When Ehren Jordan and Anne-Marie Failla were students at Sewickley Academy, they never dreamed that one day they would be married or that Ehren, who went on to major in Art History at George Washington University, would be considered one of the finest winemakers in California. Please join us on Wednesday, December 21 and celebrate the success of this North Hills couple and enjoy the great offerings of the Failla Winery!
Ehren Jordan’s interest in wine began at his part time job as a stock boy at Bell’s Wine Shop in Washington D.C. After graduation he worked for a large wine distributor in Colorado before traveling to Napa and landing a job at Joseph Phelps. At Phelps he was tutored by Bruce Neyers before heading to France to learn winemaking. He returned a few years later and went to work for Helen and Larry Turley and helped Bruce Neyers build his own winery.
Today, in addition to making outstanding small production Pinot Noir and Chardonnay for Failla, he continues to direct winemaking at Neyers and is Viticulturalist at Turley Wine Cellars! In the mid nineties, Erhen reconnected with globe trotting, investment banker Anne-Marie Failla. Anne-Marie is now CFO of a winery that bears her name – thanks to the fact that there was already one Jordan Winery! Failla is a well known name in Western Pennsylvania; Anne- Marie’s dad heads Tri State Orthopaedics and her brother Paul was a two sport star and former quarterback at Notre Dame! We are so happy that Erhen and Anne-Marie are coming home for the holidays and sharing their exclusive wines with our guests. Click here for more information on the event and our special wine selections and menu. Don’t miss out on this exceptional night!
Silver Oak was founded with Raymond Twomey Duncan approached famed winemaker Justin Meyer in 1972 and enlisted him to run a winery devoted solely to producing the finest Cabernet in the land! Silver Oak has now been the gold standard for expensive, opulent California Cabernet for over thirty five years! In 1994, Justin picked Daniel Baron to replace him as winemaker and Daniel has continued to carry the vision forward.
Twomey Winery was launched in 1999 and provided an outlet for Ray Duncan’s four sons to produce other great high end varietals including Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Pinot Noir! We will enjoy three Silver Oak Cabernet’s – including two vintages of the Napa Valley Cabernet – which is available in Pennsylvania for over $100 a bottle! Come join us for what promises to be a memorable evening!
“SILVER OAK & TWOMEY” SPECIAL WINE DINNER
With National Sales Manager Tom Johnson
Culinary offerings by Mark Swomley
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 – 6:30 p.m.
$129 per person excluding Tax & Gratuity
TWOMEY NAPA SAUVIGNON BLANC ’09
LUMP CRAB & ARUGULA SALAD
Jumbo Lump Crab, Baby Arugula, toasted Almonds, Cranberries
& Parmesan Basket with Citrus Vinaigrette and reduced Balsamic
TWOMEY SONOMA COAST PINOT NOIR ’08
PLUM GLAZED DUCK BREAST
With Scallion Pancake, Carrot Ginger Slaw, Dark Soy Glaze & Miso Crème.
SILVER OAK ALEXANDER VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON ’06
ROAST VEAL RACK
With Honeyed Cornbread, French Beans, Cranberry Compote, Mint Butter & Blue Cheese
SILVER OAK NAPA CABERNET SAUVIGNON ’05
SILVER OAK NAPA CABERNET SAUVIGNON’ 06
NEW YORK STRIP STEAK
Broiled with a Blue Cheese-Macadamia crust and served with
Baby Carrots, Bourbon Glaze and fresh Rosemary
MARITOVA “TAWNEY” PORT
CHOCOLATE CRÈME BRULEE