Wine Dinner Series at Peggy’s on the Green in Boerne Starts June 27th
Oenophiles alert: Peggy’s wine dinner series will be a monthly occurrence starting June 27th with Sokol Blosser Winery a famed Oregon vintner. At each dinner you can expect to enjoy and explore wine and flavor monthly at Peggy’s on the Green. Peggy’s wine dinner series features a variety of vineyards paired with Southern favorites that have made Peggy’s an instant classic. Dinners are scheduled for the last Wednesday of the month and each evening features four to five courses expertly paired with a different wine. Seating for the dinners is limited and prices per person vary by dinner. For more information, follow Peggy’s on the Green on Facebook, @peggysboerne. To make reservations, call 830.572.5000.
Here is the Wine Dinner Series lineup:
- Sokol Blosser Winery, June 27th
- Justin and Landmark Winery, July 25th
- Orin Swift Winery, August 29th
- Duckhorn Winery, September 26th
- Paul Hobbs Winery, October 24th
In addition to the dinner series, Peggy’s has expanded their wine list just in time for summer sipping on their lovely patio. Already known for its excellent wine offerings, Peggy’s on the Green has expanded its wine list, adding almost 50 new wines for guests to enjoy. And to further spotlight how pairing wine and food can elevate the flavor of both, the restaurant has launched monthly wine pairing dinners. Featuring a different winery each month, the dinners offer the opportunity to explore different flavors while enjoying the hospitality and Southern favorites of Peggy’s on the Green.
Tradition, hospitality and simple foods made exquisite are the hallmarks of Peggy’s on the Green. Overlooking the serene banks of Cibolo Creek just off the square in Boerne, Peggy’s features a breezy wraparound porch and a patio with views of Cibolo Creek. Owned by Mark Bohanan, chef-owner of nationally
renowned Bohanan’s Prime Steaks and Seafood and founder of the San Antonio Cocktail Conference, Peggy’s on the Green prides itself in making its guests
feel like family, from where they sit, what they eat and, of course, what they drink.
Looking for the perfect summer wine to enjoy on Peggy’s patio? According to Peggy’s sommelier Arash Kalantari, it’s all about you. “My one and only tip about finding the right wine is that it’s the right wine for you. Whether you like sweet or tannic, white or red, it’s all about finding a wine that you enjoy time and time again. I typically tend to go with more Pinot Noir and Chardonnay during the hot summer months due to them being lighter and easier to drink. With that being said there is still something so special about a good cabernet and steak dinner, regardless of the weather outside.”
Due to the popularity and ever-growing demand for Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon, Peggy’s on the Green Kalantari selected a number of those grape varietals to expand the restaurant’s wine list. The additions are primarily from California vineyards.
The California additions to Peggy’s wine list also include Cabernets that hail from lesser known areas outside of Napa. From the Santa Cruz mountains, Kalantari added Ridge Santa Cruz Mountain Estates. Sourced from the famous Monte Bello Vineyard, the Cabernet features super intense and firm tannins, helping the wine drink like Napa, but with a unique nose of herbs, leather, and oak. Another highlight is the Justin ‘Isosceles’ Cabernet, a full bodied, smooth, “jammy” and inky wine from Paso Robles. The wine is more fruit-forward right off the bat but then opens to show off some more dusty and full-bodied characteristics.
Napa Valley fans need not worry: the region is included in the wine list expansion. “One of my all-time favorites that we added is Napanook from Napa Valley. It’s made by Christian Moueix, of Chateau Petrus fame,” explains Kalantari. “This wine is a second label from Dominus Estate and drinks like a much pricier wine. Full bodied, firm tannins, leather, tobacco and just overall a huge wine.”
And of course, the sommelier offers a pairing note for the Cabernets. “These wines are perfect with Peggy’s phenomenal steaks. There is something about a big and bold cabernet with a great steak that I just love.”
As spring rolls into summer and warmer weather, Kalantari also suggests a nice crisp rosé. “We offer a rose’ from Texas made by Kuhlman Cellars. It shows off some more old-world notes like earthy undertones and minerality. A nice crisp acidic start that finishes with fruit on the back end,” he notes.
Peggy’s also offers Elk Cove from Oregon, a rose that includes a brighter fruit and is less dry. Full of bright raspberries, tart cherries, and strawberries, Kalantari suggests the rosé as the perfect “patio-pounder”, making it wonderful to enjoy on Peggy’s wraparound porch and outdoor patio. Both rosé options pair well with Peggy’s lunch menu featuring delicious salads such as the Citrus Salad with fresh grapefruit, candied pecans, and a light lemon poppy vinaigrette.
And what would summer be without a fantastic brunch with friends? Peggy’s offers Sunday brunch perfect for the patio, and a variety of wines. Of course mimosas reign as the brunch favorite and Peggy’s mimosa is made with American sparkling wine from Domaine St Vincent. But Peggy’s expanded wine list includes Taittinger Champagne from France, with nice fine bubbles and just the right amount of acid by way of lemon peel and lemon custard. Rich and creamy on the palate yet still complex with notes of earthy minerals and baked bread on the finish, a perfect fit with Peggy’s Fried Chicken and Mac ‘n Cheese waffle.
“Champagne and fried food go so well together, especially if you throw in a mac n cheese waffle!” suggests Kalantari.
This influencer loves Peggy’s and great wine so I strongly suggest you sign up for these wine dinners before they are sold out. You can thank me later!
The latest brainchild of Mark Bohanan, chef-owner of nationally-renowned Bohanan’s Prime Steaks and Seafood and founder of the annual San Antonio Cocktail Conference, Peggy’s on the Green is a casual yet elegant Southern-inspired restaurant and craft cocktail bar located inside Ye Kendall Inn, a stunningly restored stagecoach stop that’s been serving up fine Texas hospitality since 1859. Named after Bohanan’s late mother, Peggy’s honors Texas traditions with familiar favorites that are elevated by culinary mastery and the freshest seasonal and local ingredients available. The famous steaks from Bohanan’s are also featured. Peggy’s is located at 128 West Blanco Road in Boerne, Texas. For more, visit peggysonthegreen.com, or Facebook/Instagram/Twitter:@peggysboerne.