Madrone Cellars Winemaker Dinner: October 25, 2019
Inspired by French Champagne, Bordeaux reds and the dry white wines of Alsace, Shaun and Amy Salamida are striving to bring a taste of Europe to the San Juan Islands. Their wines are made with minimal intervention, with a goal of revealing the grape, terroir and story behind each glass. Shaun has a keen interest in natural, unfiltered wines, with the goal of planting and farming an organic and bio-dynamic vineyard on San Juan Island.
Shaun and Amy manage an estate vineyard on San Juan Island, where they organically farm the Pinot Noir, Ortega, and Siegerrebe. These local grapes are used solely for Method Champenoise that will be released Summer 2020. Apart from the local estate vineyard, Madrone sources their grapes from select vineyards in Eastern Washington.
Chefs Ryan and Tim locally sourced an inspired five-course dinner using seasonal ingredients from local farms and the mainland.
apple-kohlrabi slaw, fermented green strawberry
Paired with Cinsault Pét-Nat
grilled garlic boule, duck pastrami, cranberry aioli
Paired with Marsanne
filled with leg of lamb, gorgonzola, sage, green tomato chutney
Paired with Malbec
Beef Short Ribs
winter squash-hazelnut purée, port wine jus, crispy Brussels sprouts
Paired with Croissance
Paired with Port
Make a night of it. Stay at one of our Inns, part of the San Juan Island Inn Collection for $129 when joining us for this special event dinner. Wake up the next morning to a satiating breakfast to start your day.