Wine Seminars

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Wines of Hailstone Vineyards

Thursday, April 11
4:30-5:30pm

Join us for an exclusive wine seminar, presented by Hailstone Vineyards, on Thursday, April 11 as we explore the wines of Napa Valley. Special guest Chris Zazo, Winemaker will present several wines from the Hailstone Vineyards in Napa Valley, where it is all about the atmosphere wine creates; friendship, sophistication, and good conversation. Hailstone Vineyard's focus is on producing small lots of premium wine from varying regions of the valley. By maintaining and farming small block vineyards, we are able to control the variables in the vineyard and allow our wines to express the distinct characteristics of the region. Spotlighting the great mountain districts of the Napa Valley as our grape source, allows the final products to expose the true, bold, tannin-structured wines that Hailstone Vineyards creates. A native of the Midwest, Chris has long had a passion for food, wine, and the weather. Growing up on a farm that specialized in blending topsoils, coupled with his background as a Chef, Chris understands the inextricable link between the earth, elements, and what it provides. In fact, it was the weather that helped his company, Dallas-based Aspenmark Roofing and Solar, experience tremendous growth over the past 10 years. In 2012 and 2013, Aspenmark was tapped by Inc, 500 as one of the fastest growing businesses in America.For years Chris has wanted to pay homage to what has helped him achieve personal and professional success, with weather the driving force between Aspenmark and Hailstone Vineyards. Hailstone Vineyards is the realization of that dream. Chris is finally combining his two passions, bringing the same attention to quality and craftsmanship in the wines produced by Hailstone that made Aspenmark a benchmark brand in the roofing business. Outside of Hailstone, Chris works with his charitable foundation, Roof Angels, to help those in need keep a sound roof over their head. In his personal time he is also an avid traveler, golfer, skier, and cook. Hailstone Vineyards is about the atmosphere wine creates friendship, sophistication, and good conversation. Do your weather dance!

Wines Featured:
32 Degrees Sauvignon Blanc
Restoration Chardonnay
Impact Cabernet Sauvignon


Chef Christopher Holbrook's Signature Catering of 30A will feature appetizers to pair with the wine samples.

Menu:
Smoked Salmon Russian Borscht Deviled Eggs resting on top of Fennel Slow with horseradish, caviar, fennel fronds
Signature Crab Cake with nola remoulade and grilled peach salsa
Lamp Chop with blood beet sauce and mint gremolatta gnocchi
Flourless Green Tea Chocolate Torte with crystallized ginger mango creme anglaise and habanero lime and coconut whipped cream

Location | Back Deck of the Discovery Center, near the ABC Fine Wine and Spirits Retail Tent
Ticket Price | $30

Tickets here!