Events at the WineBar Ann Arbor North Campus

3601 Plymouth Rd

ancwinebarJoin the Plum Market Wine Team for these fun and informative tastings. The Plum Market Wine Team will provide a light-hearted exploration of the newest and best products available. Reservations are not necessary unless otherwise noted. All tastings commence at 6:30 pm and end at 8 pm, unless otherwise stated. Products will be available for purchase on site. For premium tastings, a link for on-line ticket sales is provided. The price per event does not include tax. Located in the Lounge of Ann Arbor–North Campus.

 

Arcadia Ales Beer Tasting | Thursday, April 27 | 6:30 to 8pm | $15 
Join us on Thursday, April 27, for a lovely spring inspired beer tasting with Arcadia Ales! We will be featuring three special, citrusy drafts just in time for the warm air, as well as an assortment of three bottled brews for you to taste. We’ll also be handing out complimentary glasses and other fun Arcadia swag. Small bites will accompany the beer. Purchase Tickets Online

 

The Grower Champagnes & German Estates of Importer Terry Theise | Thursday, May 4 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20 The Theise Manifesto says it all: “Beauty is more important than impact. Harmony is more important than intensity… Soul is more important than anything.” With no exaggeration, Terry Theise single-handedly brought artisan Champagne production to the attention of the U.S. market over 15 years ago. But, his first passion though lay with German family estates, starting in the mid 1980’s. In both categories, each producer and each wine represents a deeply personal connection. We won’t have the pleasure of Terry’s exuberant company, but we’ll have a solid gold line-up of wines. From Champagne, we’ll explore the Côte des Blancs with the grower Gimmonet, the Montagne de Reims with Margaine and Vilmart, and the Vallée de la Marne with Aubry and Geoffroy Brut. From Germany, we’ll dip into four regions (‘anbaugebiete’) through the stellar estates of Strub (Rheinhessen), Kruger-Rumpf and Dönnhoff (Nahe), Selbach-Oster (Mosel), and Von Winning Riesling (Pfalz).  Most of the German wines will be in the trocken (dry) style from the 2014 and 2015 vintages; and not all will be Riesling! Purchase Tickets Online

 

Michigan Stars, Up North and Out West Featuring Laurentide, Bowers Harbor, Marland, Fenn Valley, & Left Foot Charley | Thursday, May 11 | 6:30 to 8pm | $20 
Who would have thought – too many great wineries and wines to choose from! The profile of “Michigan Wine” today is one of beauty, consistent in admirable quality and breadth. Over 100 wineries are contributing $800 million to the state’s economy! Ranked 4th among U.S. states for grape production (50% Leelanau & Old Mission Peninsulas, 50% Lake Michigan Shore & Fennville) our fruit has moved way past “a bowlful of cherries!” We’ll sample current vintages from five wineries, including Bowers Harbor (Old Mission), known for their un-wooded whites and Pinot Noir; Fenn Valley (Fennville), notable for fine dry red blends and ice wine; Laurentide (Lake Leelanau), with aromatic Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling; Left Foot Charley (Traverse City), Bryan Ulbrich’s mastery of Pinot Blanc, Gris and dry Riesling; and Marland (Lake Michigan Shore), Wyncroft’s second label, specializing in beautiful Bordeaux varietals.   Purchase Tickets Online

 

The Brunellos of Donatella Cinelli Colombini A Seated Seminar with Special Guest Violante Gardini | Wednesday, May 17 | 6:30 to 8pm| $25
Donatella Cinelli Colombini owns two Tuscan wineries – Il Casato Prime Donne in Montalcino where she produces Brunello, and Fattoria del Colle in Trequanda, Siena’s province. The latter is a tiny village built in 1592 by Donatella’s ancestors. “Casato Prime Donne” translates as ‘the little house that hosts the best women’, and has an all-female staff, aiming to be “a flagship for the new role of women in the wine world.” We’ll taste Donatella’s Rosso di Montalcino, a Sangiovese blend (DOC Orcia) called “Cenerentola”, and 4 cuvées of Brunello di Montalcino, including a 1997 library selection. Two of the Brunellos will be from the 2012 vintage, described by Vinous as “standing out for its consistently high quality.” Our tasting will be led by Donatella’s daughter Violante Gardini, born in Montalcino and having lived in Florence most of her life.   Purchase Tickets Online

 

Maremma’s Moris Farms, with Special Guest, Owner Giulio Parentini Seated Seminar | Thursday, May 25 | 6:30pm Reception, 7pm Seating | $25
Maremma is a long strip of Tuscan coastline which includes Bolgheri of Sassicaia fame, Ornellaia and the prized Morellino (a.k.a. Sangiovese) zone. Two hundred years ago the Moris family left Spain for Maremma (“mare” means sea) and today maintains two farms. Their historic headquarters “Poggetti” (Little Hills) is very near the water and the town of Massa Marittima; and “Poggio la Mozza” (The Half Hill) is entirely in the district of Morellino di Scansano.  Giulio Parentini is the son of Caterina Moris and Dr. Adolfo Parentini – now CEO, he started in the family wine shop at 8 years old! In Giulio’s hands, we’ll enjoy a deeply personal representation of Maremma, tasting 7 wines including:  Avvoltore, their top wine named after the hawk of Maremma (Sangiovese, Cabernet, Syrah), Morellino di Scansano (normale and Riserva, 100% Sangiovese), Mandriolo Rosso (Sangiovese blend) and Rosato (rosé), Monteregio di Massa Marittima (100% Sangiovese) and a passito dessert wine. We’ll serve a generous spread of antipasti, accompanied by their wonderful olive oil. 6:30 pm welcome reception, 7pm seminar. Seating is limited to 35 guests.   Purchase Tickets Online