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4/27 - Alexandria Nicole Winemaker Dinner: The Resort at Port Ludlow, Port Ludlow

Alexandria Nicole Winemaker Dinner @ The Resort at Port Ludlow, Port Ludlow

Friday, April 27th, 2018 at 6:00 PM
THE RESORT AT PORT LUDLOW, One Heron Road, Port Ludlow, WA 98365, P: (360) 437-7000.
$132 per person plus tax and gratuity. Price includes reception, multi-course dinner, tax, gratuity and Brown Paper Ticket service fee. For more information or to make your reservation, call The Fireside for at: 360.437.7412.
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When Jarrod and Ali Boyle christened their land in the Horse Heaven Hills of Washington, the choice of its name came easily.  Providence played a strong role in the birth of Alexandria Nicole Cellars and its estate vineyard.  Paying tribute to that force  so central to their dream come true  was a natural in the naming of Destiny Ridge Vineyard. Jarrod was born in Prosser and learned the secrets of successful vineyard management as assistant viticulturalist under the tutelage of  Dr. Wade Wolfe when both worked for The Hogue Cellars.  It was here that wine grape growing and winemaking became Jarrods passion. While working for Hogue, Jarrod was in charge of inspecting grapes and making grower recommendations to help grape varietals achieve their desired characteristics.  One day, a routine inspection of a vineyard on Horse Heaven Hills turned into a paradigm shift in Jarrods career and his life.  It was that day he noticed a nearby piece of barren land, sloping gently to the south, overlooking the Columbia River.  From that moment forward, visions of vineyard blocks danced in Jarrods head. Soon after, a casual conversation with an old friend led Jarrod to telling the story of his Horse Heaven Hills land discovery and his vision of planting a vineyard there.  Jarrods friend Rob Mercer (a member of a well-known local farming family) was almost as excited as Jarrod.  The level of shared excitement escalated when Rob realized the land of Jarrods dream was owned by his father Bud Mercer.  Before long, the Mercer family joined with the Boyle family and the dream of a vineyard on the hillside and Destiny Ridge Vineyard was born.  The first vines were planted in the fall of 1998.


Braised Berkshire Pork Belly, with Red Dog Farm Kale
Crawford Viognier

Nettle Bisque: Locally Foraged Stinging Nettles, Sherry Crème Fraiche
Shepherds Mark White

Alaskan Halibut, Grilled Eggplant, Foraged Mushroom Ragout
Gravity Merlot

Cucumber-Mint Granita

Basil Pesto Rubbed Poussin, Ozette Potatoes, Red Dog Farm Raab
Alderdale Cabernet Sauvignon

Mystery Bay Goat Cheese Soufflé
Jet Black Syrah