|“Top Chef” star Chef Tyler Stone prepares hors d’oeuvres that were paired with Six Sigma’s wines at a release party on Saturday, June 2, 2012, at the winery in Lower Lake, Calif. Photo courtesy of Six Sigma Winery Ranch and Winery.|
LOWER LAKE, Calif. – At the annual Six Sigma Ranch and Winery release party, held on Saturday, June 2, Chef Tyler Stone from Bravo's “Top Chef” prepared hors d’oeuvres that were paired with Six Sigma’s award winning wines.
The sold out release party was held in the estate cave and spanned across the Six Sigma crush pad.
Mingling among barrels and steel tanks, wine club members were treated to four new releases along with a barrel sample from winemaker Matt Hughes of the inaugural vintage of the Six Sigma 2010 Syrah.
As an added bonus, Chef Stone created professional recipe cards for each food and wine pairing for the guests to take home with them.
Guests were further entertained when Chef Stone used liquid nitrogen to turn the 2010 Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc into ice cream. This luscious ice cream, which was served over fresh fruit, was a perfect way to cool off on this clear, sunny day.
“This is the best event that we have held at Six Sigma Winery,” said proprietor Else Ahlmann. “The food, wine, guests and weather were all spectacular.
Kaj Ahlmann added, “As the guests left, all of their comments were very positive. I was excited to have Cynthia Hurley, who owns Hurley's Restaurant in Yountville, and Jimmy Consos from Mezes in San Francisco who had so many nice things to say about the event and our wines.”
Hospitality Manager Jacquelyn St. Martin said they still have recipe cards left.
She encouraged people to come by the tasting room – open from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – to pick them up and register for the third annual “Cowboy Cook-off,” which will be held on Saturday, July 7.
“This will be another sold out event so get your tickets soon,” St. Martin said.
Visit the ranch online at www.sixsigmaranch.com/ .
|Chef Tyler Stone uses liquid nitrogen to turn Six Sigma Winery's 2010 Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc into ice cream at a release party on Saturday, June 2, 2012, at the winery in Lower Lake, Calif. Photo courtesy of Six Sigma Winery Ranch and Winery.|