Sebastopol, California, October 18, 2016 – Dutton-Goldfield Winery is pleased to announce our upcoming wine and cheese pairing class with award winning cheese expert Laura Werlin on Saturday November 12 at 3pm. In this rare opportunity, guests will taste limited production, single vineyard Dutton-Goldfield wines alongside some of America’s greatest cheeses in a sit-down tasting seminar with Laura, and discuss the ins and outs of pairing their own cheeses and wines at home. Seats are limited to forty guests and include a wine and grilled cheese reception afterwards, along with an autographed copy of Laura’s book “Grilled Cheese, Please” or “Laura Werlin’s Cheese Essentials”. Tickets are $95 for members, or $115 for non-members.
For guests who can’t make the seminar, Dutton-Goldfield’s Wine and Cheese Experience has been updated with our latest wine releases, and features exciting local cheeses made from cow, goat and sheep milk. One of our favorite pairings is the wonderful Valley Ford Cheese Company’s Estero Gold Reserve, aged for over 18 months, paired with our outstanding 2014 Walker Hill Vineyard Chardonnay. The crystalline saltiness of the aged montasio style cheese dances spectacularly with the crisp citrus notes, creamy mid-palate, and structured nuances of this small production chardonnay.
Laura Werlin is one of the country’s foremost authorities on cheese. She is a James Beard award-winning author of six books on the subject, a sought-after speaker and spokesperson for consumer and trade organizations, and a frequent television and radio guest. Laura has been featured on numerous television and radio segments across the country including Fox & Friends, CNN, QVC, the Martha Stewart Show, the CBS Early Show as well as many local television and radio shows. In addition, she has been the subject of instructive yet fun cheese-related videos on the popular website chow.com. She also writes for national magazines including Food & Wine, Sunset, Everyday with Rachael Ray, Culture, Saveur and Cooking Light. In addition, she serves as the President of the American Cheese Education Foundation and is a member of the American Cheese Society and Slow Food USA.
Dutton-Goldfield Winery is the partnership of grape grower Steve Dutton and winemaker Dan Goldfield. The winery began in 1998 when longtime colleagues and friends Steve and Dan recognized a shared vision between them—to craft wines that express the personalities of their vineyards, and which they’d enjoy drinking at their own dinner tables. Our mission is to produce world-class wines that display the brightness of fruit, complexity, structure and balance that are reflective of our cool coastal home.