GRAND VINTNER’S DINNERS


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 19th - Kendall Jackson Wines with randy ullom

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In 1993, Randy was hired by Jess Jackson to reopen Edmeades in Mendocino and act as a winemaker for the launch of the new Jackson Family label Camelot Vineyards in Central California. In March of 1997, Randy was named Winemaster for Kendall-Jackson Winery as a nod to his intimate involvement in the intricacies of the viticultural and winemaking programs of the brand. In 2006, he also became the Chief Operating Officer, responsible for overseeing the ongoing business operations within the company. Following that stint for a few years, Randy has settled into the continued role of SVP / Winemaster for Kendall-Jackson with oversight of Chile.

$104.95 per person plus tax and gratuity

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Saturday, February 2nd - Dry creek wines with tim bell

Tim Bell, winemaker at Dry Creek Vineyard, has worked with a wide range of grape varieties and wine styles in Napa Valley, Sonoma, and the Central Coast: Still wine, sparkling, dessert, even Kosher. Tim’s creativity in blending and extensive experience shaping wine quality in the vineyard made him a great choice for the winemaking team at Dry Creek Vineyard starting in 2011. He graduated with honors in winemaking at UC Davis, learning the intricacies of wine chemistry and microbiology that inform his stylistic choices in creating delicious blends. With this education, and formative experiences in a previous career selling wine, Tim arrived at a balanced, complex winemaking style shaped by his precise palate and preference for wines that define their varietal character.

$104.95 per person plus tax and gratuity

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Saturday, February 9th - JOHN ANTHONY WINES WITH GEOFF WHITMAN

Geoff Whitman’s wine industry career spans over two decades. His roles include fine wine hospitality and sales, major account sales and distribution, wine-making, production, and executive leadership. Having worked with industry icons across all facets of the business, Geoff brings broad expertise and deep relationships to his position with John Anthony Family of Wines.

$104.95 per person plus tax and gratuity

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Saturday, February 16th - CAYMUS WINES WITH DAN CAMPBELL

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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