Winemaker Dinners


Patiné Cellars Winemaker Dinner December 6, 2017

Dinner with the Winemaker:   An intimate evening of exploration and discovery  Featuring: Jim Fox, Co-Founder Wednesday   December 6, 2017   7:00 pm Friends’ enjoying the moments and experiences of tasting fine wine is how our story began. Individual experiences combining a collective goal to produce world class wines that are defined by power and grace. PATINÉ (pa-tee-nay) means to have skated in French; an act that requires both power and grace. Jim’s career as a professional hockey player was defined by the game that requires strength, endurance, ...

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  • November 1, 2017

Gamble Family Vineyards Winemaker Dinner October 25, 2017

Dinner with the Winemaker:   An intimate evening of exploration and discovery  featuring: Tom Gamble, Owner/Farmer Wednesday   October 25, 2017   7:00 pm My (ad)venture in wine seems to me to be a natural progression of history. As a third generation Napa farmer, I have been influenced all my life by my forebears' lives in agriculture. They have left, as part of their legacy, their deep and abiding affinity for the land from which came not only their livelihood, but also a life full of purpose. I am hopeful I can transfer that way of life to yet another ...

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Koehler Winemaker Dinner September 27, 2017

  Dinner with the Winemaker  An intimate evening of exploration and discovery  featuring: Colin Murphy, Winemaker and his Rhone Varietals from the Central Coast  Wednesday   September 27, 2017  7:00 pm KOEHLER WINERY Koehler Winery sits on a spectacularly beautiful 100 acre estate, surrounded by rolling hills and a small riparian stream that gently nestles its way throughout the property. The estate’s storied history includes ownership by one of the most successful television producers in history, renowned for such iconic shows as The Love Boat, ...

Tenuta Rapitala Winemaker Dinner May 10, 2017

Dinner with the Winemaker  An intimate evening of exploration and discovery  featuring: Laurent Bernard de la Gatinais, Owner/Winemaker  Wednesday   May 10, 2017   7:00 pm THIRTY YEARS OF LOVE FOR THIS LAND The vineyards are Rapitalà’s most precious patrimony, realised due to the passionate labour and great love which, for more than 30 years, has bound man to his vineyard. The excellent exposure and the composition of the soil enable the vines to be grown in the ideal way. After the vintage the most modern vinifi cation techniques endow the ...

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  • April 26, 2017

Alma Rosa Winemaker Dinner April 26, 2017

Rustic Kitche Presents Our Monthly Series Dinner with the Winemaker -  An intimate evening of exploration and discovery featuring:  Richard Sanford, Owner/Winemaker   Wednesday   April 26, 2017   7:00 pm Nature & Agriculture in Sustainable Harmony Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards was founded in 2005 by Sta. Rita Hills pioneer winegrowers Thekla and Richard Sanford.  The Spanish name was chosen as a tribute to the place and the people behind the wines, alma meaning soul and rosa referring to the original California Rancho Santa Rosa land grant, ...

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  • April 6, 2017

Mauritson Winemaker Dinner, March 29, 2017

A Passion for Winemaking Winemaking may have been the logical evolution in our family’s long history of farming in the Dry Creek Valley, however, it took an absence from the valley and attention to those inner voices that led Clay Mauritson back to these same vineyards that he spent planting, tending and picking as a teen. What he came to realize was that he already had a lifetime of understanding about the subtleties and strengths of each micro-climate within the Dry Creek, Rockpile and Alexander Valleys. The only thing left was to DREAM BIG! The Lineup! 1st ...

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  • March 3, 2017

Côte Bonneville Winemaker Dinner February 1, 2017

We believe great wine is made in the vineyard.  In 1992 Hugh and Kathy Shiels planted DuBrul Vineyard in the Yakima Valley of Washington State.  The steep south-facing hillside yields grapes with unique flavors and structure.  In 2001 we founded Côte Bonneville to produce classically styled wines that best express our spectacular site.  Kerry, our winemaker, creates beautiful wines from all our varietals, showcasing each terroir. 1st Course lemon ricotta belini, smoked salmon, caviar 2013 Côte Bonneville Chardonnay Yakima Valley, Washington 2nd Course point ...

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  • February 2, 2017

Tolosa Winemaker Dinner December 7, 2016

Join us for our winemaker dinner on December 7th with Jim Kress, winemaker at Tolosa Winery in Edna Valley Menu 1st (arrival) 2015 Tolosa NoOak Chardonnay Central Coast baked brie, cranberry relish 2nd 2014 Tolosa Pinot Noir Blanc roasted beet and goat cheese napoleon, prosciutto 3rd 2014 Tolosa Estate Pinot Noir Edna Ranch herb crusted salmon, winter squash hash, pancetta, sage 4th 2014 Tolosa 1772 Pinot Noir Edna Ranch pomegranate glazed duck, roasted corn polenta 5th 2013 Tolosa 1772 Syrah Edna Ranch oxtail ragu, fresh pasta, creamed spinach desse...

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  • February 2, 2017

Walla Walla Winemaker Dinner October 26, 2017

Dinner with the Winemaker  An intimate evening of exploration and discovery featuring our friends from Walla Walla:            Trey Busch, Winemaker   and    Justin Wylie, Winemaker Wednesday   October 26, 2016   7:00 pm 1st Course Bacon Wrapped Figs & Burrata Salad  arugula, spiced almonds, balsamic dijon vinaigrette 2014 Sleight of Hand "Enchantress" Chardonnay French Creek Vineyard 2015 Va Piano Chardonnay French Creek Vineyard   2nd Course Fried Green Tomato Slider  bac'n aioli, parsnip fries 2014 Sleight of Hand "The ...

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  • January 27, 2017

Pali Wine Co Winemaker Dinner August 31, 2016

Dinner with the Winemaker  An intimate evening of exploration and discovery with Aaron Walker, Winemaker  of Pali Wine Co Wednesday   August 31, 2016   7:00 PM 1st Course Grilled Peach & Burrata Salad  arugula  toasted hazelnuts  balsamic dijon vinaigrette 2014 Pali Wine Co. Chardonnay "Charm Acres" Sonoma Coast 2nd Course Pan Roasted Dijon Salmon wild caught, crispy shaved brussels sprouts, pancetta, shallots 2014 Pali Wine Co. Pinot Noir "Rivera" Sonoma Coast 3rd Course Butter Poached Lobster Mac & Cheese  four cheeses, fennel, garlic-parme...

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  • January 27, 2017