creek Winery is located in the hilly Los Tablas district of West Paso Robles, an area known for its similarities to Chateauneuf du Pape, making for perfect growing conditions for their imported vines planted on a limestone rich, 120 acre organic estate vineyard where they use dry farming & biodynamic techniques.
Drawing his inspiration from the season, Executive Chef John Parker has created a perfectly paired spring fare menu, using only the freshest seasonal ingredients. The evening will begin with a sunset Róse Reception followed by an alfresco, four course, family-style vineyard dinner. Complete with Tablas Creek wine specialists and live music, this dinner will be the perfect way to kick off the new season!
Bud Break Menu:
Róse Reception – Tray passed appetizers
Tablas Creek Patelin De Tablas Róse, Paso Robles, 2014
1st Course: Appetizer: Spring Pea Arancini with arugula pesto
Tablas Creek Patelin de Tablas Blanc, Paso Robles, 2013
2nd Course – Salad: Roasted Beets with burrata crème and kale chips
Tablas Creek Mourvedre, Paso Robles, 2012
3rd Course – Entrée: Wood Grilled leg of lamb served with roasted new potatoes and grilled heirloom carrots, marinated with roasted garlic, rosemary and pistachio dust
Tablas Creek Esprit de Tablas Rouge, Paso Robles, 2012
4th Course – Dessert: Cheese Board with pave d affinois and saint agur blue, dried fruit, honey comb and grilled bread
Tablas Creek Vine de Paille Roussanne, Paso Robles, 2012