- May 2, 2019
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Please join us on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 at 7:00 PM, as we welcome Thomas Webb, owner of Thelema Mountain Vineyards, a family owned and managed wine estate at the top of the Helshoogte Pass in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
It was a taste of some Burgundy Puligny-Montrachet that convinced Gyles Webb to lay down the calculator and abandon his accounting career in Durban to become a winemaker. Shortly after, he obtained a degree in Oenology at Stellenbosch University and after gaining some work experience abroad and in South Africa, Gyles and his wife’s family fell in love with a run-down old fruit farm called Thelema.
Gyles has always given meticulous attention to the vineyards, believing that grape quality is the single most important factor in serious winemaking. This persistent precision has paid off in awards for the best vineyards in Stellenbosch. His winemaking policy is one of “benign neglect” or minimum interference, with finings and filtrations kept to an absolute minimum. Gyles also believes in the use of premium wood; you will therefore find Thelema and Sutherland’s wines resting in quality French barrels.
Sutherland Sauvignon Blanc, Elgin 2017
Day Boat Scallops and Oregon Morel Mushroom Gratin
Thelema Chardonnay, Stellenbosch 2015
Grilled Wild Alaskan Salmon, Wilted Garden Greens, Pinot Noir Beurre Rouge
Sutherland Pinot Noir, Elgin 2015
Herbs de Provence Crusted Roasted Rack of Spring Lamb with Lamb Jus, Gratin Dauphinois, Root Vegetable Puree
Sutherland Syrah, Elgin 2013
Thelema Cabernet Sauvignon, Stellenbosch 2015
Fresh Lime Tart with Housemade Lime Herb Sorbet
Gilette’s Locally-Roasted Coffee, Selection of Harney & Sons Fine Teas
$105.00 excluding tax and gratuity; for a total of $134.00
We are happy to accommodate guests’ dietary concerns, so all may join the festivities. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-759-3800 with special requests
Patrons will have an opportunity to purchase these wines at a very special price this evening.