You can visit the State Street or University Avenue location in Madison, Wisconsin and step into their European-style tasting room. Once inside, you are encouraged to try the finest oils, vinegars, wine, spirits, and liqueurs the world has to offer. They hold cooking classes and pairing events that highlight special and unique products that are available at both locations.
One such event is the Meeker Vineyard Wine Pairing event, an intimate food and wine pairing hosted by Molly Meeker, President and Co-Founder of Meeker Vineyards. This was a guided 5-course tasting of the available Meeker wine as it was paired with Chef Kristin William's creations in the kitchen.
We were invited to experience this wonderful event, and it certainly didn't disappoint.
Take a look at the delicious food and it's wine pairing!
Deconstructed Potato Salad - paired with Lobster Cove Chardonnay
Oven-roasted Garlic Creamer Potatoes with Savory Paprika Infused Aioli.
Blueberry BBQ Chicken Breast - paired with Roller Coaster Red Blend
Served with pickled corn salsa.
Mini Charcuterie Plate - paired with Great Cabs
Variety of cheeses, olives & cured meat with roasted red peppers and crostini.
Thai Beef Salad - paired with Handprint Merlot
served with Passionfruit Cilantro Vinaigrette
Dark Chocolate Caramel Brownie - paired with Fro-Zin Dessert Wine
served with fresh cherries, Fro-Zin infused Whipped Cream, and di Famiglia drizzle.
Check out the Meeker Vineyard Wine line up for this tasting.
Can't make the trip to California's wine country for these? Don't worry. These can be purchased at vomFASS at both Madison, WI locations. There may be some available for tasting as well. We recommend the Roller Coaster. Our fave!
With the intimate seating, we were able to converse about the fantastic food and wine pairing and just have one hell of a time!
If there was ONE bottle of Meeker Wine that we recommend you purchase, it's the Handprint Merlot. No two bottles are the same. Each bottle is branded with the winemaker's "handprints". CLICK HERE to view a video on this unique to Meeker Wine process. Plan to buy at least 2 bottles. One to drink, and one to keep, and don't forget to save the cork and bottle.
They're in the process of adding a bar and demo kitchen at the University Avenue location for an even more spectacular experience, so make sure to check the vomFASS Events Calendar page frequently so that you don't miss out on fabulous events like this one.
Meanwhile, take a look at the slideshow below of what you can find at vomFASS.
As usual, we will keep you all posted, and see you all at the next event!