From Friday, June 9, 2023 to Saturday, June 10, 2023 June 9, 2023 June 10, 2023 The Lodge at Woodloch
Erika Jurden, Wine Educator
June 9th - 10th
Erika Jurden is a New Jersey native wielding a passion for the wine industry. Her interest stemmed from her parents love for food, wine, and storytelling. As the story goes; her zest for the wine industry began during childhood, with the bedtime stories her father created based on the book “Mr. Boston’s Guide to Bartending.” Upon graduating from St. Joseph’s University, Erika began her career in the restaurant industry and in promotional modeling. Utilizing the experience gained in these outlets, she joined the sales force at Capital Wine and Spirits. Furthering her education, Erika became a Certified Specialist of Wine from the Society of Wine Educators in 2009. Her passion for selling wine and telling stories lead her to represent a plethora of wines from many iconic vineyards. She now enjoys sharing the stories about the Riboli Family Wines and their over 100 year-old vineyards. Her accomplishments gained her recognition, and in 2015 she was among the first Pennsylvanian area women in wine to be asked to join the prestigious Les Dames d’Escoffier – a group for the influential women leaders in food, fine beverage, and hospitality industries.
When asked what her favorite bottle of wine is, she will tell you it is the one she gets to share!
Friday, June 9th
Wines of Riboli ($)
You’ve heard of farm-to-table. It is a valid and meaningful way to experience a destination through food. Now experience ground-to-glass - a wine tasting showcasing what small growers around the world are creating. Join Erika Jurden from Riboli Family Wines in an intimate hour of wine tasting and storytelling. Guests must be at least 21 years of age to participate. Cost is $35 per person.
Saturday, June 10th
Garden Dinner ($)
We're switching up the typical Farm-to-Table dinner by bringing the table to the farm! The intimate two-hour tasting dinner will be led by one of our talented Chefs as they select the harvest focus for the dinner and Special Guest Erika Jurden from Riboli Family Wines will pair the dinner with wine. There is an up-charge for the intimate dinner experience of $95 per person, which includes the wine pairing. Limited seating so please plan ahead! *Dinners are weather dependent. Garden dinners include a garden tour prior to dinner, garden conditions may be muddy. Please make reservations for our Garden Dinner with the Hostess.
*Due to satellite kitchen use and the uniquely creative & themed nature of our Harvest Lunches and Garden Dinners, allergy and dietary restriction accommodations may not be possible. Please speak with a Hostess prior to making a reservation if you have an allergy or dietary restriction.