Spring & Summer Dinners in the Gardens Offer Exquisite Culinary Experience
September Dinner Features Vegetarian Menu
Kendall Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens, known as the hub of culinary and garden excellence and whose rare and impressive produce is supplied to San Francisco’s Michelin-starred restaurants, launches the 2019 Farm-to-Table Dinner Series on Saturday, May 11. The al fresco feasts, showcasing the day’s harvest of fresh produce paired alongside the estate’s highly acclaimed wines, are prepared by Kendall-Jackson’s talented team of gardeners and chefs: Master Culinary Gardener Tucker Taylor, one of the most sought-after farmers in the Bay Area, and Chefs Justin Wangler and Tracey Shepos Cenami.
Kendall-Jackson’s stunning four-acre gardens provide the idyllic backdrop for the dinners, offering visitors a picturesque experience, filled with a bounty of Sonoma County’s fresh fruits and vegetables. Each inspiring dinner features a different theme and starts with an appetizer and wine reception upon arrival. Guests are then seated for a family-style dinner followed by dessert. Each menu is curated to highlight the best of what’s in season at Kendall-Jackson’s treasured gardens.
Master Culinary Gardener Tucker Taylor – Longing to educate guests on the importance of fresh food, Tucker is the leading culinary farmer in the Bay Area. Tucker’s garden is so innovative and sustainable, there is a waitlist of notable chefs vying for his produce, waiting patiently for a chance to get their hands on the rare microgreens and specialty produce he cultivates at the Kendall-Jackson gardens.
Executive Chef Justin Wangler – Creating entire menus relying solely on what’s in the garden, Chef Justin is the epitome of creative talent, crafting each bite with precision, and oftentimes starting with the wine and working his cuisine into a complementing pairing.
Chef & Cheese Specialist Tracey Shepos Cenami – Known for her affinity for cheese, Tracey spearheads Kendall-Jackson’s custom cheese program, often having 200+ artisanal cheeses on hand from around the world. To say that cheese is her passion is an understatement. Foodies may recognize her from the Food Network, having won “Guy’s Grocery Games” three times.
Select Saturday evenings, beginning May through October
- May 11 — 5:30 – 8:30 pm
- June 8 — 5:30 – 8:30 pm
- July 13 — 5:30 – 8:30 pm
- August 10 — 5:30 – 8:30 pm
- September 14 — 5:30 – 8:30 pm (fully vegetarian menu)
- October 5 — 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
- October 12 — 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens
5007 Fulton Road
Fulton, CA 95439
Winery Guests: $175 per person
Wine Club Members: $125 per person
Book online: Eventbrite.
Kendall-Jackson is one of America’s most beloved family-owned and operated wineries. Founded by entrepreneur and visionary Jess Jackson in 1982, and now led by his wife Barbara Banke and their children, Kendall-Jackson is based in Sonoma County and offers a range of acclaimed wines grown on the family’s estate vineyards along the coastal ridges of California. A leader in sustainable vineyard and winery practices, including water and energy conservation and natural pest control, 100 percent of Kendall-Jackson’s vineyards in California are third party certified by SIP (Sustainable in Practice) and CCSW (Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing). Kendall-Jackson was recently named 2017 winery of the year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, recognized as a benchmark in the California wine industry. The winery’s seminal wine, the Vintner’s Reserve Chardonnay, has been America’s favorite Chardonnay for the past 25 years. Learn more online at www.kj.com, and follow Kendall-Jackson on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.