Winemaker Dinners


Opolo Winemaker Dinner

Rustic Kitchen Presents Dinner with the Winemaker:  An intimate evening of exploration and discovery  Featuring Chris Rougeot, Winemaker  OPOLO VINEYARDS Wednesday  |   December 4, 2019  |  7:00 pm -------------------------------------------------------------- WINE PARING MENU Arrival:  Opolo Sparkling First course Beet and Goat Cheese Napoleon, Chive Oil 2018 Opolo Albarino Crab Cake, Lemon Hazelnut Pesto, Frisee 2018 Opolo Viognier Second course Herb Crusted Salmon, Mustard Sauce, Roast Winter squash, Toasted Pumpkin Seeds 2017 Opolo Mountain ...

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  • August 19, 2019

Margerum Winemaker Dinner

Rustic Kitchen Presents Dinner with the Winemaker:  An intimate evening of exploration and discovery  Featuring Doug Margerum, Owner/Winemaker  MARGERUM WINES Wednesday  |   September 25, 2019  |  7:00 pm -------------------------------------------------------------- WINE PARING MENU Arrival:  2018 Margerum Rivera Rose First course Roasted Zucchini Bisque, Aged Balsamic, Shrimp Toast Fried Stuffed Olives, Spanish Chorizo, Aged Gouda, Truffle Honey Yogurt 2018 Margerum SYBARITE Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Margerum M5 White Second course Pan Roasted ...

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  • August 19, 2019

Desparada & Herman Story Winemaker Dinner

Dinner with the Winemaker:  An intimate evening of exploration and discovery  Featuring Two Iconic Winemakers in a special His & Her's dinner event Vailia From, Owner/Winemaker  DESPARADA WINES Russell From, Owner/Winemaker HERMAN STORY WINES Wednesday  |   July 31, 2019  |  7:00 pm -------------------------------------------------------------- WINE PAIRING MENU Arrival 2018 DESPARADA  Sauvignon Blanc Fragment California First Course Prosciutto Wrapped Sugar Kiss Melon, Whole Grilled Lemon Vinaigrette Balsamic Glazed Pork Belly Slider, Charred ...

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  • July 11, 2019

Calluna Vineyards Winemaker Dinner

For David Jeffrey, Calluna has been a longtime dream.  His love for old world, classically styled wines inspired him to create a winery of his own.  In 2001 his journey began and has taken him around the world to learn his craft and led his family to a hilltop in the middle of Sonoma County. It’s here that they staked out their vineyard from bare land, created a family and began making the wines they are proud to share with you on June 26th. Chef Noelle has created a stunning menu to pair with David's classically styled wines.  John & Noelle invite you you join ...

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Bramare-Vina Cobos Wine Dinner

Dinner with the Winemaker:  An intimate evening of exploration and discovery  Featuring: Matt Hobbs BRAMARE-VINA COBOS  Wednesday  |   May 22, 2019  |  7:00 pm -------------------------------------------------------------- PAIRING MENU First Course Tuna Crudo, Artichoke Puree, Fresh Citrus, Pea Sprouts, Smoked Paprika Potato Croquette, Chorizo, Almond Pesto 2017 Los Arbolitos Chardonnay  2017 Marchiori Chardonnay Second Course Serrano Ham wrapped Shrimp, Baked Polenta, Manchego Mussels, Garlic Confit, Saffron Broth, White Beans 2016 Cocodrilo Corte ...

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Hartford Family Winemaker Dinner

Dinner with the Winemaker:  An intimate evening of exploration and discovery  Featuring: Jeff Stewart, Winemaker HARTFORD FAMILY WINERY  Wednesday  |   April 24, 2019  |  7:00 pm -------------------------------------------------------------- PAIRING MENU Arrival 2018 Rosé of Pinot Noir Russian River Valley First course Cream of Broccoli Soup, fried gruyere Beef Carpaccio, truffle béchamel, arugula 2016 Fog Dance Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2016 Stone Côte Vineyard Chardonnay Russian River Valley Second course Charred Heirloom Cherry Tomato, ...

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  • March 28, 2019

Joseph Jewel Winemaker Dinner

Dinner with the Winemaker:  An intimate evening of exploration and discovery  Featuring: Adrian Manspeaker, Owner/Winemaker JOSEPH JEWELL WINES  Wednesday  |   March 27, 2019  |  7:00 pm   When friends and winemakers Micah Joseph Wirth and Adrian Jewell Manspeaker teamed up in 2006, they made their first wine in a Windsor garage. With two French oak barrels, a small basket press, and just one ton of Russian River Valley grapes, they produced 50 cases of a single-vineyard Pinot Noir. With no winery affiliation or property of their own, they combined ...

Booker Winemaker Dinner

Dinner with the Winemaker:  An intimate evening of exploration and discovery  Featuring: Eric Jensen, Owner/Winemaker BOOKER WINES Wednesday  |   February 27, 2019  |  7:00 pm PAIRING MENU 2017 Booker Vineyard White First Course Beet and goat cheese tartine, walnut pesto Crab toast, candied fennel, parmesan 2016 Booker Vineyard Ripper  EXT 22 Grenache Second Course Fried Chicken Slider, black cherry BBQ sauce, Cabbage Slaw Truffle Mac & Cheese 2016 Booker Vineyard Oublie  EXT 22 [GSM] Third Course Shaved Wild Mushroom Ragu, Creamy Polenta ...

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  • February 2, 2019

Clos Solène Winemaker Dinner

Rustic Kitchen Presents… Our Next Dining Event Dinner with the Winemaker:  An intimate evening of exploration and discovery  Featuring: Guillaume Fabre, Owner/Winemaker Clos Solène Wednesday  |   December 5, 2018  |  7:00 pm PAIRING MENU First Course Golden Beet Carpaccio, Fried Capers, Watercress Salad Truffle Turnip Fries, Blue Cheese Fondue 2017 Hommage Blanc, Paso Robles Second Course Baked Salmon En Croute, Coarse Mustard Crumb, Champagne Butter Sauce Butternut Squash and Pork Belly Tartlet 2016  Fleur de Solène, Paso Robles Third ...

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  • November 7, 2018

Palmina Winemaker Dinner

Rustic Kitchen Presents… Our Next Dining Event Dinner with the Winemaker:  An intimate evening of exploration and discovery  Featuring: Steve Clifton, Owner/Winemaker Palmina  |   La Voix Winery Wednesday  |   October 24, 2018  |  7:00 pm PAIRING MENU Arrival 2017 Palmina Vermintino Santa Ynez Valley First Course Seared Scallop, Persimmon Puree, Pistachio Pesto, Fried Gruyere 2016 LA VOIX "Here & Heaven" Chardonnay Sta Rita Hills 2015 LA VOIX  "Rebel Rebel" Pinot Noir Central Coast Second Course Five Onion Bisque Duck Leg Confit, Pecan ...

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  • September 27, 2018