We are overwhelmed with happiness, love, and joy from being awarded "Best Classic Pairing" at the 2019 Taste Our Terroir event! We couldn't have asked for a better restaurant to pair with than Oakland's very own Millennium restaurant. A Huge thank you to Millennium and to the Livermore Valley Wine Growers Association for making this possible!
Here are a few words from Dane Stark, Owner and Wine Maker:
"As winemaker at Page Mill Winery, i have a love/hate relationship with wine and food/wine competitions....
I love to win them, that is natural..... what i hate is to beat my fellow winemakers.... because it is not the essence of wine.
It lessens the efforts of the other teams in some small way, and i dont like to be a part of that.
Each pairing that i tasted at the competition was thoughtful, and creative. The wines were fantastic and the food was exquisite. When a team nailed it, each sip of wine cleansed the palate for the next bite of food, and the food did the same for the wine. When the pairing truly worked the sum was greater than the parts, the synergy created a symphony of the senses, and the pairing feeds not just the body but the ethereal body.
In each team's own way, this was achieved and should be celebrated. The display of artistry at the Taste Our Terroir 2019 event was exceptional and the real winner is this incredible winemaking and culinary community.
My hat is off to all who participated, who worked, literally for years, to make this event shine. I share our award of "Best Classic Pairing" not just with Millenium Restaurant, but with all the wineries and the restaurants who participated, who do not take our collective ethereal body for granted, and strive to create sensorial experiences that lift us up.
Owner/Winemaker, Page Mill Winery