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  • Wed

    Ankida Ridge Winemaker Dinner at Empire State South

    7:00 pmEmpire State South

    Ankida Ridge Winemaker Dinner at 

    Empire State South!


    Wednesday - Nov. 6th - 7:00 PM

    $80 Per Person, Plus Tax and Gratuity

    Contact (404) 541-1105 for Reservations


    Empire State South Wine Director, Steven Grubbs and I first experienced the Ankida Ridge wines several months ago and we were both impressed! His interest ballooned as he visited the winery during a wine tour chronicled in and article he wrote for Food and Wine.  Click here to read the Article.


    Christine Vrooman's Ankida Ridge Vineyards is perched on a virgin, decomposed granite mountain slope in the Eastern Blue Ridge mountain range in Central Virginia.  Wine Advocate writer, David Schildknecht called the 2010 Pinot Noir, "a mouthwatering, multi-dimensional, mindset-mending demonstration of what's possible in Virginia's Blue Ridge...I expect the Vrooman's 2011 to shake-up lots of tasters and their preconceptions.


    The Menu is below, and I'm looking forward to anyone adventurous to join me as I'm excited to try the full line-up!



    Duo of VA oysters:

    Watch House on the half-shell with mignonette,

    Chincoteague baked with VA ham and persimmon

    Vidal blanc blend, Rockgarden Cellars, 'Voyage de Vert', Amherst, Virginia, 2012



    Crab billi bi with preserved lemon, leek, sunchoke, and smoked crouton

    Chardonnay, Ankida Ridge, Amherst, Virginia, 2012



    Pheasant roulade, potato puree, glazed root vegetables

    Pinot Noir, Ankida Ridge, Amherst, Virginia, 2011



    Lamb tasting, loin with braised greens, braised neck with barley and oat porridge

    Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Rockgarden Cellars, 'Voyage de Rouge', Amherst, Virginia, 2011



    Maple flan, walnut crust, Earl Grey cider sorbet