PHILADELPHIA - Galen Glen Winery, which has earned international accolades for two of its wines and has its winemaker, Sarah, named Best Woman Winemaker in the world at one point, will be joining River Twice for their next Hidden in Plain Sight dinner on Tuesday, June 7.
Behind owners, Galen and Sarah Troxell and viticulturist farmer and winegrower Erin Troxell, the Andreas, PA winery, established in 1995, just began bottling their 27thvintage.
The Napa Valley Register once said their Gruner Veltliner was “the best in the United States,” and Forbes called it “a benchmark.”
Galen is a mechanical engineer and sixth-generation farmer, as well as an industry-leading mechanical wizard, while Sarah is a chemist who traded in corporate careers to grow grapes and launch the winery. A noted tastemaker, she was once nationally recognized as the “Best Woman Winemaker” at the International Women’s Wine Competition held in Sonoma County, CA. The winery is also very well known for its remarkable Riesling.
The contest is generally dominated by West Coast wineries, and Troxell became only the second East Coast winner to take home the title. Erin completed degrees at Cornell and Montpellier SupArgo before working in some of the most famous wine regions in the world, such as France, Germany, New Zealand, and Napa. A seventh-generation farmer of the land, Erin returned to Galen Glen as the head of the wine growing team.
The seven-course dinner will feature indoor and outdoor seating with reservations from 5 to 9:30 p.m. Dinners cost $130 per person or $150 at the chef’s counter (four seats with two turns per night). Due to the nature of the event, dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated. Reservations can be made via Resy.
The Hidden in Plain Sight dinner series is a multi-course dining event featuring a total collaboration between Rucker and a guest chef or a beverage brand. Among the 17 previous collaborations to date include dinners with Chef Alex Yoon, Chef Amanda Shulman, Pastry Chef Abby Dahan, Chef Christopher Kearse, Chef Matthew Erik Harper, Hale & True Cider, Human-Robot Brewery, Garden State Mushrooms, Chef Shola Olunloyo, Chef Diego Moya, (Brooklyn), and Chef Evan Hennessy (NH).
River Twice highlights local, pristine ingredients and produce-driven dishes on their constantly changing menu.