Events

Located on the island of Nantucket, this boutique experience of world class wines and award winning food will forever change you. Over the past 21 years, the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival has become one of the most celebrated wine and food events in the country.  

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Great Wines in Grand Houses

The Great Wines in Grand Houses series include some of the most prestigious NWF events. Programming includes both Wine Tastings and Wine Dinners hosted in the unique setting of elegant, historic, and grand island homes. Each tasting features wines presented by a distinguished winemaker/vintner, and each dinner showcases both winemaker/vintner and renowned chef. The winemaker will be seated at the table with the guests. Chef will present each course and the winemaker will present and discuss each wine pairing.

Tickets to the NWF Great Wines in Grand Houses will go on sale on January 16, 2018.

Here is a sample of the tastings and dinners offered in 2017. Please check back in January 2018 to see the schedule of events for 2018 and to purchase tickets.

Veuve Clicquot: La Grande Dame Tasting Created in 1972 to celebrate the bicentennial of the House, La Grande Dame is a tribute to Madame Clicquot also known as ‘La Grande Dame de la Champagne.' Bearing the name bestowed on her as a mark of respect and recognition by her peers in Champagne, La Grande Dame cuvée is the very symbol of the driving force that guided Madame Clicquot throughout her life: an obsessive search for quality. Known among connoisseurs as one of the finest champagnes in the world, it’s the pride and joy of the Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin. Ethereal, free and original, the La Grande Dame teases aficionados with its rarity, making an appearance only when nature offers a concordance of perfect conditions. Join Cellar Master Dominique Demarville as you taste vintages of Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame and Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Rosé.

Donelan Family Wines - A Nantucket Islander Tasting Joe Donelan, founder of Donelan Family Wines, a leading producer of Syrah, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines from Sonoma County, welcomes you into his Nantucket family home for this tasting of their exclusive and unique wines.  This small, boutique winery located in Sonoma County produces award-winning Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Grenache, and Roussanne. Sourcing all their fruit from specific vineyards in Sonoma, Donelan is less interested in the exact brix count than with the flavor profile and overall tasting experience.  Well loved by the Nantucket community, you will quickly learn why the Donelan family and their exquisite wines are somewhat of a legend both on island and across the US.

Paul Hobbs Winery- Storytelling & Tasting If you are looking for Paul Hobbs, you will most likely find him in a vineyard…  Growing up on a working farm in upstate New York, Paul experienced first‐hand the influence of terroir on the character of fruit when his father had him taste apples of the same variety grown in different orchards several miles apart from one another.  The diversity of flavors and textures made an impression on him and would later influence his approach to winemaking. Paul is known for his keen ability to identify exceptional vineyards.  He is a quality fanatic - and this comes through in every wine that he produces. He crafts small-production wines from distinctive growing sites. Known for their meticulous vineyard management and minimally-invasive winemaking techniques, Paul Hobbs Winery has received numerous accolades since its founding in 1991.  Join brother, Matt Hobbs and learn about the family history and unique story that surrounds these exceptional wines. The journey is entertaining and personal – connected and sincere. The wines you will taste…are unforgettable.

Pahlmeyer / Wayfarer Wine Tasting “Things just get better and better at Pahlmeyer” - Robert Parker. The world is a better place because Jayson Pahlmeyer followed his vision to grow red Bordeaux varietals instead of corn in the heart of Napa Valley. His decision has led to two outstanding Californian Vineyards. Jason’s daughter Cleo is carrying on the Pahlmeyer legacy and has launched the Wayfarer Brand. Pahlmeyer’s viticultural practices demand low yields while commanding maximum flavor intensity. They continue to rise to new heights and push the envelope on clone and vineyard management, as well as cellar and winemaking equipment and practices.  Join Associate Winemaker, Ross Dawkins as he shares vintages of Pahlmeyer and of Wayfarer that exemplify the Jayson’s original dream - to produce phenomenal wines of power and finesse.

Bodega Catena Zapata Tasting Bodega Catena Zapata is one of Argentina's high altitude Malbec pioneers and has been at the forefront of wine culture in Argentina since their vineyards were first planted in 1902.  Over the past 40 years, the pioneering vision and tireless work ethic of Nicolás Catena Zapata has been rewarded by the fact that he is the only South American to have received both Decanter’s Man of the Year Award and Wine Spectator’s Distinguished Service Award. The knowledge and winemaking skills and passion were passed on through the generations - blending the old with the new and evolving into a unique combination of old techniques and state-of-the-art science from the new world of viticulture. The Catena story is tale of tradition and of progress, of taking risks, of enjoying a little luck along the way. They create legendary world class wines with the treasured terroir of Mendoza. Join Dr. Laura Catena, fourth generation vintner, biologist, author and physician, who has lead the family winery over the last decade, as she leads you through a tasting of Catena Zapata’s exceptional and highly-acclaimed wines.

