Monthly Wine Dinners

Each five or six-course dinner party is usually held on the 2nd or 3rd Saturday of the month (and sometimes Fridays too for a Wine Dinner Weekend).

In planning the menu and wine selections, we feature a wine region or food region of the world, a specific vineyard, or a special topic.  Each month, we include a wine expert, or a winemaker, in addition to Chef Barnes who explains the food preparation and why he made his food choices in pairing the wines.

As always, the menu will also be local farm-to-table driven. Our Chef tries to accommodate your needs. Menu modifications for dietary restrictions may be made upon confirmation of your reservation.

The bar will serve cocktails prior to dinner (one round included in the dinner rate).
Doors open at 6:00 pm to socially distance co-mingle with other guests. We sit for dinner at 6:30 p.m. at private tables (prior to Covid-19, we did encourage communal seating at long tables).  

 Rooms will be discounted by 10% for Winner Dinner Weekend two-night stays.
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Kumusha

KUMUSHA SOUTH AFRICAN WINE DINNER


5-Course Presentation with Wine Market


Saturday, November 12. 6:00 pm - $120 pp



Kumusha in the Zimbabwean Shona language translates to ‘your home', ‘your roots' or ‘your origin'. World Renowned Sommelier Tinashe Nyamudoka believes the best wines are representative of their region. Through a respect to the vine, the winemaker and the consumer, Kumusha Wines represent and honor their roots. Minimal intervention wine making and natural fermentation is aimed at letting the wine be free to do the talking of its origin. These are wines that Tinashe would not only like to drink himself, but wines that, from his experience as a sommelier, are representative of what is leading the way for the style of South African wines.

Want to feel inspired? Tinashe stars in Blind Ambition, which won the Best Documentary Film at The Tribeca Film Festival this year. Tinashe, a member of Team ZIM along with three other Zimbabwean sommeliers, and Jancis Robinson MW assisted them with crowdfunding to get them to the 2017 and 2018 World Blind Wine Tasting Championships. In 2018, they finished in 14th place, beating both Team USA and Team UK. The documentary Blind Ambition ( follows their journey – Blind Ambition was just released across all major streaming channels in early September!

Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Tinashe Nyumudoka moved to South Africa for better economic prospects. Without any prior experience of wine his journey took him from waiter to head sommelier of Africa's most lauded restaurant, The Test Kitchen, and also respected wine judge on international competitions.  

WILD GAME DINNER with PREMIUM ITALIAN WINE PAIRINGS and Bourbon Tastings
OCTOBER 15 - 2022

 Five-course dinner. The wines will be presented by Alex Gray of Monsieur Touton Selection, Ltd (NY) and in collaboration with Pine State Beverages (NH). We will also introduce some favorite bourbons during dessert and the cocktail hour. 6:00 pm. $140 pp.

*We will not be making substitutions for vegetarians at this dinner.


Featured Welcome Apertifs:

Bourbon Tasting
or
San Marzono Il Pumo Primitvo Salento (Rose)


FIRST COURSE

TBD


Wine Pairing: Via Romana Frascati


SECOND COURSE

TBD

Wine Pairing: Zeni Valpolicella



THIRD COURSE

TBD

Wine Pairing: Famiglia Castellani Chianti Classico


FOU
RTH COURSE


TBD

Wine Pairing: Tenuta di Ceppaiano "Keith Haring"



FIFTH COURSE


TBD

Wine Pairing: Zeni Amarone


DESSERT STATION & WINE MARKET

TBD

Bourbon Tasting Bar also available


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More 2022 Wine Dinners!


MUSHROOM FORAGING & FEAST
September 17 (Saturday) - Lecture and exploring with local expert Christine Gagnon of Uncanoonuc Foraging Company. Meet and Greet with Lecture 11:00 a.m. followed by foraging. Return around 1:30 for Mushroom Brunch with wine pairings from Slovenia and Croatia. $75 pp


FEAST OF THE BEAST III: Malice in Wonderland
October 29 (Saturday) –  Live Music. $150 pp. Pig Roast Dinner - preceded by a cocktail reception with passed appetizers. 5 drink tickets


KUMUSHA SOUTH AFRICAN WINE DINNER
November 12 (Saturday). $120 per person
Kumusha in the Zimbabwean Shona language translates to ‘your home', ‘your roots' or ‘your origin'. World Renowned Sommelier Tinashe Nyamudoka believes the best wines are representative of their region. Through a respect to the vine, the winemaker and the consumer, Kumusha Wines represent and honor their roots. Minimal intervention wine making and natural fermentation is aimed at letting the wine be free to do the talking of its origin. These are wines that Tinashe would not only like to drink himself, but wines that, from his experience as a sommelier, are representative of what is leading the way for the style of South African wines. Tinashe stars in Blind Ambition, which won the Best Documentary Film at The Tribeca Film Festival this year.






Plans for 2023 Wine Dinners!



To be announced soon!


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FREQUENT DINER & GUEST APPRECIATION EVENT


EARTH DAY COCKTAIL PARTY
April 22 (Saturday), 2023 –

Barn Cocktail Party featuring a screening of "Wasted!: The Story of Food Waste". Includes 2 drink tickets and an array of Pan Asian organic appetizers. Non-profit guests and wine presenter featuring sustainably-grown Iron Wolf Wines. Ceremonial inauguration of Colby Hill Farm. 4:00-6:00 pm. Complimentary - RSVP required. Optional a la carte dinner seatings in restaurant beginning at 6:00 pm (RSVP for dinner at same time as making cocktail party reservation).


Sample of some of the appetizers offered:

  • Grilled Kung Pao Spiced Shrimp
  • Crisp Vietnamese Chicken Spring Roll with Sour Lime Sauce
  • Malaysian Lamb Skewers with Coconut Chili Dipping Sauce
  • Shredded Bo Ssam buns with house made Kimchi





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