May 17-19, 2019
Wine + Design Lunch
Location: Private Residence of Sophie & James Gray
Saturday, May 18, 2019
12:00 PM – 2:30 PM
ABOVE THE FOG
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. Sophie and James Gray, proprietors of Sophie James Wine Co, invite you to experience their secluded and dramatic mountaintop estate. Originally built in the early 1980’s, with an eclectic sequence of owners, the rundown property was purchased by the young Bay Area couple with a dream in 2010. With minor improvements to an already architectural wonder, and the keen design eye of Sophie herself, their estate has become a remarkable site to see. At roughly 2,360 ft in the middle of rolling hills, with breathtaking panoramic views of the entire Bay Area, Signature Sonoma Valley guests will enjoy a range of Sonoma Mountain wines, thoughtfully paired with dishes prepared by one of Sonoma’s star chefs.
FEATURING WINES FROM: Sophie James Wine Co. & Scribe Winery
Acquired by the couple in 2010, the mountaintop estate was almost 30 years old when it was restored. With great inspiration from Philippe Starck, the home was re-designed fusing old world with contemporary style, a modern interpretation of the original architectural glory.
The confluence of the extreme mountaintop climate together with shallow, rocky, volcanic soils all contribute to small clusters with thick skins and concentrated flavors. Each course at this memorable WINE + DESIGN lunch will be thoughtfully paired with both Sophie James Estate wines, the Rosé and Pinot Noir.