A Special Rodney Strong Vineyard dinner for the Land Conservancy of BC

I whole heartedly support efforts to support our environment and heritage for us and for future generations.  I received this email today about an upcoming tasting in Victoria that supports the Land Conservancy of BC.  So if you live in Victoria, or you are planning a trip, consider attending this tasting, featuring wines from the Rodney Strong Vineyards winery paired with a 5 course dinner.

Rodney Strong Winery Dinner Pairs

Outstanding Wines with Environmental Stewardship

For Immediate Release

Oct 1, 2010 (Vancouver, BC) – California’s Rodney Strong Vineyards has established a reputation not only for producing top-quality wines, but for doing so while acting on their vision of environmental sustainability.

On Thursday, October 14, BC wine lovers can taste some of Rodney Strong’s iconic wines paired with a five-course dinner at Victoria’s Marina Restaurant, in the spectacular waterfront setting at Victoria’s Oak Bay Marina.  Guests will also enjoy a live jazz performance by Cynthia Davis.

The five-course dinner will be paired with the following wines, which will be introduced by The Director of Wine Education Stefen Soltysiak:

  • Charlotte’s Home Sauvignon Blanc 2009
  • Chalk Hill Chardonnay 2008
  • Reserve Pinot Noir 2007
  • Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
  • Symmetry Meritage 2005
  • Rockaway 2005

In keeping with Rodney Strong’s commitment to environmental stewardship, partial proceeds from the event will benefit The Land Conservancy of BC, a local charity that works to permanently protect and care for BC’s special places:  areas of environmental significance, cultural/historic heritage sites, and agricultural, recreational, and scenic areas.

In addition to supporting the charity by enjoying the excellent dinner and wines, guests will have the opportunity to bid on a painting that an on-site artist will complete on the night of the event.

The event’s menu will be prepared by homegrown talent Chef Matthew Rissling.  A former member of the Vic West Food Security Collective, Chef Rissling believes in fostering local supply and organic production methods, and supports this through purchasing practices, his own urban garden, and contributing to the Banfield Park edible garden.  He is proud to head the kitchen at Oak Bay Marina, Victoria’s first Oceanwise restaurant.

Tickets for the event are $125 and may be purchased by calling Marina Restaurant at 250-598-8555.

Rodney Strong Winery Dinner

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Reception 6:30pm; Dinner 7:00pm

Marina Restaurant

1327 Beach Drive, Victoria

250-598-8555

$125 inclusive of taxes and gratuities

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