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The Franklin, City of Riesling and MyNorth Food & Drinks Editor, Tim Tebeau, welcome Napa Valley winemaker, Sam Smith, for a special Spring Mountain Feast.

Sam Smith carries forward the legacy of his father, Stuart, and uncle, Charles, who first planted cabernet and riesling vines in the red Aiken soils atop Napa Valley’s Spring Mountain nearly fifty years ago. Renowned by critics and collectors for making serious, nuanced wines from the ‘mountain fruit’ grown in their high-elevation vineyards, Smith-Madrone’s benchmark bone-dry riesling and intensely concentrated cabernets achieve charm and longevity through structure deftly balanced with acidity.

Sam will guide us through his wines, including the winery’s coveted Cook’s Flat Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, as they are served alongside a decadent family-style feast prepared by Chef Myles.

Read more about the event here, a featured story from MyNorth.com.

Spring Mountain Feast Menu


Smith-Madrone Riesling 2014

Smith-Madrone Chardonnay 2014

Smith-Madrone Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Smith-Madrone Cook’s Flat Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2012


Housemade Charcuterie


Rib Roast

Bay leaf and peppercorn-rubbed Angus beef. horseradish cream. spicy caramelized onion au jus.

Whipped potatoes, crisp onions & chives


Fennel, garlic and rosemary-rubbed Berkshire-Duroc pork loin wrapped in pork belly. salsa verde. lemon shallot sauce.

Roasted broccoli. garlic butter, lemon & chili flakes

Leg of Lamb

S&S Farms lamb, brined in juniper & bay leaf. slow-cooked shank dressing. spicy tomato curry


Brussels & barley, fried, basil pesto, leeks


Tahitian Vanilla Crème Brûlée.

Fresh Strawberries. Orange zest.

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160 E. Front St.
Traverse City, MI 49684
(231) 943-2727
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The Franklin

160 E. Front St.
Traverse City, MI 49684

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