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Calistoga Food & Wine Event

Winemaker Dinner

Friday, April 21, 2017
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Fairwinds Estates

$95 per person

Please join us for a delicious farm to table dinner featuring the bounty of Spring perfectly paired with the incredible wines Kenefick Ranch, Fairwinds Estates and Canard Vineyard. You will have an opportunity to meet and hear from all three winemakers and learn why Calistoga is the home to so many great wines in Napa Valley. Dinner will take place it the cave at Fairwinds and will truly be an unforgettable evening.

Price includes wine

Grand Tasting Event

Saturday, April 22, 2017
2:00pm to 6:00pm
Solage Calistoga

$95 per person

Cheers to Calistoga wine at the Grand Tasting event at Solage Calistoga’s Solstice Event Lawn and Barn. Surrounded by panoramic views of Calistoga, enjoy an afternoon of discovering the rich flavors of Calistoga wine with samplings from over 40 of the area’s premier wineries including 2880, Amici Cellars, Baldacci Vineyards, Barlow Vineyards, Bennett Lane Winery, Bragg Vineyards, Canard Vineyard, Chateau de Vie, Chateau Montelena, Clos Pegase, Coquerel Family Estate Wines, Davis Estates, Dutch Henry, Envy Wines, Fairwinds Estate Winery, Harris Estate Vineyards, Hindsight Wines, Huge Bear Wines, Jack Brooks Vineyard, Jax Vineyards, Jericho Canyon Vineyard, Jones Family Vineyards, Kenefick Ranch Vineyards, Knighton Family Vineyards, La Sirena, Laura Michael Vineyards, Olabisi, Phifer Pavitt Wine, Sebright Cellars, Shypoke, Storybook Mountain Vineyards, Summers Estate Winery, Switchback Ridge, Tamber Bey Winery, Tofanelli Wines, Tom Eddy Winery, T-Vine, Twomey Cellars, Vermeil Wines, Voros Cellars and Weppler Vineyards.

Calistoga chefs will include Gustavo Rios of Evangeline, Nick Montanez of Calistoga Inn and Brewery, Gayle Dierkhising from All Season’s Bistro, Gina Carlin of Regina’s Heavenly Treats and Jamie Anzalone of Calistoga Olive Oil. Additional participating chefs will be announced in the coming months.

Solage Resort provides an elegant backdrop to showcase the world class wines from over 40 Calistoga wineries and the incredible food from Solbar Executive Chef Brad Cecchi. Small bites and live cooking stations will complement the wines being poured. Executive Chef Brad Cecchi, at the award-winning Solbar at Solage Resort, will host the program’s “Grand Tasting” event accompanied by local chefs from Calistoga.

Chef & Sommelier Brunch

Sunday, April 23, 2017
Time: TBD

Rise late and join us for the Chef & Somms Brunch, showcasing chefs cooking at live action stations. Enjoy a gourmet brunch, complimented by breakfast cocktails created just for the occasion.


 

PARTICIPATING WINERIES

2880
Amici Cellars
Baldacci Vineyards
Barlow Vineyards
Bennett Lane Winery
Bragg Vineyards
Canard Vineyard
Chateau de Vie
Chateau Montelena
Clos Pegase
Coquerel Family Estate Wines
Davis Estates
Dutch Henry
Envy Wines
Fairwinds Estate Winery
Harris Estate Vineyards
Hindsight Wines
Huge Bear Wines
Jack Brooks Vineyard
Jax Vineyards
Jericho Canyon Vineyard
Jones Family Vineyards
Kenefick Ranch Vineyards
Knighton Family Vineyards
La Sirena
Laura Michael Vineyards
Olabisi
Phifer Pavitt Wine
Shypoke
Storybook Mountain Vineyards
Summers Estate Winery
Switchback Ridge
Tamber Bey
Tofanelli Wines
Tom Eddy Winery
T-Vine
Twomey Cellars
Vermeil Wines
Voros Cellars
Weppler Vineyards

Chef Brad Cecchi

Solbar

Brad Cecchi started his career in Sacramento when he was 16 years old, washing dishes and making pizzas at the Embassy Suites Hotel. Through opening that hotel and restaurant, he learned a work ethic that turned into an obsession and fulfilling career. As a graduate of the Culinary Arts program at American River College and later the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY, Cecchi learned the classical ways of cooking and returned to Sacramento with his fine-tuned skills. With those skills, plus Northern California’s farmers, ranchers, artisans and vintners in his backyard, he was on the road to success. Cecchi’s first job after graduating college was opening Mulvaney’s Building and Loan.

Patrick Mulvaney was an inspiration and a mentor, which led to opening The Citizen Hotel and Grange, where he served as Chef de Cuisine for five years, first under Michael Tuohy and then Oliver Ridgway. Grange gave him the experience and freedom to express his style and create a presence in the industry. Leaving Grange was bittersweet, but, in order to grow, he packed up his family and joined former Grange General Manager, Troy Christian, in opening Urban Farmer and the Westin Downtown Cleveland as Executive Chef. This 200 seat farm to table steakhouse, 484 room hotel, and $15 million food and beverage sales project is Cecchi’s biggest project to date and gave him the tools needed to go to the next challenge, a Michelin Starred restaurant in Napa Valley, where he currently resides.

As the Chef de Cuisine of the Michelin Starred Solbar in the 88 room, luxury hotel resort, Solage Calistoga, he is able to use ingredients from his hometown of Sacramento. Passmore Ranch caviar and Capay Organics produce, for example, showcase his style and sense of home to visitors of Napa Valley from across the globe. Brad was honored and humbled to be part of maintaining one Michelin Star in both 2016 and 2017.

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