On Thursday, March 8th, Wynwood Oven and Angels’ Share Wines South hosted a private lunch with Robert “Bob” Foley of Robert Foley Vineyards, who made an exclusive appearance in South Florida.
The event was an intimate opportunity to taste and learn more about Bob’s award-winning wines. Guests included general managers and Sommeliers from prominent South Florida restaurants, food and wine social media influencers, and Emmy Award-winning TV and Radio news journalist, Javier Ceriani. They were delighted by Foley’s jovial nature and personal insights about himself, his wife and business manager Kelly Kehoe, and the making of each wine produced on the summit of Napa Valley’s Howell Mountain, where more than 1,000 barrels are housed in an extensive cave system.
Bob has been named, “Winemaker of the Year” by Food and Wine Magazine and the “God of Cabernet” by Wine Executive Seminars. Wine Spectator’s Jim Laube describes Robert Foley wines as, “Dark, rich and massive with gobs of flavor” and “Virtually Perfect — 99 points” by Robert Parker Jr., The Wine Advocate.”
“It was a pleasure to host Robert Foley at Wynwood Oven,” commented Stefano Campanini, owner of Wynwood Oven. “Our goal is to highlight quality and artistry, while introducing our guests to unique wine and pairing experiences. Bob’s expressive wines characterize our own commitment to both culinary heritage and modernity.”
The Wines: Robert Foley — Hawksbill Rosé; 2013 Pinot Noir; 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon; 2006 Claret; 2014 Griffin; 2013 Merlot; 2013 Claret.
The Menu: 50/50 Parma; Homemade Tagliatelle with Sage in a Sauce of Porcini Mushroom; Wild Boar Stew on Polenta; Soup of Berries.
About Robert Foley
Robert (Bob) Foley began his wine making career in the Napa Valley in 1977, working at a number of highly regarded wineries including the famous Pride Mountain Vineyards, where he spent 15 years as founding winemaker. During this period he also created the highly acclaimed Switchback Ridge, Hourglass, Paloma, School House, and Engel Family wines. He now focuses on Robert Foley Vineyards and Switchback Ridge wines, but also creates some of the offerings from Dos Lagos Vineyards, Engel Family, and Padis Vineyards in the Napa Valley. Read more at: www.robertfoleyvineyards.com.
About Wynwood Oven
Inspired by the neighborhood Italian enoteca, Wynwood Oven (nicknamed WYN that plays on words “wine” and Wynwood) presents a casual ambiance to share and enjoy new experiences. The restaurant offers a superb and animated wine list that complements a carefully curated menu of imaginative dishes, inspired by Italian heritage. Discover the art of gastronomy through the lens of a wine-centric menu!
2085 NW 2nd Ave. Suite 105
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR FOOD & WINE and LIFESTYLE INFLUENCERS: @drinkcabstayfab; @fluent_in_food; @javierceriani; @littlemarii; @oceandrivemag; @stacymoya
Photos by: Michelle VanTine Photography