This weeks Wine Wednesday is dedicated to a special event that Binge Magazine was honored to be a part of!
A select group of wine enthusiasts gathered at The Dawson, located in Chicago’s River West neighborhood, on the evening of May 19th to taste the skillfully crafted products of Trisaetum Vineyards. With an array of candle-lit tables, dark wood floors and jazz-fusion music playing through the speakers, The Dawson set an ideal ambiance for conversation and wine tasting.
The event, hosted by Zymology Wine Collective, featured a number of Trisaetum’s award-winning pinot noir including its 2012 Wichmann Dundee (92 points – Wine Advocate), 2012 Coast Range (92 Points – Wine Advocate), 2012 Estates Reserve (94 points – Wine Advocate) and 2012 Family Reserve (95 points – Wine Advocate).
The wine and conversation flowed throughout the evening as guests eagerly listened to the Oregon-based winery owners speak about the history and detailed process of their wine making.
A table of assorted cheeses, charcuterie and various appetizers, centered in the middle of the room — prepared by The Dawson — complemented the featured wines.
Trisaetum’s Regional Sales Manager, Leigha Hill, spent time speaking with guests one-on-one about the vineyard and answering questions about flavors and pairings. With the competition of extensive wine lists at Chicago restaurants, Hill understands the importance of delivering a quality product.
Trisaetum Vineyards, located in Newberg, Oregon, sets itself apart from the rest with patience, attention to detail, and the passion of a family-run business. Instead of crafting one wine with one large vineyard, the team produces three separate wines via three single lots. Each lot has a different soil which results in a different flavor of the wine. “You can taste the difference between the three different lots,” Hill said. Trisaetum wines can be found throughout Chicago, specifically at The Dawson, City Winery and The Gage.
Suggested Wine Pairings
Riesling: sushi or any spicy dish
Pinot Noir: any grilled meat or pasta dish
Demain Deschepper, of Zymology Wine Collective, proudly acknowledged Trisaetum as one of the first brands the company selected when they started in Chicago, about three years ago. Kelsey Norcott, owner of Zymology, recognized the significance of Trisaetum, noting that in order for Zymology to distribute a brand, “the passion behind the wine has to exist.”