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Wagner Family of Wine - Wine Pairing Dinner

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Wagner Family of Wine will be featured in this artfully constructed, expertly paired four-course dinner. Join us at 6p for charcuterie & a cocktail, dinner served at 6:30p.

Seating is limited, so reserve soon! 406.863.4040

6:00 Welcome

Passed Conundrum Sparkling 2016
Assorted Charcuterie and Cheeses

6:30 Dinner 

Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Torn greens, white balsamic honeydew dressing, sliced pear, buttermilk blue cheese, candied walnut, lavash crouton

Mer Soleil Reserve Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands 2015
Seared scallops, coconut broth, pork belly lardon, snow pea, ginger, potsticker sauce, orange zest

Emmolo Merlot 2015
Coffee-vanilla crusted MT emu, chive sweet potato hash, kohlrabi puree, cherry compote, heirloom carrot

Caymus Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Seared Snake River Farms Wagyu Zabuton steak, fried halloumi cheese, compressed lemon and tomato salad, crisp potato straws, fresh basil


Charlie & Jenny Wagner will be here for the event!!

Jenny Wagner

Jenny is the newest member of the Wagners to join the family business as winemaker for Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot. Emmolo is named after Jenny’s maternal family and was launched twenty years ago by her mother, Cheryl Emmolo. The Emmolos have a long history in Napa Valley with Jenny’s great-grandfather, Salvatore Emmolo, starting the family’s grapevine rootstock nursery in St. Helena in 1923. Her grandfather, Frank Emmolo, not only managed the nursery but also grew Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot on their family property. Given Frank did not have any sons, Jenny’s mother created a wine label named Emmolo to ensure the family name lived on for generations to come.

Jenny has been working alongside her father, Chuck Wagner, for the past few years, benefiting from hands-on learning of both grape farming and winemaking in the Napa Valley. Since high school, she had a strong desire to continue the Emmolo legacy and is proud to say she is doing just that. As winemaker, she is naturally putting her own mark on the wines, elevating the quality of both the Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot.

Charlie Wagner

Charlie Wagner is owner and winemaker for Mer Soleil winery in the Santa Lucia Highlands in Monterey County. Charlie grew up in Rutherford – he is named after his grandfather, Charles F. (Charlie) Wagner, co-founder of Caymus Vineyards. Following in his grandfather’s footsteps, Charlie spent most of his spring and summer breaks working in the vineyards or the cellar at Caymus. At 16, he began his winemaking career in earnest when he was granted permission to spend some of his school days working in the family’s Mer Soleil vineyard.  
After graduating from high school, Charlie worked alongside Jon Bolta, the winemaker for Conundrum White, apprenticing in every step of the vineyard and production process for the family’s white wines.  With the 2003 vintage, Charlie took over full production responsibilities for Mer Soleil Chardonnay. He not only oversees winemaking but also continues the Wagner love of vineyard development and farming in California.
In 2005, Charlie created a new wine inspired by the French Chablis-style through the process of fermenting and aging a portion of his Chardonnay in concrete and stainless steel tanks. SILVER, Mer Soleil’s popular brand of unoaked Chardonnay, is packaged in a unique bottle whose matte-gray color calls to mind the concrete vessels in which it is created.  Charlie is also winemaker for Conundrum Red, a proprietary red wine blend, and partner to the popular Conundrum White, and leads Red Schooner, the newest creation of Wagner Family of Wine. A “Red Wine of the World,” Red Schooner is a rich, dark Malbec made from grapes grown in the Andes Mountains, shipped chilled to Napa Valley and produced in the Caymus style. 
When he’s not working, Charlie spends as much time as possible with his family, looking forward to future adventures with his two young sons, whether in the vineyard or on hiking and camping trips.

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$120 per person including tax & gratuity

RSVP by May 21st


We offer our guests five separate dining experiences including our lakefront dining room for breakfast and dinner, the lounge and lounge deck for lunch and casual dinner, the poolside Tiki Bar…