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TOR Kenward

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Dallas

10477 Lombardy Ln
Dallas, TX 75220

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Date: November 21, 2014

Time: 7:00pm

Event Type: Wine Dinner

Price: $195 per Guest Plus tax and gratuity

Special Guest: Tor Kenward, Owner

Tor Kenward spent 27 years as a senior executive with Beringer Vineyards working in winemaking and marketing, helping to build a wine company known to collectors worldwide for its outstanding Reserve and single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons. He retired in 2001, and along with his wife Susan, started TOR Kenward Family Wines, a small wine company based on single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons and Chardonnays.

"For three decades I made a least one barrel of wine each vintage from Beringer's best vineyard sites," recalls Tor Kenward. "I had great mentors, Ed Sbragia and Bob Steinhauer, encouraging me to make wine and grow grapes. We had different approaches, but shared the same passion: great wine, and how to make it. We tasted together, traveled together to Europe to learn more, and shared the secrets we unearthed along the journey."

"I walked every corner of Napa and Sonoma those three decades, an avid student of what makes a great vineyard. Luckily, I am working today with people whom I consider to be extraordinary growers dedicated to growing the highest quality grapes," explains Tor. "We farm these special vineyard sites by acre-by-acre -- meaning we work together to achieve the best possible grapes regardless of cost."

Our winemaking is driven by the same philosophy: constantly striving for the best, whatever it takes. Tor works exclusively with small cooperage houses in France to ensure we have the best barrels, and uses natural yeasts for both primary and secondary fermentations. Grapes are hand sorted, and our wines are crafted in very small cuvees so as to receive minimal handling. "If we harvest what we consider world-class grapes, our job as winemakers is to stay out of the way. That takes experience and patience, but can be very rewarding when it all comes together," explains Tor.

Explore exclusive small production wines from some of the most renowned vineyard sites in California at our Tor Kenward Wine Dinner on Friday, November 21st at 7pm.

For Tor Kenward, great wines naturally come from great vineyards. After four decades in California winemaking, his relationships with dedicated growers and his deep understanding of special vineyard sites result in exceptional handcrafted wines. 

 

Wine Dinner Menu

First Course

OLIVE OIL POACHED SEA BASS
roasted leeks and grape tomatoes 

2009 TOR KENWARD FAMILY VINEYARDS “HUDSON VINEYARD” NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY

2009 TOR KENWARD FAMILY VINEYARDS “DURELL VINEYARD” SONOMA VALLEY CHARDONNAY

2009 TOR KENWARD FAMILY VINEYARDS “TORCHIANA” NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY

Second Course

ROASTED SADDLE OF LAMB
potato cake, brussel sprouts, bacon, pomegranate 

2011 TOR KENWARD FAMILY VINEYARDS “CIMAROSSA VINEYARD” HOWELL MOUNTAIN CABERNET SAUVIGNON

2010 TOR KENWARD FAMILY VINEYARDS “BECKSTOFFER/TO KALON” ANNIVERSARY CUVÉE” NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 

Third Course

DRY-AGED STRIP LOIN
smashed yams, wild mushrooms, broccolini

2006 TOR KENWARD FAMILY VINEYARDS “JUDGE FAMILY VINEYARD” “ROCK” NAPA VALLEY SYRAH

2007 TOR KENWARD FAMILY VINEYARDS “ROCK”“HOMMAGE ALLAN”  NAPA VALLEY SYRAH

2010 TOR KENWARD FAMILY VINEYARDS “ROCK” “HOMMAGE ALLAN” NAPA VALLEY SYRAH

Fourth Course

CHOCOLATE FLOURLESS CAKE
Chambord cream

2011 TOR KENWARD FAMILY VINEYARDS “CUVÉE COOPER” NAPA VALLEY GRENACHE

 

 

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