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WHAT'S HAPPENED AT VINTNERS INN
Eel River Dinner — Wednesday August 27th, 2014 6pm
As avid home-brewers, co-owners Ted Vivatson and Margaret Frigon had a vision of excellent hand-crafted beer and great food in historic surroundings. The vision came to fruition in 1995 and the beer began to flow at the former site of the Clay Brown Redwood Lumber Mill in Fortuna, California and right away the beer was winning awards. Join us as we explore the beers of Eel River Brewing paired with a delicious menu created by Sous Chef Devin Kellogg.
Gracianna Winemaker Dinner—Thursday July 24th, 6pm
Gracianna wines by the Amador Family is the brainchild of a surprisingly young, exceedingly well-trained, driven and passionate Sonoma County native, Jose Trinidad (Trini) Amador IV. The Amador Family named the brand after Trini's French Basque great grandmother, who the family remembers for her talents in hosting simple celebrations. Since its debut in February of 2009, Gracianna has been a testament to the painstaking craftsmanship and relationship-enhancing experience that is showcased by a truly memorable wine. Gracianna symbolizes everyday gratitudes and graciousness in entertaining. Join us for an evening of great food, wine and conversation with the winemaker!
Kobler Estate Winemaker Dinner—Tuesday, June 24th, 6pm
John Ash & Co. Executive Chef, Thomas Schmidt, has created a wonderful menu paired with the wines of Kobler Estate Winery. Join us for an evening of great wine, food and conversation with the winemaker
Lagunitas Beer Pairing Dinner
Monday, April 7th, 6pm, $65/person
John Ash & Co. Sous Chef Devin Kellogg has created a fun menu paired with the beers of Lagunitas including but not limited to Czech Pilsner, DayTime Ale, Undercover Ale and IPA!
10th Annual Pinot Family Reunion
Sunday, April 6th
Featuring over 40 wineries participating in a wine and food tasting at Vintners Inn Event Center, followed by a family-style dinner paired with some of the area’s top pinot producers at John Ash & Co. restaurant. Proceeds benefit the Sutter North Bay Women’s Health Center.
Wine & Food Tasting, $60 per person, in advance, $70 per person, at the door.
Wine & Food Tasting with Dinner, $130 per person, all inclusive. Seating is limited for dinner—reservations required. |
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!