Another beautiful evening at Calico Skies for The Perfect Pair Valentine Wine Dinner. Chef Jeni & Co. treated guests to a perfectly paired seven course meal while Elisabeth Hunstad and Matt Hastad were up on stage. Already looking forward to next year! Thanks for visiting and hope you enjoy the photo recap of the evening ;-)
In a kingdom where jealousy, betrayal and deception are common story lines, it was up to our guests to find the felon so that everyone could live happily ever after at our mystery dinner, "Once Upon A Murder". A scrumptious four course dinner was served by Chef Daniel with Elite Catering with each course paired to Calico Skies wines.
FOOD + WINE
A big thanks to everyone who attended! This was so much fun to bring back after a few years off...
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...
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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."
GALLERY OF EVENTS