Enjoy a late summer afternoon in the heart of our picturesque St. Jory Vineyard in the South Salem Hills. We’ll be offering a tour of the vineyard along with a catered picnic lunch from Wild Pear. The large pond on the vineyard edge is stocked with fish, so bring your fishing pole (ODFW fishing license required to fish and can be purchased here) or swimsuit and enjoy the cool water as you escape from the summer heat. This family-friendly event will also feature a hayride and lawn games for all those young at heart. Bring your camping chairs, lawn blankets, beach towels and sunscreen, because this day is all about relaxing in a beautiful vineyard setting.
A glass of delicious Duck Pond wine will be provided upon arrival to those 21 years and older, with additional wine available for purchase.
$25/person and reservations are required.
Once reserved we’ll send you directions to the vineyards. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here or by calling 503.538.3199.
September is a wonderful time in Washington Wine Country, with harvest in full-swing, excitement abounds. To celebrate Balloon Rally weekend in Prosser and all that harvest has to offer, please join us for a thoughtfully prepared four course French-style wine dinner – ENCORE brought to you by The Ciao Wagon.
On the Menu
Smoked salmon mousse with chives and pastry
Paired with Desert Wind 2016 Viognier
Frisse salad with poached egg & pork belly croutons – white balsamic honey vinaigrette
Paired with Desert Wind 2016 Chardonnay
Le plat principal, a Choice of:
Cracked Black Pepper Tenderloin Filet with Béarnaise
Chicken Fricassee in Puff Pastry
Paired with Desert Wind Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Cabernet Franc
Montrachet Cheesecake with Brandied Cherries
$75 per person plus tax and gratuity
Price includes dinner and wine pairings.
Reservations required at www.theciaowagon.com
Celebrate the most exciting time in Wine Country – Harvest!
Our Wine Club Pick-up Harvest Celebration for the fall allotment is right around the corner. Enjoy the time honored tradition of stomping the grapes with your bare feet, sip on a flight of newly released Duck Pond wines, nosh on light bites and mingle with the Duck Pond team and your fellow Club Members.
$5 entry fee
Please call or e-mail Wine Club Manager, Noel Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) to RSVP.
You’re invited to wine dinner to die for! It’s the tragic final wine auction of the Tortellini Brother’s Winery after Georgio, the owner has died. Not everyone who knows Georgio finds this news palatable. Prepare to be immersed in an evening of treachery, murder, blackmail, intrigue and backstabbing.
Your Last Meal Menu
‘Blood’ Red Beet Carpaccio
Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese, Toasted Walnuts, and Micro Greens Finished with a Blood Orange Vinaigrette
Paired with a 2016 Desert Wind Viognier
‘Catch the Killer’ Creamy Butternut Squash Bisque
with Warm Rolls and Seasonal Compound Butter
Paired with a 2016 Desert Wind Chardonnay Heritage Series
‘Survive the Night’ Flank Steak
with Spinach, Sun Dried Tomatoes, and Mozzarella Cheese
Garlic Whipped Mashed Potatoes
Season Roasted Vegetables
Paired with a 2015 Desert Wind Mourvedre
Death By Chocolate Cake
Paired with a 2009 Desert Wind La Puerta Dessert Wine
Reservations for this one of a kind winery event are required.
$100 per victim | $85 Wine Club (use code WCMurder)
Tickets available by calling Noel Johnson at 503.538.3199, e-mailing Noelj@friesfamilywines.com, in the Desert Wind Tasting Room or by clicking here to purchase online.