Failla Wine Dinner - The Nightwood Portland
FAILLA WINERY + TOP CHEF GREGORY GOURDET + THE NIGHTWOOD
Ehren Jordan, owner/winemaker of the famed Failla Winery in California, is excited to partner with Departure's own Top Chef, Gregory Gourdet, and Chef Sarah Schneider of The Nightwood to introduce his new venture in the Willamette Valley. Please join us for a night of food & wine as we walk you through Ehren's winemaking journey, leading to a preview of his newest Oregon wines.
Ehren has paved an influential path in winemaking with his long resume of notable winemaking and viticulture jobs, leading to the honor of Winemaker of the Year in 2008 and continual high scores from critics. Marcassin, Neyers Vineyards, Turley Wine Cellars, and of course his own Labels, Failla and Day Zinfandel, along with his time in Europe under the watchful eye of Jean-Luc Colombo all make up his versatile journey. Continuing on his passionate winemaking quest, Ehren is now producing Oregon wines from the Willamette Valley. His knowledge as a farmer transcends the bottle presenting the consumer with a snapshot of place, time and elegance.
Gregory is the Executive Chef of the trendy, award winning restaurant in Portland, Departure. His colorful culinary background has led him to receieve several awards and accolades such as, a nomination for Food + Wines's People's Best Chef Northwest, a victory at the 2012 Great American Seafood Cook-off and a nod as Eater's Hottest Chef in Portland. With a health-minded attitude, Gregory brings delicious and nutirtions creations to the table.
The Nightwood is a diverse community of women in food and design – a dream team of storytellers, seekers, and action-takers – who are passionate about thoughtfully-produced food, beautifully-designed spaces and creative collaboration. Located at 2218 NE Broadway, The Nightwood produces private events, hosts culinary classes and creative workshops, styles and directs photoshoots, and nurtures new talent in food, art, and design by bringing in a rotating cast of butchers, bakers, and magic makers. The mission of this new venture is to grow ideas and encourage experimentation, all in service of an unforgettable experience around food and wine.