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Wine Dinner - October 11

We're pleased to announce a wine dinner featuring acclaimed importer Bobby Kacher of Robert Kacher Selections, to be held Thursday, October 11th at 7:00 p.m. at Revival, 2102 Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley. 

 

This five course dinner (including a Farmstead cheese course) will be accompanied by stellar wines from Ambroise, Fondreche, Lecheneaut, Ogier, Poitier and Santa Duc, including Lecheneault's Vosne Romanée (impossible to find) and Ogier's Côte Rotie!

 

Bobby represents some of the finest French wines in America.  His selections account for about 10% of the shop.  Revival is a great restaurant in downtown Berkeley (very close to BART) that features organic and locally sourced foods whenever possible. 

 

This is destined to be an amazing wine dinner, and seating is limited to only to 38 guests. 

 

The dinner is priced at $73 per person, not including tax and gratuity ($95 per person total). 

 

Prepaid reservations are necessary, so call 510 864 9463 to reserve your spot today!

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Wine Dinner August 27

We're pleased to present what purports to be a great wine event at a great venue - An Evening with Ed Kurtzman , to be held at Southie, the new joint owned by the folks at Wood Tavern, on Monday, August  27th at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets for four courses and six wines is $63 per person, plus taxes and tip, a total of $90 per person, ($85 per person for wine club members in good standing).


Tickets for four courses (including a Farmstead Cheese course)  and wines is $69 per person, plus taxes and tip, for a total of $90 per person, ($85 per person for Wine Club members in good standing).

This event is designed to introduce you to one of California's best winemakers, to show off one of Oakland's coolest joints  - in a relaxed and intimate setting.  You might not sit with your friends (the place has a fixed seating layout and most seating is intimate - two person tables, with some bar seating added in), but you'll have a great time sipping, munching and learning. 

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Wine Dinner

We're pleased to present a wine dinner featuring Pinots from  Dutton-Goldfield winery at  Rivoli Restaurant  on Tuesday, September 15 at  8:00 p.m.   Winemaker/co-owner  Dan Goldfield will be on hand to present the wines.

The four course dinner is priced at $80 per person, plus tax and gratuity ($100 total) -- $75  per person, plus tax and gratuity ($95 total) for Farmstead Wine Club members in good standing.

Rivoli Restaurant is located at 1539 Solano Ave. in  Berkeley.

Prepaid reservations are a necessity and can be made by calling Farmstead Cheeses and Wines at 510 864 9463.

Well be tasting some of Dan's great, handcrafted wines, like:

* 2007 Dutton Ranch Russian River Valley Chardonnay
* 2007 Dutton Ranch Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
* 2006 Devil's Gulch Vineyard Marin County Pinot Noir
* 2006 McDougall Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
* 2006 Cherry Ridge Vineyard Russian River Syrah

The four course menu, which includes a cheese course from Farmstead Cheeses and Wines, will be seasonal,  as designed by SF Chronicle Top 100 Chef Wendy Brucker.

We'll be ordering off Rivoli's menu (which changes every two weeks or so) - a choice of seven appetizers and six entrees, with vegetarian, fish, fowl and meat options.

The Menu is very Pinot Noir friendly.

About Dutton-Goldfield Dutton-Goldfield makes distinctive wines that display brightness of fruit, complexity, structure and balance, reflective of cool climate Northern California vineyards.

Dutton-Goldfield Winery began with a handshake in a vineyard in 1998, when longtime colleagues and friends Steve Dutton and Dan Goldfield recognized a shared vision between them—to craft wines that express the personalities of their cool-climate vineyards, and which they'd enjoy drinking at their own dinner tables.

A fifth-generation farmer, Steve Dutton grew up with a love of driving tractors, and without any doubt about his future career. His father, Warren Dutton, had begun growing grapes in the western reaches of Russian River Valley in the mid-1960s, at a time when most people thought the area was too cool to grow fruit for quality still wine. Steve started working with his father when he was five years old, and joined Dutton Ranch full-time in 1987. Today, along with his mother and brother, he manages the family business, which has grown from its original 35-acre home shop vineyard to over 80 separate vineyards comprising more than 1,000 acres throughout western Russian River Valley.

