Benovia Winery shared their 10th Anniversary by treating their lucky guests to outstanding Benovia Fall Release wines paired with delicious bites - all inside their new winery building. Guests were greeted just outside the new winery building with a glass of the very limited, and exceptionally complex 2013 Chardonnay, La Pommeraie Russian River Valley exquisitely paired with fresh oysters.
Once inside the new winery building, the options were plentiful and beautifully displayed inside the thoughtful and skilled architecture of the welcoming new building. The high quality and creativity of the foods prepared by Stark & Co. Catering was the perfect pairing for the high caliber of wines created by Benovia’s Winemaker and Co-Founder, Mike Sullivan.
Along with the Chardonnay, guests enjoyed generous pours of Benovia’s Pinot Noir and Zinfandel. On the list to sip, was 2013 Cohn Vineyard Pinot Noir - Benovia Winery’s flagship wine. Created from grapes farmed organically from Benovia’s oldest estate vineyard, this beautifully medium ruby-colored wine exceeded all expectations.
Also up for the siping was the perfectly balanced, and delightfully flavorful 2013 Zinfandel, Sonoma County. Strategically stationed near a Rock Shrimp Paella, the flavors of the food and wine complimented each other perfectly.
A visually striking pairing was a colorful Ruby Beet Tartare with the deeply vivid red of 2013 Martaella Vineyard Pinot Noir Russian River Valley. On the palate, the ingredients included in the tartare, especially the Humboldt Fog and Truffle Tremor, were a perfect pairing for this exceptional Pinot Noir.
In the style of the incredible hospitality to be found at Benovia Winery, guests were also invited to have their glasses engraved as a special token of the evening.
Pure Luxury congratulates Benovia Winery on this special anniversary! Contact us today and allow us to plan your visit to this and other superb wineries in Sonoma County’s Wine Country.