Save the date! 2015 Spring and Summer Wine Discovery Dinners

“his lips drink water
but his heart drinks wine”
― E.E. Cummings

Save these dates! Waypoint Seafood & Grill is pleased to announce its spring and summer line up for the Wine Discovery Dinner series.

Waypoint Wine Discovery Dinners pair a special menu filled with seasonal and regional fare alongside wines you’ll want to fill your cellar with.

Seating is limited. $90 per person. Call us to reserve your table: 757.220.2228.

April 22

Explore wines from the Loire and Rhone Valley in France, courtesy of The Robins Cellars

About The Robins Cellars

The son of E. Claiborne and Lora Robins, E. Claiborne Robins Jr. was born and raised in Virginia. Through his travels around the world in his position with the family’s pharmaceutical business, Mr. Robins developed a deep appreciation for the winemaker’s dedication to their craft and how wine was an integral part of the culture in many societies. Coming back to the States Mr. Robins, filled with rich experiences, saw the opportunity to give voice to small family owned wineries to wine consumers in Virginia. Arising from this passion, Mr. Robins founded The Robins Cellars in 1990.

Over the years Mr. Robins has seen many of his beloved wineries grow to national and multi-national levels. Through it all the foundation of The Robins Cellars has remained true – dedication to the small family winery and the artistry of finely crafted wines. Entrepreneur, philanthropist, historian and father; Mr. Robins’ passion for wine, dedication to quality service and giving voice to small wineries is undiminished.

May 27

Duckhorn Family Collection, courtesy of Country Vintner

About Duckhorn Vineyards

Co-founded by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn in 1976, Duckhorn Vineyards has spent almost forty years establishing itself as one of North America’s premier producers of Napa Valley wines. From its modest inaugural vintage of 800 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon and 800 cases of Merlot in 1978, to its addition of Sauvignon Blanc in 1982, Duckhorn Vineyards has crafted a tradition of quality and excellence that continues today.

Today, the winery’s seven estate vineyards are located in alluvial fans of the Napa Valley as well as on the coveted slopes of Howell Mountain. Winemaker Renee Ary has numerous vineyard blocks to choose from, each offering markedly different flavor profiles.

Dedicated to making wines that reflect the unique character and quality of the vineyards, Renee strives to understand the needs and opportunities presented by each specific terroir and microclimate. By approaching each vineyard block individually, Renee’s goal is to harvest when the flavors have reached their peak and the tannins are at their softest. In the winery, Renee applies an artisan’s approach to winemaking, blending from almost 200 distinctive lots using taste and instinct, not formula. Wines are barrel-aged separately by vineyard lot, utilizing an extensive barrel program that sources 25 different types of oak from 13 separate cooperages.

June 17

Antinori Family Collection, courtesy of Republic-National

About the Antinori Family Collection

The Antinori family has been involved in the production of wine for over six centuries, ever since, in 1385, Giovanni di Piero Antinori entered as a member, the “Arte Fiorentina,” the Winemakers’ Guild of the city of Florence. During this entire long period, thorough twenty six generations, the family has always directly managed this work with courageous and, at times, innovative decisions, but always maintaining, unaltered, a fundamental respect for tradition and for the territory in which they have operated.

Today the firm is run by Marquis Piero Antinori with the support of his three daughters, Albiera, Allegra, and Alessia, directly involved in the work of the house. Tradition, passion, and intuition have been the three driving principles which have led the Marquis Antinori firm to become a leader in Italian wine.

Each and every vintage, each and every separate area, each and every idea which is to be put into practice is a new beginning, a new search for higher quality standards. As Marquis Piero Antinori likes to repeat: “ancient roots play an important role in our work. But have never been a limit to our innovative spirit.” The estates in Tuscany and Umbria, the historic patrimony of the family, have been joined, over time, by investments in other territories with an important potential for high level wine both in Italy and abroad, in places where it would be possible to begin working for a larger prestige and wider awareness of the family’s ability to produce outstanding wine.

July 15

New Zealand/Australia, courtesy of Roanoke Valley. Join us as we travel to New Zealand and Australia one glass at a time. Stay tuned for more details about this dinner.

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