What: Art+Farm Wine Weekend
When: Friday November 22nd to Sunday November 24th, during regular business hours.
Friday 3pm to 11pm
Saturday 12 noon to 11pm
Sunday 12 noon to 10 pm
Where: Aroma Thyme Bistro, 165 Canal St, Ellenville NY 12428
The Girls in the Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
Arugula Salad, Roasted Butternut Squash & Piave Cheese
Baked Brie Crostini, Apricot Jam
Lemon Grass Mussels
The Messenger One
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Montepulciano & Malbec Blend
Braised Lamb, Penne Pasta & Blue Cheese
Organic Quinoa Chili, Corn Bread
Chicken Sausage & Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese
Kat & Rob McDonald have been making and selling wine for 20 years in 3 countries. Rob grew up in Australia's famed Adelaide Hills wine region amongst many of the vintners he would one day represent as importer into the USA. In fact, the business Kat and Rob founded (Old Bridge Cellars) led the charge of high quality, family owned, Australian wineries into the USA in the early 1990's. During this time, Kat and Rob established their own dry grown, naturally farmed vineyard in Heathcote, Victoria. They also purchased and farmed a prized Napa Valley Cabernet Vineyard and collaborated with many other great winemakers in Australia and New Zealand to make a diverse and highly regarded set of wines.
Matt Stone's family founded Napa valley icon, Sterling Vineyards in 1964. As a young man, Matt earned his first paycheck from the winery and helped his father with many aspects of vineyard and winery life. Keeping his nose close to the wine industry, Matt moved to France and took up residency with the Edmund Rothschild family (Lafite side) where he was actually present for the inaugural harvest of their Chateau Clarke in Medoc. After his stint with the Rothschild's, he honed his sales skills as a sugar trader in Paris and New York. In 2000 he returned to Napa Valley with his wife and 3 children, a move that virtually ensured his re-entry into the wine business.
Kat, Rob and Matt, met at the school their children attended in Napa and a business partnership was formed in 2005.
Much like the diversity of our founding families, the Art+Farm winemaking philosophy is grounded in two equally important but radically different approaches.
The girls in the vineyard is a celebration of time and place, recognizing and embracing the effects of a particular set of climatic conditions in a given year and how those conditions impart their own distinctive character. Therefore the girls celebrate a single vintage, a single varietal and a single vineyard.
The Messenger Wines are an exploration of flavor born of creativity and innovation. As such, they are mulit-vintage, multi-varietal and multi-vineyard. In the same way a message is crafted from a thousand stories, we craft wine from a thousand possible blends. The Messenger encourages you to enjoy a wine for what it is, rather than what you think it should be.
Aroma Thyme has had a Wine Spectator Award-winning wine program since 2003. It has been their mission to source independently produced wines from all over the world.
“I love wine” says Chef/Owner Marcus Guiliano. “I taste every single wine that I buy. I want to make sure I know what we are representing. I am constantly learning something new in the world of wine.
Chef Guiliano does not discriminate regions or varietals. There is a strong focus on New York wines. Everything from South Africa, France, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, California, Austria, Germany, Australia and South America have a presence. All prices ranges are represented.
Besides wine, Aroma Thyme has one of the best stocked bars period. The craft beer menu spans over 250 independent craft beers from all over the world. The list has many hard to find and aged verticals of beers. Plus there are over 300 independently produced spirits. “The extensive bar selections shock everyone. We take a lot of pride in hand picking our wines, beers and spirits,” exclaims Chef Guiliano.
Aroma Thyme is Three Star Certified Green© by The Green Restaurant Association.
Chef Guiliano has been an advocate for over 15 years on healthy, sustainable, local & real food. Zagat says “Stealth Health”. He found his mission in cooking when he reversed a handful of medical conditions including 28 years of asthma. For more information visit www.chefonamission.com. www.aromathymebistro.com.
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