That song is being sung on Broadway now in the Revival of Kiss Me Kate, but it was all about the Wine being opened at the Quintessa Wine Dinner at The Colony Hotel last night. Winemaker Rebekah Wineburg was our expert guide for the Quintessa wine parings to the 6 course dinner created by The Colony’s Executive Chef Tom Whitaker. As Rebekah Wineburg noted, “a great wine should tell you something”. This evening at The Pavilion in The Colony told us something about the exceptional cuisine and wine being served at the legendary Palm Beach hotel. This show is happening every month and will probably have a very long run based upon the knowledgeable audience’s standing ovation last night.
Sitting on the Eastern Edge of Rutherford at the foot of the Vaca Mountain Range in the Napa Valley, Quintessa is a 280-acre site that reflects a diversity of geology, biodiversity, exposures and microclimates. Inspired by this distinct property, founders Agustin and Valeria Huneeus believed that it was destined to become one of the world’s great wine estates. Today, a total of 160 acres are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Carménère on 26 vineyard blocks. Each block is farmed—organically and biodynamically—harvested, and vinified individually to preserve and enhance the nuances of the land. Inspired by the land’s natural grandeur, the Huneeus family dedicated themselves to capturing the beauty and harmony of this land in the form of a great wine.
Since 1947, The Colony Hotel has been a beloved Palm Beach landmark, hosting U.S. presidents, European royalty, winter season snowbirds and the world’s most discriminating travelers. For generations, Palm Beach’s well-heeled visitors have called The Colony home, drawn equally to the hotel’s unparalleled location adjacent to Worth Avenue, close proximity to the beach and distinct personality. Against a backdrop of classic British Colonial architecture, The Colony mixes old and new. It is one of Palm Beach’s most beloved boutique hotels.