Nestled along meandering wine country roads, tucked behind ornate private gateways, Sonoma Valley is home to many exclusive estates that are as spectacular as they are secluded. Signature Sonoma Valley’s Wine + Design lunches offer guests a rare opportunity to experience these exclusive properties and private homes, while showcasing a highly curated range of wines fitting of the impressive surroundings. An intimate gathering hosted by prominent vintners, Wine + Design offers a contemporary spin on the traditional winemaker lunch. Experience exquisite wine paired cuisine, set in distinctive and rarely accessible, one-of-a-kind locations featuring unique design or architectural elements.
WINE + DESIGN LUNCHES
ENGINEERING WITH ELEGANCE:
PRESERVING THE BIRTHPLACE OF CALIFORNIA WINE
FRIDAY, APRIL 6 | SATURDAY, APRIL 7
11:30AM – 1:30PM
Founded in 1857 by Count Agoston Haraszthy, Buena Vista Winery is considered the birthplace of California wine. The original stone buildings on property that now serve as the Champagne Cellars and Press House have been restored to their original grandeur by proprietor Jean-Charles Boisset. Jean-Charles and his team were awarded the California Preservation Design Award for Craftsmanship and Preservation Technology for the renovation work, which included a team of highly skilled stonemasons and craftsmen. Guests will be invited to dine within these beautifully restored walls and enjoy a very special gourmet lunch prepared by renowned Chef Victor Scargle of Atelier Fine Foods & Catering paired with premier wines from the historic cellars of Buena Vista.
ART & ARCHITECTURE:
WINEMAKER’S MODERN SHOWPLACE OVERLOOKING SONOMA VALLEY
SATURDAY, APRIL 7
11:30AM – 1:30PM
Join Sonoma Valley winemaker, Michael Muscardini and Kate Eilertsen, as they open their private estate to host Signature Sonoma Valley guests for an unforgettable WINE + DESIGN lunch. Get an exclusive peek inside this modern architectural showpiece designed by Sonoma Valley winegrower and internationally acclaimed architect, Jeff Zimmerman of Zimmerman + Associates. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to gain access to this unique property, guests will enjoy a private tour of the property and explore the personal art collection and wine cellar of Michael and Kate, two Sonoma Valley luminaries, followed by a hand-crafted farm-to-table lunch prepared by one of Sonoma’s star chefs and paired with Muscardini’s world-class Sonoma Valley wines by Sommelier Chris Sawyer.