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Quechee, VT, United States, 2007/02/02 - The Simon Pearce restaurant and Daniel Schuster, one of New Zealand’s most influential wine makers, will be hosting a tasting seminar on Daniel’s wines on Tuesday February 27th.
The Simon Pearce restaurant, winner of the 2006 Wine Spectator “Best of Award of Excellence” for having one of the most outstanding wine lists in the world, will host a wine tasting seminar with world-renowned New Zealand wine maker, Daniel Schuster. In the words of highly acclaimed New Zealand wine writer, Michael Cooper, Daniel “has been a guru of the Canterbury wine scene ever since he made the gold medal winning Saint Helena Pinot noirs from 1982 and 1984, which electrified the local wine community.” Daniel has a wealth of global winemaking experience and has authored several books on wine and grape growing.
The seminar will be held at the Simon Pearce Mill, the company’s flagship location, in picturesque Quechee, Vermont. Following the seminar, attendants may choose to complete their evening at the restaurant and enjoy a prix fixe three-course dinner.
WINE SEMINAR & DINNER WITH DANIEL SCHUSTER
Tuesday, February 27th
Seminar: 6:30pm-7:30pm, $40 per person
Three-Course Dinner: $35 per person
Space is limited and reservations are required. Please call Jessica Johnson, Simon Pearce restaurant Beverage Program Director, at 802.295.1470.
Simon Pearce Brand Overview and History
Simon Pearce designs, manufactures and markets original products in hand blown glass and handmade pottery and operates two fine dining establishments. Founded in 1971, Simon Pearce originated as a small glassblowing workshop in Kilkenny, Ireland. Simon Pearce has maintained a dedication to creating products that are beautifully designed, produced with premium quality materials and time-honored techniques and intended for a lifetime of everyday use. In 1981, the company moved to a historic woolen mill on the banks of the Ottauquechee River in Quechee, Vermont. Today, Quechee remains the flagship for Simon Pearce’s retail, restaurant and production activities. The full range of glass and pottery designs embody traditional and contemporary styles—all with classic simplicity, elegance, and everyday functionality. The line is available at 11 retail stores, through a nationwide network of signature stores, via mail-order catalogue and online.
About Daniel Schuster Wines Ltd.
Born and raised in Prague, Danny trained in Europe as a winemaker/viticulturist and has some 25 years of international winemaking experience. He has worked in many of the world’s fine winemaking regions including Burgundy and Bordeaux in France, the Yarra Valley in Australia, Stellenbosch in South Africa, the Napa Valley in America and in Tuscany, Italy. He was closely involved with the development and early research into grape and wine production conducted at Lincoln University and became Canterbury’s first commercial at St Helena Wine Estate. His pioneering work with Pinot noir resulted in the first gold medal for this variety in New Zealand and the many prestigious awards his wines received during the early to mid-1980’s helped establish Canterbury’s reputation as a foremost producer of this grape variety.
Established in 1986, Daniel Schuster Wines Ltd. is a small, quality-focused producer of classically structured wines with individual character that reflects the unique growing conditions of their Estate Vineyards. The company is jointly owned by the Schuster and Hull families, who share a common interest in grape growing, winemaking and the appreciation of fine wine with food.
The winery is located in the fast emerging wine producing district of Waipara in North Canterbury and their wines are produced entirely from grapes grown on their three estate/managed vineyards; the Omihi Hills Vineyard and Hull Vineyards in Waipara and the Petrie Vineyard in Rakaia.