Tampa, FL – (April 4, 2016) Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Zinfandel wines from one of California’s premier wine-producing regions will be showcased during a special five-course wine pairing dinner at Pelagia Trattoria on Thursday, April 14.
Philip Hahn, chairman of Hahn Family Wines, will present five wines from the family-owned winery that was founded more than 30 years ago.
The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a reception featuring the 2014 Hahn SLH Chardonnay and includes the following wines paired with each course:
2014 Hahn SLH Chardonnay
Seared diver scallops, Matari baby oyster mushrooms, confit asparagus and roasted cauliflower
2013 SLH Pinot Noir Lacquered Durham Ranch squab, English peas, toasted Pignoli nuts, organic quinoa
2013 Lucienne Doctor’s Vineyard Pinot Noir (93 points Wine Spectator)
Dutch Valley veal loin, sautéed sweetbreads, fresh corn polenta, braised rainbow chard
2014 Smith & Hook Cabernet Sauvignon
Niman Ranch braised short ribs, celery root and parsnip puree, green garlic, Brussels Sprouts
2014 Boneshaker Zinfandel
A fabulous finish to be revealed that evening
Tickets are $110 per person (tax and gratuity are not included). Seating is limited and payment will be requested when the reservations are made. For information or reservations, contact Jan Berger of the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel at 813-525-0809 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“It is a real honor to feature the highly acclaimed, and often limited production, wines of Hahn Family Wines. To have Philip Hahn at Pelagia Trattoria to talk about these special wines and the impact his family continues to have on California’s wine industry will make this our most memorable wine dinner yet,” said Jim Bartholomay, general manager of the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel.
Philip Hahn is the second generation Hahn to oversee family winemaking in the Santa Lucia Highlands of Monterey County. He pursued a degree in international politics at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service before embarking on an eight-year career on Wall Street where he worked as a hedge fund manager. In 2007, he returned to his roots and joined Hahn Family Wines. Hahn’s vineyards have been certified under the rigorous Sustainability in Practice standards which encompass water and soil conservation, efficient energy, natural pest management and health and safety measures for employees.
About Hahn Family Wines
Hahn Family Wines is a family-owned winery located in the Santa Lucia Highlands (SLH) appellation of Monterey County, California. Founders Nicolaus (Nicky) and Gaby Hahn purchased land in Monterey County in the late 1970s and have made wine in SLH since 1980. Early on, Nicky Hahn saw the wine grape growing potential of SLH, and in 1988 he spearheaded efforts to establish SLH as an American Viticulture Area. Today, Hahn Family Wines owns one of the largest shares of planted vines in the region, equaling more than 650 SLH vineyard acres that range in elevation from 200 to 1,200 feet. The vineyards offer a diverse selection of terroir for growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and other grape varieties. The brands of Hahn Family Wines include Hahn SLH, Hahn, Lucienne, Smith & Hook and Boneshaker.
Pelagia offers a modern twist on Italian cuisine that features fresh, seasonal flavors and locally sourced foods (based on availability). Open year-round for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, the restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating and is located adjacent to the lobby level of the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel at 4200 Jim Walter Blvd. (or 2223 N. West Shore Blvd.), Tampa, FL, 33607. For information, or reservations, call 813-313-3235 or go to www.pelagiatrattoria.com.
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