Farm to Table Dining. It’s all the latest rage. Every city boast chic restaurants promoting farm-to-table dining. A social movement focusing on food sourced directly from local farms. Sounds great right? However, as the key criteria is locally sourced, wouldn’t you agree locally produced wines should also be offered? We think so. Who wouldn’t want an excellent wine produced from a local vineyard paired with their farm-to-table meal? Keep it local right! Putting aside all romantic notions, a vineyard is every bit a farm. The larger majority of our local vineyards in the Southeast are family owned small businesses.
Josh Jones of CityScape Winery in Pelzer, South, Carolina, said that currently both Saskatoon Steakhouse and Kitchen Sync restaurants in Greenville are offering CityScape wines on their menus. We are further aware of restaurants in North Carolina offering locally produced wines. So it’s not unheard of, we just need to encourage chefs to consider locally produced wines the same as they do with locally grown foods.
So the next time you’re dining farm-to-table, ask for a bottle of locally produced wine. Let’s get this social movement growing!