Please join Thirst Wine Merchants & Martin Ray Winery for an entertaining evening of food, wine, & fun! Karina Welch of Thirst Wine Merchants and Dan Gibb of Martin Ray Winery will be on hand to talk about these compelling wines, and the culinary team from Castle Falls is planning a delectable four-course meal for your enjoyment!
Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
Bubbles flow at 7pm
Castle Falls . Event Center & Restaurant
820 N MacArthur Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73127
Please call (405) 942-6133
$100 (+tax & gratuity)
-Vega Barcelona Cava, Spain
*Pan Seared Sea Scallop, Green Apple-Toasted Almond Slaw, Champagne-Lemon Grass Butter
-Martin Ray Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley
*Baby Spinach, Applewood Bacon, Toasted Pine Nuts, Candied Onion, Citrus-Honey Vinaigrette
-Martin Ray Chardonnay, Green Valley of Russian River Valley
*Grilled Colorado Lamb, Roasted Tomatoes, Crispy Potatoes, Raisin-Red Wine Demi
-Synthesis Cabernet Sauvignon by Martin Ray, Napa
*Chocolate Torte, Bourbon Mousse, Chantilly Cream, Raspberry Coulis, Pistachio Dust
-Synthesis Pinot Noir by Martin Ray, Russian River Valley
The name Martin Ray resonates deeply in the history of California Winemaking. Martin Ray was a pioneer, dedicated to crafting single varietal, region specific wine from 1943 through 1972 in Saratoga, the heart of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Mentored by the famed producer of early California sparkling wines Paul Masson, Ray took a decidedly burgundian approach to his winemaking, and developed what is now one of the most historical properties in California, known as Mount Eden.
Nearly twenty years after Martin Ray’s passing, Courtney Benham stumbled upon 1500 cases of Martin Ray wine in a San Jose warehouse. Recognizing his good fortune, and his intent and drive to produce terroir driven wines, Ray’s historical significance and philosophy resonated with him. Courtney purchased the brand, and since 1990 has been committed to the production of artisanal wines worthy of the Martin Ray name.
In 2003, Martin Ray Vineyards & Winery made its home in the Russian River Valley, on the edge of Green Valley at one of the oldest continually working wineries in California. With the ardent philosophy that great wine is not only
the sum of more than just good grapes and a talented winemaker, but rather the result of an efficient, nimble whole, he has assembled a lean core team. This foundational approach, coupled with long term relationships with celebrated growers has led Martin Ray to produce quality wines sourced from the best growing regions California has to offer. Today, Courtney and his winemaking team devote themselves to Ray’s ideology of making “wines of place”, by sourcing from hillside and valley floor fruit, they are relentless at telling the story of each exceptional appellation and vineyard.