FLX & Down Under Side-by-Side Tasting IN PERSON
Sample a flight of Silver Thread’s Riesling and Pinot Noir compared to an Australian Riesling and a New Zealand Pinot Noir. Two local cheeses will be paired.
Expert Guides: Join Certified Sommelier Laura Winter Falk of Experience! The Finger Lakes and Certified Wine Educator Shannon Brock of Silver Thread for this guided tasting.
Exclusive: Limited to twelve in-person participants. Featured wines are naturally and sustainably grown on estate vineyards. Wines will be available for purchase after the event.
Description: Riesling and Pinot Noir, while indigenous to Europe, have found much happiness in the New World of wine. Both of these grapes like cooler weather, and thrive in regions with lots of glacial soils, making the Finger Lakes, New Zealand, and some special regions of Australia ideal for growing these grapes. Join us as we compare Finger Lakes Riesling and Pinot Noir from Silver Thread Vineyard with their counterparts from Australia and New Zealand. All these wines are driven by their exceptional fruit quality and minerality. All the wines are produced using sustainable methods on estate vineyards, and are pure examples of what is being produced in their regions. Your hosts will guide you through these four wines, their stories, similarities and differences.
2019 Grosset Alea Riesling, Clare Valley, Australia v. 2018 Silver Thread Bio-intensive Estate Riesling, Seneca Lake, New York
2018 Momo Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand v. 2017 Silver Thread Pinot Noir, Seneca Lake, New York
Join Shannon Brock, co-owner and wine educator at Silver Thread Vineyard and Laura Winter Falk, PhD, Certified Sommelier, Wine Instructor, and Owner of Experience! The Finger Lakes as they
The in-person experience will be held at Silver Thread Vineyard at 2:00 pm and is limited to only 12 guests. Each guest will receive a flight of the four wines, with a side pairing of two cheeses. Bottles of the wine will be available for purchase at the end of the presentation. The tasting is expected to last around one hour.