Dean’s Seafood Grill & Bar to Host New Zealand Wine Dinner Sept. 17

Rocky Top Hospitality’s Cary-Based Restaurant Hosts Multi-Course Wine Dinner

Raleigh, NC, September 14, 2013 --( Dean Ogan, owner of Rocky Top Hospitality, has announced that
Dean’s Seafood Grill & Bar will host a New Zealand wine dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 17 beginning at 7 p.m. Through a four-course dinner, guests will have the opportunity to pair wines with dishes that uniquely define New Zealand through the carefully chosen Nobilo and Kim Crawford wines. Tickets are $65 per person. For more information, visit

During the dinner, guests will enjoy a range of the Nobilo and Kim Crawford signature wines including pinot grigio, sauvignon blanc, unoaked chardonnay and pinot noir. Each wine has been specifically selected to complement the restaurant’s most mouth-watering entrees, including salted cantaloupe gazpacho with beet crisp and basil crème fraiche, North Carolina clams, and confit of duck with collards and cherry balsamic jus.

Combining more than 300 years of family winemaking tradition and new, innovative approaches, Nikola Nobilo planted his first vineyard in 1943 in New Zealand. Today the Nobilo brand is led by winemaker David Edmonds, who continues the passion of identifying premium grapes from the company’s vineyards to craft wines with distinct, individualized character. Planted in the most welcoming spots – valleys with ample sunlight and rolling hills with ideal soil characteristics – Nobilo vineyards span New Zealand. For more information on Nobilo, visit

Launched in 1996, Kim Crawford Wines began from a small Auckland cottage in New Zealand. Having quickly grown into a globally acclaimed brand, the company has maintained the unwaveringly simple and straightforward objective to produce and deliver under one label the very best wines from every grape variety and every premium wine-growing region in New Zealand. For more information on Kim Crawford Wines, visit

“The wine dinners of Dean’s Seafood have quickly become a community favorite as we showcase and highlight some of the most unique wines against carefully crafted dishes,” said Ogan. “We are excited for the New Zealand wine dinner and look forward to taking our guests on a four-course culinary journey as we explore some of the most exquisite wines New Zealand has to offer.”

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About Rocky Top Hospitality
Rocky Top Hospitality restaurants have consistently rated among the Triangle’s most popular local dining choices since its first restaurant opened in 1998. The Rocky Top Hospitality name includes a variety of unique restaurant concepts under its umbrella, such as Dean’s Seafood Grill & Bar, The Daily Planet Café, Twisted Fork and Rocky Top Catering, a thriving events facility and catering business. Dedicated to supporting the North Carolina economy, all Rocky Top Hospitality restaurant menus items are made with local beef, seafood, poultry, pork, dairy and organic produce, whenever possible. Dishes are made fresh daily, in house by the chefs and never come out of a box, and all beef and pork used are free of growth hormones, additives, antibiotics or chemicals. Named one of the Triangle’s Top Corporate Philanthropist by the Triangle Business Journal, Dean Ogan, owner of Rocky Top Hospitality, and his employees are actively involved in giving back to the community and supporting its local efforts. Ogan was named the 2011 Restaurateur of the Year by the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA). For more information on Rocky Top Hospitality, visit
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