Events at Home & Away
Joy! Release Tastings Friday March 17 10am and 1pm
This is our third time hosting a Joy! Release Tasting … and so far they have been very successful. There is no doubt that the first one, last March got the most excitement because we had been out of Joy! (Joy!less) for three years. Still, the November release did very well … and has received a near perfect 98 point rating. The November Joy! is 50% Pinot and 50% Chardonnay; the upcoming Joy! is the same vintage – 2003, but Blanc de Blancs and aged six months longer.
The date is March 17. St. Patrick’s Day. So it’s bound to be a lucky day.
The flow of the event is for guests to gather at the sidebar for a meet and greet, then head down to the riddling and disgorging cellar for a seated tasting with the winemaker. Tasting incudes a half dozen small bites, showing off some of our current favorite food & bubbly pairings
There are two “seatings”. 10am and 1pm. By reservation. Limited to 12 guests at each seating. $60 per person refunded with purchase of a magnum of Joy!
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Earth Day Sunday April 23 Noon to 3pm
Outdoor, walk around, festival-style food and wine tasting featuring eight Green Valley Wineries: DeLoach Vineyards, Dutton-Goldfield Winery, Freeman Vineyard and Winery, Hartford Family Winery, Iron Horse Vineyards, Lynmar Estate, Marimar Estate, Rubin Family of wines. The theme is Eat, Drink and Be Green.
The keynote speaker is California Secretary of Agriculture Karen Ross to talk about the future of food.
Acclaimed San Francisco Chef Traci Des Jardins is on board to showcase the “Impossible Burger”, made entirely from plants, served it at the Paris Climate Change Conference as tartare.
Ronstadt Generations will perform live continuing the family’s musical traditions with the Southwestern and Mexican songs of their heritage blended with original material. Special guest: Linda Ronstadt.
National Geographic is mounting a display of food photography from around the world.
Imperfect Produce is providing a beautiful display of “ugly” produce as crudités.
We have enlisted Copia, a mobile app that helps businesses and events connect excess edible food to feed communities in need, instantly.
$65 General Admission ($55 for wine club members) – limited to 200 guests for lunch, wine tasting, keynote and live music.
$250 VIP Reception - one hour meet and greet from 12 noon to 1pm, with bubbles and sustainably farmed California caviar at the home of Iron Horse Founders Audrey and Barry Sterling, limited to 100 guests, who then join the Main Event for lunch, wine tasting, keynote and live music.
Net proceeds to benefit Sustainable Conservation, a non-profit organization uniting people to solve California's toughest environmental challenges, chosen by Secretary Ross to be the beneficiary. .