The Cedar City Wine Club celebrates French food and wine at the Iron Gate Winery

The Independent

A summer picnic is planned at the Iron Gate Winery in Cedar City on Monday, Aug. 3, at 6 p.m. This picnic will feature French-style foods and wines from both southern France and the local Iron Gate Winery.

This delicious wine picnic will be conducted by Sheral Schowe of the Wasatch Academy of Wine, and the food will be provided by Cedar City’s Boondock Grill. This event is part of the Cedar City Wine Club’s wine education series and is open to the public as well as to wine club members.

Dinner will start with local farm bread toast points with goat cheese, fig, and radish.

The next course is a choice of a chicken and provolone baguette sandwich, a ham and camembert sandwich, or a goat cheese and pesto vegetarian baguette sandwich.

The salad will be a summer salad with blueberries and blue cheese.

Dessert will be homemade angel food cake with fresh whipped cream and fresh fruit.

The wines will be from the south of France and include the Côtes du Rhône as well as a Rhône-style white wine from the Iron Gate Winery: the Roussanne.

The wines will be paired with the appropriate courses. A brief discussion about the wines and why different wines may pair better with certain foods will be held.

The Cedar City Wine Club was founded in January 2011 by Larry Chandler and Dr. Lynn Vartan and currently has over 300 members. The club holds many events each year, including wine socials, wine dinners, wine seminars, and classes. Events are held in members’ homes as well as in art galleries, restaurants, and other venues. To join the club, write to [email protected] and receive invitations to all wine club events. Membership is free.

Tickets to the dinner are $50 per person. To purchase tickets, please visit