Bring on spring! On Old Mission Peninsula, that means new wine releases. Relish samples of WOMP's newest vintages, as well as spring's arrival to Old Mission Peninsula. The wineries invite you to a day of tasting their new releases while enjoying fresh, spring-inspired food pairings. Several stops will even offer a chance to chat with WOMP winemakers about the grape-to-glass winemaking process, as well as offering limited barrel and tank tastings. (Try them before they’re ready to bottle!) It’s been a cold, cold winter. Thaw out with WOMP!
There are transportation companies which you may hire separately from the event, but most guests simply drive themselves. The entire peninsula is only 19 miles long and five miles at its widest, so all wineries are within a just a few miles of each other.
The wineries are cooking up some inspired spring cuisine that pairs oh-so-nicely with new releases and fresh blossoms.
Black Star Farms – Spring Vegetable Orzo Salad with Farro and Barley
Brys Estate – Chocolate Mousse Flower Pots paired with their brand new Wally's Wineyard, Lucky
Peninsula Cellars – Chef Adam of Pigs Eatin' Ribs will serve Carolina Style Pulled Pork Sliders topped with Apple and Red Cabbage Slaw
Chateau Grand Traverse – Spring Rolls with Ginger Sauce, Garden Vegetable Spirals
Chateau Chantal – Ramp (local leek) and Cheese Quiche with Semi-Dry Riesling (will also offer Semi-Dry Reisling tank samples with winemaker)
Hawthorne – The Cheese Lady Cheese paired with 2012 Chardonnay
Bowers Harbor Vineyard – Curried Sweet Potato Bisque with Toasted Hazelnuts paired with a vertical tasting of Bowers Harbor Vineyards brand new 2014 Riesling, Block II & Langley
2 Lads – Roasted Vegetable Wraps with a Balsamic Reduction served with 2013 Cabernet Franc (poured by winemaker)
Tickets are $25 each, plus processing.