USQ | Stu Smith Winemaker DinnerJune 5 2019 | 7:00 PM
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.
Scallop Crudo, pickled peach and watercress
Paired with: Riesling 16 - Spring Mountain
Rainbow Trout, carrot, farro, fiddlehead ferns
Paired with: Chardonnay 16 - Spring Mountain
Wagyu petite filet, maitake, asparagus, rosti
Paired with: Cabernet Sauvignon 14 - Spring Mountain
Montenebro, dark chocolate, almond, raspberry
Paired with: Red Blend 12 - Cook’s Flat Reserve