Enjoy a Special Sip-N-Greet at Henrietta Red
It’s no secret that, here at Broad Varieties, we’re big fans of Henrietta Red. The restaurant is warm and inviting, the staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and the food and drink are second to none – and oh yeah, and we’re pretty big fans of the co-owners, Julia and Allie. So, it should be no surprise that we’re totally on board with the slew of events that HR has been promoting lately (yeah, okay– two of us are riding in that whole Chefs Cycle thing that their events are benefitting, so yes we will take any opportunity to plug it…sue us, okay?) but we were particularly excited to find out about this one:
Wine Happy Hour at Henrietta Red
with Cruse Wine Co. and Hirsch Vineyards
In partnership with Woodland Wine Merchant (another place we like, really really love), Henrietta Red is inviting guests to their barroom for a little “Sip-n-Greet” affair on Wednesday March 27th from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. Featuring wines by Michael Cruse of Cruse Wine Co. and Jasmine Hirsch of Hirsch Vineyards, attendees will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with both winemakers as they sample various labels from each of the vintners and enjoy light snacks from Henrietta Red. Talk about a happy hour!
A small winery in Petaluma, CA, Cruse Wine Co. thoughtfully crafts table wines from unique vineyards across California. A biochemist-turned-winemaker, owner Michael Cruse first gained notoriety for his Champagne-method sparkling wines in the year 2016 with a label called Ultramarine. Since then however, his focus has shifted more towards creating, “fruity, kooky and nostalgic throwback to the jug-wine era,” wines, said to the San Francisco Chronicle, which named him Winemaker of the Year in 2016. “Cruse wines aim to reimagine what “table wine” can be: fruity, quaffable, affordable.”
Unlike Cruse Wine Co., which buys grapes from various vineyards across California, Hirsh Vineyards exclusively uses their own grapes to create their signature pinot noirs. Perched on a ridge overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Fort Ross, Hirsh Vineyards is the birth ground of pinot noir on the extreme Sonoma Coast. This complex and unique location produces fruit and wines of unusual acidity and balance, with a vintage-specific concentration of pinot noir or chardonnay fruit. The vineyard was founded in 1980 by David Hirsh with the intention of growing grapes to make site-specific wines, and from the start, all efforts have been on growing fruit that makes wines profoundly characteristic of the site, vintage after vintage.
Tickets to the event cost $50 each*, and as of today, there are still a few left! Additionally, reservations will be available in the dining room following Happy Hour, should you care to both start and finish your evening at Henrietta Red. Just don’t forget to book a reservation in addition to your ticket!