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Get to Know the 2013 SVHF Featured Wines

“I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.” ― W.C. Fields

Restaurant WalkAny foodie knows that memorable epicurean experiences are only complete when paired with wine. That’s why we are fortunate at the Sun Valley Harvest Festival to have eight sponsoring wineries that will be featured in our Chef Demonstrations and the Grand Tasting, along with other events throughout the weekend. Returning viticultural champions from last year’s event include Chateau Ste. Michelle, Col Solare, Erath Winery, Northstar, Spring Valley Vineyard, and Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars. The two new wines we’re pleased to share with you this year are Michelle, a sparkling wine, and O Wines.

Each wine represents different varietals from the Pacific Northwest and California, all of which bring unique and delightful flavors to the table that will be perfectly paired at each Chef Demonstration on Saturday, September 21st and with the delicious samples at the Grand Tasting on Sunday, September 22nd. And, if you consider yourself to be a true wine enthusiast make sure to attend Akasha Richmond’s “Pairing for your Palate: The Art of Hors D’oeuvres and Wine” on the 21st at 4 pm. During this event, you will have the opportunity to taste, experience, and enjoy different wines while learning how to make the perfect combination of flavor profiles with different foods.

To learn more about each of the featured wineries, click here.

And the Bottle Makes Three: Our Featured SVHF Weekend Wines

Any foodie knows that memorable epicurean experiences are only complete when paired with wine. That’s why we are fortunate enough for Sun Valley Harvest Festival 2012 to receive sponsorships from six prestigious wineries that will be featured in our tastings throughout the weekend. The wines of Chateau St. Michelle, Col Solare, Erath Winery, Northstar, Spring Valley Vinyards, and Stags Leap Wine Cellars each represent different regions and varietals, which all bring uniquely delightful flavors to the table that are sure to please your palate!
Always curious to hear from our highly-adored sponsors, we were fortunate enough to talk to Josh St. Aubin, our “go-to wine guy,” to hear a few of his thoughts and experiences with the wine world…

If you could go to one wine region in the world where would that be and why?
I couldn’t name just one region…Tuscany in Italy, Rioja in Spain and Champagne in France would be a good place to start!

How has this hot / dry season impacted your vineyards?
Hot and dry is a good thing for wine grapes. The long growing season in Washington produces amazing wine grapes and the hot days followed by cool nights creates wines with great fruit character and high acidity for excellent balance. Our grapes are all irrigated so they are not dependant on rain for moisture.

What is your favorite unexpected pairing?
Favorite unexpected pairing has to be French fries or potato chips with Champagne or Sparkling wine. Try it, you’ll never want to have one without the other again!

Well Josh, you don’t have to tell us twice! Try for yourself this weekend in Foodie Heaven, along with infinite other pairings we’re offering at our various events. If you’re truly looking to boost your wine knowledge, don’t miss Jackie Quillen’s Wine Tasting Boot Camp on Saturday at 3:30 pm. Get your tickets here!