Please join Dallas Uncorked on November 9 as we host Rene Schlatter, Owner of the highly acclaimed Merryvale Winery in Napa Valley, for a very special wine dinner at Hibiscus Restaurant, benefiting the Dallas Chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier International.
Starting the evening with a glass of Merryvale's special, small production, traditional method sparkling wine, Solstice, Rene will lead guests through a tasting of some of his most prized wines, each expertly paired with the seasonally inspired, farm to table cuisine of Hibiscus, known for their elevated the flavors which celebrate the season, while focusing on produce and proteins from throughout the region.
Rene's father, Jack Schlater, joined what is now Merryvale in 1991, at the time, working under the name Sunny St. Helena Winery with Bill Harlan and partners at the helm. In 1991 the winery was renamed Merryvale, with the Schlater family taking full ownership in 1996. Since the beginning of their involvement with the winery in the 1990's to today Merryvale has become one of the highest regarded properties in Napa. Known for their high quality, elegant, expressive wines with the true character of the variety shining through each and every beautiful bottle.
Over the multi course meal we will taste Merryvale's cool climate, Carneros estate Chardonnay, their expressive, refined Merryvale Cabernet Sauvignon, their floral, fresh Cabernet Franc (my favorite from the winery,) and a special pour of their flagship Bordeaux style blend, Profile.
The evening will benefit the Dallas Chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier International.
I am a Dame, invited to join the invitation only, women's organization not long ago, and am so proud to be a part of an incredible group of women, helping other women, in the hospitality industry. We are a worldwide philanthropic society of professional women leaders in the fields of food, fine beverage and hospitality, with a membership of some of the finest women in the industry, from our first Grand Dame, Julia Child, to Alice Waters, Alexandra Guarnaschelli, Carla Hall, Mary Sue Miliken and hundreds more, including Dallas Dames Tiffany Derry, Courtney Luscher, Joannne Bondy and Janice Provost.
Dallas Uncorked is thrilled to host this very special night of incredible wines, delicious food and great company, all to benefit an organization I love. We hope you will join us.