Cocktail Reception: Chef’s selection of passed hors d’oeuvres
(Fevre Domaine Estate Chablis, 2015)
Caramelized Sea Scallop, Roasted Poblano and Sweet Corn Relish, Micro Cilantro, Blood Orange Beurre Blanc, Osetra Caviar, Popcorn Shoots
(Beaune Clos Saint- Landry Premier Cru, 2015)
Spiced Pork Belly and Fig Beggar’s Purse, Blackberry Gastrique, Shaved black truffles, Stilton Bleu, Micro Root Vegetable
(Bouchard Pere & Fils Gevrey-Chambertin 2015)
Lobster Napoleon, Foie Gras, Brioche Toast Point, Bing Cherry Compote, Charred Humboldt Fog goat, Beurre Noisette, Frisée
(Bouchard Pere & Fils, Savigny Les Beaune, Les Lavieres, 2015)
Olive Oil Poached Halibut, Roasted fava Bean Puree, Micro Green Salad with Black Currant Vinaigrette
(Bouchard Pere & Fils, Clos De La Mousse. 2015)
Charred New Zealand Lamb Rack, Rosemary Spätzle, Cherry Tomato Chutney, Stone Ground Mustard Béchamel, Prosciutto Crisp
(Bouchard Pere & Fils, Volnay Caillerets, Premier Cru, Ancienne Cuvee Carnot, 2015)
Artisanal Imported Cheese Plate: Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog Goat, Taleggio, 5 Spoke Harvest Moon Aged Cheddar, Assorted Seasonal Berries, Raw Honey Comb, Toast Point
(Henriot Champagne, Blanc de Blancs, Brut NV)
*Menu & pairings are subject to change due to last-minute availability. Substitutions will be comparable.
Douro River Wine Cruise
Final Seats! Thursday, March 1
Burgundy Gourmet Wine Dinner at the Herrington Inn
Travel to Portugal on a 7 night wine cruise departing April 24, 2018! Have you ever dreamt of touring the steep terraced hillsides, quaint villages, and vineyards of the Douro River Valley? Do you like Portuguese wines and want to learn more about one of the world's oldest wine regions? Do you prefer sophisticated and immersive travel to UNESCO World Heritage sites?
Join fellow travelers, and wine connoisseurs to learn about a fascinating opportunity to enjoy Portugal from a unique vantage point, the Douro River. The cruise will be wine-centric, serving lots of wines on the boat and making many excursions to vineyards and wineries when the boat docks. River Cruise Specialist, Larna Lindner of Cruise Planners, will highlight this unique river cruise through Portugal which begins/ends in Porto with stops in: Regua, Entre-os-Rios, Barcad'Alva, Vega Terron, and Pinhao. The cruise also includes a tour to Spain to visit Salamanca, another UNESCO World Heritage site. Professional WSET Wine Educator Deb Mortillaro will also be on board. All food and wine served on the ship is included in the package price!
Contact Al, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 630 232 8888 for more information.
Travel to Bordeaux on a 7-night wine cruise departing June 24, 2018! Join Al and Kris from Geneva Wine Cellars, fellow travelers, and wine connoisseurs to cruise from the city of Bordeaux stopping at the famous regions of Cadillac, Pauillac, Blaye, Bourg and Libourne. The cruise will be wine-centric, serving lots of wines on the boat and making many excursions to vineyards and wineries when the boat docks. Professional WSET Wine Educator Deb Mortillaro will be on board as well. All food and wine served on the ship is included in the package price!
Sixty-one miles up the Garonne River, lies the port of Bordeaux, the capital of France´s wine country. The Romans were the first to introduce grapes into the region, and by the 14th-century Bordeaux was producing over one million cases a year. Journey through the hilly countryside to the picturesque village of St. Emillion and taste the wines that have made this region famous.
Contact Al, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 630 232 8888.
Final seats available (as of February 16 only 7 seats remain)! There will be surprise giveaways to all attendees and special incentives for case buyers. Call 630 232-8888 to reserve now, you don't want to miss this exceptional event! There is a block of rooms under Geneva Wine Cellars at a rate of $159.00 (as of February 16 only 3 rooms remain available in the block). Guests may call directly at 630.444.8431 to make those reservations. The last day to make reservations is this Monday, February 19th.
