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Feb
21
Tue
Feb 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

On February 21st, Camerata will be hosting Eric Railsback of Lieu Dit Winery and Matt Murphy of Presqu’ile Winery for a Happy Hour dedicated to the wines from the Central Coast of California. Presqu’ile makes Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in the northern Santa Maria Valley, while Lieu Dit focuses on Loire Valley varieties such as Chenin Blanc and Cabernet Franc down in the Santa Ynez Valley. Come join us as we drink great wine and discuss what makes Santa Barbara County one of the most exciting viticultural areas in the USA.

Jul
30
Sun
Game of Rhônes
Jul 30 all-day

The new season of Game of Thrones starts this month, and there’s no better place to watch than Camerata, home to delicious Rhone Valley wine!  We’ll be pouring lots of tasty Syrah, Grenache, and Viognier, all while streaming the enthralling scenes of Westeros. We’ll start each episode promptly at 8PM, but we’ll be pouring tasty Rhône juice all evening. Feel free to dress as your favorite character, but shirts and shoes are required… nothing too TV-MA, folks! Please leave swords and battle-axes at home.

Aug
2
Wed
Spritz Happy Hour!
Aug 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Cool down next week with one of Camerata’s home-spun wine spritzes! We’re teaming up with Nobie’s Bar Manager (and Paulie’s alum!) Sarah Troxell to craft some refreshing summertime beverages. Escape the humidity next Wednesday to taste some fresh wine-based cocktails with us! Watch us trade our sommelier pins for cocktail jiggers and pour some ice-cold drinks.

Aug
6
Sun
Game of Rhônes
Aug 6 all-day

The new season of Game of Thrones starts this month, and there’s no better place to watch than Camerata, home to delicious Rhone Valley wine!  We’ll be pouring lots of tasty Syrah, Grenache, and Viognier, all while streaming the enthralling scenes of Westeros. We’ll start each episode promptly at 8PM, but we’ll be pouring tasty Rhône juice all evening. Feel free to dress as your favorite character, but shirts and shoes are required… nothing too TV-MA, folks! Please leave swords and battle-axes at home.

Aug
20
Sun
Game of Rhônes
Aug 20 all-day

The new season of Game of Thrones starts this month, and there’s no better place to watch than Camerata, home to delicious Rhone Valley wine!  We’ll be pouring lots of tasty Syrah, Grenache, and Viognier, all while streaming the enthralling scenes of Westeros. We’ll start each episode promptly at 8PM, but we’ll be pouring tasty Rhône juice all evening. Feel free to dress as your favorite character, but shirts and shoes are required… nothing too TV-MA, folks! Please leave swords and battle-axes at home.

Aug
27
Sun
Game of Rhônes
Aug 27 all-day

The new season of Game of Thrones starts this month, and there’s no better place to watch than Camerata, home to delicious Rhone Valley wine!  We’ll be pouring lots of tasty Syrah, Grenache, and Viognier, all while streaming the enthralling scenes of Westeros. We’ll start each episode promptly at 8PM, but we’ll be pouring tasty Rhône juice all evening. Feel free to dress as your favorite character, but shirts and shoes are required… nothing too TV-MA, folks! Please leave swords and battle-axes at home.

Sep
12
Tue
New Zealand Winemaker Happy Hour
Sep 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This Tuesday, Camerata will be hosting Warren Gibson of Trinity Hill for a Happy Hour dedicated to the wines from New Zealand’s undiscovered red wine region: Hawkes Bay!

Located on the Northern Island of New Zealand, Hawkes Bay is home to some of the country’s oldest wineries, dating back to the mid-1800s when Marist Missionaries brought vines to the region. The country’s most productive wine region, Marlborough, is located on the cooler-climate southern island. Responsible for 10% of the country’s total wine production, Hawkes Bay is the second-most productive wine region in the country. The climate is very dry, and the soils are defined by gravel, silt, and iron-rich alluvial rocks. This combination is referred to as the Gimblett Gravels and is as synonymous with the region as Kimmeridgian is to Chablis.

