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USQ | Stu Smith Winemaker Dinner
USQ | Stu Smith Winemaker Dinner

USQ | Stu Smith Winemaker Dinner

13 E. 13th Street, New York, NY 10003

Join us in welcome, winemaker, Stu Smith of Napa Valley for a tasting menu featuring his wines from Smith-Madrone Winery. 

Brothers Stuart and Charles Smith are the vineyard managers and winemakers of Smith-Madrone Winery. Purchased in 1971,  the name Smith-Madrone Winery came as a tribute to the Smith brothers who pursued their dream and to the Madrone trees which distinguish the property. 

About Stuart | Stuart was born and raised in Santa Monica.  While pursuing his master's at UC Davis, Stuart was the first teaching assistant for wine industry pioneers Maynard Amerine and Vernon Singleton in 1970-1971. He taught enology at Santa Rosa Junior College and Napa Valley College; he has chaired the 1986 and 2006 Napa Valley Wine Auctions.  He is an active member of the G.O.N.A.D.S. (the Gastronomical Order for Nonsensical and Dissipatory Society), a group of Napa Valley vintners who started getting together for monthly lunches in the 1980s. He served on Napa County's Watershed Task Force for several years, appointed by the Board of Supervisors; in 2006 he was appointed again by the Board of Supervisors to sit on Napa County General Plan Steering Committee, responsible for updating Napa's General Plan, a three-year project. Stu also serves as auctioneer for an Omaha (NB) charity auction every year. Today, in addition to being a respected expert and leader as a mountain vineyardist, Stu spends time with his five children and three grandchildren and frequents Canada's Quetico Wilderness to canoe. 


1st Course

Scallop Crudo, pickled peach and watercress 

Paired with: Riesling 16 - Spring Mountain

2nd Course

Rainbow Trout, carrot, farro, fiddlehead ferns

Paired with: Chardonnay 16 - Spring Mountain


3rd Course

Wagyu petite filet, maitake, asparagus, rosti

Paired with: Cabernet Sauvignon 14 - Spring Mountain

4th Course

Montenebro, dark chocolate, almond, raspberry 

Paired with: Red Blend 12 - Cook’s Flat Reserve

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