September Harvest: The Art of Wine with Eau Palm Beach

Does the idea of selecting a wine from an expertly curated wine list give you the chills, resulting in a mumbled “I’ll take the house merlot?” Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa would like to help dispel some of the mystery, and quite frankly, the fright of ordering wine with its new series of wine tastings, aptly named September Harvest. Scheduled on select nights throughout the month of September, Stir Bar and Eau Palm Beach’s beverage manager and sommelier Krystal Kinney will host a series of 90-minute tastings, wine-maker meet and greets, and expert food pairings, with a goal to educate while having fun.

September Harvest wine tastings at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa - Kystral Kinney

102 The Wines of Maldonado Vineyards | September 11

The tastes of Napa will be on display when the wines of Maldonado Vineyards will be filling glasses at Eau Palm Beach for an exclusive tasting. Guests will be privy to a special selection of pinot gris, chardonnay, pinot noir and his handpicked red blends. The tasting will be paired with Californian and Mexican-American inspired tapas.

  • Admission is $50, limited to 20 people; begins at 6 p.m.


103 Chehalem = Enjoy the AVA in Pacific Northwest | September 16

Meaning gentle land by the Calapooia, the indigenous tribe of Ribbon Ridge, just northwest of Newberg, Oregon, Chehalem Wines captures this reverence for the land with its collection of cool-climate varieties. Imbuing both a sense of cultivated elegance and a reflection of the terrior of Oregon’s greater Willamette Valley, a collection of both reds and whites will be on hand for this exclusive tasting, paired expertly with heavy hors d’oeuvres.

  • Admission is $30, limited to 20 people; begins at 6 p.m.


104 Halter Ranch | September 23

Halter Ranch Vineyard does it differently. The terrior of the 1,000-acre plot is slightly cooler than the greater Paso Robles growing region due to its close proximity to the Pacific Ocean. Paired with expansive wine-cooling caves dug directly into the hillside behind the winery, offering passive cooling during the barrel-aging process, and the expert scrutiny of winemaker Kevin Sass, a proponent of the Rhone Ranger movement, Halter Ranch is producing some of the more interesting wines from California. On the tasting map: the new Rhone Rangers varietals – wines using American Rhone grape varietals.

  • Admission is $30, limited to 20 people; begins at 6 p.m.


105 I Love Burgundy | September 30

What crash course in wine would be complete without a tour of Burgundy? The famed French wine region, known for top-dollar and hard-to-find bottles, can be one of the most intimidating portions of the wine list when settling into a white tablecloth meal. Luckily, Kinney will help guide both those just developing their palate and true experts through the regions with some of her favorite, and approachable, Burgundies.

  • Admission is $35, limited to 20 people; begins at 6 p.m.


Past tastings:

101 Beer vs. Wine | September 2

For on tap is a special beer vs. wine scenario, with Kinney distributing a bevvy of brews from Delray Beach’s Salt Water Brewery and vino from Angel Share – a distribution company representing a number of wineries, including Stags’ Leap, Turley, Caymus and Vineyard 29 to name but a few. The tasting will be paired with a selection of American gastro-pub tapas. 

  • Admission is $40 per person, limited to 20 people; begins at 6 p.m.


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