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Wintergreen Wine Club Meets At DBBC

Photos by Lauren Schnell : ©2009 NCL Magazine : Members of the Wintergreen Wine Club recently met at Devils Backbone Brewery in Nelson County, Virginia [1]

Photos by Lauren Schnell : ©2009 NCL Magazine : Members of the Wintergreen Wine Club recently met at Devils Backbone Brewery in Nelson County, Virginia

Roseland / Beech Grove
Nelson County, Virginia

Members of The Wintergreen Wine Club recently had and Iberian Wine Dinner (Spanish and Portuguese influenced food) at Devils Backbone Brewery [2] in Nelson County at the foot of Wintergreen Mountain. The wine club was formed a little over 10 years ago, with 8 to 9 dinners a year.

WWC members enjoy a pre-dinner ‘social’ course in the bar area with passed hors d’oeuvres and red & white wine [3]

WWC members enjoy a pre-dinner ‘social’ course in the bar area with passed hors d’oeuvres and red & white wine

The club’s president, Stu Harvey, says though many times they will taste Virginia wines they will often sample others from around the world. Harvey moved to Virginia around 13 years ago and started the club not long after that.

Members enjoyed a five course dinner. Each course was paired with a unique wine. [4]

Members enjoyed a five course dinner. Each course was paired with a unique wine.

The meal itself was superb, including potato and chorizo empanada with Bodegas Olvena Cabernet Sauvignon Crianza, Spanish Country Fried Rabbit with Rentas de Fincas Rioja Reserva. Bread Pudding & Walnut Brittle with Bodegas Toro Albala Pedro Ximenez Grand Reserve 1979. A ‘reserve’ tasting showcasing wines of distinction.

DBBC Executive Chef, Shawn Goodwin, (far left) along with the the chef support team talks about the menu. [5]

DBBC Executive Chef, Shawn Goodwin, (far left) along with the the chef support team talks about the menu.

As part of the evening, Eric Miller, co-owner of Romero and Miller Wine Searchers/Importers was a guest speaker to discuss the wines served.