Evening with Gwenael Laroche direct from France!!!

Sometimes you must “CARPE DIEM” at Carpe Vino and Tuesday, April 18th at 6pm is one of those days.  We know it is late notice, but when one of the owners, Gwenael Laroche, (of arguably the greatest Chablis houses in all of France) is stopping by and says “let’s get a tasting group together” then, well, let’s get a tasting group together!  Opportunities to taste these wines with Gwenael happen in cities like; New York, Hong Kong, Macau, San Francisco, but in Auburn, California???  Trust us on this, if you are looking for a truly unique tasting experience…GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!!!  (Only 20 Tickets Available).

The Night –

Starts @6pm Sharp!  Tasting FIVE Chablis from field blend ($25/btl) to Grand Cru ($150/btl) paired with family style appetizers excellently prepared by Chef Eric Alexander!  Wines include:

• Domaine Laroche “St Martin” 2015 ~ $24.95/btl  (90pts – WA / 89pts – WS)
• Domaine Laroche “Vaillons Vieilles Vignes” 2014  ~ $44.95/btl (90pts – WA / 90pts – WS)
• Domaine Laroche “Premier Cru les Vaudevey” 2015 ~  $59.95/btl (NR / 88pts – WS)
• Domaine Laroche “Grand Cru le Blanchots” 2014 ~ $106.50/btl (93pts – WA 93pts – WS)
• Domaine Laroche “Grand Cru les Clos” 2014 ~  $149.95/btl (93pts – WA 93pts – WS)
This tasting of five wines totals nearly $400 worth of retail wine and it’s safe to say that trying the Blanchots and Clos will be a first for almost everyone attending!


ReserveNow.164733Though the menu is not fully confirmed, Chef Alexander has shared certain items that you will most likely be seeing on Tuesday night!

• Alaskan halibut tartare w/ sturgeon caviar, cucumber, and rhubarb
• Oyster Veloute w/ Leeks and Sunchoke
• Dayboat Scallop w/ Wild Ramp Butter
• Veal Breast w/ Blanquette of Spring Vegetables
For this event we’re using a “ticket” system to prepay for reservations: $75/person, includes event cost, tax and tip inclusive.

Seating is very limited, so click here to sign up today!



Please Note:

–You must make reservations online by clicking on the “Reserve Now” button.
–Tables are not reserved; seating is open.
–Because this is a special TUESDAY event, cancellations will not be refunded.


Drew, gary & The CV Crew


Domaine Laroche Winery

The name Domaine Laroche is virtually synonymous with Chablis. For more than 160 years, the Laroche family has been dedicated to producing top quality wines from the Chablis region. The history of Laroche dates back to 1850, when Jean Victor Laroche purchased his first parcel of land in Chablis. In 1967, Michel Laroche, who represents the fifth generation, joined the family business at the age of 21. Convinced of the appellation’s potential for high-quality wines, Laroche embarked on a period of expansion, taking the holdings from six hectares (14.83 acres) in 1967 to nearly 100 hectares (247.11 acres) of prime Chablis vineyards today.


What is Chablis?

Chablis (“Shah-blee”) is a Chardonnay making wine region in the northwest corner of Burgundy, France. Unlike other Chardonnay wines, Chablis rarely uses oak-aging, resulting in a very different style and taste profile. It’s because of Chablis’ renown, that the unoaked Chardonnay style is popular worldwide.

Wines from Chablis are frequently described as having citrus and white flower aromas with dry, lean, light-bodied flavors of citrus, pear, minerality and salinity. Chablis rarely displays flavors of butter – an indication of oak-aging. In fact, one of the most desirable traits in quality Chablis is a long, tingly finish of high acidity and flint-like minerality. Much of the lean and elegant taste of Chardonnay from Chablis is attributed to the qualities of the soil, climate, and traditions of the region. Knowing the peculiarities of this area (and there are a few) will help you find better Chablis wine.  winefolly.com