Golden Ocala Hosts Duckhorn® Wine Dinner
Ducks may not have horns – to blow or on their heads. But Duckhorn® wine. Now that’s another story.
Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club is hosting Duckhorn® Wine Dinner March 18 for those wine connoisseurs who enjoy the taste of excellence. Here are the wines being offered:
- Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc (Napa Valley)
- Migration Chardonnay Charles Heinz Vineyard (Sonoma Coast)
- Goldeneye Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley)
- Duckhorn Merlot (Napa Valley)
- Duckhorn Merlot Three Palms Vineyard (Napa Valley)
- Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford (Napa Valley)
- Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc Late Harvest (Knights Valley)
Duckhorn® Vineyards was founded in 1976 by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn, according to Duckhorn® Vineyards, based in Saint Helena, California. The vineyard is one of North America’s premier producers of Napa Valley wines.
Duckhorn® Vineyards’ first vintage in 1978 was 800 cases Cabernet Sauvignon and 800 cases of Merlot. It added Sauvignon Blanc in 1982.
During its early years, the vineyard focused on producing Merlot when many area wineries were using the wine as a blending grape. Few vineyards at the time were exploring Merlot’s potential as a stand-alone wine, according to Duckhorn® Vineyards.
“I liked the softness, the seductiveness, the color, the fact that it went with a lot of different foods,” said Dan Duckhorn. “It wasn’t so bold, didn’t need to age so long, and it had this velvety texture to it. It seemed to me to be a wonderful wine to just enjoy. I became enchanted with Merlot.”
Exceptional dining has always been a part of the Golden Ocala lifestyle. Situated amid the rolling, green hills of Central Florida, Golden Ocala’s idyllic surroundings and gentle spread of beautiful homes add to the experience of tantalizing cuisine at our three exclusive signature restaurants. Call Donna Snow, Membership Director, at 352-402-4343 for more information.