Please join us on Sunday afternoons for the Sonoma County Wine Pioneers Series.  Each segment in the monthly series consists of an interactive seminar and wine tasting where you will be able to taste and listen to winemakers speak about unique and interesting topics in the wine world.  These seminars are educational, fun, and approachable to the novice wine lover, but also engaging to the more advance wine enthusiast.  Most significantly, guests not only have the opportunity to speak to legendary Sonoma County winemakers, but also discover up-and-coming stars.

Seminar package includes admission to the tasting and seminar, plus a threecourse prix fixe dinner at Dry Creek Kitchen for $99 per person (not including tax / gratuity).  Seminar wines are available for purchase at dinner at retail pricing.

Sunday afternoons (July – November 2013)
3:30 pm | Seminar; 5:30 pm | Dinner
Reserve| 707.431.0330 | dmunro@charliepalmer.com

August 18:  Alexander Valley AVA

  • Greg Miller Jordan Winery 
  • Jim Young of Robert Young Winery
  • Jesse Katz of Lancaster Estate 

Dinner Menu

First Course
Seared Scallops
heirloom tomatoes, wild arugula pistou, Dungeness crab
Lancaster Estates Sauvignon Blanc

Second Course
Butter Roasted Monkfish
jade rice, toasted coconut beurre blanc, espelette pepers
Robert Young Chardonnay

Third Course
Whole Roasted New York Strip Steak
wild mushrooms, smoked fingerling potatoes, black garlic
Jordan Winery Cabernet Sauvignon

Dessert
Walnut Cheesecake Mousse
lime, local blueberries, verbena verjus sorbet

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Upcoming Wine Pioneers Events:

September 15:  Sonoma Valley AVA

  • Michael McNeal of Hanzell Winery
  • Steve Hall of Biale Winery
  • Don Van Staaveren of Three Sticks Winery

October 20:  Cool Climate Winegrowing

  • Eric Demuth of Demuth Kemos
  • Ryan Zepaltas of Zepaltas Wines
  • Carroll Kemp of Red Car Winery

November 10:  Organic and Biodynamic Winemaking

  • Marimar Torres of Marimar Estate
  • Ames Morrison of Medlock Ames
  • Hugh Chappelle of Quivira Winery