GREENVILLE SC | Grape Varietal Showdown: Comparative Tasting Wine Dinner with Foley Family Wines

Comparative Tasting Wine Dinner with Foley Family Wineries

How does the where of a wine lead to the what of a wine? Do some grape varieties do a more consistent job of expressing themselves differently, depending on the vineyard or region where they’re grown? What difference does a vintage year really make for the flavor and quality of a wine?

These are some of the questions we’ll discuss and explore at our next wine dinner, featuring American classic wines from Foley Family Wines. Established by Bill Foley in 1996, Foley Family Wines is a portfolio of highly-acclaimed wines from some of the world’s greatest vineyards. In spring of 1996, Bill & Carol Foley purchased 1,000 acres of lush and fertile earth within the then relatively unknown Sta. Rita Hills region of Santa Barbara County. Their plan – produce hand-crafted Chardonnay and Pinot Noir that reflected the best of California’s Central Coast. Named for their two daughters – Lindsey & Courtney – Lincourt Vineyards was born, and with it, the beginning of Foley Family Wines.

In the 25 years since, Foley Family Wines has grown into one of the world’s largest producers of fine wine, adding some of the industry’s most valuable wineries, located in the most recognized winemaking regions, including Napa, Sonoma, the Pacific Northwest, and New Zealand. Today, the Foley Family Wines portfolio boasts a number of the most-celebrated names in wine, including Chalk Hill Estate, Chalone, Ferrari-Carano, and Sebastiani.


Dinner Menu and Wines Served

course 1: pinot blanc

poached quahog clams with butternut squash & rosemary broth, lemon foam, sardinian fregola

Four Graces | Willamette Valley, OR
Chalone Vineyard “Estate Grown” | Chalone, CA

course 2: sonoma pinot noir

mustard/dill-cured & smoked Salmon, beet gnocchi, herb frontage blanc

Chalk Hill | Sonoma Coast
Roth | Russian River Valley



course 3: sonoma county
crisped sweet potato ravioli with roasted mushrooms, burgundy spinach and toasted almond butter sauce
Chalk Hill Estate Red Wine | Chalk Hill
Lancaster Cabernet Sauvignon | Alexander Valley


course 4: napa cabernet sauvignon
pork braise with vegetable terrine, turnip purée & mustard kale kenchi
Merus | Napa Valley
Foley-Johnson Rutherford Estate | Napa Valley

Date of Event: Wednesday, November 17th

Time: 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Location: Greenville

Contact: (864) 906-4200

Cost: $99/person + tax and gratuity

(Final ticket price will include 20% gratuity)