Winemaker Dinners


Epoch Estate Winemaker Dinner

Rustic Kitchen Presents… Our Next Dining Event Dinner with the Winemaker:  An intimate evening of exploration and discovery at the RK's Epoch Estate Winemaker Dinner   Featuring: Jordan Fiorentini, Vice President of Winemaking & Vineyards Thursday  |  August 2, 2018  |  7:00 pm More about Jordan PAIRING MENU Arrival 2017 Epoch Estate Rosé Paso Robles  First Course Fig Toast, Point Reyes Blue Cheese Fried Oyster, Sauteed Spinach, Walnut Cream Sauce 2017 Epoch Estate White Paso Robles Second Course Braised Chicken, Crispy Skin, Yellow ...

Backsberg Winemaker Dinner

Dinner with the Winemaker:   An intimate evening of exploration and discovery  Featuring: SIMON BACK, 4th Generation Owner/CEO &  Head of  Winemaking Wednesday   May 2.  2018   7:00 pm WINES AND PAIRING MENU Arrival 2017 Backsberg Pinotage Rosé First Course Whipped Ricotta, Apricot Blini, Tempura Fried Spring Onion, Parsley Aioli 2017 Backsberg Chenin Blanc 2017 Backsberg Family Reserve White Second Course Curried Mussels, Charred Bread, Glazed Pork Belly, Cauliflower Rice 2014 Backsberg Pinotage Third Course Seared Beef Tenderloin, Dark ...

Burgess Cellars Winemaker Dinner April 4, 2018

Dinner with the Winemaker:   An intimate evening of exploration and discovery  Featuring: STEVEN BURGESS, Vintner/President Wednesday   April 4th.  2018   7:00 pm   MENU Arrival 2015 Burgess Cellars Chardonnay Burnside Road Vineyard Russian River Valley First Course Stuffed Zucchini Blossom, Ricotta, Shrimp Toast 2013 Burgess Cellars Mountaineer Red Napa Valley Second Course Oxtail Ragu, Ziti Pasta, Creamed Spinach, Fried Parmesan 2013 Burgess Cellars Petit Sirah Napa Valley Third Course Beef Braciole, Wild Mushroom-Parsley Stuffing, Red Wine ...

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  • March 11, 2018

DAOU Winemaker Dinner with Lizzy Daou February 21, 2018

Dinner with the Winemaker:   An intimate evening of exploration and discovery  Featuring: Lizzy Daou, Assistant Winemaker Wednesday   February 21, 2018   7:00 pm More about Lizzy Daou WINE PAIRING MENU Arrival 2016 Daou Rosé Paso Robles Collection First Course Jamon Serrano, Grilled Romaine, Fried Manchego 2015 Daou Chardonnay Reserve Paso Robles Second Course Braised Stuffed Calamari, Fennel Sausage, Spinach, Heirloom Tomato 2016 Daou Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles Third Course Crispy Pork Belly, Charred Baby Leeks, Layered Potato 2015 Daou ...

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  • January 29, 2018

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