Fruit, Phenolics and Flint: Delicious Summertime Sauvignon Blanc and So Much More – Delafield


TIME: 6:00 PM TO 7:30 PM

ADDRESS: 631 Genesee St., Delafield

COST: $30 per person

REGISTRATION: Please call 262-337-9774 or email Credit card required at time of registration.

Sauvignon Blanc is one of the world’s most fascinating grape varieties.  But in a world of gorgeous white wines, it’s not the only fish in the sea.

One way to think of Sauvignon Blanc is that it’s an amazing chameleon.  In France, it can taste like flint and wet stones.  In New Zealand, it can be like gooseberry and passion fruit.  In Napa, like cream and honey.

What explains these differences?  Terroir — the matching of Sauvignon Blanc with climate, soil and winemaker.

But Sauvignon Blanc isn’t the only grape with ideal terroirs.  Gruner Veltliner, Albarino, Pinot Grigio and many more offer distinctive differences from region to region — as well as a plethora of opportunities for summer refreshment and fun.

Using Sauvignon Blanc as a base, this tasting explores the wide world of summer whites wines — with a few reds thrown in for fun!  So come on and join us!   No matter where your palate is at (red, white, rosé or beer), crisp white wine just can’t be beat in the heat!

Wines to be tasted:

2016 Regis Minet Pouilly Fume $34.99

2016 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc New Zealand $29.99

2017 Veyder Mahlberg Gruver Veltliner $29.99

2015 Lomand Sauvignon Blanc Stellenbosch $24.99

2016 Acumen Napa Sauvignon Blanc $29.99

2016 Longridge Chennin Blanc $24.99

2016 Craggy Range Atawa Road New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc $24.99

2015 Two Towers Washington State Sauvignon Blanc $18.99

2014 Guigal Saint Joseph Blanc “Lieu Dit” $129.99

& a bonus for those who arrive early!

American Pinot Noir with a Burgundy Accent

TIME: 4:30 PM TO 7:00 PM


REGISTRATION: Open House, please just stop on in!

“With Résonance Vineyard, we realized Willamette Valley is to the New World what Burgundy is to the Old World. There is a feeling, a spirit, an energy—a ‘somewhereness’ that tells us this place can produce expressive single-vineyard Pinot Noir wines with an identity, a personality.

 Pierre-Henry Gagey, President of Maison Louis Jadot, Proprietors of Résonance Vineyard

On June 10, Waterford Wine & Spirits proudly presents a free tasting of the single-vineyard Résonance Pinot Noirs from Willamette Valley. Owned by the legendary Burgundy producer Maison Louis Jadot, Résonance represents the company’s first winery outside of Burgundy. A taste of these extraordinary wines is all you need to discover what finally lured the 160-year-old Burgundy estate to the New World.

Pouring these transformative wines for you will be Guillaume Large, the acclaimed winemaker of Résonance. A native of Burgundy who has tilled the soil of many Jadot vineyards, Guillaume brings the heritage and history of one of Burgundy’s greatest estates to one of the New World’s best appellations for Pinot Noir. “Oregon is the perfect transition from Burgundy,” says Guillaume. “The longitude is exactly the same, and like Burgundy, the Willamette Valley is populated with small towns, has incredible gastronomy, and is full of friendly people.”

As you might expect, the Pinot Noirs of Résonance are a natural expression of Willamette Valley’s ancient marine soils and Maison Louis Jadot’s many generations of Burgundy heritage. Each of these wines is serious, structured and complex. A wonder of nature as well as history. A joy to drink.

So come along, get to know Guillaume, and discover the romance of these extraordinary American Pinot Noirs with a distinctive Burgundy accent.

Wines to be tasted:

Résonance Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Comprised of fruit from Willamette Valley’s finest vineyards. The 2017 represents the third consecutive superlative vintage of the wine—the previous vintage of which was name one of Wine Spectator’s Top 100. (Wine Spectator: 93 points.)

Résonance Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015 

Résonance’s signature estate-grown Pinot Noir from the Yamhill-Carlton sub-appellation of Willamette Valley. Pure and expressive, with great character, elegance, and complexity. (Wine Spectator: 94 points.)

Résonance Decouverte Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016  

Made from estate-grown fruit in the heart of the Dundee Hills sub-appellation of Willamette Valley. A classic among the region’s Pinot Noirs, expressing the fresh red-fruit character of its volcanic Jory soils. (Wine Spectator: 94 points.)

Lights! Camera! Wine!

TIME: 4:30 PM TO 7:00 PM


REGISTRATION: Open House, please just stop on in!

On June 13, our good friends from Seresin Estate of New Zealand are taking over the Waterford Wine Bar so you can sample their delicious Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs, Pinot Noirs and Chardonnay. Seresin is famous through all of New Zealand as well as the United States for its biodynamic viticultural philosophies and its natural vinification practices. The estate is most famous, however, for the gorgeous wines they make.

Seresin is located in the sunny heart of Marlborough, at the top of New Zealand’s South Island, with vineyards from the stony Wairau Valley up to the clay slopes of the Omaka Valley. The earth of the Serasin vineyards are covered with carpets of wild flowers and grasses, and their vines thrum with the sounds of native birds and bees.

The estate’s founder, Michael Seresin, is a renowned cinematographer who made his fortune as the Director of Photography for big Hollywood movies. He began his estate because he wanted to make wine as naturally, as honestly and as deliciously as possible. A taste of any of his wines and you’ll discover that Michael is as successful at making great wine as he is at making movies.

We’d love to see you at the Waterford Wine Bar for our special evening with Seresin Estate and their gorgeous wines.

Wines to be tasted:

Seresin Sauvignon Blanc 2015  

The estate makes its signature Sauvignon Blanc using grapes from three vineyard sites—and adds to them a dollop of Semillon.

Seresin Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2011 

Made with fruit from two of the estate’s three biodynamic Wairau Valley vineyards, both of which are planted on soils of alluvial silt, gravel and clay.

Seresin Chardonnay Reserve 2016 

Made exclusively with grapes from the clay Raupo Creek vineyards in the Omaka Valley.

Seresin Leah Pinot Noir 2014 

Made with select grapes from all of the estate’s Wairau Valley vineyards.

Seresin Rachel Pinot Noir 2012 

Made primarily with fruit from the clay vineyards of Raupo Creek in the Omaka Valley.