Donkey & Goat

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A Donkey and Goat in Manhattan? – Details on upcoming tasting.

Vestry Wines, a Tribeca wine shop that opened last April, will host an in store tasting event to debut the new spring line up from A Donkey and Goat winery. Vestry was custom designed to showcase each and every one of their hand selected wines from around the world. Jim Kuhner, founder and general manager, travels near and far to find his gems. He also taps the expertise and passion of Shelley Lindgren, Vestry’s consulting wine inspirer. Shelley resides in San Francisco as owner and wine director of acclaimed restaurant A16, located in the Marina district of San Francisco. Together, they have built a beautiful boutique wine shop where the center piece is the tasting bar. It is at the bar that Jim’s passion shines through when pouring his latest discovery to al that stop in.

If you stop in on Thursday April 10th between 6-8:30pm Jim will be pouring Manhattan the first taste of all four wines in the Donkey and Goat spring release. Owners and winemakers Tracey and Jared Brandt will both be in attendance (very rare!) to talk about the wines, their sustainable and organic practices, how they got started and anything else guests might like to ponder. The spring line up includes:

  • the much anticipated 2006 Three Thirteen, a southern Rhone style blend of Syrah, Mourvedre and Grenache
  • the extreme cool climate syrah from the Broken Leg Vineyard in the Anderson Valley which is called The Recluse in 2006 to give credit to the brown recluse spider that bit Jared on a pre-harvest vineyard check
  • the near cult status 2006 Chardonnay from the Brosseau Vineyard made using a ver jus (green juice high in acid made from berries picked in July which will be featured on the television program In Wine Country on May 25th)
  • the wildly popular, lip smacking 2007 Grenache Rose that shouts the arrival of spring

Vestry Wines is located two blocks south of Hudson & Canal. For more information call 212-810-2899 or email contact@vestrywines.com. The tasting is complimentary and will provide guests an opportunity to purchase these limited production wines.

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