A Toast to Water and Wine

Posted October 11, 2007 by Malina

Not to make you jealous or anything (Hi RC! 🙂 ), but our fall Whitewater and Wine trip was a blazing sucess.

The day started at our River Center property, where guests met their guides for the day. After a fun day on the Lower Section of the South Fork of the American River, we bread.jpgmet back up at the River Center for a late lunch and leisurely tasting of Boeger Winery’s award-winning vino. The hit of the day seemed to be their white table wine called “Hangtown Gold.” Apparently the blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Viogner was the perfect compliment to our lunch. We had Pissaladiere (Southern French Carmalized Onion Tart), hand-made morrocan flatbread and hummous, cheeses, organic local tomatoes, locally-produced olive oil…..

One of the highlights of this trip was a bottle of Boeger’s newest port-style wine that their winemaker personally bottled just for us. Called “Rubies,” it is an unusual blend of Refosco and Charbonno–two rather obscure Italian grapes. The wine hasn’t even been released to the tasting room yet but we got to crack a bottle and served it with dark chocolate and made-from-scratch brownies.

It’s a lot of fun for us to do new trips and we’ve enjoyed working with Boeger so we look forward to offering more of these trips next year. Stay tuned for dates and details, but you can also book “charter” versions of these trips if you’re looking for a premium river trip or you’re celebrating a special occasion. (trip minimums apply–give us a ring for details)


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