Photos from the Cave by Candlelight Dinner

Last night we attended the Cave by Candlelight dinner at Apolloni Vineyards. Here are some pictures.

It all started with Sparkling Pinot Blanc in the Tasting Room

It all started with Sparkling Pinot Blanc in the Tasting Room

Then, we made our way out to the wine cave where we found our name card and took our seats in anticipation of the rest of the meal.

Dinner in the Apolloni wine cave

Dinner in the Apolloni wine cave

There were 60 people seated at that long table in the wine cave. We didn’t know anyone else at the dinner, so we  chatted with the folks around us.

Looking the other direction from our seats at the table

Looking the other direction from our seats at the table

Here is the menu from the evening:

Amuse-bouche
Sparkling Pinot Blanc

Spiced Butternut Squash Bisque
2011 Chardonnay

Pear and Pomegranate Salad
with Blue Cheese Croutons & Warm Bacon Vinaigrette
2012 Rosé

Fresh Ricotta and Roasted Vegetable filled Pasta
with Sundried Tomato Sauce
2010 Flaminia Vineyard Pinot Noir

Smoked Tenderloin
with Roasted Peppers and Balsamic Demi-Glace
2010 Soleggio

Chocolate Viognier Pot de Crème
2011 Viognier Dolce Vino

Happy Valentine's day

Happy Valentine’s Day

I hope you found a fun way to celebrate. If you’re looking for fun things to do in Oregon Wine Country this weekend there’s lots going on. Consider stopping by Kramer Vineyards in Gaston or Carlton for a taste of their newly released 2009 Pinot Noir Port, a perfect pairing with chocolate, or perhaps a visit to the charming town of Carlton where you can visit 20 tasting rooms.

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