Antrim 1844 invites you to join us for an exclusive intimate wine dinner featuring the celebrated wines of Bodegas Muga with special guest Victor Ordóñez of Jorge Ordóñez Selections.
Muga sets a standard and prides itself in always using the finest products and traditional processes while being open to new techniques that provide the highest quality without losing authenticity.
Experience a night of extravagance as Antrim 1844's Executive Chef, Andrew Fontaine pairs these selections with a six-course menu masterpiece to delight the palette.
Special Room Accommodations
We're thrilled to offer our wine dinner guests substantial savings on our luxurious accommodations. A limited number of rooms are available for guests attending this event from $150 to $200. As an overnight guest, you'll be treated to afternoon tea, a morning wake-up tray delivered outside your door and a full breakfast served at the Mansion.
Braised baby fennel, green apple puree, spruce powder
Bodegas Avancia, Valdeorras Godello 2016
Crispy potato, roasted tomato, olive
Bodegas Muga, Rioja Reserva 2014
Grilled mushroom, dried fig, peppercorn sauce
Side By Side: Bodegas Muga, Rioja Prado Enea Gran Reserva 2010, Bodegas Muga, Rioja Reserva Seleccion Especial 2012. Bodegas Muga, Rioja Reserva Seleccion Especial 2012
Baby turnip, cider braised greens, mojo
Bodegas Muga, Rioja Torre Muga 2014
Alvear, Montilla-Moriles Pedro Ximenez Solera 1927
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Biography - Jorge and Victor Ordóñez
When Jorge Ordóñez arrived in the United States in 1987, the international Spanish wine market was bleak. Jorge grew up in Málaga and managed his family’s wholesale food and wine business before arriving in the United States. In a market saturated by French, Californian, and Italian wine, Spanish wine was thought to be low quality, funky, and cheap. Jorge understood that much of this was the result of external factors, most importantly, poor storage and transportation conditions. Due to these conditions, much of the country’s winemaking needed to be revitalized: cleanliness needed to be a priority, yields needed to lowered, and some traditional methods needed to be updated. Most mportantly, Ordóñez sought to preserve the ancient vineyards of his homeland and fought brazenly against the trend of ripping up indigenous varieties to replant with more productive international grape varieties. There was a great deal of risk involved. Ordóñez boldly challenged the international palate by being the first to introduce and champion exotic varietals such as Albariño, Godello, Garnacha, Monastrell, Tinta de Toro, and wines from Txacoli.
In unheralded regions such as Toro, Málaga, Calatayud, Jumilla, Alicante, Montsant, and Valdeorras, Ordóñez partnered with the most talented winemakers to produce fine wines where none existed. These were wines that championed Spain’s oldest, forgotten vineyards. Jorge now owns Grupo Jorge Ordóñez, a group of eight boutique wineries that produce wines from these unheralded regions. Jorge now lives full time in Spain to overlook all the properties. While Jorge resides in Spain; his son, Victor, overlooks the U.S. as the National Sales and Marketing Manager for Jorge Ordóñez Selections. At a young age Victor worked at Bodegas Jorge Ordóñez Malaga learning his way around the cellar and vineyard. When Victor turned 15, he worked his first harvest in Malaga and began to fall in love with wine and the process. Continuing his education, Victor graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Viticulture and Enology. Victor now oversees the whole United States with distribution in over 25 states. He travels all over the country emphasizing the importance of preserving ancient varietals of Spain and the proper temperature control transportation needed to protect the quality of the wine.