Wine Dinner with Nova Cadamatre, Master of Wine

Event Date:
4/23/2018 - 4/23/2018

Event Time:
6:00 pm

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The Cornell Club welcomes Nova Cadamatre of Canandaigua Winery and Trestle Thirty One for The Cornell Club’s Winemaker Dinner series!

Nova Cadamatre is the first female winemaker in the US to achieve the title of Master of Wine and one of only a few American winemakers to do so. Currently she resides in the beautiful Finger Lakes of upstate NY with her husband, Brian, and son, Nathaniel. By day she is Director of Winemaking for Canandaigua Winery for whom she makes the 240 Days wines; a Riesling, dry Rose, and Cabernet Franc. By night, she is the owner of Trestle Thirty One, a high end boutique wine brand making age worthy dry Riesling. In 2014, Cadamatre was named to Wine Enthusiast’s Top 40 under 40 list and has numerous 90+ scoring wines to her credit. She also won the Taransaud Award for top performance in the production and handling of wine theory papers for the Master of Wine exam.



Duck Confit Beggar’s Purse
Herb Crêpe, Foraged Mushrooms, Wheat Berries, Spring Leek

Paired with: 240 Days 2016 Dry Rosé 


Herb Crusted Lamb Loin
Pavé Potatoes and Sautéed Spinach

Paired with: Trestle Thirty One 2015 Riesling and
240 Days 2015 Cabernet Franc


Goat’s Milk Panna Cotta
Cassis Sorbet

Paired with: 240 Days 2015 Riesling

Originally from Greer, South Carolina, Cadamatre began her career in wine after moving to New York to pursue horticulture. As one of the first graduates of Cornell’s Viticulture and Enology program in 2006, Nova relocated to California to assume a number of winemaking roles with many iconic wineries including Beringer, Chateau St. Jean, Chateau Souverain, and most recently at Robert Mondavi Winery.  There she was the red winemaker focusing on Cabernet Sauvignon from the iconic To Kalon Vineyard. Nova is a WSET Alumni, blogger, wine writer, Ningxia Winemaker Challenge contestant, and is active on social media. Follow her on her blog at, on Twitter @NovaCadamatre, on Instagram @nova_cadamatre, and follow her wine brand at .  


6:00pm cocktail and hors d'oeuvres reception, 6:30pm dinner. $65 per person includes wine pairings, tax, and service charge.  Advance reservations required by Thursday, April 19th. Registration is considered final sale on Monday, April 16th.


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