But at Dutton-Goldfield Winery in Sebastopol, Calif., a new wine pairing experience has been introduced for winery visitors that takes food-and-sushi pairing to a whole new level: Single-Vineyard Wines & Sushi.
This tasting experience, and its vegan counterpart, joins other seated tasting options at the winery, including Beast & Pinot, and Wine & Cheese.
The Single-Vineyard Wines & Sushi experience includes four delectable bites of sushi that have been paired with four of Dutton-Goldfield’s single-vineyard wines to demonstrate how different flavors complement each other. The pairing changes seasonally with the releases of new wines.
The current pairings include:
- The bright Chileno Valley Vineyard Riesling from Marin County with a veggie dragon roll that includes tempura yam, mango and avocado.
- The Angel Camp Vineyard Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley with an Alaska roll featuring salmon.
- The silky Fox Den Vineyard Pinot Noir from the Green Valley area of Russian River Valley with unagi maki.
- The rich Rued Vineyard Chardonnay, also from Green Valley, with a buttery Hamachi and lemon zest.
The pairing plate is rounded out with a Japanese salad with miso-ginger dressing. A delectable vegan option of each of the pairings also is available, featuring Japanese eggplant, shiitake mushroom and fresh tofu rolls.
The Single-Vineyard Wines & Sushi tasting is available Wednesdays through Saturdays for $40 per person at the winery’s tasting room in Sebastopol. All tasting experiences may be booked by advance appointment online or via telephone.
Dutton-Goldfield Winery is the partnership of grape grower Steve Dutton and winemaker Dan Goldfield. The winery began in 1998 when those long-time colleagues and friends recognized a shared vision — to craft wines that express the personalities of their vineyards, and which they’d enjoy drinking at their own dinner tables.
Yes, including with sushi.