We had a blast celebrating Halloween and debuting Chambourcin 2015 at our October Winemaker's Dinner! We host monthly dinners giving us an opportunity to introduce you to our wines in a different way. Each month is dedicated to a wine on our menu. Chef Tina also shares a recipe from the menu each month and I would recommend giving this one a try! Savory Bacon Walnut Scone... Yum. Thank you to all who attended! Here are a few pics and videos we captured from evening...
Visit our Winemaker's Dinner event page for details on our next event!
We started the evening off by enjoying an appetizer by Elite Catering and live music by musician, Billy Lurken. We toured and tasted our way through the vineyard and journeyed back to the pergola for dinner and dessert. This event gives us chance to show our members what we have been doing in the vineyard as well as describing our vineyard site and how that effects the grapes and how the weather this year has affected the 2016 vintage.
Thank you to everyone who made it out to make this event special!
JULY WINE OF THE MONTH - SWEET LICKS
"Brilliant clear ruby color. Bright, fruity aromas and flavors of red berry nut tart and grape popsicle and seltzer with a silky, tangy, petillant, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, buoyant cranberry and sour cherry sorbets and red grape skins finish with soft, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak. A nice, grapey off-dry wine with mouthwatering acidity."
Dancing Through the Decades...
We got to relive prom at the winery! Our guests were dressed to the nines... Gowns and Tuxes from the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and today. DJ, Chris Hintz with Pinnacle Productions was on the music detail and The Riviera was on the food.
Photo Booth Magic
We had an absolute blast... Adding this event to one of my favorites we have hosted at the winery and are looking forward to it next year!
A sold out dinner once again! 82 guests, 1 table of 8 - 1 table of 6 - 3 tables for 4 - and 28 tables set for 2... We got to pair up with Chef Jeni and Co. for the 3rd year!
Jenna, our Events Coordinator, got to meet up with Chef Jeni to perfect the menu with wine pairings a few days prior to the event. Chef Jeni decided on an "Around the World" theme to the menu.
getting set up.
seven courses around the world
Chef Jeni took our tastebuds around the world... I want to go back!!! The pairings were perfect and the food to die for.
I love it all. The decorating. The last minute details. Dressing up. The people. The amazing food and wine. The complete chaos of the countdown. Champagne. Ball drop. Confetti. Everywhere. Love. It. All. Thank you for another amazing night!
The Year of the Big Balloons
The Feast with CJ Callaway's
Photo Booth Moments
Pop. Fizz. Clink. This is how we bring it in.
"And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been."
We hosted our first ever Lobster Boil Thursday, June 18th in the vineyard under the pergola! We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful evening to dine in the vines... Uncle Ed's Specialty Meats and Catering was there boiling the shrimp, potatoes, sweet corn, and lobster right on site while Billy Lurken was on the guitar helping to create the perfect atmosphere for relaxation and some great conversation. The meal was perfectly paired to our, yet to be released, 2013 Traminette-crisp, citrus and floral. We are definitely looking forward to having a lobster boil as an annual celebration of summer!
Our Valentine's Day couldn't have been any sweeter thanks to the lovely couples, families and friends that chose to celebrate love with us at Calico Skies Winery, February 14, 2015! 22 tables for 2, 6 tables of 4 and 1 table of 8 all glowing with candles, pink carnations, baby's breath and balloons and love.
The theme was pink and "sweet"! Precious carnations trimmed each guest's gold charger atop a white doily while balloons and Baby's Breath added to the magic. We also crafted a love coupon at each setting for something to take home. A glass for white wine, a glass for red wine and a sugar rimmed champagne glass awaited each guest.
[the seven course spread]
I did not get a picture of every course this year, unfortunately, but each one was splendid! Our guests sat down to a glass of champagne to start the evening off while enjoying each others company and being serenaded by Elisabeth Hunstad and Matt Hastad, our musicians for the evening.
Cheers to another amazing Perfect Pair Valentine Dinner! Thank you to all of the sweethearts, family and friends who attended this year. We hope you made some magical memories and that we can be a part of future celebrations! Thank you to Chef Jeni & Company and Elisabeth Hunstad and Matt Hastad for helping to make the night unlike any other Valentine experience out there. <3
GALLERY OF EVENTS