On November 11th, Potomac Point Winery hosted a Wine vs. Wine Dinner! This unique and memorable event was a spin-off of our Chef vs. Chef Celebrity Wine Dinner hosted in February. We presented two of Virginia’s top winemakers to head off in a wine pairing competition! Head Chef, Brandon Ingenito, developed a delectable four course Italian themed dinner to which our winemakers put their pairing skills to the test. The best part was- our guests decided the winner! Diners filled our secret voting ballots after each course to determine the champion of the evening.
Our award winning winemaker, David Pagan Castaño, took on the talented Mark Ward from Pearmund Cellars, Vint Hill Winery, and Effingham Winery. Only the attendees knew the outcome, until now…
Beef Carpaccio- Filet Mignon, Caper Relish, Preserved Lemon, Parmesan Reggiano, arugula, Imported Olive Oil, Balsamic Reduction
Wine A: PPW 2016 Viognier*WINNER*
Wine B: 2015 Effingham Manor Viognier
Cavatelli- Hand Made Cavatelli, Ragout Putanesca, Pecorino Romano
Wine A: PPW 2015 Merlot
Wine B: Pearmund Cellar’s 2014 Cab Franc Reserve*WINNER*
Stuffed Lobster- shrimp, roasted garlic cream, citrus breadcrumbs
Wine A: Pearmund Cellar’s Chardonnay
Wine B: PPW 2014 Heritage*WINNER*
Tiramisu- Ladyfingers, rum, espresso, mascarpone, cacao powder
Wine A: Vint Hill Coco De-La-Port
Wine B: PPW Port Gold*WINNER*
Although Potomac Point Winery’s David had won three of the four courses, it was Mark Ward who took home the “best in glass” trophy winning by a two-vote lead! Both winemaker’s did an amazing job and our guests had a blast. Keep an eye out for more fun events from Potomac Point Winery.