August 16, 2019 – In Plymouth, Mass., the town established by the Mayflower landing in 1620, a group of 50 golfers, who are also food and wine aficionados, gathered for a Farm-to-Table Dinner that started with an oyster bar. With several members who have been to Croatia, it is no wonder they wanted to celebrate the US National Oyster Day with naturally produced, indigenous Croatian wines.
Plymouth Country Club, http://www.plymouthcc.net, is an original Donald Ross-designed championship course with over 200 rolling acres overlooking Plymouth Bay. Amanda Stickney, the event coordinator, and Mike Queenan, restaurant manager, outdid themselves by staging the event with special outdoor seating.
“We started our Farm-to-Table dinner with a wine tasting, and we experienced first-hand how well Pošip pairs with oysters,” said Thomas G. Mayer, CPA, MST, president of the Plymouth Country Club. “The wine selection also continued with a Rose and the reds from Plavac mali, an indigenous red wine from Dalmatia. The selection of natural wines from Croatia was a refreshing choice to pair with a delicious menu from our chef that included locally farmed vegetables, organic beef, and sea-to-table oysters and scallops – all selected from local farms. A good time was had by all!”
Plymouth Country Club, established in 1910, offers full and associate memberships for those who want to seek the benefits of a private club membership, but may not have all the time in the world.
Croatian Wines Initial Availability on the Massachusetts South Shore
Wine-lovers in the region can pair Croatian wines at the Salt Raw Bar + Fine Cuisine Restaurant in Plymouth, www.saltrawbarplymouth.com. The restaurant’s menu, with a vast selection of oysters and seafood, pairs well with Pošip, a Croatian indigenous white varietal, and filets pair well with Plavac Mali, a descendant of Zinfandel with a fruity aroma
In addition, Long Ridge Wine & Spirits, www.longridgewineandspirits.
Croatian Premium Wine Imports, Inc, is an importer, and in Massachusetts also a distributor, of boutique Croatian wines. . The boutique wineries in the Komarna Appellation, Dubrovnik-Neretva county, include Deak Vino, http://vina-deak.com, Rizman Winery, https://rizman.com.hr, Saints Hills Winery, http://saintshills.com/, Terra Madre Winery, https://www.vinaterramadre.com