Another successful Sense Yountville was held on a beautifully sunny warm Saturday May 7th under the “big white tent” at V Marketplace 1870 in downtown Yountville. This, only the third annual “Sense Yountville” has already become the appellation’s premiere wine & food event.
Thirty wineries were represented offering their pre-release wines and large format bottles, and culinary pairings were provided by local restaurants. Highlights included (Blankiet Estate making their first appearance at this tasting), Dominus, Gemstone, Tom Scott, Tor Kenward, among others. This is a rare opportunity to meet either the winemaker or principals of the wineries. Many of the wineries pouring do not have tasting rooms and or are open to the public. Arguably Yountville is the culinary hub of Napa Valley and principals, winemakers and chefs are on hand. Some of the top restaurants represented included Bouchon, Redd, Mustard’s, Michael Chiarello’s Bottega and more. While its a rare treat to enjoy wine from Yountville’s finest wineries – the culinary delights are equally to be treasured.
The event was limited to only 350 guests. The date always coincides with the Kentucky Derby so after the Tastings and Future Sales from 11-3pm there was of course a “Derby Party” – with a surprise upset this year. We look forward to 2012! www.senseyountville.com
Photos from 2011 Sense Yountville Tastings