Antiquum Farm Wine Dinner
An Extraordinary Oregon Property:
A Family Making Exceptional Wines
Friday, November 3
(A Ridiculous Bargain $99!)
The Hagan family at Antiquum do things a little differently...well, a LOT differently. I posted the pictures above to give you a small glimpse into just how they run their farm (and their lives).
I'm never interested in a wine-maker's story unless I like the wines. The more I like the wines, the more I am interested in the story behind them. Here we have compelling wines, completely in line with the compelling story of the family that makes them. I'm in love with both...and I want you to be as well. So come to dinner and try them...no, not try,drink them with me and come meet Stephen and take in a little of how life and wine intertwine.
Stephen and his wife Niki planted every single vine on their property...by hand...themselves. They run a farming operation that is unbelievable in its integrity. They use horses for 90% of the work and they manage the soil with a collection of sheep, dogs, chickens and geese (come to the dinner to hear exactly how), sourcing all fertilizer from the property.
They founded Antiquum Farm out of a desire to raise their children in a similar way to Stephen’s childhood, and to do wonderful things while surrounded by beauty. Their children, Daisy and son Juel, are actively engaged in the growing and making of Antiquum Farm wines. Daisy is a competent horsewoman and responsible for all daily care of their equine partners. She also manages the poultry flock. Throughout the growing season she scouts the vineyard on horseback almost daily.
Juel has forsaken horses for skateboarding. However, he is keenly interested in shepherding, wine growing/making, and cooking. He has a pretty decent palette for a 9 year old and has recently been learning to run farm equipment and take part in blending trials for our wines.
I was barely managing my paper route at twelve. Two words for the Hagans and their kids: Mad Respect...and the wines are fantastic.
Antiquum Dinner Menu
Tasting with Hors d’Ouevres
★ Pinot Gris ‘Daisy’ Rose 2016
★ Pinot Noir ‘Juel’ 2016
★ Pinot Noir ‘Passiflora’ 2016
★ Pinot Noir ‘Luxuria’ 2015
★ Pinot Noir ‘Luxuria’ 2016
Black Cod w Crawfish Risotto
★ Pinot Gris ‘Aurosa’ Rose 2016
Mushrooms, Bacon, Winter Vegetables
★ Pinot Noir ‘Juel’ 2015
Cheese Steak, Tartare, Flatiron
★ Pinot Noir ‘Passiflora’ 2015
★ Late Harvest Pinot Gris ‘Daphne’ 2016
Lemon Layer Cake
Toasted & Salted Meringue
Plus Tax and Service