The Etsell Family from Abbotsford’s Singletree Winery invites the community to gather at the Mt. Lehman Community Hall on November 3 (6:30pm-9:30pm) to celebrate this year’s bountiful harvest, in the upcoming Winemaker’s Longtable Harvest Dinner
Wine club member tickets are $125 per person, or tickets are $150 for public.
Limited tickets available for purchase via email or from the winery’s Abbotsford tasting room. Call the tasting room at 604-381-1788, stop by the winery, or email [email protected]
With a family-style, six-course meal prepared by celebrated Vancouver chefs from Forage, and wines from Singletree, three generations of the Etsell family will be onsite to host the evening of celebration.
Friends will gather over the long harvest table as live music plays and the community enjoys an outstanding, cozy meal. And just last night it was confirmed that the one and only Ryan McAllister will be performing for everyone that evening!
Guests will enjoy the latest vintage of Singletree wines, and the menu features outstanding flavours of the fall harvest and celebrates all things BC, with ingredients brought straight from farm to table.
The evening’s family-style, shared menu will include:
Canapés: Three assorted amuse-bouche.
Wine Pairing: 2017 Victory
Appetizers: Roasted brussels sprout Caesar, smoked parsnip chips, Quadra Island herring vinaigrette, Kootenay alpine cheese.Wild and cultivated mushrooms, local goat cheese, fresh herbs, caraway rye.
Charcuterie: cured meats, terrine, pickled and fermented vegetables.
Wine Pairing: 2017 Grüner Veltliner or 2016 Wild Siggy
Two Entrees: Roasted wild salmon, celeriac remoulade.
Canadian bison butcher’s cut steak, marrow roasted potatoes, chimichurri, fall vegetables, pickled radishes.
Squash ravioli, leek soubise, crispy shallots. (Vegetarian option upon request only)
Wine Pairing: 2016 Pinot Noir or 2016 Merlot
Sides: IPA mustard spaetzle & tall harvest vegetables.
Wine Pairing: 2017 Pinot Gris
Dessert: Spiced apple tarte tatin, ginger creme anglaise.
Wine Pairing: 2015 Late Harvest Kerner
Singletree Winery Fraser Valley is in the Mt. Lehman area of Abbotsford, and Singletree Naramata Bench opened in 2018. The Etsell family has deep roots in the agricultural community.
With careful attention to their land, they are committed to showcasing the best of British Columbia: the Fraser Valley, which provides a lineup of aromatic, crisp, and juicy wines that showcase this unique terroir; and Naramata Bench in the Okanagan, where the glacial soils and warm climate produce luscious red wines.
Their portfolio includes Siegerrebe, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Grüner Veltliner, Late Harvest Kerner, Pinot Noir Rosé, Wild Ferment Siegerrebe, a white blend called Homestead, Harness, a Bordeaux-style red blend, and a traditional-method sparkling wine called Victory. The wines are made by second generation family member Andrew Etsell, under the guidance of consulting winemaker Matt Dumayne.
The Fraser Valley winery is open for visitors Wednesday through Sunday, from 12 noon to 5:30pm. Naramata is softly open on select dates.
Visit singletreewinery.com to join the wine club and for more information on picnics, events, weddings and much more.
Photo credit: Justine Russo