Culinary Experiences in Sonoma County

 

Below is the list of 6 amazing food and wine pairing and culinary experiences provided by various Sonoma and Napa wineries. Most of the events on this list are hosted outside so hopefully another shut down of counties due to Covid won’t effect availability. However, all of the experiences are by reservation only so make sure to book in advance. Cheers and have a good time! 

 

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Culinary Experiences In Sonoma County

 

Ram’s Gate

 

Seasonal Pairings

THE ART OF WINE AND FOOD PAIRING
AT RAM’S GATE WINERY FOR UP TO 8 GUESTS

“It begins with the wine.” This is the philosophy behind pairings at Ram’s Gate Winery, where our talented culinary team crafts each dish to bring out the best in its corresponding Ram’s Gate wine. This wine-focused design applies to every part of Ram’s Gate Winery, which we invite you to explore in our Seasonal Wine & Food Pairing. Your experience highlights Executive Chef Stacey Combs’ vision through five courses of delicious food paired with Ram’s Gate Single-Vineyard wines as well as an in-depth tour.

$140 per guest, one tasting fee waived upon joining membership. Please allow 2.5 hours.

This 5 course, prix-fixe menu cannot accommodate dietary restrictions. If you have a question regarding a specific allergy please reach out to us directly to discuss options. 

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The Chef’s Table

AN INTERACTIVE WINE AND CULINARY EXPERIENCE
THAT TAKES PLACE IN THE HEART OF OUR KITCHEN FOR UP TO 8 GUESTS

The culmination of all that Ram’s Gate Winery endeavors to achieve: fine wines, delicious pairings and delightful company, all enjoyed in an inspiring setting. Beginning with a Sommelier consultation prior to your visit, this experience is as thoughtfully crafted as the wines themselves.

Enjoy a tasting of six Single Vineyard and Library wines chosen to match your preferences. Six pairings will accompany the wines, each presented by a member of our culinary team to highlight the care and detail with which each sip and bite is crafted.

$250 per guest plus tax and service. Offered at 11am Thursday-Monday.

 

 

Gloria Ferrer

Tapas on the Terrace

Take your taste buds on an adventure from Sonoma to Spain with this special tasting. Learn the Ferrer family history and Freixenet story, followed by a seated semiprivate food and wine pairing overlooking our vineyards. Try sparkling and still wines from Carneros paired with Spanish tapas.

  • Group Size 2 to 12 people
  • Duration 60 minutes
  • Location Vista Terrace

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$52 – $65
 
 

Bubbles & Bites

The ultimate semiprivate Gloria Ferrer experience starts with a winery tour, where you’ll learn about the history of the Ferrer family and the intricate sparkling winemaking process. Following the tour, enjoy a special pairing of seasonal bites and our award-winning wines.

  • Group Size 2 to 12 people
  • Duration 90 minutes
  • Location Vista Room
 
$62 – $78
 
 
 

Red Wines & Perfect Pairings

Let us take you on a journey of red wine styles from California to Australia and back again. Learn the intricacies of our Carneros Pinot Noirs and Cabernets from down under. Enjoy pairings that demonstrate the wines’ versatility and how to maximize their flavor profile.

  • Group Size 2 to 12 people
  • Duration 60 minutes
  • Location Vista Room

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$62 – $78

 
 
 

St. Francis Winery

 

Wine & Food Pairings

Retreat to our elegant estate dining room for a multi-course Wine & Food Pairing engagement. Our talented culinary team hand-selects from our award-winning wine collections to develop a seasonal pairing-menu like no other. This five-course fine dining experience highlights Sonoma County’s diverse agricultural and culinary traditions. Enjoy stunning vineyard views and engaging introductions presented by our knowledgeable hosts. Discover new wines and make new friends at this acclaimed pairing experience.

pricing

$85 per guest

 

SEASONAL PAIRINGS

2016 Chardonnay
Wild Oak Vineyard, Sonoma Valley
– Paired With –
King Trumpet Mushroom Bisque
Roasted Cauliflower | Crispy Potatoes
Shallots | Garlic

2018 Rosé
Sonoma County
– Paired With –
Roasted Red Beet Ravioli
Goat Cheese | Blood Orange Gastrique | Rose-Scented Micro Greens
Chive Beurre Monté

2014 Zinfandel
Dry Creek Valley
– Paired With –
Seared Duck Breast
Parsnip Purée | Toasted Pecans | Blueberry Compote
Barrel-Spiced Demi Glace

2015 “Anthem” Meritage
Sonoma County
Gold Medal | Sonoma County Harvest Fair
92 Pts | The Wine Advocate
94 Pts | Jeb Dunnuck
– Paired With –
Honey Dijon Glazed Pork Cheek
Popcorn Grits | Braised Red Wine Onions
Dried Plum | Frico Crisp

2015 Port
Sonoma County
– Paired With –
Chocolate Budino Cake
Salted Caramel | Toasted Hazelnuts
Whipped Vanilla Crème Fraîche | Huckleberry Ice Cream

Sample Menu, Subject to Changes. 

