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Keenan Winery

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5839 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77057

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Date: January 27, 2015

Time: 7:00pm

Event Type: Wine Dinner

Price: $195 per Guest Plus tax and gratuity

Special Guest: Michael Keenan, Owner & President

Michael Keenan is the owner and president of Keenan Vineyards and Winery. Michael assumed leadership of Keenan in 1998 and heads up a small, but nimble team of dedicated individuals, all of whom have worked continuously at Keenan since 1995. Introduced to the pleasures of wine at home and at a young age, Michael eagerly learned about winemaking “on the job”, working with his father and renowned winemaker Joe Cafaro, in the early years at Keenan.

Today, as the final arbiter for Keenan wines, he works in concert with the team to make the best vineyard and winemaking decisions, as well as helping to explore opportunities to engage with visitors in the Keenan tasting room. He believes that much of Keenan’s success can be attributed to the efforts of the winery’s talented staff.

A charismatic personality with a gift for storytelling, Michael’s playful sense of humor serves him well as the Keenan Winery “road warrior”, presenting Keenan wines throughout the U.S. to new and familiar audiences. Well-known for his love of golf, Michael has made a real success of creating great relationships on behalf of Keenan Winery at many of the top golf and country clubs around the country.

Located high in the Mayacamas Mountain Range, Keenan Winery has been committed to producing exceptional & renowned wines since 1977. Keenan focuses on three varietals- Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot. From using only the finest grapes to the Portuguese cork in the bottle, the Keenan commitment to quality is consistent. Come see & taste for yourself why in the last ten vintages, 56 wines have been awarded 90-97 points by Robert Parker Jr. Join us as we welcome Michael Keenan, owner & president of Keenan Winery, for our first wine dinner of 2015!

Wine Dinner Menu

Hors d’Oeuvres

Keenan Summer White Blend 2013

First Course

Spanish Octopus and Crispy Pork Belly
meyer lemon, marcona almonds, grapes, herb vinaigrette

Chardonnay, Keenan Napa Valley 2007

Chardonnay, Keenan Napa Valley 2011

Second Course

Veal “Saltimbocca”
chive-olive tapenade risotto, sage, smoked shallot jus 

Cabernet Franc, Keenan Napa Valley 2011

Merlot, Keenan “Mailbox Vineyard Reserve” Spring Mtn. District 2006

Merlot, Keenan Napa Valley 2008

Third Course

60 Day Dry-Aged Ribeye Two Ways
sweet potato-black pepper pommes dauphine, Oregon winter mushrooms, mushroom crema 

Cabernet Sauvignon, Keenan Napa Valley 2003

Cabernet Sauvignon, Keenan Napa Valley 2010

Fourth Course

Composed Cheese Course

Cabernet Sauvignon, KeenanNapaValley 1982 (from Magnum)

Dessert

TBA

Wine Dinners

Experience extraordinary wines and expertly crafted cuisine in our sit-down wine dinners. Our executive chefs and our sommeliers collaborate with top winemakers from around the world to create the perfect pairings for these intimate events.

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