Sunday Supper With RDV Vineyards and CityZen

As his guests arrived upstairs, Rutger de Vink, owner of RdV Vineyards in Delaplane, Virginia, tended to his large stainless steel wine vats. Here he is, capping the grape skins. Photograph by Jeff Martin.

Before the wine tasting began, warm cider was served to guests as they arrived at the winery. Photograph by Jeff Martin.

In the vineyard skitchen, chef Eric Ziebold makes a last-minute check on a sauce. Photograph by Jeff Martin.

Outside in chilly October weather, CityZen sommelier Andy Myers, in the rust-colored jacket, puts the last touch on a plate of grilled rockfish as Jim Law, in the gray sweater, looks on. Law owns Linden Vineyards of Linden, Virginia. Photograph by Jeff Martin.

Rutger de Vink, Eric Ziebold, and Luca Paschina in the kitchen at RdV Vineyards. Photograph by Jeff Martin.

The 2009 Rendezvous wine from RdV Vineyards, the winery’s first vintage. Photograph by Jeff Martin.

Passing the Vidal Riesling from Linden Vineyards. Photograph by Jeff Martin.

Lamb on the grill with its accompaniments: couscous and a squash sauce. Photograph by Jeff Martin.

Chesapeake Bay rockfish with hominy corn and croutons in a lobster emulsion. Photograph by Jeff Martin.

Beef tri tip with chanterelles, marble potatoes, and bone marrow vinaigrette. Photograph by Jeff Martin.

Ziebold pours some Diamond Creek Cabernet Sauvignon for a guest. Photograph by Jeff Martin.

Jim Linden of Linden Vineyards contributed two wines to the evening: the 2009 Vidal Riesling and the 1997 Fiery Run red. Luca Paschina of Barboursville Winery brought two double magnums of his 1998 Monticello Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. Photograph by Jeff Martin.

Enjoying the wine supper are Faith Eskew, Axel Roby, and Jenny Marie Barker. Photograph by Jeff Martin.

Impromptu tours of the winery were available on demand. Below, Rutger de Vink leads a tour. Above, guests line up for the first course of supper: seafood salad, charcuterie and heirloom tomatoes, paired with a Linden Viineyards Riesling. Photograph by Jeff Martin.

The cloudy sky took on beautiful hues at sunset over the Silo building at RdV Vineyards in Delaplane. Photograph by Jeff Martin.

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