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Producer Dinner: Forlorn Hope Winery
18 Reasons
San Francisco, CA
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Producer Dinner: Forlorn Hope Winery
18 Reasons
Friday, June 7, 7:00-10:00PM, Ticketed
Producer Dinner: Forlorn Hope Winery
$95 for 18 Reasons members; $110 for the general public
Ticket price includes meal, wine, and gratuity.

Join 18 Reasons and extraordinary winemaker Matthew Rorick for a four course meal paired with some of Forlorn's current releases, as well as a library selection.  Matthew will share his remarkable story, discuss his intriguing methods, and explain his devotion to varietals that are lesser known and overlooked.

The following menu will be prepared by our very own Program Director and Chef, Michelle McKenzie:

sardine pâté, olive oil flatbread, lemon, fennel pollen
marinated Castelvetrano olives, juniper, blood orange, chile de arbol

2011 Forlorn Hope "pate Saudade" Verdelho (current release)

spring lettuces, shaved black radish, Andante goat, almonds in almond oil

2012 Forlorn Hope "Kumo to Ame" rosé (current release)

braised Five Dot Ranch oxtails, roasted farro, baby carrots, fava beans, spring herbs

2012 Forlorn Hope "Suspiro del Moro" Alvarelhão (current release)
2006 Forlorn Hope "Les Deux Mathieux" Petite Sirah (Library selection)

raspberry, rose + buckwheat tart, whipped crème fraîche

From Matthew:

At Matthew Rorick Wines, we love the longshots. We love the outsiders, the lost causes, the people/projects/ideas abandoned as not having a chance in the world. We love the longshots because we're all about tenacity, we relish a challenge, and  we admit it  we love us a good tussle.

Hans Brinker, the Dutch boy who stuck his finger in the dike? We're big fans of his. Penelope  weaving all day and ripping it out all night? She's with us. Henry V's speech at the Battle of Agincourt? Pretty much our theme song.

Taken from the Dutch 'verloren hoop', meaning 'lost troop', Forlorn Hope was the name given to the band of soldiers who volunteered to lead the charge directly into enemy defenses. The chance of success for the Forlorn Hope was always slim, but the glory and rewards granted to survivors ensured no shortage of applicants.

These bottles, the first produced by Matthew Rorick Wines, were our headlong rush into the breach. Rare creatures from appellations unknown and varieties uncommon, these wines are our brave advance party, our pride and joy  our Forlorn Hope.


18 Reasons (View)
3674 18th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States


Food > Beer, Wine, Spirits

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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