Valentine Sparkling Wine Online Tasting Event

Join the French Broad Vignerons on Friday, February 12, 2021 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm as we enjoy an educational event via Zoom for sparkling wine. We will be tasting the 2017 Biltmore Estate Château Reserve Blanc de Blancs. Sharon Fenchak, head winemaker of Biltmore Estate Winery, will lead us through the tasting.

Sharon earned a Bachelor’s degree in Food Science from Penn State University, followed by a Master’s degree in the same field from the University of Georgia at Athens. She honed her winemaking skills at Habersham Winery in Baldwin, Georgia, and served as winemaker at Chestnut Mountain Winery in Braselton, Georgia. She has been with Biltmore since 1999, becoming winemaker and Vice President of Winery Production in 2018. Sharon says, “I am proud of the wines I hand-craft for Biltmore, and am honored to be part of the small percentage of women winemakers in the world.”

The wine we will be tasting is an (extra) brut sparkling wine, made using the traditional Champagne method from estate-grown Chardonnay grapes at 2,100 feet here in the NC mountains. Due to the high standards demanded by the label, it is only produced from Biltmore’s highest quality vintages. The secondary bottle fermentation for the wine lasted 12-24 months.

Food pairing suggestions for this wine tasting include: raw oysters, steamed lobster or crab, foie gras, soft-ripened cheese (e.g., Brie or Camembert), and white chocolate truffles.

Participation in this Zoom event will be limited to paid members of the French Broad Vignerons of WNC and will be limited to 24 screens. 

The price per Zoom screen or 1 bottle is $35. Arrangements for your bottle pick-up will be made once your order is received.

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