Grüner is fortunate to welcome Paul Achs and Michael Malat to Portland to showcase some of the best wine from the regions of Burgenland and Kremstal. Chef de Cuisine Jake Sheffield has put together a wonderful four-course menu for each dinner paired with exclusive wines not typically available in our market.
We invite you to join us Wednesday April 15 for Paul Achs or Tuesday April 21 for Michael Malat for this unique dining experience.
Each Dinner will be $95 per person, gratuity not included. Space is unfortunately limited.
Any questions at all regarding the specifics please call Grüner at 503-241-7163 to secure a spot.
For those who are unfamiliar with these particular winemakers, here are a few notes on them and their viticultural approach.
“Paul Achs is a master of the Blaufränkisch grape variety and is considered one of Austria’s foremost red wine specialists. The winery is located in the village of Gols near Lake Neusiedl in the red-wine focused Burgenland region. Paul Achs worked in California in the late 1980s where he developed an affinity Pinot Noir. He returned to join the family winery in 1990 and won the Falstaff “Winemaker of he Year” award just four years later. In 1994, Achs co-founded the Pannobile association to promote quality red wines from the village of Gols, focusing on local varieties St Laurent, Blaufränkisch and Zweigelt. The winery is certified biodynamic by Respekt.”
“Gerald Malat is without doubt one of the best-known winemaking personalities in the country, not least of course due to the outstanding qualities of his wines. His son, Michael Malat, now manages the business. The Malats understand how to play the entire repertoire to perfection – all the way through from light white wines to the elegant red wines. Austria’s first sparkling wines, Malat Brut and Malat Brut Rosé, have been made at the winery by the traditional method since 1976. Perfection continues to be the guiding principle of the Malat winery – and has been for many generations.”
[Falstaff Wine Guide]