Past Event: December 10, 2015
Slow Food Corvallis celebrated Terra Madre Day, December 10, 2015, with a tapas-style small-plates dinner paired with the exceptional and original SLOW Pinot Noir developed by Don Oman in collaboration with eleven of Oregon’s best Pinot Noir producers. Prepared by our creative local chefs – Aaron Schorsch and JC Mersmann – and served to 35 people in the intimacy of the Garden Room at Gathering Together Farm, the meal included a plethora of local specialties. Prefaced by an amuse bouche of squash soup, the menu included 5 tasty courses: country paté with accompaniments; salt cod fritter with peppers and arugula; salad of roasted delicata squash, beets, watercress, and brie; pork shoulder with chanterelle mushrooms, hazelnuts, smoked potatoes, and kale; and chocolate mousse with almond shortbread. All courses were complimented by the exquisite flavors of the SLOW Pinot Noir.
Don Oman, co-founder of Slow Food Portland and owner of Casa Bruno Wines, spoke about the development of the SLOW Pinot Noir as a fundraiser for Slow Food Oregon, as well as a way to showcase the product of the eleven artisan family producers. Wineries were chosen based on the quality of their wine, their sustainable agricultural practices, and their desire to support Slow Food. It is the wine from these dedicated winemakers that blended together makes Oregon SLOW Pinot Noir so spectacular. John Paul, founder and winemaker of Cameron Winery, whose wine is included in the SLOW Pinot Noir blend, charmed the participants with his insights from 30 years of producing wine in Oregon.
SLOW Pinot Noir is blend of wine from these eleven producers.
Ayres Vineyard & Winery Brick House Wine Co.
Bethel Heights Vineyards Cameron Winery
Evesham Wood Grochau Cellars
Holloran Vineyard Wines Illahe Vineyards
J. Christopher Wines Lemelson Vineyards
Westrey Wine Co.
SLOW Pinot, Small Plates was deemed a delicious success by all in attendance.