Duckhorn Wine Dinner

DSC_0089BWine dinners are quickly becoming a staple of Rowland’s Restaurant. We enjoy building relationships with wineries, offering unique dining experiences, and providing patrons the opportunity to share in unforgettable evenings.

Next Thursday, June 23rd, Rowland’s will be hosting Duckhorn Vineyards for a varied wine dinner. The first course will feature a pinot noir with a salmon dish and the evening ends with a dark chocolate pave and a sauvignon blanc. The end result is a dinner created to meet every person’s tastes and preferences with a variety of dishes and wines.

The five course meal is priced at $125 per person. Click here to view the full menu and call Rowland’s Restaurant at 828-295-5141 to make your reservations.

Summer Wine Dinners

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Rowland’s Restaurant has two upcoming wine dinners on the summer agenda. May 25th we will be hosting Michael Keenan of Robert Keenan Winery and offering a special menu with wine pairings for what promises to be a memorable evening. Another dinner with Duckhorn Vineyards will be on June 23rd.

Each dinner gives Rowland’s staff an opportunity to showcase the restaurant’s unique set of expertise. Our chef’s work hard to create original and inspired menus for each individual dinner, Executive Chef Colin Patience and Sommelier Gary Brown collaborate to ensure every dish compliments the wine pairings, and all staff members work tirelessly to create an unforgettable atmosphere for each individual dinner.

Click here to view the Keenan Wine Dinner menu and call Rowland’s Restaurant at 828-295-5141 to make reservations.

April Wine Dinner

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Rowland’s Restaurant has proudly participated in Blowing Rock’s Wine and Food Festival for several years. This year, we are hosting a unique wine dinner during the newly named Savor Blowing Rock.

Savor Blowing Rock provides residents and visitors the opportunity to indulge in some of the world’s best wines, within the comfort of small town Blowing Rock. Now, Rowland’s Restaurant has decided to take the small town feel of the festival to a new level.

Jones Von Drehle Vineyards has gained recent acclaim nationwide and is located in a fellow North Carolina small town. Our wine dinner will feature three courses, each with wine flights from Jones Von Drehle.

The dinner is April 14th beginning at 6:30. Click here to view the full menu and call 828-295-5141 today to make your reservations.

Hooray, It’s Time for Beaujolais!

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November is trademarked for Thanksgiving, but the week before the popular holiday celebrates the coveted Beaujolais Nouveau. Beginning on Thursday November 19th, we will be exploring the wines of Beaujolais. Of the ten “Cru Appellations,” or vineyard groups, in the region we will be focusing on six of them and offering flights of three for $35, or six for $65.

Meet us in the Blue Ridge Parlor at 5pm on Thursday November 19th and raise a glass as we celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau. We will be pouring Beaujolais Nouveau for $5 a glass between 5 and 6 pm. Enjoy complimentary snacks and learn about the great Cru wines of Beaujolais as well.

Beaujolais Nouveau features wines with vibrant personalities. Known for being delicate, floral, and fruity, Cru Beaujolais wines are extremely versatile and food friendly.
We will be offering these tasting flights through the end of November.

Click here to view our other special offers and call our restaurant at 828-295-5141 to make your reservation today.

Sommelier Earns Rowland’s Restaurant a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

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Gary Brown, Sommelier and Restaurant Manager at Westglow Resort and Spa, recently earned Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence on behalf of Rowland’s Restaurant. Wine Spectator Awards go to restaurants whose wine lists are varied while remaining appropriate to the restaurant’s specific cuisine. Furthermore, the Awards are only given to restaurants whose wine lists appeal to a wide range of wine lovers.

As a certified sommelier, Brown has always strived to meet the strict standards of Wine Spectator. “When I came to Westglow, my first goal was to see Rowland’s earn the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, not for another accolade on the wall, but because the Award of Excellence is an international standard that is easily recognized,” said Brown.

Brown’s standards have established strong relationships with Relais & Chateaux sponsored wines including selections from Dom Perignon, Pommery, Numanthia, and Il Borro, to name just a few. In keeping with Relais & Chateaux’s strong commitment to a sense of place, Rowland’s also offers wines from Jones Von Drehle Vineyards in the Yadkin Valley. Brown noted, “It is very important to me to have selections on the list that can be enjoyed by all. From first time wine drinkers to the aficionado, I have handpicked all the wines on the list with a specific guest in mind.”

All staff members at Westglow and Rowland’s Restaurant are humbled by the recognition and will continue to support Brown in maintaining a wine program that is inspiring, intriguing, and, most importantly, inviting.