Bring Winemaker Experience Closer

Reception 6pm • 4-Course Dinner 7pm

The Grand Vintner’s Dinners, now a Winter Wine Festival tradition, fully express the epitome of the Festival’s philosophy on the marriage of food and wine. Hosted by winemakers from the finest wineries around the world, each dinner starts with a meet and greet wine reception with passed hors d’oeuvres.

Chef Ken Lingle then presents a dinner with ingredients carefully selected to enhance each wine. Service is in the dramatic presidential style by a highly trained staff, a spectacle not to be missed.

Grand Vintner's Dinner Lineup:

Saturday, January 27th - Cecchi Wines with Andrea Cecchi


It all began in 1893, when Luigi Cecchi became a professional wine taster and understood the potential of Italian winemaking. As Andrea Cecchi’s surname is cloaked in tradition, the wines that he crafts on his family estates have their own powerful nomenclature: Chianti Classico, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, and Morellino di Scansano. But in those centuries-old denominations of humble beverage wines, Mr. Cecchi, who holds a Master’s of Enology degree, saw the potential for greatness.

$104.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity

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Friday, February 2nd - Wines of Bolgheri with Ciro Pironen


Bolgheri became an internationally known region following an event in 1974 arranged by Decanter Magazine where a 6-year old Sassicaia won, over an assortment of Bordeaux Wines. This will be an intimate dinner in our private glass room with Italian-born Ciro Pirone. As Director of Italian Wines for Horizon Beverage, he will guide you through the wonderful wines from this region of Tuscany.

$159.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity

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Saturday, February 17th - Grands Vins de Bordeaux with Vincente Lataste


Family property since 1905, it is with all his passion that Vincent Lataste took the torch of Chateau Lardiley, after his father in 1985. Situated in the mid-slope along the Garonne the Chateau produces sophisticated and elegant Bordeaux wines.

$104.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity

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Saturday, February 24th - Catena with Pablo Piccolo Bodega


Catena Zapata is a family-owned winery located in Mendoza, in the sub appellation of Agrelo, Argentina. The winery structure is distinguished by its pyramid-like design based on Mayan architecture. Its wines have contributed to raising the profile of Argentina as a hub for wine production. Please join native son of Mendoza, Pablo Piccolo who was virtually raised among the vineyards of Argentina.

$104.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity

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