Ravines Wine Cellars Tasting Dinner
Join The Cornell Club for an unforgettable evening featuring five courses and eight wines by Ravines Wine Cellars. The tasting will be led by Morten & Lisa Hallgren, owners of Ravines Wine Cellars.
Reception Hors D’Oeuvres
Paired with 2011 Sparkling Brut
Baby Gem Salad
Pickled Radish, Shaved Fennel, Spiced Cashews
Paired with 2016 Dry Riesling and 2015 Dry Riesling, Argetsinger
Three Cheese Sachetti
Parmesan Fonduta, Herbs, and Truffles
Paired with 2016 Chardonnay & 2015 Pinot Noir
Veal Osso Buco
Potato Cake, Roasted Vegetables, Verdura Sauce
Paired with 2015 Maximilien and 2012 Maximilien
Dark Chocolate Mousse
Pomegranate Center, Caramel Mousse, Chocolate Cake Base
Paired with & Ampersand
Ravines is a artisanal winery in the Finger Lakes region of upstate NY started in 2000 by Morten & Lisa Hallgren, a Danish Oenologist and his wife Lisa, a Chef and business partner. Morten was educated in Oenology and Viticulture in Montpellier, France but grew up on his family’s estate winery in the Côtes de Provence region, where he and Lisa gained experience and knowledge in all aspects of the wine business.
After working in different wine regions in France and the US, they came to the Finger Lakes in 1998 when Morten took a job as chief winemaker for Dr. Konstantin Frank. He and Lisa purchased a 17 acre plot of land bordered by steep ravines, which became the namesake of the winery. Morten is credited for introducing a new style of Finger Lakes Riesling, a bone-dry, mineral-tinged and terrior-driven style. They slowly built their vineyards to 130 acres from which they produce 25,000 cases annually and distribute throughout the country. Their oldest son, Max, is a PhD candidate in Mathematics at Cornell.
6:00pm hors d'oeuvres reception, 6:30pm tasting dinner. $70 per person, including tax and service charge. Advance reservations required by Tuesday, February 19th, at which point are considered final sale. To accommodate any dietary restrictions, please contact the program department no later than Tuesday, February 19th.