 

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J Vineyards & Winery

 

Executive Chef Carl Shelton takes Bubble Room guests

through an innovative, inventive gastronomic exploration of Sonoma-inspired food and wine. Our expert staff guides guests through the five-course pairing, describing how Chef Carl uses impeccable, progressive cooking techniques and local sources to showcase the acclaimed wines from J winemaker Nicole Hitchcock. As artists sharing a single canvas, each dish and wine offering reveals each other’s nuanced flavors and sensory complexity. the nuanced and layered notes of J wines are highlighted and accented by the complex flavors of each dish. Chef Carl develops a new, seasonal pairing menu every six weeks, giving guests a unique gourmet experience each time you visit.

Price

 $125 per person / $110 per person Club J Members Reservations are strongly encouraged; required for groups of 6 or more.

 

Jordan Winery

 

Paris on the Terrace

Enjoy a new French bistro-style lunch experience on the terrace at iconic Jordan Winery in Healdsburg.

Travel to France without leaving California with a new outdoor food and wine pairing experience at Jordan. Under the shade of oak trees, you’ll relax at your party’s bistro table on the terrace with the Jordan Winery Chateau as a backdrop. Listen to French music drift in the air while you enjoy classic Parisian bistro fare with a California twist, including Jordan Garden crudite, house-marinated olives, cornichons, spiced nuts, a salad of Jordan Garden greens, a charcuterie and cheese platter with estate mostarda, hors d’oeuvres du jour and dessert. Your al fresco winery lunch will be paired with the Jordan Cuvée by Champagne AR Lenoble, 2018 Jordan Chardonnay, 2016 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon and a special library vintage of Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as the 2019 Jordan Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Due to the theme of the lunch, we unfortunately cannot accommodate vegan or pesceterian diets. Any requests to change the set menu will result in an all-vegetarian, gluten-free menu. Please make these special arrangements at least 48 hours days in advance. Unfortunately, same day requests cannot be granted.

price

$110 plus tax
12 guests maximum

duration

2 hours

availability

Thurs-Mon: 11 AM and 2 PM
(June 18-Sept 7 only)
Weather permitting

restrictions

Due to the intimate nature of our tastings and to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all guests, we cannot accommodate pets, and all visitors must be at least 21 years of age.

 

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Picnic at Jordan

Experience a Sonoma wine country experience like no other with Jordan Winery’s gourmet picnic lunch.

Experience a Sonoma wine country experience like no other with Jordan Winery’s gourmet picnic lunch. Enjoy a welcome toast with the Jordan Cuvée by Champagne AR Lenoble on the terrace before selecting your basket, filled with a demi-carafe of 2016 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon—our 40th anniversary vintage— and an array of gourmet picnic recipes, such as rillettes, citrus-marinated olives, and assorted estate veggie and grain salads, as well as Journeyman Meat Co. salumi and artisanal cheeses. Choose a relaxing spot on the lawns for your alfresco lunch—whether it be in the shade of the chateau, under a tree or in the summer sun. Once you’re settled in, our picnic butlers will deliver a chilled bottle of 2018 Jordan Chardonnay to your blanket. Desserts are also delivered to you, so you can enjoy your picnic experience from the privacy of your own blanket. Each party will be spaced more than six feet apart with several shaded areas available. Staggered arrival times will also ensure ample space between parties. It’s the ultimate picnic lunch experience where all of the details have been handled for you.
  • Baskets and blankets will be provided for the experience. If you have a favorite blanket, you are welcome to bring your own.
  • This picnic is primarily ground seating. Limited table seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Hats, sunglasses and sunscreen are strongly encouraged.
  • Casual attire and comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • Natural shade is available in select locations; no umbrellas provided on the lawn.

 

Due to the format of this picnic lunch, we unfortunately cannot accommodate vegan diets or any special dietary restrictions. The menu features options for carnivores, pescetarians and vegetarians, as well as gluten-free dishes.

price

$95

duration

11:45 a.m.-2 p.m.

availability

July 18
July 24
July 25
August 29
August 30

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Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate and Gardens

 

2018 JACKSON ESTATE CAMELOT HIGHLANDS CHARDONNAY

Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara County

Risotto, Tromboncino Squash Puree, Roasted Delicata Squash, Sonoma Black Truffle

2017 JACKSON ESTATE ANDERSON VALLEY PINOT NOIR

Anderson Valley, Mendocino County

Mushroom and Sunchoke Soup, Liberty Farms Duck Confit, Sweet-Sour Cherries


2014 JACKSON ESTATE ALEXANDER VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Sonoma County
Red Wine Braised Short Ribs, Celery Root Puree, Fermented Garlic, Salsify, Tatsoi

GRAND RESERVE DESSERT RED

Piner Hills, Sonoma County
Flourless Chocolate Cake, Dark Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Cremeux, Candied Estate Walnuts, Red Wine CaramelCanelés de Bordeaux
Menu subject to change, based on availability.

 

 

Check Out Other Sonoma County Activities:

The Perfect Getaway in Wine Country

Dog Friendly Wine Tasting in Sonoma

Summer Activities in Sonoma County

Unique Adventures in Sonoma County

 

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