Monday, September 18, 2017 | 6:30 p.m.
Often underappreciated, the white wines of Austria are in fact some of the world’s greatest wines. Importer Terry Theise discovered this over twenty years ago and began importing the vastly underrepresented wines from top growers in Austria. At our next wine dinner, we will explore the beauty and nuances of Austria’s two noble white grapes, Grüner Veltliner and Riesling. We will focus specifically on wines from the 2015 vintage from renowned producers in the Terry Theise portfolio, such as Nikolaihof, Bründlmayer and Schloss Gobelburg. As Theise noted, “the 2015 vintage was an amazingly even, substantive and charming vintage.” The dinner will be led by Spruce sommelier Jaime Pinedo, who will have just returned from visiting all of these wonderful estates, and will have copious amounts of knowledge to impart to you. The wines will be paired with an Austrian-inspired menu crafted by chefs Mark Sullivan and Steven Pelas.

Herb-Scented Cured Trout
Almond Tofu, Avocado, Pickled Cucumber
Grüner Veltliner, Brundlmayer, Vincent’s Spiegel, Kamptal 2015
Grüner Veltliner, Schloss Gobelsburg, Lamm, Kamptal 2015
House-Made Boudin Blanc
Sauerkraut, Poached Apples, Sauce à la Moutarde
Riesling, Hiedler, Gaisberg, Kamptal 2015
Riesling, Hirsch, Zöbinger Heiligenstein, Kamptal 2015
Blanquette de Veau
Chanterelle Mushrooms, Celery Root, Crispy Leeks
Riesling, Nikolaihof, Vom Stein, Federspiel, Wachau 2015
Grüner Veltliner, Alzinger, Steinertal, Smaragd, Wachau 2015
Bosc Pear Strudel
Huckleberry Compote, Sablé Breton, Honey Ice Cream
Grüner Veltliner Eiswein, Nigl, Niederösterreich 2015
The price of this experience is $183 per person, exclusive of tax.
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Bacchus Management Group’s annual summer-long fun-raising program, Summer of Rosé, raises money for the Bacchus family’s favorite charitable organizations. This year, Bacchus announced Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco as their honorary organization. To participate, all you have to do is drink rosé at any Bacchus restaurant. Depending on the location, Bacchus will give back $1 per glass/$5 per bottle, or $5 per glass/$10 per bottle.

Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco is a local nonprofit organization that provides families in our community with a springboard to secure stable futures through affordable homeownership, financial literacy, and neighborhood revitalizations.

Summer of Rosé starts on Memorial Day and ends on Labor Day.