Assemblage Monte Bello! 4.23.11

From the Desks, Quills, and Wells of our PR Department:

Ridge Vineyards welcomes you to join in the Assemblage process and be among the first to taste barrel samples of the new 2010 Monte Bello!

This year’s Assemblage Monte Bello event provides you and your guests a special opportunity to experience the splendor of the Monte Bello estate. Plus, you’ll meet and mingle with the winemaking & productions teams as you sample an additional selection of rare library wines, and enjoy a delicious array of cheeses, breads and charcuterie from some of our favorite local artisan producers.

Special culinary guests for this event include:

Gayle’s Bakery (come meet owners/founders Gayle and Joe Ortiz!)

Cowgirl Creamery (say hello to owner/founder Sue Conley!)

—Fatted Calf Charcuterie (hand-slicing organic, hormone-free charcuterie on-site with their turn-of-the-century Italian slicer!)

Providing the sonic backdrop for this wonderful event will be Real Time, a highly esteemed Northern California jazz combo featuring Tim Jackson (manager of the Monterey Jazz Festival) and Marshall Otwell (Freddie Hubbard, Zoot Sims, Carmen McRae).

Tickets for this event are available on our website (please click here to purchase), and can be purchased for $40/person. Ticket purchase will add your name to an RSVP Will Call list, and your email confirmation acts as your purchase confirmation.

We look forward to hosting you!

Categories: Bordeaux varietals, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Events, Food & Wine Pairing, Merlot, Monte Bello, Offerings, Petit Verdot, Tasting Flights, Tasting Rooms, Varietals & Blends, Wine Clubs

2 replies

  1. The salami slicer looks for all the world to be a Berkel….the RollsRoyce of salami slicers. Must be an antique one because it’s painted black. The new ones (that I’ve seen) are either bright red or shiny chrome. The machining that goes into the Berkels is as fine as any Swiss watch. Modern version can run you $20,000 I’ve been told.
    When it comes to pig parts, FattedCalf is one of the best.

    • Wonderful to hear from you Tom! As always, your comments are both welcomed, and excellent! And I believe you are indeed correct, I seem to recall them telling me it was Berkel; it’s an extraordinary machine, to say the least, and yes, we are very happy to be working with Fatted Calf. They will in fact be making some special sausages using Ridge wine for our next Monte Bello Collector event!

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