Star-Gazing, Falconry Demonstration, Music Highlight Event
September 10, 2018, Napa, CA – Bouchaine Vineyards will celebrate Harvest 2018 with an exclusive dining, wine-pairing and entertainment event on September 29.
The evening begins with a glass of Bouchaine Vineyards Vin Gris upon arrival followed by a demonstration by well-known falconer Rebecca Rosen. She will send her Gyr-Prairie falcon into the skies over Bouchaine’s Carneros vineyard to swoop in large circles making its presence known to grape-eating birds that might be in the vicinity. This is a practice repeated daily throughout the harvest season to move birds along their way and out of the vineyards. No birds are harmed in the process. Rebecca and her birds will be available during the event for photographs with guests.
Dinner will be prepared by Chef Bev Gannon of the Hali’imaile General Store and Gannon’s Restaurant on Maui. Bev Gannon is chef/owner of not only Hali’imaile General Store in Upcountry and Gannon’s on the Wailea Emerald Gold Golf Course, but is also owner of Celebrations Catering, the longest-running catering company on Maui. Bev was nominated in 2004 for the prestigious James Beard Award for “Best Chef Hawaii/Pacific Northwest.” As Corporate Chef of Hawaiian Airlines, her food was named “Best Food in the Air in North America” by readers of Condé Nast Traveler (2003, 2004 and 2006.) Bev has also made numerous television appearances including NBC’s Today Show, The CBS Morning Show, and multiple shows on cable’s popular Food Network. She was further honored as one of the Great Chefs of Hawai‘i, a series on the Discovery Channel.
Chef Gannon’s menu will include:
Ahi Poke Bar
Sticky Rice, Maui Onion, Cucumber
Kona Lobster Spring Rolls
Lychee Sweet and Sour, Lettuce Cups, Thai Basil
Korean BBQ Tenderloin
Gochujang Aioli, Cucumber Kimchee
Macadamia Nut Crusted Island Fresh Catch
Coconut Red Curry Sauce, Moloka’i Purple Sweet Potato Mash
Kalua Pork, Steamed Buns
Pickled Daikon, Cilantro, Sesame, Bean Sprouts
Tropical Soba Noodle Salad
Passionfruit Vinaigrette, Julienne Baby Vegetables, Tatsoi
Chocolate Macadamia Nut Triangles
Michael Gabriel & Friends will provide live Caribbean and reggae music throughout the evening.
As the skies darken, guests can view the planets, nebula, galaxies, stars and star clusters up close employing 10- and 12- reflector telescopes. Experienced professionals will assist with the help of binoculars and laser pointers. Bouchaine is an ideal location for star gazing, being distant from any light pollution and located near San Francisco Bay in the unblemished Los Carneros AVA. Nighttime wildlife, the stars and the wine all combine to provide a most memorable vineyard experience.
The Bouchaine Harvest Party begins at 5:00pm on September 29. Tickets to the event are $150 per person ($100 per person for Bouchaine Wine Club members), by reservation only and are available by calling 707.252.9065. Tickets for this event are limited.
Family-owned Bouchaine Vineyards is located at 1075 Buchli Station Road, Napa, CA 94559. The winery is open daily for tasting and tours. Reservations are required for groups of six or more guests. More information is available at www.bouchaine.com or by calling (800) 654-WINE or (707) 252-9065.
About Bouchaine Vineyards
Bouchaine Vineyards is the oldest continuously operating winery in the Carneros District. Originally planted in the late 1880s, Gerret and Tatiana Copeland have been the proprietors of our estate since 1981. Meticulous sustainable farming techniques and the estate terroir allow for crafting award-winning Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays. Bouchaine continually endeavors to create the perfect bottle of wine embodying the excellence of Burgundy, the exuberance of California and the terroir of Carneros.