Sam Lando, Owner and Winemaker at Lando Wines, will be pouring at this dinner. After starting his career working for large, global wine producers, Sam determined that his true love was working with and enjoying Pinot Noir. The next step in Sam’s career was a stint of 5 years working with Kosta Browne Winery before taking the leap with his wife, Jennifer, and taking their winemaking hobby to the next level. They began a small Pinot Noir focused winery called Lando Wines. As a relatively new winery, Lando Wines produced its first wines, 2013 Russian River Pinot Noir and 2013 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, which were released in February of 2015.
“We believe in producing intensely flavored and yet balanced wines. Our definition of balance relates to beautiful and lush aromatics, a sensuous and saturating mid palate, and a lengthy captivating finish – a complete wine from start to finish. These are the wines we enjoy drinking and sharing with friends and family.” – Sam and Jennifer Lando
St. Roch Fine Oysters + Bar
St. Roch Fine Oysters + Bar embraces the spirit of our namesake New Orleans’ neighborhood where Chef Sunny Gerhart’s family hails from. We offer the finest oysters, ingredients and Carolina produce we can find, prepare them with a touch of Sunny’s past kitchens, and serve with energy and warmth. We look forward to welcoming you as our guest, Cheers!
The restaurant is owned by Chef Sunny Gerhart, who has spent much of his culinary career in the Triangle. Besides working at Enoteca Vin on Glenwood Avenue and Watts Grocery in Durham, Gerhart helped Chef Ashley Christensen open Poole’s Diner and was her executive chef at Joule.