FINCA & Raventós i Blanc Sparkling Wine Dinner

Thursday, March 12th at 6:30 PM, $40 tasting menu + $45 wine pairings

At FINCA, 327 West 200 South

RSVP to jana@fincaslc.com

While you can count me in on nearly any well-crafted dinner with wine pairings, pairing a four course meal with sparkling wine at every course feels even more festive than usual.  With no major holidays in sight and the weather getting colder and grayer by the day, we thought a fun and entertaining March evening at FINCA with one of the best known Spanish Cava winemakers was in order!

Executive Chef Phelix Gardner, Chef de Cuisine Dallas Olson and Sous Chef Carter Light and their team are offering a special multi-course menu to pair perfectly with sparkling wines from one of the original Cava producers in Spain, Raventós i Blanc winery.  The tasting menu is $40 for food and $45 for wine pairings + gratuity. There is limited space available for this special event, so please email jana@fincaslc.com to make reservations. Full menu below.

As Michael Grisley from P.R. Grisley Company (www.prgrisley.com) explains:

We look forward to an entertaining evening with Pepe Raventós from Raventós i Blanc winery, in the heart of Sant Sadurni d’ Anoi Spain, the ancestral home to sparkling wine in Spain. He will discuss the history of his family’s estate, the recent decision to leave the Cava appellation, and his goal to create a new appellation, called “Conca del Riu Anoia.”

The Raventós family has over 500 years of winemaking history in the Catalonia region, dating back to 1497. As the oldest documented winery in Spain belonging to the same family, they have worked and farmed the same 220 acres for generations, including their ancestor Josep Raventós Fatjó. In 1872 he created the first sparkling wine in Spain using the traditional method, which would one day come to be known as cava. Since then, every generation has dedicated itself to tending the vineyards and to making the finest sparkling wines possible, always using the native grapes of the region.

This pioneering family spirit is still alive and well today in the hands of Pepe Raventós, the current owner and wine maker at Raventós i Blanc. Forward thinking and energetic, his goal is to make his grandfather’s dream come true to make Raventós i Blanc a winery of the highest international standing. With the deepest respect for nature, organic and biodynamic practices, and his never-ending quest to find the ideal balance between man, animal, and plant, he is a multi-faceted man dedicated to preserving his family’s deep tradition of winemaking.

 Pepe will guide us through three sparkling wines he has designated Conca del Riu Anoia: the 2012 D’ Nit Rose, the 2012 L’ Hereu Brut, and the 2009 De la Finca. Please come experience the finest sparkling wines Spain has to offer, and to taste the history and future of Spanish winemaking.