A Frankfurter Fiesta!
Meet the Winemakers, Meet the Foodtruck
with De Maison Selections & The Merry Franksters
Thursday, April 27th, 6 – 9pm
Free Wine Tasting!
Good news, another fun collaboration is on the way! Next Thursday we will have the pleasure of hosting three special winemakers from Spain along with an up-and-coming area food cart, The Merry Franksters, which will be serving up special gourmet hotdogs for us in the parking lot to pair with the spectrum of styles of delicious wines we’ll be serving inside.
These three winemakers are proudly represented by the Chapel Hill based De Maison Selections. Founded by friend of the shop André Tamers, his methodically curated portfolio of artisanal producers across Spain is now nationally celebrated. And at this special event, you’ll have a unique opportunity to listen to these winemakers and farmers to tell you about their own version of local all while enjoying a artisan hotdog specially designed to match from our own homegrown entrepreneur.
Meet the Winemaker: Avinyó
Avinyó has been family run since the 1590’s, and remains that way today. Situated about 40 miles southwest of Barcelona on what was originally a farm that produced mainly food crops and legumes and just a small amount of wine, the organic practicing farm now focuses solely on grapes and specializes in Spanish sparkling wine – Cava. Xavier Esteve Via is at the helm of Avinyó along with his three siblings, continuing a long-honored tradition of winemaking in the family. Xavier and his siblings’ work has continued to wow us through the elegance and delicacy of their wines.
Meet the Winemaker: Do Ferreiro
Manuel Mendez is the son of winemaker Gerarado Mendez at Do Ferreiro, who farms his plots in Salnés, arguably the top subregion of the famed Albariño producing appellation of Rîas Baixas in the Northwestern corner of Spain. After Manuel attended oenology school, his father decided that it was time for the younger generation to take over, and while they still work side-by-side, Manuel is now the new face of the famed Do Ferreiro winery. He will pour his crave-worthy white wines, perfect for Spring and Summer.
Meet the Winemaker: Bodegas Luberri
Carlos Arenas Yecora, son-in-law of Florentino Monje Ameztoy and founder of Luberri, will also be joining us. Located in Rioja, Spain’s most renowned growing region, Carlos has spent years learning from his father-in-law and is slowing earning the responsibility of taking over many aspects of the winery. While he does still work in conjunction with Florentino at Luberri, he has been instrumental in pushing the winery into the future while still maintaining the integrity of the work that Florentino began.
Meet the Food Truck: The Merry Franksters
Kelsey Williams, a construction worker by trade, had a dream to become self-employed and in doing so, help bridge the gap between all that our bountiful area has to offer agriculturally and the area’s consumers. This dream was realized when he transformed a 1976 Airstream into a hotdog-shack-on-wheels.
These aren’t your everyday hot dogs. From the pork franks, to the beef franks, to the veggie franks, everything on the menu is as local and responsibly raised and grown as possible to create a delicious and quality base for their imaginative creations.
Check out their regular menu here, but the Franksters will also be crafting some special franks and side dishes to match these wines just for this special event!
Eat and shop local while pairing these deliciously unique offerings from the Franksters while you meet, chat and sip with the winemakers and farmers of these historic vineyards of Spain.
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2016 Avinyo Petillant Vi d’Agulla, Penedes, Spain ($13.99)
2014 Avinyo Cava Brut Rosé Reserva, Penedes, Spain ($24.99)
2014 Do Ferreiro Albarino, Rias Baixas, Spain ($25.99)
2014 Amizade Godello, Monterrei, Spain ($17.99)
2015 Luberri ‘Orlegi’, Rioja, Spain ($13.99)
2012 Luberri ‘Biga’ Crianza, Rioja, Spain ($19.99)
All wines tasted are discounted:
10% off by the bottle
15% off 6+ bottles (mix or match)