Trinity Hill was founded in 1997 with Warren Gibson at the helm. With over ten years of international winemaking experience, Gibson was the perfect winemaker and vineyard manager for the new winery. Since then, Warren has gone on to win the prestigious New Zealand Winemaker of the Year award (2005) and serve as a judge and panelist around the world.

On Tuesday between 5-7pm, we will be pouring four wines: Trinity Hill’s Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Syrah, and proprietary red blend. If you’ve never tried New Zealand Pinot Noir or Syrah, get ready: these red wines offer elegance and complexity in spades. Best of all, we will be donating the proceeds of this event to support those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Specifically, half of all revenue will go directly to Southern Smoke’s work with Legacy Community Health. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sep
17
Sun
Whole Hog BBQ for Erin’s Farewell Shift
Sep 17 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This Sunday, September 17th, Camerata will be hosting Feges BBQ for a whole-hog extravaganza! This BBQ cookoff and wine party is our chance to say goodbye and thank you to one of the most talented ladies in the biz, Erin Smith.

After many years honing her skills in some of the best restaurants in Houston and across the U.S., Erin Smith realized her latest passion because of a lifelong love and passion for wine. Bringing with her an impressive resume as a chef and an innate ability to pair food with wine, Smith underwent intensive wine training to become a sommelier when she joined the Camerata team. Trading kitchen knives for wine corkscrews wasn’t easy, but Erin has done an amazing job. She’s leaving Camerata to open a BBQ restaurant of her own with her husband Patrick!

On Sunday from 4pm to 8pm, she and Patrick will be slinging platters of smoked hog with classic sides for $20. The lucky pig hails from Black Hill Ranch, right here in Houston’s backyard! Best of all, Sunday’s wine list will be filled with Erin’s hand-selected BBQ pairings!

Sep
24
Sun
Wine Above Water Fundraiser
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

On Sunday, September 24th, Camerata will be teaming up with Southern Smoke for a fundraiser to support members of the hospitality industry impacted by Hurricane Harvey. From noon to 8 pm, attendees will have the opportunity to taste through a bevy of premium wine generously donated by all parts of the beverage community. To accompany these bottles, food will be provided by local Houston restaurants.

This private event will also serve as the kickoff for Southern Smoke’s online auction. We have worked with wineries, importers and beverage professionals around the world to offer a wide range of items and experiences, including magnums of collectible bottles, private tastings and dinners, wine club memberships, exclusive travel experiences and more. You may begin bidding on these items on September 24, and the auction will be live until the Southern Smoke festival on October 22. Additional items collected by Southern Smoke will be added to the auction for the event on October 22, and the entire auction will close at 8 pm on October 22.

Tickets will be $100 and are available in limited supply. Camerata will be closed to the general public on Sunday, so buy your tickets before they sell out. To read more about the event, please check out these articles in  Houston Press and My Table Magazine. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Oct
20
Fri
COS at Camerata: Meet legendary Sicilian Winemaker Giusto Occhipinti
Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This Friday from 5-7pm Camerata will host Giusto Occhipinti for an afternoon dedicated to his Sicilian wines, which are bottled under the name COS. Giusto co-founded the winery in 1980 at a time when Sicily was best regarded for its bulk juice or full-bodied plonk. For almost forty years, Giusto has championed the wines of Sicily, emphasizing indigenous varieties like Nero d’Avola,  Frappato, Grecanico and Insolia. He also adopted amphorae — large terra cotta jars — for aging his wines in the most traditional and natural way possible.

The region of Vittoria is located in the southeast of Sicily, where an African climate fully ripens the grapes, olives, and tomatoes that grow in equal numbers. A two-hour drive south of Mount Etna, the region of Vittoria is  flatter and closer to the Mediterranean Sea.

We are excited to introduce all of you to Giusto. He will be at the bar from 5-7pm to discuss the importance of amphorae and cultivation of Sicilian’s indigenous varieties. We will be offering three of his wines by the glass on Friday. These wines will also be discounted for retail purchase. We look forward to seeing you later this week!