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Rowboats & Rosé at Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park

We wanted to throw a fun Rosé party in Golden Gate Park to celebrate spring. Our pals at the Stow Lake Boat House teamed up with us to offer twilight boat rides in the lake and our chefs cooked up some delicious spring fare.

The maestro, Chris Christensen of Bodkin Wines, was on hand to premiere our 2014″Deerblood” Rosé and give a sneak peak of our 2015. We have called this project “Deerblood” to honor the collaboration of Bodkin arrowheads and Stag Dining that is depicted in the artwork of Alex Reisfar. Deerblood is characteristically made in a bright, acidic and mineral-driven style that would be expected out of the Old World.

The evening was a blast and a great way to kick everyone’s weekend into gear.


Stag’s 2015 unfiltered Deerblood Rosé was presented in magnum bottles with a silver hand-dipped top.


Guests took in the sights of Stow Lake while sipping on rosé outside of the boathouse.


Delta Asparagus with smoked oyster remoulade and miners lettuce.


Our adventuring guests got out to enjoy nature with rowboat trips around Stow Lake.


Our pal Dan played songs on the accordion all evening.


Wild Boar Burgers with miso mayo, hot mustard, pickled onion, and arugula.


Chris Christensen and Stag’s founder, Matthew Homyak, discussed the collaborative process and inspiration behind the 2014 & 2015 Sonoma County rosé.



Photos by Melanie Duerkopp