It was a chilly night, not a usual thing on March 6th in the upstate of South Carolina. Never the less it was cold; to the point they had a pit fire and big outdoor space heater going instead the barn. We love Greenbrier Farms; it is an awesome place ran by awesome folks and producing amazing foods. Any time they have an event we try and attend. This particular event was most interesting. At Greenbrier, with Greenbrier products, prepared by Chef Jason Scholz (Stella’s Southern Bistro) and paired with wines from Hedges Family Estates…uhhh, yeh…we’re going.
I could go course by course and rave about each. I could go on about how each component worked well together and had balance. I could go on and on about how the wines paired perfectly. The venue was fun, the service was excellent, the…on and on. It would be true. Instead of going on and on, here is the menu and a few snap shots I was able to grab.
The stand outs for me; the second (Greenbrier Farms Pork Bolognaise & Tomato Braised Pork Meatballs) and third courses (Greenbrier Farms Pork Belly Wrapped Pork Loin “Porchetta”) pictured above but everything we ate and drank was phenomenal. If you haven’t, visit Greenbrier and Stella’s and buy some Hedges wine. You won’t regret it.
Greenbrier Farm to Table Dinner with Hedges Wine Menu
Hors D’ Oeuvres
Greenbrier Farms Pork Pate
Biscuit, chow chow
Hedges HIP Chardonnay – 2012 vintage
Made from 100% Chardonnay from the Dionysus Vineyard of the Columbia Valley, this wine shows flavors of crisp pears and apples with hints of pineapple, lychee, straw, licorice and custard. 100% fermented in stainless steel for a true expression of Chardonnay.
Crispy Confit Greenbrier Farms Chicken
Sea Island red pea & kimchee pancake, bourbon soy glazed stuffed wing, gingered sausage,
Hakurei turnips, anise chicken jus
Hedges CMS White – 2012 Vintage
Made mostly of Sauvignon Blanc (76%} rounded out by Chardonnay (22%) and Marsanne (2%) that shows flavors of pear, grapefruit peel, wet straw and gooseberry. 100% fermented in stainless steel for a clean, bright wine that is versatile and refreshing.
Greenbrier Farms Pork Bolognaise & Tomato Braised Pork Meatballs
Anson Mills farro, dinosaur kale, Thomasville Tomme, rustic pork liver toast,
Palmetto Olive Oil Tuscan herb oil
Hedges CMS Red – CMS Red – 2011 vintage
Made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Syrah in the Columbia Valley AVA this wine is dark, deep ruby color. Aromas of black cherry, blackberry, sweet plum fruit and sweet toasted oak with undertones of ripe melon, dried herbs and vanilla with hints of cocoa powder.
Greenbrier Farms Pork Belly Wrapped Pork Loin “Porchetta”
fennel pollen, citrus, spinach & garlic sformato, arugula pesto, pan drippings
Hedges Family Estate Red Mountain – 2011 vintage
Made exclusively from fruit grown on the Hedges Estate, comprised of 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 16% Syrah, 3% Cabernet Franc, 4% Malbec. Deep purple color, yet not opaque. The 2011 vintage produced a savory character in the wines, like that of fennel, salt, and tar.
Sticky Toffee & Greenbrier Farms Carrot Cake
Split Creek goat cheese frosting, cajeta panna cotta, rum soaked raisins,
Palmetto Olive Oil Dark Chocolate Condimento
Hedges Fortified Wine
This wine, made in the tradition of Port, speaks of black cherries, deep dark wood and mahogany, and has hints of tobacco, earth and dark chocolate.