Friday, June 12, 2015
We are so excited to have partnered with Visit Winston-Salem to host eight amazing visiting journalists from all of the US and Canada that will tour our city over the next couple of days. We kicked off the weekend's festivities last night by hosting a 5-course Winemaker Dinner featuring Childress Wine. The night started with a pre-dinner reception and historic butler tour. Graylyn's Butler, Larry Worley, shared the story of the Gray family, their rich ties to Winston-Salem and interesting details of the estate's 86 guest rooms, private dining rooms and living spaces. the tour concluded in the White Garden where the Winemaker Dinner was dreamily set creating a breathtaking outdoor dining experience. The intimate atmosphere was created by our fantastic Wedding and Special Events Coordinator, Farah Scruggs, by using 2 large rustic tables, mahogany chivarie chairs, lanterns perfectly placed on refurbished wine barrels, and beautiful place settings (along with our prayers for the weather to cooperate being answered!). Executive Chef, Gregory Rollins's created an impeccable menu and Childress Winemaker paired the perfect wines making this dinner flawless. what a lovely night it was.