Signature Winemaker Dinner Series

   *Highlighted wineries offer an unforgettable Farm-to-Table Winemaker Dinner; where culinary creations and exquisite wines delight your palate. Reserve your special evening by contacting our offices directly!
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July 15, 2017 ~  St. Francis Winery Invites You!              6th Ever ‘Luxury Bacon Dinner’

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Winemaker dinners enhance your love for food and wine; escape for an evening of tantalizing ‘Bacon’ favorites hosted by St. Francis Winemaker, Katie Madigan. Katie and Executive Chef Bryan Jones. Hand-selected Artisan Collection wines paired with a delectable four-course menu (with all things bacon, of course) will for sure capture your senses! A tasty experience awaits you.
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July 29, 2017 ~ Breakfast with the Winemakers  

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Held at Fritz Underground Winery in the Dry Creek Valley. Join winemakers from Fritz Underground Winery, J Rickards Winery and Inman Family Wines for a casual breakfast Q & A.  Join us for one of our Winemaker Breakfasts.  An open forum for guests to meet and chat with winemakers in a casual breakfast setting with Q & A.  This is not a wine tasting experience, simply breakfast and conversation. Each breakfast will have 3 winemakers from wineries located in either Alexander, Dry Creek or Russian River Valley. A host will facilitate the Q & A. A fun opportunity to connect with these 3 winemakers with such limited seating everyone will have the chance to ask questions.

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August 5, 2017 ~ Broadway Under the Stars  

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Winemaker Dinner Muscardini Cellars & BWise Vineyards along with Transcendence Theatre Company. Join Muscardini Cellars, BWise Vineyards and Olive & Vine Restaurant for Transcendence Theatre’s “Broadway Under The Stars” and winemaker dinner. Situated in the historic Jack London State Park for a performance in an open air winery ruins.
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August 19, 2017 ~ Sonoma-Cutrer Dinner in the Vineyard

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Escape for a night of brilliant wines made by a talented team at Sonoma-Cutrer.
Flavors & aromas will excite your palate a this years dinner series. Taste and explore the depth of culinary creations paired with exhilarating wines.
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September 1, 2017 ~ Russian River Valley Paulée Dinner at Landmark Vineyards at Hop Kiln Estate

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Paulée presented by the Russian River Valley Winegrowers offers a unique exploration of food and wine.. Set out to experience a multi course meal paired with wines from the winemakers, guests, personal favorites, and antique vintages all while being paired with exquisite culinary delights.
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August, September & October ~ Kendall-Jackson  

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Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate is one of the largest wine producers in the world… Discover an inviting Farm-to-Table outdoor dining experience. This dinner highlights local ingredients, including produce grown in the K-Js vegetable gardens that guests dine amongst; served family style with the flavors and aromas of fine wines just enhances the evening. Executive Chef Justin Wangler and Chef Tracey Shepos and Winemaker Fritz Meier offer an unforgettable experience.

August 12 • Fowl & Heirloom Pork
Devil’s Gulch Ranch
Chevoo
Dry Creek Peach

September 9 • Heirloom Tomato & Sonoma County Angus Beef
Ward Ranch
Pt. Reyes Cheese

October 14 • Oysters & Steak
Hog Island Oysters
Marin French Cheese

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September, 1-3 2017 ~ Sonoma Wine Country Weekend

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Sonoma Wine Country Weekend ~ Taste of Sonoma at Green Music Center at Sonoma State University invites you to taste your way through some of Sonoma County’s most incredible flavors. Over 200 wineries pour literally thousands of wines. Over 60 local chefs concoct their most perfect pairings. All set within the backdrop of musical inspiration. Escape to wine country heaven. (Contact Taste directly as this is a 4 Night package).

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September 10, 2017 ~ Calistoga Harvest Table 

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You’re invited to this years Calistoga Harvest Table that reaches just over 1,000- foot; set up along the iconic Main Street.  At least a dozen restaurants and more than three dozen wineries serve guests throughout the evening, dine under a harvest moon with someone special today!

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Winemaker Dinner Series 

3 Nights  / 4 Days

Package Highlights:

 

  • 3 Nights accommodations at a selected group of hotels/B&Bs in the renowned Sonoma County/Napa Valley
  • Welcome bottle of wine that highlighting Sonoma County/Napa Valley
  • All hotel/taxes included
  • Breakfast daily
  • A day of touring and tasting at a select group of wineries in Sonoma County/ Napa Valley including winery lunch
  • Signature Winemaker Dinner at choice winery listed above; enjoy outstanding cuisine prepared by the best in the field all while being paired with delectable wine

 

Email us for your exclusive winemaker getaway!

res@tasteofthewinecountry.com

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Other notable Culinary & Wine events Sonoma County, Napa Valley and the divine San Francisco:  2017 

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WINTER WINELAND – January
Always the weekend of Martin Luther King’s Jr. Birthday. Wineries offer a variety of treats including; wine tasting, winery tours, wine education, food pairing, meeting winemakers, or sampling library or reserve wines at over 100 wineries.