After graduating from Boston's Brandeis University, Dan Goldfield headed west to begin a career in research chemistry, with a few detours for skiing and hiking on the way. Always an outdoor enthusiast, the life of lab work was quickly replaced with a dream of winemaking when his brother turned him on to the 1969 Burgundies. Dan entered the University of California at Davis, graduating with an M.S. in Enology in 1986. He gained knowledge on the job with stints at Robert Mondavi Winery and Schramsberg as well as winemaking in Portugal for two years.

He found his passion in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, first as the winemaker at the Burgundian-focused La Crema Winery, and then at Hartford Court, which was created under his direction. Dan's appreciation for the beauty of the extraordinary landscape around our home is reflected in his winemaking.

About Rivoli
Chef/Owner Wendy Brucker and Owner Roscoe Skipper wanted to open a restaurant together when the first met in 1986.  They wanted it to be a personal expression, like trattorias and bistros in Italy and France.

While traveling in Paris they stayed near the Rue de Rivoli, named after the town where Napoleon defeated the Austrians, and thought what a lively lyrical name for a restaurant. When they happened upon a defunct restaurant space on Solano with a secret garden out back they thought it would suit the fresh, earthy food Wendy had in mind. With 25 credit cards and a few thousand dollars, they slapped some bright colors on the walls and hoped for the best.

They opened to encouraging reviews, and Rivoli has been a Top 100 restaurant in the SF Chronicle since 1996,  and has earned 27/30 from Zagat (and was mentioned in their World's Top RestaurantsDiner's Choice from Open Table, and recommended from the Michelin Guide.

About Wendy Brucker After earning her degree at the Califonia Culinary Academy, Wendy cooked  with San Francisco chefs Jacky Robert at Ernie's from 1981 to 1984, Joyce Goldstein at Square One from 1985 to 1988, and Jeremiah Tower at Stars from 1988 to 1989.  She was chef at Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken's City Restaurant in Los Angeles from 1989 to 1992, and then Executive Chef at the Shattuck Hotel.  She and Roscoe opened Rivoli in 1994.

This event is limited to only 36 people and it will sell out quickly!  Please call us at 510 864 9463 in order to reserve your place.

Italian Wine Dinner - Oct 20

I've just returned from a wine trip to Italy with Brian Larky of Dalla Terra - Winery Direct.  With him as our guide, a small band of intrepid wine professionals from around the US and I discovered many wines of great quality and provenance, and I've planned an event to present some of them to you at a hot new Italian restaurant in Berkeley.

We're pleased to present an Italian Wine Dinner at Locanda da Eva, featuring fabulous Italian wines from the Dalla Terra Winery Direct portfolio, presented by Dalla Terra owner Brian Larky,  to be held on Wednesday, October 20th at 6:45 p.m.

This very special, many course dinner is priced at $82 per person, plus tax and gratuity ($105 total) --  or $100 total for Farmstead Wine Club members in current, good standing.

Locanda da Eva is located at  2826 Telegraph, between Oregon and Stuart, in Berkeley.

Prepaid reservations are a necessity and can be made by calling Farmstead Cheeses and Wines at 510 864 9463.

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Wine Dinner

We're pleased to present a wine dinner featuring Melville and Samsara Wineries at the Wood Tavern on Monday, June 8 at  8:00 p.m.   Viticulturalist Chad Melville will be on hand to present the wines. 

The five course dinner is priced at $80 per person, plus tax and gratuity ($105 total) -- $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity ($100 total) for Farmstead Wine Club members in good standing.  
 

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Subcategories

  • Wine Dinners

    Eight- ten times per year, Farmstead presents fabulous Winemaker Dinners, held at some of the Bay Area's top restaurants, and hosted by winemakers, sommeliers, and representatives from some of the world's best wineries.  These fabulous events sell out early, and are marketed by email.


    The dinners listed below are representative of some of the dinners we've held.


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