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Sipstirs x The Charles Wine Dinner w/ Orin Swift Wines
May 20, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm$190
The Charles is the restaurant experience of the Darien Butcher Shop! The Charles features a multi-course menu with seasonal vegetables, exceptional meat and fish, and modern French technique.
Enjoy a Pre-fixe gourmet culinary experience along side the wines of Napa legend, Dave Phinney.
From the most artistically designed bottle to the unique and rewarding flavors inside each one, an evening with Orin Swift Cellars is sure to be unforgettable! Join us while we take you inside of the mind of Napa wine legend, and founder of the Prisoner, Dave Phinney. Space is extremely limited, please make your reservation today.
The wines we taste will be available for purchase that evening.
The history of Orin Swift Cellars dates back to 1995 when on a lark, David Swift Phinney took a friend up on an offer and went to Florence, Italy to spend a semester “studying”. During that time, he was introduced to wine, how it was made, and got hooked. A few more years of university led to graduation and eventually a job at Robert Mondavi Winery in 1997 as a temporary harvest worker. Deciding that if he was going to work this hard, it would eventually have to be for himself, he founded Orin Swift Cellars in 1998; Orin is his father’s middle name and Swift is his mother’s maiden name. With two tons of zinfandel and not much else, he spent the next decade making wine for others as well as himself and grew the brand to what it is today.