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Grape Vines at Sans Soucy Vineyards

 On Saturday, July 21st, Sans Soucy Vineyards in nearby Brookneal, Virginia hosted it’s Annual White Dinner.  Located on a former tobacco farm the vineyard area was chosen for its gentle hillside slope.  The first farm winery in Campbell County, their first 5 acres were planted in 2001.  The winery and tasting room are located in a century old restored barn and school house, a unique setting for delicious wines.

Photo by the Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast

Tasting Room-San Soucy Vineyards

Taking place on the vineyard grounds, under the stars, Chef Paul Anctil and his wife Cameron delighted guests with a unique and delicious dinner menu featuring white foods and  white wines  in a white setting.  Guests wore white.  The vineyard was decorated in white.  The breeze was brisk and the sky cloudy but never rainy.  

Photo By The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast

Dinner on the grounds of Sans Soucy

The evening began with a delicious Sangria while guests mingled, explored the vineyard and began to relax.  Featuring farm to table eats and wine pairings the menu included the following dishes:  Grilled Watermelon with Ahi Ceviche, accompanied by 2008 Viognier Reserve, Grilled & Roasted Goose-Stuffed Pepper with a Pasilla Sauce, accompanied by 2008 Traminette Reserve, the main course was Pulled Pork, Cuban -style Black Beans & Rice accompanied by Traminette Reserve, Grilled Pain Perdu topped with Mango Jicama Salsa accompanied by 2010 Tempranillo Reserve and Sweet Potato Pudding topped with Chocolate Espresso Bean Ganache garnished with a Churro  and Coconut Praline accompanied by 2010 Legacy.  (Of course all of the wines were from Sans Soucy Vineyards!)

A toast! Pictured are Wayne and Susan Stoner and Kathy Bedsworth

Live music was provided throughout the evening.

 This annual event is by invitation and sells out each year.  If you’re interested in next year’s White Dinner contact Sans Soucy Vineyards at www.sanssoucyvineyards.com.  You’ll be glad you did!

Horse barn is close to the tasting room

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