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Booker Wine Dinner 2-Reg

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Date
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
VIP Reception
6:30pm
Reception
7:00pm
Dinner
7:30pm
Location
335 N Broadway St, Green Bay, WI 54303
Ticket Info
Click Here For VIP Tickets

//The Story of Booker

The name Booker comes from the two orphan brothers, Claude and Dick Booker, who had purchased the land in the late 1920’s. By the turn of the century the Booker brothers had acquired over 1,200 acres on Paso’s Westside. The Booker brothers were Paso’s favorite sons, dedicating their lives to being great farmers and humanitarians. Aside from lending their farming knowledge and manual labor to neighbors and those in need, they were the area’s biggest philanthropists, leaving 100% of their estate to charity when they passed, Dick in 1990 and Claude in 2000. Eric and Lisa Jensen purchased 72 acres of the property in 2001 with the intent of growing the best fruit for some of the best wineries in the area (Linne Calodo and Saxum). After making wine with Justin Smith (of Saxum) for five years and Stephan Asseo (of L’Aventure Wines) for two years the Jensens decided it was time to create their own expression with Booker Vineyard. The 2005 Vintage was Booker Vineyard’s first release with the wines being made by owner Eric Jensen.  

//Booker Vineyard – Paso Robles

Booker Vineyard is farmed biodynamically. We believe it keeps us in touch with our vineyard and forces us to perceive it as a living, breathing entity.  Biodynamic farming follows the beliefs of Rudolf Steiner, who promoted a holistic approach to farming, describing that all things on the farm (including soil, plants, and livestock) are interrelated. Like many, we were skeptical of the concept at first. Eventually we came to realize, if these farming practices are good enough for some of the most discriminating wineries of the world then why not give it a try. Thus far, biodynamics has proven to increase the overall health and balance of our vineyard, as well as our team working within it. Our vines were planted in 2001 at a high density (7×3) to force the plants to be efficient while at the same time controlling crop in the form of pounds per plant.  We believe in vineyard balance, but in the form of a small plant.  In respect to the high density of our vineyard, we only ask each plant to carry between 2 and 2.5 pounds of fruit.  This allows the vine to focus on very few clusters and gives us beautiful, concentrated, and highly textured wines.  Our land has extremely limited water supply, so the plant receives very little help outside of what Mother Nature provides. Our vineyard hills are very steep.  We avoid having to rip or disk, and instead carry a permanent crop cover to assist with soil health.  We make very few passes in the vineyard and are never concerned with making our vineyard look perfectly groomed.  In our opinion, the soil and air around each plant should not be interrupted to perfect the appearance of the vineyard.

Booker Wine Dinner w/ Special Guest: Eric Jensen

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Date
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
VIP Reception
6:30pm
Reception
7:00pm
Dinner
7:30pm
Location
335 N Broadway St, Green Bay, WI 54303
Ticket Info
SOLD OUT Call 431-1111 for wait list

//The Story of Booker

The name Booker comes from the two orphan brothers, Claude and Dick Booker, who had purchased the land in the late 1920’s. By the turn of the century the Booker brothers had acquired over 1,200 acres on Paso’s Westside. The Booker brothers were Paso’s favorite sons, dedicating their lives to being great farmers and humanitarians. Aside from lending their farming knowledge and manual labor to neighbors and those in need, they were the area’s biggest philanthropists, leaving 100% of their estate to charity when they passed, Dick in 1990 and Claude in 2000. Eric and Lisa Jensen purchased 72 acres of the property in 2001 with the intent of growing the best fruit for some of the best wineries in the area (Linne Calodo and Saxum). After making wine with Justin Smith (of Saxum) for five years and Stephan Asseo (of L’Aventure Wines) for two years the Jensens decided it was time to create their own expression with Booker Vineyard. The 2005 Vintage was Booker Vineyard’s first release with the wines being made by owner Eric Jensen.  

//Booker Vineyard – Paso Robles

Booker Vineyard is farmed biodynamically. We believe it keeps us in touch with our vineyard and forces us to perceive it as a living, breathing entity.  Biodynamic farming follows the beliefs of Rudolf Steiner, who promoted a holistic approach to farming, describing that all things on the farm (including soil, plants, and livestock) are interrelated. Like many, we were skeptical of the concept at first. Eventually we came to realize, if these farming practices are good enough for some of the most discriminating wineries of the world then why not give it a try. Thus far, biodynamics has proven to increase the overall health and balance of our vineyard, as well as our team working within it. Our vines were planted in 2001 at a high density (7×3) to force the plants to be efficient while at the same time controlling crop in the form of pounds per plant.  We believe in vineyard balance, but in the form of a small plant.  In respect to the high density of our vineyard, we only ask each plant to carry between 2 and 2.5 pounds of fruit.  This allows the vine to focus on very few clusters and gives us beautiful, concentrated, and highly textured wines.  Our land has extremely limited water supply, so the plant receives very little help outside of what Mother Nature provides. Our vineyard hills are very steep.  We avoid having to rip or disk, and instead carry a permanent crop cover to assist with soil health.  We make very few passes in the vineyard and are never concerned with making our vineyard look perfectly groomed.  In our opinion, the soil and air around each plant should not be interrupted to perfect the appearance of the vineyard.

Tap & Table #2 VIP

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Date
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Doors
6:30pm
Dinner
7:00pm
Location
335 N Broadway St, Green Bay, WI 54303
Ticket Info
Click here for VIP tickets

//Tap and Table

Tab and table is an exceptional four-part, multi-course journey into food and beer pairings unlike any you’ve ever attended. Our chefs go deep, preparing nuanced, one-of-a-kind cuisine, and then partnering it with local craft beer chosen for its complementing characteristics. It’s an adventure in taste that takes the palate by delightful surprise.

//Tickets

This is a pre sale ticketed event to secure your reservation. Tickets are $100*/person. Seating is limited. Get your tickets below.
Chefs Counter Seats Available for $175*/person
Includes exclusive brew tasting, 6:00 pm hors d’oeuvre reception. (only 10 seats available.)
*Walk ins will not be accepted. No refunds. Prices do not include tax or gratuity.

  • 335 North Broadway
    Green Bay, WI 54303