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WHAT'S HAPPENED AT VINTNERS INN
J Vineyards Winemaker Dinner
Tuesday, February 25th, 2014, $100/person, all inclusive
The story of J Vineyards & Winery begins in 1986 when Judy Jordan followed her dream of starting a winery specializing in sparkling wine. After a few years of making critically-acclaimed sparkling wines like her signature J Vintage Brut and J Late-Disgorged Vintage Brut, she came to the realization that her Russian River Valley vineyards would also be ideal for producing site-specific, varietal wines. Today, J produces Pinot Gris, Vin Gris, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir among others. Join us as we explore the wines of J Vineyards paired with exceptional food from John Ash & Co. Executive Chef Thomas Schmidt.
Celebrate the New Year!
December 31, 2013
First Seating 5:30-7:00
3 course dinner including glass of sparkling or “celebration cocktail” and party favors
Second Seating 8:30-10:00
5 course dinner including glass of sparkling or “celebration cocktail” and party favors
18th Grape to Glass: Back to Our Roots
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Join our winemakers and growers; our hoteliers and restaurateurs; our members and our neighbors; as we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley appellation and honor the founding members of the Russian River Valley Winegrowers at the 18th Grape to Glass: Back to Our Roots celebration on Saturday, August 17. .
Balletto Winemaker Dinner
Thursday, August 8, 2013
At Balletto Vineyards and Winery balance and elegance are the two qualities we aim for. This usually translates into wines that are lower in alcohol, higher in natural acidity and have varied and subtle flavors. New oak barrels are used sparingly to age and enhance our wine, not dominate it. The wines we love most are ones that compliment a meal. With that in mind, our winemaking style allows a wine to change and evolve in the glass throughout dinner.
Out of our 600 acres of Russian River Valley vineyards, we currently harvest an equivalent of only 60 acres to bottle under the Balletto label. By selecting only the top 10 percent of everything that is grown, we are able to maintain a consistent style and premium quality. Our goal is that you enjoy drinking our wines as much as we enjoyed making them.
Please join us for an incredible evening of great wines, food and conversation!
Gracianna Winemaker Dinner
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Join Trini Amador, Winemaker and Partner at Gracianna Vineyards as we celebrate the wines of his Healdsburg Winery. Chef Thomas Schmidt will tantalize your taste buds with a wonderful menu, pairing the very best of Sonoma County cuisine with Trini's exceptional wines. It will be a wonderful evening of great wine, great food and amazing conversation!
9th Annual Pinot Family Reunion
Sunday, June 23, 2013
On June 23rd join us at the Vintners Inn Event Center and John Ash & Co. for the 9th Annual Pinot Family Reunion benefiting Sutter North Bay Women’s Breast Care Center. The tasting and family style dinner will be paired with some of Sonoma County’s top Pinot varietals. There will be a silent auction featuring everything from large format wines, verticals, overnight stays and much more! The tasting will be followed by a family style dinner at John Ash & Co. This year promises to be the best ever! Dinner seating is limited—reservations are required. Tickets are now on sale.
4th Annual Artisano Celebration
Join us on November 17th, 2012 for the 4th Annual Artisano—a celebration of small production, locally handcrafted wine, food and art and the people who produce it.
- Discover local artisan ultra-premium wines rarely available to the general public
- Enjoy small plates from well known restaurants
- Sample artisan cheeses, charcuterie, chocolates from gourmet artisan food producers
- Browse and purchase paintings, ceramics, fused glass, and sculptures
- Enjoy chef demonstrations and book signings with local celebrity chefs
- Silent auction including rare, hard to find lots of artisan wines and art
- Dance to fabulous live music
Joseph Phelps Winemaker Dinner—Thursday, August 16th, 2012
Joseph Phelps Vineyards is a family-owned winery committed to crafting world class, estate-grown wines. Founded in 1973 when Joe Phelps purchased a former cattle ranch near St. Helena in the Napa Valley, the winery now controls and farms nearly 375 acres of vines on eight estate vineyards in St. Helena, the Stags Leap District, Oakville, Rutherford, Oak Knoll District, Carneros and South Napa Valley. In 1999, the Phelps family added 100 acres of vineyard property near the town of Freestone on the Sonoma Coast, where Phelps now grows Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Phelps is best known for its flagship Napa Valley blend of red Bordeaux varietals, Insignia, first produced in 1974. Awarded Wine Spectator’s “Wine of the Year” in 2005, Insignia is widely regarded as a qualitative benchmark for California winemaking. Please join us for an evening of great wine, food and conversation!