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Carneros-Based Ram’s Gate Winery Launches New Winter Wine & Food Experience


(Jan. 31, 2024; SONOMA, Calif.)—Sonoma County’s Ram’s Gate Winery has unveiled a new menu for its signature Seasonal Wine & Food Experience, highlighting the freshest winter ingredients from local farms, paired specifically to small-lot wines from the Ram’s Gate cellar. This experience is a two-hour communal, multi-course wine and food pairing curated through an intense collaboration between General Manager and Winemaker Joe Nielsen and Executive Chef Ruby Oliveros. Each dish featured on the Seasonal Wine & Food menu is meant to highlight each wine’s nuances and flavor profile.

Executive Chef Oliveros, who joined Ram’s Gate Winery in April 2022 after 15 years of working in restaurants, draws on her experience growing up in the Philippines when crafting each course and works together with Nielsen to create thoughtful pairings with unique Asian influences to elevate and complement each wine. The new menu features five courses, including a coconut ginger kohlrabi soup paired with the 2021 Chardonnay, Bucher Vineyard, and an apple smoked miso tamari duck breast paired with the 2020 Syrah, Richards Vineyard. A full menu can be found here.

The Seasonal Wine & Food Experience is offered Thursday through Monday, at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. for $160 per person. Reservations can be made online via Tock for groups up to six people.

“Here at Ram’s Gate, we have long believed that the experience of savoring wine is heightened when paired with amazing, thought-provoking and delicious food,” says Nielsen. “What makes our Seasonal Wine & Food Experience shine is that the wines are our priority. We craft dishes based on extensive tastings together and experiment with different flavors before landing on the perfect pairing. This wine-first mindset makes the pairing a standout among all guests who visit our estate for the experience.”

In addition to the Seasonal Wine & Food Experience, Ram’s Gate Winery continues to offer an array of other tasting experiences, including its caviar tasting, Wine & Bites tasting and classic seated wine tasting. All of the winery’s tasting offerings can be found here. Reservations are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. Under the leadership of Nielsen, Oliveros and Hospitality Director Kristoffer Miller, Ram’s Gate Winery continues to be a can’t miss Sonoma destination for curated, experiential tastings of delicious, fresh wines.

About Ram’s Gate Winery

Perched upon the rolling hills that define the landscape of the Carneros AVA, where the San Francisco Bay meets the edges of Napa and Sonoma counties, lies Ram’s Gate Winery. Founded in 2011, Ram’s Gate is entering a new era of winemaking excellence. Today, the winery’s portfolio showcases wines that are fresh, compelling and uncompromising in quality sourced from vineyards that encompass the breadth that Sonoma County has to offer. Rooted in a spirit of exploration, the Ram’s Gate Winery team brings a new perspective on refined elegance through thoughtful farming, intentional winemaking, genuine hospitality and sublime culinary experiences. The winery’s connection to the land is reflected in the breathtaking tasting room that overlooks the Ram’s Gate Estate Vineyard: 28-acres of organically farmed vines. The tasting room is currently open Thursday-Monday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Reservations can be made online, and walk-in guests are welcome.

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