Experience a Culinary and Winemaking Extravaganza at Brasa New Orleans

**New Orleans, LA** – Brasa, the acclaimed South American steakhouse in downtown New Orleans, is thrilled to announce a special winemaker’s dinner featuring the exquisite wines of Viña Los Chanchitos. This exclusive event will take place on July 17, 2024 and promises an unforgettable evening of exceptional cuisine and fine wine.

Renowned Colombian-born Chef Edgar Caro and co-owner Antonio Mata are the culinary masterminds behind Brasa. Their shared passion for South America’s rich culinary traditions has led to the creation of this vibrant restaurant, which celebrates the asado culture of Colombia, Brazil, and Argentina. Brasa offers an authentic South American dining experience that captures the essence of these diverse culinary landscapes.

The evening will also showcase the outstanding wines of Viña Los Chanchitos, a family-owned boutique organic winery. Known for its commitment to quality over quantity, Viña Los Chanchitos embodies a deep love of family, culinary arts, and winemaking. The winery’s story, however, has roots far from its Colchagua Valley farm, beginning in New Orleans, Louisiana. It was in this vibrant city, synonymous with music, art, food, and drink, that Michael, a native, and Kathryn, a Californian, fell in love and eventually merged their passions to create Viña Los Chanchitos.

Guests will have the unique opportunity to meet and dine with Al DeRose, the talented winemaker of Viña Los Chanchitos. Born and raised in San Jose, Al DeRose joined the family winemaking business with the founding of DeRose Vineyards in 1988. His adventurous spirit led him to central Chile, where he has served as the consulting winemaker at Viña Los Chanchitos since 2020. Nestled in the Santa Ana area of the Colchagua Valley, the winery is perfectly situated for cultivating both white and red grapes comparable to those of the renowned Rhône wine region. Al DeRose’s dedication to organic farming and meticulous grape cultivation has been a driving force behind the winery’s success.

Join Brasa and Viña Los Chanchitos for a night of culinary excellence and wine pairings that highlight the synergy between South American flavors and premium organic wines. This event is not to be missed by food and wine enthusiasts alike.

**Event Details:**

– **Date:** July 17, 2024

– **Time:** 6:30

– **Location:** Brasa, 365 Canal Street #220, Downtown New Orleans

For reservations and more information, please visit https://www.brasasteak.com/

Celebrate the fusion of South American culinary traditions and the artistry of organic winemaking at Brasa’s winemaker’s dinner. We look forward to welcoming you to an evening of indulgence and discovery.

VLC attends NOWFE and wins Gold!

Viña Los Chanchitos, a family-owned organic winery from Chile, had an epic win at the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience (NOWFE) in June 2023 [1: https://vlcwines.com/]. In their first ever entry into an international wine competition, their GSMc Red Blend 2021 won a gold medal [4: https://www.nowfe.com/wine-competition].

The GSMc Red Blend is a blend of Grenache, Shiraz, and Mourvèdre grapes. It is aged for 12 months in French oak barrels, which gives it a rich and complex flavor profile. The wine is described as having notes of blackberry, plum, and spice, with a smooth finish.

The NOWFE is a premier event in the New Orleans culinary scene, showcasing the city’s best food and wine. The wine competition is particularly prestigious, with judges from all over the world. Viña Los Chanchitos’ gold medal win is a testament to the quality of their wines and their commitment to sustainable winemaking.

🌐 Sources

  1. Viña Los Chanchitos: Home: https://vlcwines.com/
  2. VLC Organic wines (@vinaloschanchitos): https://www.instagram.com/vinaloschanchitos/?hl=en
  3. New Orleans Wine & Food Experience: https://www.nowfe.com/
  4. NOWFE International Wine Competition: https://www.nowfe.com/wine-competition
  5. Book Your NOWFE Event With Boucherie on Resy: https://resy.com/cities/no/venues/boucherie/events/nowfe-2023-06-07
  6. New Orleans Wine & Food Experience: https://www.neworleans.com/event/new-orleans-wine-and-food-experience/3285/

Vina Los Chanchitos Strikes Gold

We are thrilled to announce that Vina Los Chanchitos has struck gold once again! 🏆✨ “Fete Rouge” on 8/25/23 in Baton Rouge was a night to remember as our incredible wines brought home not one, not two, but THREE shiny new medals! 🍷🏅

🥇 Our exquisite Viognier took home the coveted First Place medal, showcasing its exceptional quality and impeccable taste. Prepare to be enchanted by its delicate flavors and heavenly aroma. 🌟

viognier wine first place

🥈 Our iconic wine, the Mourvèdre-Grenache, claimed the Second Place medal, solidifying its status as a true gem in our collection. This masterpiece is a harmonious blend of rich flavors that will transport you to a world of pure bliss. 💫

Mourvedre Grenache wine second place

🥉 Last but certainly not least, our remarkable Cabernet Sauvignon secured the Third Place medal, proving that it’s a force to be reckoned with. Indulge in its bold character and velvety smoothness, and you’ll understand why it’s an absolute crowd-pleaser. 🍇

Cabernet Sauvignon wine third place

We couldn’t be prouder of our exceptional team who poured their hearts and souls into crafting these extraordinary wines, even in the face of challenging circumstances. 👏🌿 And let’s not forget to raise a glass to our talented winemaker, Alphonse Derose, whose expertise and passion are the secret ingredients behind our magical creations. 🍷✨

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