Social Events

Workshop Reception: Sunday, August 11th from 7-8pm at the hotel

Workshop Banquet: Monday, August 12th at Truchard Vineyards Make dinner entree selection:
Heirloom Tomato Carpaccio, Truffle Vinaigrette
Piedmontese Rib-eye Steak
Crispy Brunoise Potatoes

Roasted Vinegar Chicken
Free-ranch Chicken, Round Pond EVOO & Cabernet Vinegar
‘Creamed’ Corn, Zucchini, Gypsy Peppers

Wild Mushroom Risotto
Mushrooms, Grana Padano, Crème Fraîche, Garlic Flowers

Presentation: Perspectives from 30 years in the Vineyard

About the Vineyard:

Truchard Vineyards is a small, family-owned winery in the Carneros region of Napa Valley. Proprietors Tony and Jo Ann Truchard have managed a successful vineyard and grown exceptional grapes for over 30 years. The vineyard encompasses 383 contiguous acres, of which 270 acres are planted. It is is a series of hills and valleys which contains a variety of soils: clay, shale, sandstone, volcanic rock and ash. The various combinations of terrain, geology, and marine-moderated temperatures provide unique winegrowing conditions. Currently the vineyard grows 10 different grape varieties, making it one of the most diverse estate vineyards in California. Truchard wines have garnered much critical appreciation. Wines from the 1994, 1996, and 1997 vintages have been included in the Wine Spectator's Top 100 wines of the world. The winery was selected as the "Estate Winery of the Year" by Wine & Spirits in 1997 and 1998.