Annually we have Paella Day at Reyes Winery. We do a mixed version with chicken, fish and vegetables. Robert started making paella in the 1980’s with his childhood friend in Miami. He has created this recipe we feature this coming Sunday July 29, 2017 by choosing things he likes.
Paella is a rice dish that originated in Valencia, Spain around the 19th century. Many people around the world have believed that it is the national dish of Spain, yet Spaniards have said it is regional dish. There are many types of paella like seafood, vegetarian or mixed. The original Valencian style paella consisted of rice, chicken, rabbit, snails, green beans, white beans (maybe Lima or butter beans), rice with saffron and sometimes rosemary.
The Still Moving Project will be performing live while you are enjoying paella and our award winning wines. Reyes 2013 “Amber” Chardonnay is the perfect pairing to this exquisite dish. Amber won a bronze award in the 2016 OC Fair.
This unique wine was created in similar fashion to the Georgian wines called “Orange or Amber Wines”. Those wines are normally fermented and aged in clay vessels called qvevri. After fermenting in the skins, just like red wines, we aged this unique Chardonnay in French oak barrels for 18 months, which contributed to the amber color and unique flavor. Aromas of blood orange, gala apples and caramel permeate this wine. This estate Amber wine is smooth and silky with medium tannins, and has notes of blood orange, apricot, kumquat and aromatic spices. We are now under 6 cases.
It pairs well with Foie grois or paella.
“Paella Day” July 29, 2017 2-5pm
$49 per person. Includes lunch, and 2 glasses of wine. Enjoy eating your paella while listening to live music and drinking award winning wines.
The Still Moving Project will be performing.
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