From guests’ written comments, it was interesting to note that many had trouble choosing a favorite wine and food pairing, which is a good thing! However, in tallying comments, favorite pairings were the Ancestry Cellars 2012 Reminiscence Riesling and the Jumbo Prawn over Thai Noodle Salad; the J&J Vintners 2012 Les Collines Vineyard Syrah and Strip Steak au Poivre; and, the Sun River Vintners 2010 Tinta Cão Angelica and the Flourless Chocolate Cake. Also favorites were the Kitzke Cellars 2010 Cabernet Franc and Italian Mixed Plate, and the Milbrandt Vineyards 2011 Mosaic Red Wine and the Strip Steak.
The overwhelming favorite wine – Kitzke Cellars 2010 Cabernet Franc, also the 2nd runner up for “best of show” at the 2014 Tri-Cities Wine Festival. The next most favorite – Ancestry Cellars 2012 Reminiscence Riesling, which was the festival’s “best of show.”
And finally, do guests want this event next year? The comments revealed a resounding “yes!” In fact, one guest wrote, “Love it and plan to attend next year. Thanks, Dolly.” Yes, thank you Dolly, for another best of the festival wine dinner. It truly was a great and special evening.