On Tuesday, January 9th, Lock 50 will host an exclusive wine dinner featuring wines from Ehlers Estate winery (St. Helena, CA). For this dinner, Executive Chef Tim Russo will work with Lock 50’s Sommelier Andrew Carmody to pair five different Ehlers Estate wines with a specially-prepared five course menu.
When: January 31, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM
Cost: $125 per person
Fried Curried Goat Cheese | Grapefruit Supremes | Roasted Fennel
Paired with Ehlers’ 2016 Sauvignon Blanc
Smoked Cocoa Rubbed Quail | Toasted Almond Farro | Cherry Agrodulce
Paired with Ehlers’ 2014 Merlot
Brown Butter Roasted Pork | Braised Leeks | Vanilla Currant Chutney
Paired with Ehlers’ 2014 Cabernet Franc
Balsamic Braised Beef | Anise Roasted Carrots | Crispy Trumpet Mushrooms
Paired with Ehlers’ 2014 “1886” Cabernet Sauvignon
Dark chocolate torta | espresso caramel | cinnamon creme fraiche | sea salt
Paired with Ehlers’ 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Tickets will be available at EventBrite
About Ehlers Estate
The story of Ehlers Estate is one of passion, patience, and hard work, intertwined like the tendrils of robust vines that have been part of the landscape here since the mid-1800s.
It was the lure of winemaking that tempted Bernard Ehlers to buy a small, dying vineyard in the late 1800s and embark on a quest to create the winery that continues to bear his name. He replanted his newly-acquired 10-acre vineyard, established the olive grove that still thrives today and in 1886 completed construction of the stone barn that is now our beautiful winery building. His original Bale Mill Winery continued to operate long after his death, run by his wife until the 1920s and then by successive new owners who took advantage of its prime location and unique terroir.
A century later, another husband and wife team discovered the lure of this idyllic spot in the heart of the Napa Valley. French entrepreneurs and philanthropists Jean and Sylviane Leducq saw the potential for this region to produce wines with the power, balance and structure of the finest Bordeaux they knew and loved. Over several decades they patiently built a contiguous wine estate – common for French chateaux but increasingly rare in California.
With the help of renowned enologist, Jacques Boissenot, they gradually acquired individual local vineyards as they came up for sale and replanted with the most suitable clones and rootstock. By the turn of the century they had created the 42-acre estate we farm today, with Bernard Ehlers’ original stone barn and vineyard at its heart and the Ehlers name once again poised to grace wine labels. The 21st century began with the release of the very first vintage from the Leducqs’ new Ehlers Estate.
Ehlers Estate, is a for-profit business that is held in trust by Fondation Leducq, which in turn is a not-for-profit entity that funds international cardiovascular research. This is a philanthropic relationship that is unique in the world of wine. It is also a testament to the vision of founder, Jean Leducq. Making exceptional wines was one of Jean Leducq’s great passions, and Ehlers Estate exists to honor his memory and his commitment to both fine California wine and cardiovascular research. 100 percent of the net income of Ehlers is used by Fondation Leducq to support their efforts to advance cardiovascular research