Saturday, May 6th, on the 19th birthday of Natalie, for whom Natalie's Estate Winery is named, 25 guests enjoyed a delicious family style Winemakers dinner at The Barberry, downtown McMinnville.
All of the wines served were from the Natalie's Estate Winery brand.
Special muse of whipped trout and ricotta, paired with Pinot Gris.
Artist Christine Swanson at the beginning of the evening.
Carlton Farms Pork Meatballs, summer squash and zucchini with herb creme fresh. Paired with newly released 2015 Pinot Noir.
Braised Venison Loin served with potato gnocchi, black truffle buerre monte, braised collard greens and crispy leeks. Paired with 2014 Reserve Sangiovese.
Listening to winemaker Boyd Teegarden describe the wines in detail.
Dried cherry and pecorino bread pudding with an herbed créme anglaise. Paired with 2014 Zinfandel.
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Two hours later, red Poppies by Christine Joy Swanson.
We asked for names of charities the guests were passionate about, wrote them down, put them in the hat, and pulled one foundation name out: Family Bridge, Hillsboro, OR.
As a way to give back, we auctioned this painting in a silent bid.
Congratulations to dinner guest Adina (pictured on right), whose donation to Family Bridge will forever be a memory of this night as she enjoy Christine's painting in her home.