Round Lake Vineyards & Winery to host two wine exploration events

Round Lake Vineyards & Winery is offering people a chance to expand their palates, expand their experiences and just enjoy some good times.

They will host two events aimed at educating attendees about wine as well as offering up some unique experiences.

The vineyard’s White Wines Tasting event at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, will be followed the next week with The Gander: Wine Exploration Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23.

The first event gives attendees the chance to sample wines straight from the tank.

“Our white wine tank tasting is an opportunity to be a winemaker for a day and sample wines from the tank, and have a good time doing it with your friends. A winemaker tastes wine daily to see how it changes while it matures. You’ll be a part of tasting this change in two different vintages,” said Vanessa Moore, the marketing and brand manager with Round Lake Vineyards & Winery. “The last step before bottling includes deciding how to finish the wine and we’re giving guests the opportunity to finish this process with us.”

According to Moore, they will be comparing last year’s vintage to this year’s vintage and discuss their similarities and differences.

“This is a great learning experience, but we also incorporate food and discovery to the process. Each varietal will be tasted three times: previous vintage, current vintage dry, then sweetened,” Moore said. “A food presentation will feature hot and cold items to pair with the flavors of each wine. You won’t leave hungry or thirsty.”

Their next event will explore one specific variety of their wine, The Gander.

“Our wine exploration dinners are a foodie delight. We break down the five taste senses: sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami and explore how the palate balances food flavors with a wine’s acid, tannin and fruit finish. We pair one wine with a five-course meal to discover the nuances and versatility of the wine in each course,” Moore said.

Moore said that Round Lake Vineyards & Winery has a lot to offer beyond the obvious.

“Round Lake Vineyards is more than a place to buy wine or have dinner. Learning about wine and sharing food is a human experience. It’s done all over the world every day,” Moore said. “We are bringing that opportunity to others because food and drink are such prominent aspects of our culture. Expanding our palate, and learning about taste enriches our lives.”