By Evan O'Brien
Provided by Marion Street Cheese Market
Marion Street Cheese Market, 100 S. Marion, is pleased to play host to some of the best winemakers working today. Executive Chef Leonard Hollander prepares a multi-course meal specifically created for and around the wines.
Guests will enjoy an evening of fine dining along with a chance to sample a broad cross-section from a single winery, all while rubbing elbows with the winemakers themselves. Terry and Sue Brandborg, of Brandborg Vineyards, are quickly becoming known for their distinctive Pinot Noir from Umpqua Valley, Oregon.
Terry worked in San Francisco and made wine in Richmond sourcing grapes from the finest cool climate regions of California, always searching for the best pinot noir locations. Wines made included Santa Maria Valley, Russian River Valley and Anderson Valley pinot noirs.
Sue lived and worked in the medical profession in Jackson Hole Wyoming. Terry and Sue met there at a trade and consumer wine tasting Memorial Day weekend 1998. They began a real letter correspondence, in which they shared their life experiences and their dreams for the future.
They joined forces in San Francisco in 1999 and a search commenced for the perfect pinot noir location. Terry and Sue looked high and low for that spot that had their name on it. While on a visit to the Umpqua Valley in July 2001, they visited Elkton and it just felt and looked right. After extensive homework revealed that Elkton had the perfect pinot noir climate they returned only two weeks later and found their dream.
The four course dinner and four wine pairings hosted by Marion Street Cheese Market takes place on Tuesday, April 12. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person and are available for purchase at marionstreetcheesemarket.com.