Dallas Uncorked Holiday Dinner with Merryvale Wines and Owner Rene Schlatter


Thank you to everyone who joined us last night for our harvest dinner with Pali Wines and Salum benefiting New Friends New Life, but the fun has just begun. We are so excited to welcome the holiday season with one of our favorite wineries in Napa Valley, especially when it can benefit one of my favorite organizations in Dallas.

Please join Dallas Uncorked on November 9 as we host Rene Schlatter, Owner of the highly acclaimed Merryvale Winery in Napa Valley, for a very special wine dinner at Hibiscus Restaurant, benefiting the Dallas Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International.


merryvale wineryStarting the evening with a glass of Merryvale’s special, small production, traditional method sparkling wine, Solstice, Rene will lead guests through a tasting of some of his most prized wines, each expertly paired with the seasonally inspired, farm to table cuisine of Hibiscus, known for their elevated the flavors which celebrate the season, while focusing on produce and proteins from throughout the region.

Rene’s father, Jack Schlatter, joined what is now Merryvale in 1991, at the time, working under the name Sunny St. Helena Winery with Bill Harlan and partners at the helm. In 1991 the winery was renamed Merryvale, with the Schlater family taking full ownership in 1996. Since the beginning of their involvement with the winery in the 1990’s to today Merryvale has become one of the highest regarded properties in Napa. Known for their high quality, elegant, expressive wines with the true character of the variety shining through each and every beautiful bottle.

Over the multi course meal we will taste Merryvale’s cool climate, Carneros estate Chardonnay, their expressive, refined Merryvale Cabernet Sauvignon, their floral, fresh Cabernet Franc (my favorite from the winery,) and a special pour of their flagship Bordeaux style blend, Profile.

dames dallas logoThe evening will benefit the Dallas Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International.

I am a Dame, invited to join the invitation only, women’s organization not long ago, and am so proud to be a part of an incredible group of women, helping other women, in the hospitality industry.  We are a worldwide philanthropic society of professional women leaders in the fields of food, fine beverage and hospitality, with a membership of some of the finest women in the industry, from our first Grand Dame, Julia Child, to Alice Waters, Alexandra Guarnaschelli, Carla Hall, Mary Sue Miliken and hundreds more, including Dallas Dames Tiffany Derry, Courtney Luscher, Joanne Bondy and Janice Provost.

Tickets for this special dinner are $160 and are limited to just 35 seats so don’t delay in reserving your space for this incredible evening of food, wine and great conversation. To purchase please visit our ticketing site, dallasuncorked.tix.com.

Dallas Uncorked is thrilled to host this very special night of incredible wines, delicious food and great company, all to benefit an organization I love. We hope you will join us.



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