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Poplar Grove, Naramata - Monday December 14

Istel and Sutherland PoplarThis very special dinner will showcase the talents of celebrated Poplar Grove Winemaker Ian Sutherland our very own Chef de Cuisine Stephane Istel. What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with gorgeous Naramata wines and French Bistro cuisine with a Canadian accent.


Please join us for this final Monday Night Wine Dinner of the 2009 year, as Stephane creates a truly extraordinary food and wine experience to tide you over until the series resumes in January.


Our special guest for the evening and Sommelier Kevin Van Hullebush's co-host will be Poplar Grove Winemaker Ian Sutherland. RESERVE NOW




Poplar Grove Wine Dinner

Alsatian Tarte Flambee Gratinee

Poplar Grove Pinot Gris, 2008

Arctic Char 'Escabeche'

Carrot, Onion, Celery, Arugula Salad, White Balsamic

Poplar Grove Chardonnay, 2008

Roast Venison Loin

Pomme Pont-Neuf, Red Cabbage Fondue, Glazed Chestnut,

Chippolini Onion, Barbaries Berries, Venison Jus

Poplar Grove Legacy, 2005

Lemon Tart,

Cassis Sorbet and Madelaines

Blind Tasting from the db Bistro & Lumière Cellar


See Winemaker's Tasting Notes below


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Best Wine Dinner Value in the City

This celebration of fine food and wine is intimate in scale and will be held in the Bistro's beautiful new Private Dining Room and Wine Vault. If, due to popularity, capacity outgrows db's 20-seat Private Dining Room, the dinner will be held next door (same address) in db's sister restaurant Lumière, at no additional charge and with no change in detail or menu. The newly renovated, 40-seat Lumière is British Columbia's only Grand Chef Relais & Chateaux restaurant. Wine dinner guests should arrive to db Bistro at 2551 West Broadway, where the welcome reception will begin promply at 7pm. Monday Night Wine Dinners generally conclude no later than 10pm.


Wine dinners are social but also informative in nature, with tasting notes and commentary provided by our Sommelier and Wine Director Kevin Van Hullebush and a special guest from or representing the winery.


Monday Night Wine Dinners sell out very quickly, so be sure to reserve your space immediately. A credit card reservation is required upon booking. The cost for the wine dinners is $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity - making these the best wine dinner value in the city.


Please inquire directly with Sommelier Kevin Van Hullebush or Maitre d' Ali Maher, or call either at 604.739.7115.


Tasting Notes

Poplar Grove Wine BottlesPoplar Grove Pinot Gris 2008:  Floral and quince on the nose. Honey, apple and lemon pie in the first sip with hints of mineral as it lingers in the mouth. A good crisp finish makes this a foodie wine, ready to take on the creations of the hidden chef in all of us.


Poplar Grove Chardonnay 2008: This classic Chardonnay has aromas of green apples, peaches, & a hint of cashew nuttiness. Nectarine, honey & pear flavours arrive on the palate. Mineral & citrus notes come through on the finish. 20% of the grapes were barrel aged, which adds a hint of toast & caramel while the stainless portion brings on solid fruit & clean acidity.


Poplar Grove Merlot 2008:  Cherry & cocoa aromas come through on the nose. Rich, long-lasting tannins overlay full-bodied Italian plum & blackberry flavours. A touch of spice appears on the finish. This Merlot is complex, round & exhibits well-balanced fruit, tannins & acidity. Enjoy now & take note that it will continue to improve with cellar aging. (shown, but not served)


Poplar Grove The Legacy 2005: The strength of this signature blend begins with the elegance of Merlot. The power of Cabernet Franc and the richness of Cabernet Sauvignon bring out a medley of blackberry, plum & spice. Malbec picks up the backbeat in the mid-palate. Ripe tannins build length in the finish. As big and brooding as it is now, it will develop gracefully in the years to come.


About the Poplar Grove Winery

Poplar Grove Winery is located on the slopes of the Naramata Bench about 10 minutes from downtown Penticton. In 1993, Poplar Grove began as the quintessential garage winery and has recently entered an era of reinvention.


Poplar Grove is planning a new showcase winery on Munson Mountain, situated at the gateway to the Naramata Bench.


Poplar Grove LabelThe new estate will welcome visitors with breathtaking views overlooking Lake Okanagan. Wine lovers will be able to tour the barrel caves, enjoy a picnic on the viewing deck and sample Poplar Grove’s signature wines. As they move into their 16th year, their continuing goal is to produce world-class wines from family-owned estate grown fruit.





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