Barlow Vineyards & Xanadu Wines Dinner at PIER 22 • Restaurant • Patio • Catering
PIER 22, Barlow Vineyards & Xanadu Wines
Chimichurri Flank Skewers
Jumbo Lump Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
Pan-Seared Branzino Veronique, Red and Green Grapes with Almonds in a
White Cream Sauce, Purple Fingerling Potatoes and Blackened Haricot Vert
Paired with Xanadu Exmoor Chardonnay 2017
Red and Yellow Beet Salad, Arugula, Stilton Blue Cheese, Walnuts and
Pomegranate Balsamic Reduction topped with EVOO
Paired with Barlow Vineyards Merlot 2015
Braised Wagyu Short Ribs, Celery Root Puree, Blackberry Gastrique
and Heirloom Baby Carrots
Paired with Barlow Vineyards Barrouge Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Pistachio Crusted Lamb Loin over Bacon Braised Collard Greens, Roasted Heirloom
Cherry Tomatoes and Cabernet Demi Glace
Paired with Barlow Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Manchego Cheese, Chevre, Maytag Blue, with Biscuits, Dried Fruit,
Wildflower Honey and Hazelnut Olive Oil
Paired with Yering Station Pinot Noir 2015
Barlow Vineyards is a second generation vineyard in Calistoga, located on the western side of the northern part of the Silverado Trail. It was founded in 1994 by two generations of family – Warren Barlow Smith (using his middle name as the namesake for the winery) and his wife Jeanne Smith along with their son Warren Smith and his wife Ann. All were from Orange County. Warren & Jeanne used to vacation in the Napa Valley for decades (starting in the 1950’s) – they began looking for ‘wine country’ property as early as the 1970’s but it wasn’t until 1994 that they located the piece of property they ultimately purchased. In the early years they exclusively sold fruit from the grapes that were already planted on the property. They have since planted additional acreage and grow a number of varietals including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot and Zinfandel. They continue to sell the majority of the grapes they produce (upwards of 85%) to select Napa based wineries. The family started making home wine in the mid 1990’s – their ‘micro’ winemaker at the time, Art Finkelstein (founder of Judd’s Hill Winery) encouraged them to start making wine commercially. Today accomplished winemaker Corey Beck oversees their production. Their first release in 1997 was merely 25 cases; this sold out rather quickly. Today they produce around 1,500 cases annually – all estate fruit except for their Sauvignon Blanc.
Situated only four kilometres from the town centre of Margaret River and an equal distance from the magnificent Australian coastline, Xanadu is a true pioneer of the region with a long history of producing wines with distinct character that embody all that is the Margaret River. Xanadu was established by Dr John Lagan, an Irishman, who arrived in Margaret River in 1968 and was inspired by the pioneering spirit of the region, eventually planting his first vines in 1977. In 2005, Xanadu was purchased by the Rathbone family, adding to their portfolio of successful wineries, such as Yering Station and Mount Langi Ghiran. Xanadu continues to be a family owned and operated winery dedicated to producing wines of quality and distinction that reflect the true characteristics of the Margaret River region. This has been highlighted by the numerous trophies and accolades Xanadu has been awarded, including James Halliday’s Wine of the Year in 2014. In 2017 our 2105 Reserve Chardonnay was awarded the Six Nations Trophy for Best Wine of Show, Best White Wine and Best Chardonnay and in 2018 we were the very proud recipients of the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy for our 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon.
A foodies riverside paradise, PIER 22 wows guests with a welcoming ambiance and a wide-ranging selection of scratch-made meals. Stunning Manatee River views and an active onsite marina captivate guests not to be outdone by the chef's local Gulf-Coast fish offerings and fresh game dishes that often take center stage.
PIER 22 not only offers an elegant choice for waterfront dining, but guests can also enjoy a more casual experience on the covered patio or take advantage of private dining throughout the restaurant along with the stylish grand ballroom for weddings and events. For an authentic waterfront dining experience, look no further than PIER 22 in historic downtown, Bradenton!