August 17th Seminar
"Chateau de Montfaucon"
- Jackalope Grill
- 4:00-6:00 (Arrive 15 min. early.)
On Monday, August 17, we will feature French wines from Chateau de Montfaucon, located in the heart of the Rhône Valley. Montfaucon is situated on a tall knoll directly across the Rhône River from Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The castle dates back to the XIth century and is the oldest inhabited castle in France. Its wine cellar dates from the XVIth century.
Chateau de Montfaucon is a place rich with history. The oldest part of the towers at the castle can be dated back to the 11th century. In 1420 the castle was owned by the Laudun family who were given the title of Baron to Montfaucon from the French king.
Following his agriculture studies in France and California (UC Davis), winemaker Rodolphe de Pins made wine at the renowned estates of Henschke in Barossa and Vieux Telegraphe in Châteauneuf du Pape. He took over Montfaucon estate in 1995, rebuilt the winery and made his first vintage in Montfaucon in 1995. He has since conquered the critics in France and abroad with his complex and elegant Rhône wines.
We will meet on Monday, August 17, from 4:00-6:00 at Jackalope Grill, 750 Lava Road. The cost is $45
To facilitate making your reservation for the August 17 WTW Seminar, we will be accepting credit cards as well as cash or checks (made out to “Women Tasting Wine.”) You can drop off your check at Bend Wine Cellar Thursday or Saturday from 2:00-5:00. (Stop by Saturday and enjoy a complimentary wine tasting.) You can also call Diane (388-7564) with your credit card information. As the menu is a fixed one and not a la carte, please let us know at the time of registration if you have any food allergies. We need to have our final numbers in on the Wednesday before the event for the purpose of ordering the food, so payment needs to be received by Tuesday, August 11.
Remember, reservations are on a first come, first served basis and your payment is your reservation. Since we have to have our “head count” in by Wednesday morning, there will be no refunds for cancellations after 9:00 AM Wednesday, August 12, or for no-shows on the day of the seminar.
We hope to see you in August and at future monthly Women Tasting Wine Seminars!