I spent the perfect rainy day afternoon at the beautiful Arrowood Winery with some incredible people. The afternoon featured a tasting of a wide selection of Arrowood wines accompanied with food by The Girl and the Fig and lots of education.
First off, I love that Kristina Werner, their head winemaker, is a total badass. To quote her, “We’ve never met a grape we didn’t want to squeeze,” and we are all very fortunate that they feel this way.
The fabulous menu and pairings included the following:
- 2015 Arrowood Saralee’s Vineyard Viognier paired with roasted baby heirloom carrots, saffron crema, honeyed almonds
- 2012 Arrowood Monte Rosso Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon paired with house ground polenta, braised oxtail, cocoa nibs, winter squash, sage pesto
- 2013 Arrowood Proprietary Red Wine paired with black pepper ravioli, triple cream mornay, black truffles
I could definitely eat the ravioli all day, every day. After seven glasses of wine, I’m not sure how I managed to not ask for seconds of the ravioli. That’s some real self-control.