It’s been four long years since our last wine pairing dinner! We are kicking off 2018 in grand style, partnering with Geneva’s historic Herrington Inn & Spa to present a multi-course gourmet dinner prepared by Chef Kevin Gillespie on Thursday evening. Unlike our dinners in 2013 and 2014, which were catered at our wine cellar, this one will take place at the Herrington Inn’s spacious and luxurious full-service facility.
Tickets are $125 per person, including tax and gratuity. Please call 630 232-8888 to secure your seat with a credit card. The Herrington has a parking lot across from the Inn, along the side of the Inn and the spa lot. No valet. There is a block under Geneva Wine Cellars with 5 rooms at a rate of $159.00.
Each course will be paired with either a red or a white wine of the prestigious Burgundy estate of Bouchard, Bouchard Père & Fils(founded in 1791), or Champagne Henriot (founded in 1808). Katie Parker, Central Sales Director of importer Maisons & Domaines Henriot of America, will deliver an informative and entertaining presentation explaining the history of these properties, their vineyard management and winemaking techniques, the effect of terroir and vintage, and identifying the particular aromatic and flavor components that influenced each food/ wine pairing.
Burgundy selections are from the 2015 vintage, described by Wine Spectator critic Bruce Sanderson as “a vintage of stellar, even mind-blowing Pinot Noirs, and very fine Chardonnays.” WineEnthusiast wrote, “Burgundy hit the jackpot in 2015,” explaining that it was a “rare phenomenon” to finally see a good vintage for both reds and whites. As reported by Decanter, Burgundy’s venerable vigneron Michael Lafarge drew parallels with the fabulous 1929s which he tasted in his family’s cellars as a young man. According to Decanter, Larfarge claims that “no other vintage in the past 60 years . . . is really comparable.”
Supplies of 2015 Burgundies are dwindling rapidly across the United States and in Illinois in particular. Supplies of the 2015s were limited from the start, as yields were down as much as 40 percent in some parts of Burgundy. Also, consumers and collectors are now clamoring to buy the 2015s, anticipating significant price increases when the 2016s are released this year. (Yields in 2016 were down as much as 80 percent in some key Burgundy vineyards, as vines were hit by devastating frosts and then pounded by hail storms.)
We have secured access to the importer’s very limited quantities of 2015 vintage premier cru and grand cru Burgundies. (Our supplier is down to its last case or two for some of these rare wines.) Orders will be accepted on the night of the dinner, with special one-night-only discounts for attendees. Wines will be available for pickup at Geneva Wine Cellars the following week.
227 South 3rd Street, Geneva, IL, United States
Introducing Pair Me Up Right
Gourmet Wine Snacks
We are now carrying a new line of delicious delectables to pair with your wines, available for purchase at the cellar at $20.99 per tray. These treats have been expertly chosen to go with your favorite wines and enhance your wine experience.
Wine, Cheese & Trees
A Fundraiser to Support a Reforestation Program in Geneva
Saturday, February 24 7 - 10 p.m.
Bordeaux River Cruise
Tuesday-Thursday 11:00am to 7:00pm
Friday 11:00am to 9:00pm
Saturday 11:00am to 10:00pm
Sunday 1pm to 5:00pm
Closed on Mondays
Geneva Wine Cellars is proud to partner with The Natural Resources Committee of Geneva for the 7th Annual Wine, Cheese, and Trees Fundraiser which will be held Saturday, February 24 at the Persinger Recreation Center, 3507 Kaneville Road, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Event will include 6 wines, appetizers and desserts as well as live and silent auctions, live music, and a wine wall. Tickets are $30/person or 4 tickets for $100 and can be purchased through The Chamber of Commerce, Geneva Wine Cellars (cash or check only) or online atsquareup.com/store/GenevaNRC. Contact Jay Womack at email@example.com for additional information. No City funds have been used to purchase alcohol for this event.
LiveLocal Music Saturdays 8 - 10 p.m.
February 17 - Afternoon Logic
February 24 - Dave Bauer
Seating is very limited, no reservations! In order for us to continue bringing top-notch jazz musicians year-round to this intimate venue, there is a $15 per-person minimum tab during live performances. No cover charge!