Please join 8th generation Burgundian winemaker, Jacques Tardy, next Thursday for fantastic Chardonnay and a handful of Pinot Noirs from one of Willamette Valley’s founding and most important vineyards.
Join Us For An Evening with
Jacques Tardy, Winemaker at Torii Mor
Thursday, May 24th
What makes this tasting a rare and cool opportunity?
- First, have you noticed that every time you walk into a local winery the tasting staff tries to convince you how “Burgundian” their chardonnay and pinot is? Well, unless you’re digging deep into your pocket, they aren’t. “Burgundian” is a worthy goal but it’s really hard to get there with WV grapes and soil. This tasting not only successfully “gets there” but…
- Our host for the evening is an 8th generation Burgundy winemaker. Many of you will learn why local vintners aim for “Burgundian.” Further, you’ll get to try three pinots noirs, each of which focuses upon “sense of place” in true AOC (French wine region) style.
- Torii Mor is a cool operation. One of our wines for the night is from a 46-year-old single vineyard planted in 1972. The vineyards are “LIVE” certified (sustainable farming) and the winery is “LEED” certified (sustainable energy and environment).
- I’ve asked Chef Michael to pull elevate the food to the standards of the wines (each wine costs Uptown multiples of our wines from last night’s Del Rio dinner). Michael’s menu not only includes four well-portioned courses, he’s working on an amuse-bouche to start and even intermezzo between courses. I am thrilled to introduce many of you to Chef Michael and for you to share with you the joy of what this man can do.
Bubbles from 6:30. Sitting to Dinner at 7:00
Four Courses + 4 Wines + Bubbles: $99pp
Reservations for the evening are limited and “first come – first served.” To make your reservation, click below
Winemaker, Torii Mor Vineyards
Jacques Tardy was born into a love of wine. As the eighth generation of a Burgundian winemaking family from Nuit Saint Georges, Jacques pursued winemaking and vineyard management from a young age. After studying Viticulture and Enology at Lycee Viticole de Beaune, Jacques moved to California in 1982. By 1990, he had made his way to the Willamette Valley and in 2004, he joined the Torii Mor team as head winemaker.