BARREL TASTING – March
Take part in this very popular annual winter winery touring event as you have the opportunity to taste from the barrel and preview the wines from the most recent harvest. A world of 5-star discovery of food and wine.

PASSPORT TO DRY CREEK VALLEY – April
This extra special event allows attendees to taste world class wines while pairing food and wines with local purveyors of delectable foods. This event will linger in ones memories for a long time.

TASTE OF THE VALLEY – June
This extra special event begins with a Gala event hosted by a select winery and attended by all wineries and vintners. A yearly event includes wineries across the valley. Visitors enjoy barrel making demonstrations, wagon rides through the vineyards, cave tours and live music, discounts on purchases, vineyard tours, display of magnums for purchase, tastings from wine libraries and tantalizing food presentations.

RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY EXPERIENCE & SONOMA CHALLENGE DINNER – June
Sponsored by the Russian River Valley Winegrowers attendees will be treated to a world of fine wines and food tastings prepared the finest chefs of Sonoma County The Sonoma Challenge Dinner will take place on the gorgeous grounds of Sonoma-Cutrer, in the heart of Russian River Valley. We have chosen three top Sommelier from Northern California to pair their Russian River Valley wine selection with courses prepared by five of Sonoma County’s hottest chefs.  Then, the challenge is on!

BODEGA BAY ANNUAL SEAFOOD FESTIVAL – August
Great things happen in the town of Bodega Bay, this seaside village hosts their annual seafood festival. For a day of fun activities and a bite to eat. Bodega Bay offers everything you want in an afternoon by the water.

TASTE OF PETALUMA – August
Some quite great happens in downtown historic Petaluma, experience fantastic culinary treats from the chefs in this quaint town.

SAN FRANCISCO CHEFS ULTIMATE WINE AND BEER FESTIVAL – August
Thrill your senses at one of San Francisco highly recommended festivals to attend, this annual beer and wine festival is full of all the tasty treats your looking for.

WINE COUNTRY WEEKEND ~ LABOR DAY FESTIVITIES – September
For some this weekend is the time to seek out that best bottle of wine. Taste and explore through the wine regions at this annual Wine Country Weekend. Notable culinary chefs and many winemakers are there to get the party started!

TASTE OF SONOMA – September
Some quite great happens in downtown Experience fantastic culinary treats, explore great wines that defy others and maybe meet you’re favorite winemaker. Taste of Sonoma offers a fun approach to informative and entertaining wine seminars, lively cooking demonstrations and simply reminiscing awhile with someone special!

SONOMA SHOWCASE – September
Alexander Valley Winegrowers joins each year in a Sonoma County tradition benefiting local charities. All County Appellations participate making it a great four day event with music, fine food, wine auction, vineyards tours, appellation lunches, seminars and a colossal auction highlighting the wines and lifestyle of the Sonoma Wine Country along with demos and discussions with chefs and much more.

KENDALl JACKSON HEIRLOOM TOMATOE FESTIVAL – September
Kendall Jackson always offers a tasty treat. Following tradition this winery hosts a brilliant wine country weekend where you guessed it tomatoes are on everyone’s mind. This year the winery has joined forces with Williams-Sonoma to curate a weekend of tomato-inspired festivities, with proceeds benefiting charities that fight hunger in our community – the Redwood Empire Food Bank and No Kid Hungry. For more information contact our offices directly!

SONOMA COUNTY HARVEST FAIR – October
Always the first weekend in October. Sample the award winning wine and foods prepared by Sonoma County Chef’s and tasting with wineries of Sonoma County. A 3-day event including an awards night Harvest Fair Gala Event.

WINE & FOOD AFFAIR: – November
Always the first full weekend in November. An event featuring over 70 wineries along the Wine Road participating in wine tastings of their high quality and handcrafted varietal wines. Wineries will also feature food and wine pairings from local purveyors of acclaimed cuisines by Sonoma County chefs.

YOUNTVILLE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS – November
The historical town of Yountville, renowned for its world-class restaurants and award winning chefs, has earned the unofficial title of “Culinary Capital of the Napa Valley.” The Friday after Thanksgiving is typically known as Black Friday, however it is anything but “dark” in the town of Yountville. On this day, the people of Yountville kick off the holiday season by transforming their town into a magical winter wonderland using thousands of tiny twinkling lights. Explore, taste and discover the best part of the Napa Valley!

For reservations and accommodation packages email us at res@tasteofthewinecountry.com for an exclusive independent package 

 

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