J Christopher Wine Tasting J. Christopher winery is located in Oregon's Chehalem Mountains in Northern Willamette Valley with fruit sourced from some of the best vineyards in Oregon.  J. Christopher produces wines in an Old World style that emphasizes focus, length, and balance handcrafted wines sourced from some of the best vineyards in Oregon's Northern Willamette Valley. Following biodynamic principles and specializing in Pinot Noir made using the traditional methods of Burgundy and one of the few wineries in Oregon to produce Sauvignon Blanc, modeled after the great wines of Sancerre.  Join Jay Somers to taste how he blends the Old World with the New.

Evening Land Vineyards Wine Tasting Join acclaimed Winemaker Rajat Parr for a daytime tasting of Evening Land Vineyards. Founded in 2005, Evening Land Vineyards produces world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in Oregon’s Eola-Amity Hills, at the Seven Springs Vineyard. The Pacific Ocean breeze, volcanic soil, eastern exposure and high elevation contribute to the wine’s elegant flavors and minerality. Evening Land is highly acclaimed and was named the No. 3 wine of Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2015.

Chappellet Winery - Pritchard Hill Tasting When Donn and Molly Chappellet fell in love with Pritchard Hill in 1967 and founded Chappellet Winery on its rocky slopes, they became the first winery to plant vineyards exclusively on high-elevation hillsides. Pritchard Hill’s rugged terroir, with a variety of elevations and soil types, is legendary for producing wines with great intensity and depth—qualities that define the world's finest Cabernet Sauvignons. From these Pritchard Hill vineyards, the Chappellets have been crafting extraordinary, age-worthy wines hailed as “Napa’s Grand Cru." Join Dominic Chappellet for a delightful afternoon of storytelling, education and tasting of the wines that have made Chappellet famous.

Kosta Browne Wine Tasting Join Dan Kosta, founder of the esteemed Sonoma County winery Kosta Browne, on an exploration of the varied personalities of this highly praised winery.  From Russian River Valley, Sonoma Coast, and Santa Lucia Highlands, Kosta Browne's intensely focused and balanced wines are among California's most in-demand, garnering numerous awards including number one wine of the year on Wine Spectator's Top 100 List.

Tenuta Il Poggione - Wines of Montalcino Tenuta Il Poggione is one of Montalcino’s largest wineries. The estate’s guiding principle is to pay meticulous attention to the vines, because the secret of producing great red wines lies in taking extreme care of the vineyards. Tenuta Il Poggione has always practiced diversified farming, by planting different crops other than the vineyards.  This practice of green harvest along with close care of the vineyards and maintenance of the soil results in the production of excellent L’Azienda wines even in more challenging vintages. At the Il Poggione estate, the grapes are harvested entirely by hand and the winemaking takes place with traditional methods, even though modern, state-of-the-art equipment is used. Alessandro Bindocci is the 4th generation of Bindocci’s to work in the wine business, and the 2nd generation to be following in the footsteps of Piero Talenti, mentor to Alessandro’s father Fabrizio and one of the founding fathers of the Brunello di Montalcino appellation. He will guide you in an exploration of the historic wines of Il Poggione.

ZD Wine Tasting ZD Wines is located in the heart of Napa Valley within the Rutherford AVA and is family owned and operated by three generations of the deLeuze Family. With a focus on organically certified vineyard practices for over three decades, ZD Wines produces Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon of high acclaim. Production includes a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon unlike any other in the world, Abacus, which is best described as a solera-style blend of every ZD Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon ever produced. Spanning nearly fifty years, winery accolades have included over 400 competition medals of Gold or better, recognition as Winery of the Year by Wine & Spirits Magazine, and three-time recipients of the prestigious Decanter Award at the International Wine Competition in London. With Zero Defects as their goal, ZD Wines has been dedicated to producing world-class wines of quality, consistency and style since 1969. Join winemaker, Chris Pisani for a memorable tasting of four exquisite  ZD Wines. Featured Wines: Reserve Chardonnay (approx 16 barrels produced)- Founder's Reserve Pinot Noir (approx 25 barrels produced)- Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (approx 20 barrels produced)- