Winemaker Dinners

Friday, July 15, 2022 

Check Start Times Below For Each Dinner

PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME  

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Chef Kyle Kuklewski

ABBOT'S PASSAGE WINERY & MERCANTILE

W/ CHEF KYLE KUKLEWSKI

6:30PM

777 Madrone Road, Glen Ellen

One of Sonoma Valley's newest female-owned wineries comes with years of experience. Owner Katie Bundschu, of the renown Bundschu family purchased the property in 2020 inheriting an old-growth vineyard populated exclusively by a 1940 planting of Zinfandel Wines. The goal has been to breathe new life and a fresh perspective into this historic vineyard by grafting the vines with new varietals, mainly Rhone!  

Many of you may remember Chef Kyle as he has cooked a number of winemaker dinners for Gay Wine Weekend over the years. Kyle is the Executive Chef at Abbot's Passage and creates food that pairs brilliantly with the wines from the estate. 

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Ashes & Diamonds Wine
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Jim Obergefell

WIT & WISDOM at THE LODGE AT SONOMA and 

ASHES & DIAMONDS

7:00pm

1325 Broadway, Sonoma

WIT & WISDOM Sonoma is famed Chef Michael Mina’s first venture into wine country dining, and delivers Mina’s signature flair with a highly curated culinary experience. 

ASHES & DIAMONDS is located in Napa Wine Country and has made a mark in the industry with it's convergence of modern and old-school flavors, committed to offering a wide-ranging group of wines that adhere to an ethos of light-handed winemaking and transparency or terroir. 

This is a wonderful opportunity to experience this new Sonoma restaurant paired with wines from one of Napa's burgeoning wineries. 

EL DORADO KITCHEN and

EQUALITY VINES

hosted by Jim Obergefell

7:00PM

405 First Street West, Sonoma

EL DORADO KITCHEN is Sonoma's urban restaurant located in the heart of the town plaza serving delicious contemporary California cuisine. 

EQUALITY VINES is the world's first cause wine portfolio dedicated to equality for all people. Join co-owner Jim Obergefell for this special evening sharing a passion for excellent food, wine and equal rights! Equality Vines benefits organizations working towards equality for all. 

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LAYLA AT MACARTHUR PLACE and

THREE STICKS

7:00PM

29 East Macarthur Street, Sonoma

Layla is the one of the newest additions to the Sonoma dining scene in the recently renovated luxe Macarthur Place Hotel.

LAYLA'S chef will create a sophisticated Mediterranean-inspired dinner all locally sourced and paired with the beautiful wines of THREE STICKS where the philosophy is to produce wines of world class quality from exceptional vineyards in Sonoma County. 

The combination of Layla & Three Sticks mixes both boutique and luxury to new heights. 

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the girl & the fig and LAMBERT BRIDGE WINES

8:00PM

110 West Spain Street, Sonoma

The highly regarded "the girl & the fig" is one of the most sought after dinners of Gay Wine Week each year so book early!  Their country french food with a passion is some of the finest in town. 

LAMBERT BRIDGE located in the Northern part of Sonoma County has been true to it's vision for 40+ years. They honor the idyllic land, farm and craft some of Sonoma's finest small lot wines. 

This is quite a magical pairing to experience where both relish great wine, food and friendship. 

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Etude Winery w/Chef Chad Carlstedt of Classic Culianaire

7:00PM

1250 Cuttings Wharf Road, Napa

Etude is a pioneer winery located in the Carneros Region which was founded ind the pursuit of producing world class Pinot Noir. The estate is situated amongst vineyards and rolling hills and is a perfect setting for this winemaker dinner. Chef Chad and his team have been long-time supporters of ours and we are thrilled that Chef Chad will get to showcase his cuisine paired with the beautiful wines from Etude. 

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ALL-PLANT BASED DINNER AT WILLIAMS-SONOMA WITH

MIYOKO & CHEF ERIC TUCKER W/KNIGHTS BRIDGE WINERY

6:30PM

605 Broadway, Sonoma

Our first-ever all plant based dinner at the original Williams-Sonoma store here in Sonoma! We are thrilled to partner with Miyoko the legendary plant milk cheese maker, founder and CEO of Miyoko's creamery and Eric Tucker the legendary pioneer of elevated plant-forward cuisine and founder of the iconic Millennium Restaurant to create a magical evening under the stars in the backyard gardens of Williams-Sonoma..

Sharing the evening will be Knights Bridge Winery, a vegan wine based in Knights Valley, the warmest appellation in Sonoma County. Producing world-class wines in small lots using sustainable farming methods. 

This is more than a trifecta  bringing the finest together to create this vegan dinner for you. 

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