Wine Dinners

At Ariana’s, we offer themed wine dinners throughout the year. Each wine dinner is a 5-course meal with 5 featured wines; each course paired with a featured wine. We work with various wine merchants, planning the theme and selecting the wines. A representative from the wine merchant will be at the dinner to discuss the chosen wines and enhance the experience. Chef Martin will also be on hand to  discuss the pairings from a culinary perspective.

These events are held on Wednesday evenings, when the restaurant is otherwise closed. Dinner begins at 6 pm with guests arriving from 5:45 pm.  Passed Tapas are served as guests arrive.

Reservations are available beginning the first of the month preceding the event:

  • February 21st and February 28th
    Reservations available beginning January 1st.
  • April 18th and April 25th

    Herb and panko-crusted Halibut with roasted medley of local mushrooms with leeks, truffle vinaigrette and a truffled beurre rouge served with Primarius 2014 Pinot Noir, Oregon at June 2018 wine dinner.

    Reservations available beginning March 1st.

  • June 20th and June 27th
    Reservations available beginning May 1st.
  • August 22nd and August 29th
    Reservations available beginning July 1st.
  • October 17th and October 24th
    Reservations available beginning September 1st.
  • December 12th and December 19th
    Reservations available beginning November 1st.



At the request of our guests, below is a listing of the wines featured at each wine dinner with the NH Liquor Store code:

February 2018: Wines from Argentina with Derek Rush from Perfecta Wine Co. 
La Puerta 2016 Torrontes, Famatina Valley – NH Code: 43143
Alamos 2016 Chardonnay, Mendoza – NH Code: 33148
Familia Schroeder ‘Saurus Select’ 2011 Pinot Noir, Patagonia – NH Code: 14368
Durigutti 2014 Cabernet Franc, Mendoza – NH Code: 24163
Familia Barberis 2015 Malbec, Mendoza – NH Code: 45314

April 2018: A Tale of Two Grapes with Nancy
Hay Maker 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand – NH Code: 23239
Ferrari-Carano 2016 Fumé Blanc, Sonoma County, CA – NH Code: 26945
Seaside Cellars 2014 Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand – NH Code: 28265
Bridlewood Estate Winery 2015 Pinot Noir, Monterey County, CA – NH Code: 14625
Sweet Baby Vineyards “Callum’s Red”, Hampstead, NH – NH Code: 30606

June 2018: American Wines with Derek Rush of Perfecta Wine Company
Duck Pond 2016 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, Oregon – NH Code: 36991
Peter Paul Wines “Live Free or Die” 2016 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, California – NH Code: 29791
Primarus 2014 Pinot Noir, Oregon – NH Code: 26315
Morgan 2016 Cotes du Crows, Santa Lucia, California – NH Code: 40786
Casasmith ‘VINA’ 2017 Rose, California – NH Code: 23899

August 2018: Wines from Wente Vineyards and Murrieta’s Well Estate Vineyard
with Chris Riendeau of Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits of New England
Wente Vineyards ‘Louis Mel’ 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Livermore Valley, CA – NH Code: 12270
Murrieta’s Well ‘The Whip’ 2016 White Blend, Livermore Valley, CA – NH Code: 16555
Murrieta’s Well ‘The Spur’ 2015 Ted Blend, Livermore Valley, CA – NH Code: 12235
Wente Vineyards ‘Southern Hills’ 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Livermore Valley, CA – NH Code: 19453
Wente Vineyards ‘Riverbank’ 2016 Reisling, Arroyo Seco, Monterey, CA – NH Code: 44084

October 2018: Wines from Oak Ridge Winery
with Chris Riendeau and Zack Gage from Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits
Maggio Family Vineyards 2016 Maggio Chardonnay, Lodi, CA – #18158
Old Soul Vineyards 2016 Old Soul Chardonnay, Lodi, CA – #29958
Maggio Family Vineyards 2016 Maggio Petite Sirah, Lodi, CA – #18159
Old Zin Vines 2016 Old Vine Zinfandel, Lodi, CA – #44394
Old Soul Vineyards 2016 Old Soul Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi, CA – #29960