Our wine tasting for March will be held at Lake City Center, 1916 Lakewood Drive, CDA., Friday, March 15th at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:15 so you can pick up your greeting wine and place cards to start the evening. Cost for this event is $25 for members and $30 for guests.Reservations need to be in by March 5th!
To purchase tickets by credit card for the NIES March Wine Tasting, you can call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006 or order online by clicking this link
PROGRAM FOR THE EVENING March's guest speaker will be Dirk Brink Winemaker for Basel Cellars in Walla Walla. Dirk will be presenting wines he has crafted since joining Basel. He studied viticulture and enology in South Africa, and during this time worked at the world renowned Vergelegen and Delheim wine estates. Dirk's first winemaking Internship was at Ingwe Wine Estate in South Africa, and he came to the states in 2004 and started internships with Chateau St. Michelle, Bookwalter and then moved on to Assistant Winemaker at Kestrel Vintners and then Winemaker at Coeur d Alene Cellars before he came to Basel Cellars. This will be an encore presentation for Dirk. Five years ago, while at Coeur d'Alene Cellars, he gave a presentation to our club on South African wines. Stay tuned for more information regarding the luscious wines Dirk will present.