New this year for the 53rd National Wine Week are our Educational Theme Days. In addition to sampling 10 wines for $20 with the purchase of a LUNCH entrée, guests will have the opportunity to dig a little bit deeper into the background of the wines from our featured partners. Representatives will be on hand to discuss tasting notes and the winemaking process.
Each day will feature a range of wines thoughtfully selected by National Director of Wine & Spirits Stuart Roy, presented to complement our USDA Prime steaks and premium seafood. Make your reservation and check out other Wine Week details.
Wine offerings vary by day, check the links below for each city’s daily listing.
Monday, September 16 – Hospitality Day
Showing appreciation for our colleagues in the hospitality industry
Presented by our featured partner Jordan Vineyard & Winery. Watch these videos to learn about pairing Jordan wines with Smith & Wollensky menu items such as Filet & Lobster Tail, Spice Rubbed Long Bone Rib Eye, Tuna Crudo and Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp.
Tuesday, September 17 – Rioja Day
Explore wines from Northern Spain
Rioja wines will be sampled during lunch or make plans to join us Tuesday evening for a special three course Rioja Wine Pairing Dinner and an opportunity to learn more about the exciting wines from this region. View the menu and watch a video about the history of this eclectic wine region. Dinner menu available in Boston only at Back Bay and all other city locations.
Wednesday, September 18 – New Vino Day
Introduce your palate to newly released wines
Get a taste of ten highly rated vintages from some of the world’s best wineries and “rising star” producers. Brought to you in partnership with Ferrari-Carano, you’ll find a wealth of new wine favorites on this day. Watch this video for an inside look at harvest time at Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery.
Thursday, September 19 – South Africa Day
Take a journey and sample wines produced in South Africa
Discover why Wines of South Africa are some of the best-selling in the market. Enjoy some of the region’s finest wines while learning about the region and the wines’ distinctive character, affinity for food pairing and exceptional value.
Friday, September 20 – Undiscovered Gems Day
Find a new favorite varietal…or two…or three
Taste and learn about wines that are notable for both quality and value, including the 2012 Naturae Merlot from partner Gérard Bertrand which is free of any added sulphur or additives.
Smith & Wollensky would like to give special thanks to our highly acclaimed wine partners:
Jordan Vineyard & Winery Since 1972, Jordan has been dedicated to Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and hospitality. Tucked into the hills of Alexander Valley in Sonoma County, Jordan wines are renowned for consistency, balance, elegance and food affinity.
Rioja Located in north central Spain, Rioja is considered one of the greatest red wine regions of the world. Rioja reds are blended predominantly with the indigenous Tempranillo grape from one of the region’s three subzones — Rioja Alta, Rioja Baja and Rioja Alavesa. Elegant rosé and white wines are also crafted in this region and pair beautifully with everything from vegetables and seafood to savory poultry and meat dishes. The DOCa of Rioja administers highly sophisticated and stringent quality control in the winemaking process, from viniculture to bottling, to ensure the highest level of quality for consumers.
Ferrari-Carano Since 1985, Ferrari-Carano has been a leading producer of world class, national acclaimed wines. Vintage after vintage, the wines exhibit a remarkable consistency of style and elegance. The Carano uncompromising commitment to quality and excellence is a reflection of the desire to produce memorable wines that enhance the pleasures of gracious entertaining.
Wines of South Africa WOSA is a fully inclusive not-for-profit body, representing all South African producers of wine who export their product. Currently there are over five hundred South African wines exported to the United States and globally.
Gérard Bertrand Committed to sharing the characteristics and exceptional diversity of each of the terroirs of Languedoc-Roussillon in the South of France, Gérard Bertrand produces a rich array of sparkling wines, reds, whites, rosés, varietals and appellation wines promising to fulfill all tasting expectations.