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.
Guests joined us for a celebration of Savor the San Juan with this local winemaker. Chefs Ryan and Tim locally sourced an inspired five-course dinner using seasonal ingredients from local farms and those from the mainland.
Madrone Cellars Wine Dinner 2019
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« Previous Page