12 years ago I had this crazy idea to start an educational wine organization to help our members and guests learn about wine in a fun, unpretentious manner, often focused on premium quality, small production wines and wineries with great stories, passion and dedication. In the past 12 years we have changed and grown a lot, focusing our efforts on giving back to various charities that impact not only our community, but also our whole world, donating proceeds to non-profits like CharityWater.org, The North Texas Food Bank, The Stewpot, Cafe Momentum, Eddible Schoolyard & Real School Gardens, New Friends New Life, and a dozen more.
Thank you to everyone, every venue and every winery, who has generously supported us over the years, like our friends at Andrew Ormsby Catering, Salum, Parigi, Sevy’s, Hibiscus, and even those in our early days at Ferre, Cuba Libre, Il Sole, Cru and again, dozens more, pouring wines from Vision Cellars, Merryvale, Siduri, Austin Hope, Pali Wine Co., Spain, South Africa, Argentina, Italy and more. I am so proud of the work we have done, and the incredible wines we have been able to taste and discuss. Thank you.
As we start our 12th year, Dallas Uncorked invites you to celebrate our 12th Anniversary with us on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 6:30pm at one of our favorite places in town, Sevy’s Grill, when we welcome a new winery to the Texas market.
Ram’s Gate Winery, an ultra-premium winery at the entrance to Sonoma County specializes in crafting small lot Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines from some of the best vintners in the region including Hyde, El Diablo, Hudson and more, including their own Carneros Estate. I first tried these wines last year and immediately knew we needed to help introduce them into the Dallas market through one of our events. I couldn’t be more thrilled to do so for our anniversary event. Luke Stanko, Assistant Winemaker for Ram’s Gate, along with Ram’s Gate General Manager, David Oliver, will be joining us to discuss the wine and the care, dedication and passion that goes into each and every glass.
Through a multi-course tasting menu we will taste through a selection of their new releases, tasting wines side by side from a variety of different Sonoma vineyards to understand the differences and nuances of each vineyard throughout the region. Our hope is that you will come away with an appreciation of the wines, and a deeper understanding of why Sonoma is such an ideal place for growing cool weather Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Our fantastic friend, Chef Jim Severson of Sevy’s, will artfully pair each variety to help enhance these nuances.
Proceeds from this year’s dinner event will benefit The Birthday Party Project. We celebrated the work of founder Paige Chenault and her team a few years ago for our 10th birthday celebration, and we continue to be inspired by her and the generous giving The Birthday Party Project does every month, delivering joy to thousands of children through the celebration of birthdays.