Fork + Bottle Dinner
Do you love a fine wine? Craft beer? Sipping bourbon? So do we. Join us for our Fork + Bottle dinner series where we highlight our favorite guest brewers, distillers and winemakers with special pairings for tasting menus prepared by executive chef Mike Wajda. In June, we’re welcoming Wind Gap Wines for a four-course dinner with wine pairings. The evening will kick off with a reception and passed canapés, followed by dinner with wine pairings led by special guest Pax Mahle, owner and winemaker at Wind Gap Wines.
This exclusive dinner is a rare opportunity to experience classically styled wines that represent the new California. Many of the Wind Gap vineyards are planted along or are directly influenced by one wind gap or another. These geological breaks in the coastal hills funnel wind inland and strongly influence the growing and ripening of the grapes.
Seats are limited! Call 502.217.6360 to reserve
About Pax Mahle, Wind Gap Wines
Wine lovers will know the name Pax Mahle from his first winery – PAX – which garnered high scores and much notoriety. Though he has always been influenced by French styles of winemaking, it was the bold, powerful Syrahs that first brought praise and attention to Pax in his new chapter as Sommelier-turned-Winemaker.
Pax was sourcing fruit from a number of different vineyards within California. One year, a particular vineyard had an unusually cool growing season. Fermenting the fruit in single barrels, Pax found that the wines produced from this cooler site had the alluring freshness he had always loved in French wines. He believed they were the kind of wines one could drink every night with dinner, regardless of season. Pax continued experimenting with fruit from cooler growing regions and began picking at lower sugar levels, and in the mid-2000s created the Wind Gap label as an outlet for his new direction.
According to Pax: "Wind Gap is all about classically style wines that represent the new California."
Date: June 15, 2017 6:30 PM-10:45 PM
Location: Proof on Main | 702 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202
Event website: proofonmain.com