About Garré Vineyards & Winery
At Friday night’s “Taste our Terroir” at Casa Real in Livermore, we were able to taste many of Livermore’s best wines paired with appetizers from local restaurants. The wines we tasted were all delicious and the food excellent. Among the 700 people attending the event, my cousin Mona was pouring the 2010 Profound Secret from Garré Vineyards. We thought the wine was very good and went by the winery the next day to taste more of their wines. Profound Secret is the name of one of the owner’s thoroughbred race horses, and the colorful label on this bottle is a painting of a racehorse by Robert A. Anderson.
We were delighted that the award for Judges’ Best Pairing went to Garré Vineyard & Winery and Garré Cafe. The appetizer they served was a tomato and olive braised beef short rib with whipped potatoes and panko crust, prepared by chef Robert Sapirman.
The other awards for the evening included:
*Best Classic Pairing: Vasco Urbano Wine Company and Zephyr Grill & Bar
*Most Innovative Pairing: Cuda Ridge Wines and Posada
*Best White Wine Pairing: Longevity Wines and 1300 on Fillmore
*Best Red Wine Pairing: Wood Family Vineyards and First Street Alehouse
Casa Real event center is at Ruby Hill Winery and is a lovely setting for weddings and other such events. We look forward to returning to Taste Our Terroir next year.