Friday night the 28th was a fantastic night out at Canyon Del Sol Winery located just outside Benton City, Washington. The weather was perfect. A little windy, but that's normal for the Tri-cities, right? Victor and Kim Cruz, the owners of Canyon Del Sol Winery are holding their 10 year anniversary celebration, and I was there for the big kick-off.
The evening, catered by my friends Andy and Kathy Craig of Castle Catering, was a wonderful fiesta, filled with library wines, great food, games, and entertainment. One of the most entertaining portions of the evening was a trivia contest held by the Cruz's adult children. Market Vineyards, Victor's source for grapes over these past years, presented him with a Champagne Sabre, a bottle of Veuve, and a bottle of Dom. Cruz got a little instruction and then successfully sabred both bottles for the crowd.
The night ended in the barrel room with library wines and a plethora of different perfectly paired deserts by Chef Andy. A short bit of information for those who are Canyon del Sol fans, Victor has produced a short run of beautiful 3 liter etched magnums. His first, and according to him, his last for at least another 10 years. I suggest if you want to get one of these you might want to get in touch with the winery soon.