4/12/11 TICKET SALES HAVE ENDED. THE EVENT IS SOLD OUT! Payment confirmations have been sent. If you do not have a ticket, please do not show up as we are at capacity for the event and will turn away all walk ups. Unpaid Meetup RSVP's have been moved to "NO" on the meetup. Thanks
What: Premier Winemaker Event: Highly Rates Sonoma Wines with Rick Sayre, Rodney Strong Vineyards at the Inverness Resort and
UncorkedDenver.com invites you to meet Rick Sayre, the award winning winemaker for Rodney Strong Vineyards for a wine and food pairing event featuring their highly rated estate wines and Symmetry. Mr. Sayre will answer questions, and discuss specific characteristics of each of his hand crafted wines.
When: Tuesday April 12, 2011 at 6:00 PM
Where: Inverness Resort Denver Tech Center in the Garden Terrace overlooking the Golf Course
200 Inverness Drive West Englewood, Colorado 80112
Crowd: Mostly Young/Mid Professionals late 20's through 40's/early 50's
Cost: $29.99 includes tax and tip (Wine Party Only) Payment Link: http://uncorked-rodneystrong.eventbrite.com 4/4/11 70% of the tickets have been sold and we have more women signed up than men. (please note that most people are just signing up directly on eventbrite and don't RSVP on the meetup if you are looking at the members signed up.)
Dress: Business/Dressy Casual to Business/Dress to Impress
Directions and Parking: I-25 to Dry Creek exit, East on Dry Creek, turn right on Inverness Drive (outer road). The restaurant has FREE parking in front of the hotel and is a few blocks from the Light Rail to the Dry Creek Station (take the walkway over the I-25)
Wines and Food Pairing
2009 Rodney Strong Charlotte’s Home Sauvignon Blanc (reception)
2009 Rodney Strong Chalk Hill Chardonnay with prosciutto wrapped melon on bamboo
2008 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Wine Enthusiast, 90 points with herbed goat cheese w/ olive tapenade on cucumber (vegetarian)
2009 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, Wine Enthusiast, 91 points with Mini Beef Wellington
2007 Symmetry Meritage, Wine Enthusiast, 94 points with Seared Bison Crostini with Arugula and Horseradish
Dinner after the wine tasting: We usually have 40-50% of the group stay for dinner after the event. It's a great way to continue the conversation with new friends. The Inverness will be offering a prix fix menu (from Restaurant week...extended for our group) for $26.40 a person plus tax/tip at their award winning Baca Restaurant. There is a place on eventbrite to RSVP for dinner afterwards. You may also order off of their wonderful menu. For members who want to continue to casually mingle, the fireside lounge will be open.
Please Note: NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR/NO WALK UPS!....sorry but we will have to turn away anyone who doesn't have an advance ticket as wine and food has been allotted based on the ticketed attendees and we do not handle money at the door. We are limiting this event to 100 attendees with a winemaker due to capcity of the room. Our events sell out quick! Please see the Denver Wine Meetup for the refund policy.
About the Rodney Strong Vineyards: http://www.rodneystrong.com/ Rodney Strong Vineyards is known for its estate-bottled wines and its 500 acres of Sonoma County vineyards. Rodney Strong Vineyards grows and produces wines from grapes grown exclusively in Sonoma County’s finest appellations: Alexander Valley, Russian River Valley, Chalk Hill and Sonoma Coast. Rod was one of the first to plant pinot noir in the Russian River Valley, the first to produce and release a Chalk Hill chardonnay, and the first to make a single-vineyard cabernet in Sonoma County. The winery’s 14 unique estate vineyards represent a perfect combination of varietal selection and place.
Eventbrite utilizes paypal for payment which is SSL secured. You can use any credit card and there is an echeck option. You do not have to have a paypal account. We do not see your credit card info, it's encrypted. Please see the Denver Wine Meetup for the refund policy located on the event and the ABOUT page. Refunds are processed up to 2 days prior to an event for any reason. 99% of advance refunds have been processed for this group! Please note: We cannot refund "no shows" and folks who decided in the afternoon or after the event has commenced they cannot attend. Notifications the afternoon of the event for illneess are too late for the organizer to refund as the headcount has been sent to the chef, it's too late to find waitlist people to take your ticket and the group is charged based on the headcount. If you are ill the morning of the event, please email immediately, before 9:00 am.