9/19/2017 0 Comments
Grilling expert Craig Jones will demonstrate grilling techniques and recipes for four dishes at 1 PM, accompanied by paired wine samples from Fence Stile Vineyards. Afterward at 2 PM, guests dine on a four-course meal served family-style al fresco on the patio.
$45 ticket includes expert grilling demonstration, four wine samples, and four-course meal. Additional Fence Stile wines available for purchase by the bottle and glass to accompany dinner. RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 816-500-6465.
Starters - Savory Addictions nuts. Crostini topped with creamy broccoli puree and cheese. Wine sampling - Fence Stile Vignoles.
Salad - Grilled romaine salad with grilled harvest vegetables. Wine sampling - Fence Stile KAIscape.
Entree - Marinated and grilled portobello mushrooms and twice-baked wasabi potatoes. Wine sampling - Fence Stile 57 Red.
Dessert - Grilled peaches stuffed with blue cheese and grilled grapes. Wine sampling - Fence Stile Ishq dessert wine.
Craig is a live-fire cooking expert, the Grill Mayor for Food Network (2012), owner of Savory Addictions Gourmet Nuts, and a food blogger for the Kansas City Star. He’s also a certified KCBS BBQ judge, a master student of pizza crafting, and an enthusiastic supporter of the greater Kansas City food scene.
Fence Stile also hosts its Annual Grape Stomp (free to participate) from 11 AM and throughout the day. Join us for wine and grape-stomping fun to celebrate the end of harvest season.
Music adds energy to the busy crush pad activity that takes place after the morning grape harvest. This week, vineyard manager Shawna Mull shares a playlist below of some of her favorite artists and songs that help pass the time and keep spirits up during the crush. Look for a new playlist from winemaker Stephen Dollar next week.
After a morning harvest and lunch, volunteers are invited to observe the crush pad, learn how the grapes are processed, and perhaps taste some free run juice. Learn more about volunteering for an upcoming harvest on Sundays by emailing email@example.com.
"My heart is with the Kansas City musicians," said Shawna. "Roots and blues run deep with me so my playlist consists of killer music from KC’s Samantha Fish, Jason Vivone and the Billy Bats, and AJ Gaither One Man Band. They all play cigar box guitars. AJ plays all homemade instruments. They influenced my fascination with cigar box guitar building and playing."
"I chose Katy Guillen and the Girls to turn up some Kansas City rock-n-roll. 'Fishin in the Dark' by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is one of my all-time faves," said Shawna. "'Air Stream Driver' makes me want to move and groove. I love to spin poi to this one. 'Age Like Wine,' yup, I'm working on it every day. The Steel Wheels's songs are just great examples of American roots music from the Virginia mountains. I do love a mandolin and banjo! I have three songs from G. Love & Special Sauce. There are so many good ones to choose from, but I felt that 'I Like Cold Beverages' is the best closing song for a long harvest and crush day. Cheers!"
Miles to Go - Samantha Fish (Video)
Air Stream Driver - Gomez (Video)
Unified - G. Love & Special Sauce (Video)
My Heart is In the Right Place - Jason Vivone and the Billy Bats (Video)
Hillbilly in Space - AJ Gaither One Man Band
Age Like Wine - Todd Snider (Video)
Find Your Mountain - Steel Wheels (Video)
Fishin In the Dark - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (Video)
Don’t Get Bitter - Katy Guillen and the Girls (Video)
We've Got a Fire - The Steel Wheels (Video)
Peace Love and Happiness - G. Love & Special Sauce (Video)
I Like Cold Beverages - G. Love & Special Sauce (Video)
Harvest volunteer Philip Jeffries recorded and produced "The Grapes Are Sweeter," a short video that captures a day's harvest in Fence Stile's vineyards and scenes from the crush pad. Thanks to Philip for this amazing tribute to the harvest season.
Each weekend, we welcome volunteers to help us harvest grapes on Sundays through September and early October. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot for our harvest party which includes a harvest lunch and wine after the harvest.
Sunday, September 17th
Sunday, September 24th
Sunday, October 1st
Tentative date for our Annual Grape Stomp (I Love Lucy style) - Sunday, October 8th