Last week we were invited to Rutherford Grove Winery’s annual corn roast. Not having visited the winery in some time (we attended a couple Shakespeare plays in the grove long ago) we weren’t quite sure what to expect.
The event was described as being family friendly (a key for us these days with two little ones) so off we went to check things out. Upon arrival we were treated to the sounds of a live band, a variety of wines to taste for the adults and plenty of kid-friendly munchies and drinks as well.
It was a warm evening, so we started off with the Estate Sauvignon Blanc ($18), a wonderful expression of the varietal with big pineapple flavors. We also sampled the Quackenbush Mountain Zinfandel (also $18, sourced from Lake County), which paired well with grilled hot dogs and corn on the cob.
We used a fun little iPhone app called Viddy to capture a couple short videos of the event.
The grass area and eucalyptus grove on the property are absolutely gorgeous. The area made for an ideal setting for the event with seating, live music and plenty of room for all the kids to run around and play with one another.
All in all, a great time and a very solid family friendly event in the Napa Valley.