Dean's List members were treated to a very educational demonstration with West Coast Falconry at our Fall Pickup Party. These birds of prey provide a natural way to keep small pest birds, like starlings and finches, out of the vineyard. Members also had the chance to participate with the birds of prey like Don Diego, a Sonoran Harris hawk, by him flying glove to glove. Chef Eric Magnani does it again. This time with a slow roasted local whole hog, autumn greens, tomato and sourdough panzanella, grilled squash and peppers and roasted yukon gold potatoes.
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For our Spring Pick Up Party, our members tried their hand at crafting the perfect blend. Winners received signed large formats, including a 6L bottle! Blossom Catering Company catered the party with trout roe cornets, crispy pork belly, saffron arancini and wood fired pizza. A special thank you to all the Dean's List members that attended. We look forward to seeing you next time!
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Dean's List members toasted to another great year at the Fall Pickup Party. The wines flowing included 1856, Sauvignon Blanc, Southworth Chardonnay and Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. Members were also engaged into how our 1856 Cabernet Sauvignon came about by Phil and Morgan Lamoreaux. Wylder Space catered tasty eats like their house cured and braised pork shoulder sliders and whole jerk chicken with baby potato salad and braised green beans. Hog Island Oyster Co shucked their fresh sweetwater oysters from Tomales Bay and Bodega Bay and Supreme Sweets provided three different cookies for those with a sweet tooth. Raffle prizes included complimentary hotel nights at our partnering hotels and Tiffany & Co. wine openers and tickets to the Napa Valley Film Festival.
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We hosted our first Dean's List blending experience at our Spring Pick Up party and it was so much fun! Chef Eric Magnani prepared small bites while music played via old school vinyl records - courtesy of our very own Dean's List Concierge, Kelly. Here are some memories from the event on April 21st.
Admist the fires, there was a lot of support by the local community and then some to make the 2017 Napa Valley Film Festival a success. We upped our game in participation and partnership this year and hosted three events at our winery. The first being Friday night's Vintner Circle Dinner. Winery favorite, Chef Eric Magnani, prepared an amazing three course meal that included the beautifully crafted Thai Coconut Pumpkin Curry in mini pumpkin. Saturday afternoon we hosted NVFF's first ever Rising Star Showcase. Six young and talented actors shared their time in a moderated panel discussion enlightening the attendees on what it's like being an actor today in the entertainment industry. Cousin's Maine Lobster Truck served up some tasty lobster rolls and tater tots while Materra and Trujillo Wines provided topnotch wines. We closed out the film festival with the Wrap Party on Sunday evening. From delicious tacos by PICO modern taqueria to keeping the crowd caffeineted with Ohm Coffee Roasters, it was a fun-filled evening with live music and cheer. Special thanks to our co-partners Cartier and Marciano. Below are just some of the moments from the festival. Check out more here.
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