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 generation.
Given this legacy, one does not continue farming for dispassionate reasons alone—there are easier ways to make a living.
And thus, taking the next step and putting one’s name on a bottle of wine does not come lightly.
All our wines are produced in small quantities, with the careful attention to farming my forebears would expect. I hope you will try one or more of my wines and let me know if you agree.
TOM GAMBLE Owner / Farmer
100 years of sensitive farming deeply rooted in the Napa Valley. With 100 years of agriculture in Napa, it comes as no surprise that the heart and soul of Gamble Family Vineyards is deeply rooted in the soil. Founded by third-generation farmer Tom Gamble in 2005, Gamble Family Vineyards owns prime estate vineyards in many of Napa’s most respected AVAs—Oakville, Mt. Veeder, Rutherford and Yountville. Winemaker Jim Close follows Gamble Family Vineyards’ mission of producing wines that seamlessly bring together elegance, balance, nuance, with good structure and moderate alcohol, while embracing and highlighting the characteristics Napa Valley terroir imparts on the wines. Tom Gamble follows a holistic approach to farming and winemaking. His goal is to farm in a manner that isn’t detrimental to the community or the planet. His winery and vineyards are certified Napa Green and certified by Fish Friendly Farming.
WINE PAIRING MENU
2016 Gamble Family Vineyards Napa Valley Rosé
Stuffed Mushroom Tempura, Oyster Mushroom Pate, Cream of Mushroom Soup
2016 Gamble Family Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Gamble Vineyard Yountville
Duck Confit, Frisee Salad, Blueberry Toast
2013 Gamble Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Butternut squash ragu, Sage brown butter, Pappadelle
2013 Gamble Family Vineyards Cabernet Franc Napa Valley
Horseradish Crusted Ribeye, Braised Cipollini Onion, Dijon Mustard Potato
2013 Gamble Family Vineyards Paramount Napa Valley
Apple Crisp, Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, Candied Pecans
$85 per person
(does not include Calif sales tax or gratuity)
$25pp deposit refundable up to 4 days before event (last day to cancel is Oct 21)
special pre-sell pricing on Gamble Family Wines presented for all who attend the dinner
Vegetarian & Pescatarian options available. No Substitutions on individual courses.
(To sign up on Oct 24 – 25, please call the restaurant 310-390-1500)