Manhattan Beach dining destination Café Pierre continues its series of monthly Winemaker Socials, this time with the acclaimed Fred Brander of Brander Vineyard.
On the first Thursday of each month, owner Guy Gabriele invites a revered winemaker to showcase award-winning wines in a casual and sociable tasting. Guests will have the opportunity to meet and engage the winemaker one-on-one, and taste their recent and soon-to-be released wines. Chef Remi Lauvand will create a selection of appetizers to complement the occasion. Reservations recommended but not required.
Fred Brander of Brander Vineyard, a longtime friend of Gabriele, will pour a selection of his world-class Sauvignon Blanc wines and small-batch handcrafted Bordeaux-style wines. The wines include:
Featured wines include:
2009 Cuvee Natalie (Sauvignon Blanc blend)
2009 Cuvee Nicolas (Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon)
2007 Bouchet (Bordeaux-style blend)
2008 Colson Canyon Syrah
Thursday, June 3
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 1, La Fenetre Wines
$20 per person. Includes wine and appetizers.
317 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
310.545.5252 | www.cafepierre.com
About Brander Vineyard
Fred Brander, a former wine merchant and importer, established Brander Vineyard in Los Olivos in 1975, making it one of the first vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley. Since its inception, the winery has been highly acclaimed as a top Sauvignon Blanc producer, owing back to 1977, when Fred Brander produced a wine so distinctive it captured Santa Barbara County’s first gold medal in a major wine competition. In addition to its Sauvignon Blanc, a small quantity of red wine is produced from estate grapes featuring the classic Bordeaux varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
About Cafe Pierre
For more than 30 successful years, Café Pierre has been the benchmark for innovative cuisine and exceptional service in Manhattan Beach, establishing a timeless reputation as the premier dining destination for locals and visitors alike. In late 2009, the arrival of well-respected Chef Remi Lauvand made waves in the Los Angeles food community and continues to earn the restaurant’s critical acclaim from Los Angeles Times, Angelenoand the Daily Breeze.