Aurora_inn1aThe Aurora Inn will present the eighth in its series of Epicurean Events on February 25th, with the Hermann J. Wiemer Wine Dinner. The meal will include five paired courses, in addition to a reception wine. The evening’s wines feature the Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard of Dundee, New York.

Hermann J. Wiemer was a pioneer of Finger Lakes wine, bringing with him skills and traditions of his native Germany. Some fifty years later, the Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard is one of the premier producers of Riesling in the United States. Our epicurean dinner will feature an array of Wiemer wines, including their famous Rieslings as well as a few newer stars. Executive Chef Patrick Higgins will emphasize some of the wine’s distinctive flavors with playful pairings from Latin cuisine. Winemaker & Vineyard Manager / Co-Owner Fred Merwarth will also talk a bit about the wines as they are served, adding a touch of unintimidating education to the evening’s festivities.

“Our Epicurean Events are always a fun, easy way to learn more about certain wines, their histories, and food pairing,” adds Meryl Davis, Director of Training and Services. “The Wiemer Dinner will be no exception, and an added benefit is having the Co-Owner of the winery himself present to explain the nuances of the wines.”

The reception begins at 6:30, and the meal will begin at 7:00 pm. The event is $60++ per person. Vegetarian pairings are available; advanced notice is appreciated. A full menu follows. To make reservations for the dinner, please call (315) 364-8888.

Hermann J. Wiemer Wine Dinner Menu February 25, 2012
Reception at 6:30, Dinner at 7:00

Cuvee Brut 2006

Camembert en Croute
house-made grape relish, ver jus
Chardonnay 2010

Monkfish and Lobster Crepinette
curried cauliflower puree, candied orange zest
Gerwurztraminer 2010

Lemon and Basil Granita

Pork Rillette
parsnip chips, micro greens, sour cherry emulsion
Pinot Noir 2008

Pan Roasted Quail
braised fennel, currant jus
Cabernet Franc 2008

Trina’s Specialty
Late Harvest Riesling 2010

The Aurora Inn is located at 391 Main Street, Aurora, N.Y. More information on the epicurean series can be found at