Oaxacan Harvest Dinner with Copala Organics
2020 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA, 94704
Arnot-Roberts Wine Dinner at Comal
On Tuesday, November 4th, Comal will welcome back Arnot-Roberts’ co-founder Duncan Arnot Myers for another special wine dinner featuring a selection of their newly released wines paired with dishes by executive chef Matt Gandin. Arnot-Roberts’ innovative, ambitious approach to making wine has been garnering growing critical acclaim from both the media and the wine industry for years. In 2013, the San Francisco Chronicle’s wine editor Jon Bonné named them Winemakers of the Year.
Dining in Duncan’s company, dinner guests will have the opportunity to meet him and hear the story behind each featured wine. This is the seventh in a series of producer dinners held in Comal’s private dining room, Abajo. Previous dinners have showcased Wind Gap Wines, Bedrock Wine Co., Donkey and Goat Winery and Unti Vineyards.
Kona Kampachi crudo sea beans, Serrano chile, lemon sea salt
Chardonnay, Trout Gulch Vineyard, Santa Cruz 2013
Little gems avocado, pomegranate, Satsuma mandarins
Trousseau, North Coast 2013
Poached Gulf white shrimp Salsa Cocktel
Rosé, Luchsinger Vineyard, Clear Lake 2013
Heritage pork chile verde
Syrah, Que Syrah Vineyard, Sonoma Coast 2013
Oaxacan chocolate Budin whipped crema
Arnot-Roberts was founded in 2001 in Healdsburg, California by childhood friends Duncan Arnot Meyers and Nathan Lee Roberts. Duncan and Nathan grew up in the midst of vineyards and winemakers in the Napa Valley. Each took an interest in the wine industry, with Nathan following his father’s lead as a cooper, and Duncan pursuing winemaking in renowned wineries in Napa and Sonoma.
The focus of this two person operation is on small lot, single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir, as well as several other varieties uncommon in Northern Californian vineyards. Through good fortune and a keen eye, they have identified vineyard sources that are both singular and extraordinary. Collaboration with dedicated and passionate growers is paramount in the farming of these sites and vinification of their wines.