(One of Napa’s Premiere Winemakers To Share Passion Behind Award Winning Vintages)
Online PR News – 18-March-2010 – – One of Napa Valley’s foremost wineries will be front and center when Michael’s On Naples in Long Beach presents a Trefethen Wine Dinner on Thursday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. Winemaker Zeke Neeley, whose “stamp” is on every bottle that bears the Trefethen name, will take guests on a historical “journey” of the winery and share insights on the quality products that are among the few that don’t use outside grapes. Executive Chef David Coleman will prepare a 5-course menu paired with as many varietals. Cost is $85 per person and space is limited; call (562) 439-7080.
“We’re so fortunate that Mr. Neeley has agreed to share his experience about wines and how a great wine needs to be guided to maturity,” said Massimo Aronne, general manager of Michael’s On Naples. “He’ll reveal how it takes a detailed understanding of microbiology and chemistry, a discerning palate, and a bit of creativity to create an excellent product. And just to prove the point, our guests will have an opportunity to explore some of their finest vintages as they enjoy an equally satisfying culinary experience by Chef David.”
The Trefethen Vineyards of Napa Valley has an illustrious history. Built in 1886 by Scottish sea captain Hamden McIntyre, the three-story winery was originally designed using a “gravity-flow” system in which a horse-drawn pulley would bring grapes to the third floor for crushing and the force of gravity would then carry the juice to the second floor for fermenting and eventually to the first floor for aging. The property was purchased by the Trefethen family in 1968 and after a long and extensive renovation, the winery was restored to its former glory and even enjoys its place on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, the winery produces a robust array of varietals that are enjoyed and respected around the globe.
Zagat’s #1 rated restaurant in Long Beach, Michael’s On Naples is located at 5620 E. 2nd St. Long Beach.
Situated in the heart of picturesque Naples Island -- Long Beach’s most exclusive neighborhood -- Michael’s on Naples has developed a devoted clientele fierce in their loyalty of the restaurant. The critically acclaimed dining establishment is committed to the Slow Food Movement, a concept that reinforces the connection between “planet, plate and palate.” The menu is designed to protect the heritage, tradition and culture of food (i.e., herbs and spices are fresh and never bottled, produce is organic and secured from local farmers, meats are organic and come from small-scale providers). In addition to its renowned wine list, Michael’s On Naples offers a full bar. For more information, call (562) 439-7080 or visit www.michaelsonnaples.com.