Stag’s Hollow Tasting Lunch at Lift

Winemaker Dwight Sick (L) & Owner Larry Gerelus (R)

A few weeks ago I was invited to the Stag’s Hollow Fall wine release at Lift Bar and Grill in Coal Harbour. With a stunning view on a gorgeous end of summer day, the chef’s team paired a 4 course luncheon with the wines from Stag’s Hollow.

First Course:

Roasted Weathervane Scallops with Chanterelle & Leek Risotto

paired with Viognier 2010, GVM 2011, Renaissance Pinot Noir 2010

Second Course:

Mesclun Greens, Caramelized Pear Vinaigrette, Candied Pecans, Chevre Crumble

paired with Renaissance Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Con-Fusion 2011

Third Course:

Cannon of Beef and Bacon-Wrapped Venison Loin, Celery Root Puree, Fondant Potato, Glazed Carrots, Braised Cippolini Onions, Marchand de Vin

paired with Cabernet Franc 2010, Heritage Block 2009, Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Syrah 2010

Fourth Course:

Truffles & Biscotti

Lunch was delicious and I was very impressed by the menu pairings, it was the best meal I had at Lift Bar & Grill in years, kudos goes out to the chefs in that kitchen. My favourite wine was the Cabernet Franc 2010 ($27.99 bottle) and the pairing was full of blackberries and morello cherries mingled with smokey oak notes.

Stag’s Hollow is located in the South Okanagan Valley.

Lift Bar & Grill is located at 333 Menchions Mews in Coal Harbour.

By: Richard Wolak