Matanzas Creek Winery’s Days of Wine & Lavender

I was fortunate to attend the annual Days of Wine & Lavender at Matanzas Creek Winery in Sonoma last year. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, June 29 and tickets are still available. The day includes food & wine demos, paired food stations,  estate tours, live music, and a wine & lavender marketplace. We were not only exposed to delicious food and wine, but we left with some cooking ingredients that we used to prepare the dinner highlighted below.

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Waves of lavander in the fields at Matanzas Creek Winery in Sonoma.

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Lavender Spice Rub, Himalayan Salt with Lavender, and a chilled bottled of Matanzas Creek Chardonnay.

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Panchetta wrapped scallops with Lavender Spice Rub, before……

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…and after!

Mixed herb greens salad with Himalayan Salt with Lavender, roasted pine nuts and grated parmesan.

Mixed herb greens salad with Himalayan Salt with Lavender, roasted pine nuts and grated parmesan.

 
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This year, Winemaker Marcia Monahan will conduct a sensory tasting of four distinctive Sauvignon Blanc wines. Oyster Guru, Rowan Jacobsen, will lead a seminar on how to pair oysters with the different flavors of Matanzas Creek’s wines. There will also be artisan demonstrations of lavender product techniques, and the Matanzas Creek Estate Chef will create seasonal culinary pairings to highlight the affinity between wine and lavender.

For more information about the 17th Annual Days of Wine & Lavender on June 29, click through to http://www.matanzascreek.com/.  This year’s event benefits Ceres Community Project.

 
 
 
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~ by Thomas on June 3, 2013.

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