As part of their ever evolving wine festivals, Geja’s Café, 340 W. Armitage, will honor Women Winemakers from around the world. In addition to featuring world-class wines made by women, Geja’s Café will donate $2.00 to Deborah’s Place for every bottle ordered. Deborah’s Place is Chicago’s largest provider of supportive housing exclusively for women and is recognized as an innovative leader among homeless service providers locally and nationally. Since their founding in 1985, they have worked collaboratively with their participants, offered a range of high quality services, and exercised new approaches to put Deborah’s Place at the forefront of agencies making a difference to those in need in Chicago.
“We pride ourselves on being creative with our wine promotions but when we can combine great wines with a great cause, it’s just that much more fun,” states Kirby Matthews, Geja’s Café’s General Manager. “It was difficult choosing the final wines for the list as they are all just as amazing as the women who made them.”
During the months of October and November, Geja’s wine list will feature an extended selection of women-wines from around the world, available both by the glass and by the bottle at low promotional prices.
The featured wines will include the following and many more:
Jules Taylor Pinot Gris, Marlborough, New Zealand 2009 Glass: 9.00 Bottle: 34.00
Emile Beyer Pinot Blanc, Alsace, France 2009 Glass: 9.00 Bottle: 34.00
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley 2010 Glass: 10.00 Bottle: 38.00
Heron Pinot Noir, California 2010 Glass: 9.50 Bottle: 36.00
Judith Beck Zweigelt, Burgenland, Austria 2009 Glass: 9.75 Bottle: 37.00
Raymond Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 2009 Glass: 10.00 Bottle: 40.00
Known for romantic fondue dining—food one prepares and shares—and an extensive list of moderately priced wines, Geja’s features over 20 combinations of fondue entrees in addition to traditional cheese fondue and flaming chocolate dessert fondue. A cozy wine cellar atmosphere, private booths and candlelight contribute to its intimate surroundings, with live flamenco and classical guitarists performing on weekends to enhance the ambiance.
Hours for Geja’s Café are: Monday through Thursday, 5 to 10:00 p.m.; Friday, 5 p.m. to 11p.m.; Saturday, 5 p.m. to 11:30; and Sunday, 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Valet parking is available. For reservations and information on the Wine Festival, please call 773-281-9101 or visit us online at www.gejascafe.com.
Added by boleary on October 3, 2011