Wine 201: Wine and Food Pairings, a 3-Part Series

  • Feb 9 - Apr 6, 2023
  • Black Birch Vineyard

    108 Straits Road
    Hatfield, Massachusetts 01066
Ticket Price $75.00-$260.00 Register Now

Do you want to elevate your wine enjoyment? Does wine pairing have you lost and bewildered? Join us for all three classes or choose just one class focusing on one type of food course, and let's explore the AMAZING world of wine pairings. 

Black Birch Vineyard has teamed up with our friends Alena Douglas from Provisions and Laura Bowman from Blue Door Gatherings to offer three evenings of fun, food and the exploration of wine pairing. Each evening will focus on a particular course; appetizers, main entree and desserts. Each class will offer 5 selections of food and wine pairings that have been thoughtfully curated by the creative food and tasting team. 

Our very own wine educator, Laura Lefebvre will guide you alongside Alena and Laura to explore a selection of wines that will enhance the gastronomic experience, explain why and provide you with the tools to create your own wine pairings at home or in a restaurant with more confidence.

Join us for a wine and food-filled evening with some education thrown in for good measure. We look forward to seeing you there!

*Unfortunately due to the specific pairings, special diet restrictions can not be accommodated.

When and Where:

Thursday evenings:  Feb 9th, March 9th and April 6th

Choose to do just 1 or 2 of the courses or all 3!

Part 1: Appetizers $80 General Admission // $75 Wine Club Member

Part 2: Entrees $125 General Admission // $120 Wine Club Member

Part 3: Desserts $80 General Admission // $75 Wine Club Member

3 Course Bundle: $260 General Admission //$250 Wine Club Member


  • Black Birch Vineyard's Laura Lefebvre - wine educator and tasting associate. Laura began working with Black Birch Vineyard in April 2021.  She previously worked at Sunset Meadow Vineyards in Sheffield, MA. Laura has a real passion for wine and loves to share her knowledge.  She is a lifelong learner and will always find the answer to your questions. 
  • Provisions Alena Douglas - lead cheesemonger at Amherst, Northampton and Longmeadow stores. Alena has been working in cheese for the past 7 years - selling cheese, teaching pairing classes, and participating in off-site programs like the Cheesemonger Invitational, Jasper Hill's Cheese Camp and visiting various cheese operations in Wisconsin, Vermont, Massachusetts and Italy. She loves curating the Provisions Cheese counters, selling cheese from our lovely New England and various States as well as old work classics from Europe - with the goal of providing a welcoming space to learn about and celebrate all things cheese.
  • Blue Door Gatherings Laura Bowman - proprietor and head chef. Laura attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. During her time at the CIA, Laura fell in love with the world of wine. Laura spent her early twenties cooking and learning about wine in Hudson Valley, NY, Napa Valley, CA and the north of France. Laura graduated The CIA with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and concentration in Advanced Beverage and Hospitality. Laura has most notably trained in the kitchens of Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Tarrytown, New York and Robert Sinskey Vineyards in Napa, California. She also holds her Level I Certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers.
Date & Time

Feb 9 - Apr 6, 2023

Venue Details

Black Birch Vineyard

108 Straits Road
Hatfield, Massachusetts 01066 Black Birch Vineyard
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