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List of winners for 2008 Taste of Terroir

By Jessica Yadegaran
Friday, July 25th, 2008 at 2:49 pm in Uncategorized.

1. Most Innovative Pairing: La Rochelle Winery & Campo di Bocce
2006 Pinot Noir, Classic Clones, Arroyo Seco paired with Squash Blossom Tamale
Chef: Michael Wogen, Campo di Bocce
Winemakers: Steven Mirassou and Tom Statz, La Rochelle Winery
2. Best Expression of Local Ingredients: Livermore Valley Cellars & Faz Restaurant
2006 “Caboose” Zinfandel, Livermore Valley paired with Honey Mustard Rubbed Pork Tenderloin on Rosemary Foccacia with Shallot Butter, Balsamic Plum Chutney and Brentwood Corn
Chef: Dolly Jacoby, Faz Restaurant
Winemaker: Tim Sauer, Livermore Valley Cellars
3. Judge’s Best: Wente Vineyards & The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards
2005 Nth Degree Merlot, Livermore Valley paired with Braised Duck, Shelling Bean Salad, Hen of the Woods Mushrooms, Arugula, Lemon Summer Truffle Vinaigrette
Chef: Arthur Wall, The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards
Winemaker: Karl Wente, Wente Vineyards
4. People’s Choice: Mitchell Katz Winery & Palm Event Center
Duck Bratwurst on House-Made Caraway Bun with Cranberry and Stone Ground Mustard Glaze
Chef: John Jackson and Alex Olson, Palm Event Center
Winemaker: Mitchell Katz, Mitchell Katz Winery
5. Outstanding Dish: Palm Event Center
Duck Bratwurst on House-Made Caraway Bun with Cranberry and Stone Ground Mustard Glaze
Chef: Alex Olson, Palm Event Center
6. Outstanding Wine: Murrieta’s Well
2006 White Meritage, Livermore Valley
Winemaker: Phil Wente, Murrieta’s Well

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