2008 Release Event
On October 11, 2008 we held a Release Event where we previewed our 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2005 Solari Reserve. Around one hundred guests joined winery owners Cam and Kate Solari Baker along with Winemaker Andy Smith, and Winery Manager Colin MacPhail.
Chef Adam Goldring prepared fresh monkfish, hanger steak, and polenta squares which paired well with 2007 Sauvignon Blanc and 2005 Firebelle.
The event continued with a formal sit down tasting bordering the vineyard. Here guests sampled wines while Winemaker Andy Smith discussed the nuances of the wine and how it came to be in bottle. 2007 Cabernet from Barrel and 2006 Solari Reserve were tasted in addition to the 2006 Cabernet and 2005 Solari Reserve.
A time capsule was buried to commemorate the 125th Harvest at Larkmead Vineyards along with the 60th Anniversary of Solari Family Ownership. Photos, maps, predictions, and some select wine was laid into the ground to be opened in 20 years time.