Red Tail Ridge Winery has been The Play Company’s exclusive wine provider for Cabaret Gourmet since 2011, making this their sixth year providing our wine!
I come from a family of chemists (father, both brothers, sister-in-law). You can imagine this made for some stimulating nerd speak at the dinner table. I worked as a chemist until I was accepted in to grad school at UCD in the Viticulture and Enology program. Grape growing and winemaking is really an extension of science; but more like a craft. It’s a partnership with nature really. The resulting wine is little bit of self-expression that ultimately participates in the moments of other people’s lives. Pretty cool right?
We believe that experimentation is an important step towards unlocking our vineyard’s, and this region’s, potential. Our Obscure Reds Varietal Series includes, Teroldego, Blaufränkisch, Dornfelder, Lagrein. We also, produce a series of expressive Riesling styles to uncover the grape’s versatility with varying fermentations, must weights, and vineyard locations. (For more information see Red Tail”s experimentation check out their Experimental Section.)
Which wines can we look forward to sampling at Cabaret Gourmet?
With our Pinot Noir mushrooms and pork are very pairings. Other suggestions: smoked meat, tuna, salmon, medium sharp cow’s cheese.
With our Riesling you can pair with quite a bit. Suggestions: Goat cheese, chicken, Asian food, most things with lemon, milder curries, duck, fruit salad/salsa, ham, and foie gras.
With our Sans Oak Chardonnay seafood and fresh vegetables. Suggestions: mussels and light salads.
With Blanc de Noirs everything goes! Suggestions: Aperitifs, anything salty, light desserts, smoked fish, shellfish.