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Hazelfern at The Kitchen at Middleground Farms

We are so excited for our Winter Winemaker’s Dinner Series and sharing our kitchen for a fun and informative demonstration cooking class all about pairing Northwest wines with seasonal food! For this dinner, we welcome Luke Bradford.

LIV, MEG, LUKE AND DELPHINE BRADFORD PHOTO THANKS TO KELLY TURSO

LIV, MEG, LUKE AND DELPHINE BRADFORD
PHOTO THANKS TO KELLY TURSO

Luke Bradford & COR Cellars

Luke Bradford started COR Cellars in 2005. A native New Yorker, Luke moved to Washington for college at Evergreen, to study sustainable agriculture and political ecology. A trip to Italy to visit family led to a year-long internship in 2000 at Tenuta di Trinoro, in the Val d’Orcia in southern Tuscany, followed by an additional six month harvest job in 2002 at Passopisciaro on Mt Etna in Sicily. Luke then returned to Washington and went to work as assistant winemaker for Wind River Cellars and Syncline Wine Cellars in the Columbia Gorge, while concurrently launching COR from a property he purchased in 2003 in Lyle, WA. COR is now run by Luke, his wife Meg and a dedicated crew of seven associates. We currently produce about 6500 cases annually.

The COR portfolio represents the far eastern and western edges of Klickitat County, from warm to cool climate, as it follows along the Columbia River.

From the warm Horse Heaven Hills AVA in the east, they produce:

  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Petit Verdot
  • Malbec
  • Cabernet Franc rosé

In the cooler climate Columbia Gorge AVA in the west, they produce the “mountain” white varietals:

  • Tocai Friulano
  • Pinot Gris
  • Chardonnay
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Gewurztraminer

They also produce two sparkling wines and some carbonic fermented Primitivo and Pinot Noir from the Gorge AVA.

More About COR CELLARS

As the grapes are brought in, they ferment each lot separately and then run them into barrels or small stainless and concrete tanks and keep each lot independent throughout the following winter. The following spring, blending decisions are made, reds are racked and returned to barrel, and the whites, sparkling wines and rosé are bottled young and fresh to retain their fruit and youthfulness. Most red wines are bottled in August to maintain their vibrancy, although three or four cuvees are “over vintaged” for bottling the following year.

Throughout the winemaking process, we aim to be as low impact as possible, using gravity when we can, and handling the wines minimally to raise them into maturity. Their goal is to have the wine in bottle represent the youthful energy and enthusiasm they feel for winemaking. They produce wines as companions to food, and feel the greatest expression is when you share them with a great meal and all your best friends!

The Menu & Pairings

Chefs Jessica & Jason will walk through a demonstration cooking class featuring a four-course seasonal menu where we share the tips and tricks to creating a beautifully paired menu.

Jean, our Curator of Wine & Experiences, will educate you on the individual pairings with each course.

The Menu

This seasonal menu will be crafted closer to the event.
Please check back!

Registration Info

SEATING
Three options are available:

  • Family-style seating at the Chef’s Table, limited to 20 people
  • Two bistro tables, accommodating two guests each
  • Wine barn, for up to 10 guests

PER PERSON PRICE: A per-person cost of $165, which includes dinner, pairings, and gratuity.

Additional Details

If you have a party larger than 10, call The Kitchen at 503-746-3030 to allow us to assist you with your reservation.
Please let us know if you or any of your guests are vegan or have a gluten intolerance.

Tickets

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Single Seat at the Chef's Table - 042023WDS-CT
This is a single seat ticket at our Chef's Table and includes dinner, pairings and service for one guest.
$ 165.00
12 available
Table for Two - 042023WDS-Bistro
This is a ticket for two (2) guests at a bistro table, and includes dinner, pairings and service for each guest.
$ 330.00
0 available
Sold Out
Wine Barn RESERVATION - 042023WDS-WB
Reserve the Wine Barn for this event, and we will contact you to coordinate details. The Wine Barn accommodates up to 10 guests.
$ 50.00
1 available