Hotel Viking’s second annual Viking Wine Festival, beginning January 28, will build on the success of its inaugural year by comprising seven winemaker-hosted dinners in addition to the grand opening reception. This year, winemakers from vineyards in Sonoma and Napa California, Washington, South Africa, Italy and Germany’s Mosel Valley will collaborate with Hotel Viking's Chef Barry Correia to create four-course prix-fixe menus. Each menu will be centered on a specific wine to complement its flavor profiles while showcasing the products of local purveyors.

The Viking Wine Festival is modeled after the long-running Boston Wine Festival. Established by Boston Harbor Hotel’s Chef Daniel Bruce in 1989, the Boston Wine Festival has grown to include dozens of events including dinners, seminars, brunches and receptions, and holds the honor of being the nation’s longest running food and wine festival. Many of the winemakers participating in the Boston event will also host dinners at the Viking Wine Festival.

The 2017 Viking Wine Festival runs through March 25. Priced at $119 per person, including tax and gratuity, each dinner starts at 7:00 PM. Purchase Viking Wine Festival tickets online or for information or to make a reservation, call 401-848-4813 or email dine@hotelviking.com.

 

 

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THE SCHEDULE

January 28, 2017

Grand Opening Reception
A celebration of wines from the 2016 Viking Wine Festival with tastings of what’s to come in 2017, including up-and-coming wines from each distributor.

 

February 4, 2017

Host: Matt Hobbs
Winery: Paul Hobbs Winery
Winery Location: Sonoma, Calif.

 

February 11, 2017

Host: Giovanni Pasquero
Winery: Paitin Estate
Winery Location: Piedmont, Italy

 

February 18, 2017

Host: Christophe Hedges
Winery: Hedges Family Estate
Winery Location: Red Mountain, Washington

 

March 4, 2017

Host: Sean Larkin
Winery: Larkin Wines
Winery Location: Napa, Calif.

 

March 11, 2017

Host:  Raimund Prüm
Winery: S.A. Prüm
Winery Location: Mosel Valley, Germany

 

March 18, 2017

Host: Joe Anderson
Winery: Benovia
Winery Location: Sonoma, Calif.

 

March 25, 2017

Host: Gary and Kathy Jordan
Winery: Jardin/Jordan Wine Estate
Winery Location: Stellenbosch, South Africa