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April 26, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Instagram Live @willakenzie

We don’t know about you, but the WillaKenzie team is taking our nightly food and wine pairings very seriously these days. Casual recipe and photo sharing has turned into an all-out competition for the best at-home chef + pseudo-sommelier combo.


With the new release of our 2017 Aliette Pinot Noir, Associate Winemaker Alex Nichols has challenged Assistant Club Manager James Watson to the ultimate in culinary combat: a battle to see who can create the best food pairing for this WillaKenzie wine. James and Alex will each create a dish to compliment the 2017 Aliette Pinot Noir using local ingredients from Willamette Valley-based Even Pull Farm.


Watch on Instagram Live as they taste one another’s creations and try to sell us on why their dish should reign supreme as the top pairing. Open a bottle of WillaKenzie, toast to the chefs, and help us vote on who should be crowned WillaKenzie’s king of the kitchen.

THE WINE: WillaKenzie Estate 2017 Aliette Pinot Noi

WANT TO JOIN?: Follow @willakenzie on Instagram. Tune in at 5pm PST (8pm EST) this Saturday, 4/26, by opening the Instagram app and going directly to @willakenzieOr, look for the WillaKenzie logo at the top of your phone screen. Simply click on the logo to “Watch Live” and enjoy. Can’t make it? Don’t worry, you will be able to catch the replay at the same place for 24-hours after we go live as well as see the highlights in our Instagram Story Highlights. There will be more virtual tastings to come!

Wineries Participating in this event

Library Offerings - Library (older-vintage) wines available for taste and/or purchase
Food Pairings - Food pairings by in-house chefs, food trucks, etc.
New Releases - The winery will be debuting a new release wine.
Special Projects - The winery will be showcasing seasonal Nouveau-style wines, side projects or something else that's not in their usual lineup.
Family-Friendly - The winery has a designated activity or play area for kids and a nonalcoholic beverage option.
Live Entertainment - The event will include a live band or singer/entertainer.
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