Following our fully subscribed Napa Classics at Wakanui event, we are pleased to present a special Napa vineyard feature dinner for October. Spottswoode is a historic, family-owned vineyard and winery located on the western edge of St. Helena in Napa Valley. The 46-acre estate was established in 1882 by George Schonewald, whose historic Victorian home is depicted on their labels, while the name Spottswoode was christened by the family Mrs Albert Spotts, who owned the property until its purchase in 1972 by Nary Weber Novak and her husband Dr. Jack Novak.
Today, Spottswoode is renowned for its exceptional estate-grown cabernet Sauvignon, with small amounts of Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot and Sauvignon Blanc. We are very privileged to have Beth Novak Milliken and Ray Kaufman joining us for this evening to speak to us. Beth joined her mother Mark Novak at the winery in 1987, becoming the first 2nd generation family member to be actively involved in guiding Spottswoode Estate, playing a key role in in establishing the winery as one of Napa Valley’s most iconic and respected, building a reputation as a leader in the Napa community for social and environmental causes. The winery was amongst the first to introduce organic farming practices in Napa Valley in 1985 and has been certified organic since 1992. Ray was part of the group of young winemakers in the late 70s and 80s who helped lay the foundations of the wine revolution in California. He works only with small family-owned wineries, providing his wealth of experience and technical background, as well as historical perspective on the development of Californian wines. Since 1986, Ray has represented Spottswoode Winery internationally.
Our collaboration with Water & Wine for this event allows us to sample close to the full range of their wines, from the Field Brook Albarino, Sauvignon Blanc to their Estate Cabernet and Lyndenhurst Cabernet, including a 2006 vintage Cabernet to showcase their evolution and consistency. Their Lyndenhurst name is inspired by the fragrant Linden trees plated around the Spottswoode gazebo in the late 1800s. Finally, we have the privilege to taste the Estate Cabernet 2006 which is a classic vintage that will go the distance and reward those who are patient.
Our dinner will be held at Origin Grill & Bar, at Shangri-la, which is inspired by the origin of flavours, travel adventures and Singapore’s illustrious history of bountiful trade, colonial charm and tropical splendour. Origin Grill showcases fresh, authentic flavours from curated, unique and quality-driven ingredients. Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Chef de Cuisine, Heidi Flanagan crafts courses from land and sea.
Please sign up early for this special evening, as usual Members will have priority for booking places in the first 48 hours
Venue : ORIGIN GRILL & BAR
Tower Wing, Lobby Level
22 Orange Grove Road
Date : Wednesday, 3rd October 2018
Time : Aperitif : 7:00pm
Dinner : 7:30pm
Dress : Business Casual / Smart
Field Book Albarino
Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Octopus charred with smoked Paprika
Spice tomato jam, eggplant puree and fava beans
Lyndenhurst Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Lyndenhurst Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Truffle Oil and Parmesan
Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
CHOICE OF MAIN COURSE
Williams River cross bred Wagyu Flank, 400 days grain fed mb 5/6
Miso Butter Black Cod
Sauteed greens and soy-glazed shishito peppers
Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Vanilla crème brûlée, tuiles
Traditional recipe caramelized with a thin layer of golden sugar