The crisp embrace of autumn will be here before we know it! As the golden leaves begin to cascade gracefully from the trees, we want to share a few tips from Sonoma’s Rodney Strong Vineyards for the perfect Fall Harvest Party.
1.The venue and the vibe: Choose a location that embodies your favorite things about the season. Being outdoors or creating a picturesque view creates an ideal ambiance for fall festivities. The decor should capture the essence of fall, combining rustic charm with elegant touches. Think hay bales adorned with plaid blankets, pumpkin displays, flickering lanterns, and fairy lights strung through the trees to add to the magical atmosphere.
2. Delicious farm-to-table cuisine: A highlight of the party should be the delectable farm-to-table spread, featuring an array of dishes prepared using the freshest local produce. From hearty root vegetable stews to apple-infused desserts and perfectly paired beverages, design a menu that will tantalize taste buds and nourish the soul. Speaking of beverages: the wine! The 2018 Rodney Strong Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, SRP $60, truly compliments all the flavors of an autumnal meal. This rich and lush wine displays intense aromas of black currant, cassis and crushed violet. It is velvety on the palate with a smooth, lingering finish of herbal notes, vanilla and cocoa. Our Reserve wines are the result of a careful blend of individual lots from meticulously farmed sections of some of the very best vineyards in Sonoma County. Created in a small lot artisan cellar, winemaker Justin Seidenfeld employs techniques such as cluster pre-sorting and extended maceration, a representation of our commitment to producing the finest wines possible.
3. Finally, build in time for extra fun: curate an assortment of engaging activities and include a pumpkin carving contest, cornhole game, a craft station, candle-making or even a scavenger hunt.
Revel in the magic of autumn, celebrate the season’s bounty, and the joy of coming together over flavorful food and delicious wine. Follow these easy steps and your next Fall Harvest Party promises to be a fun and memorable experience.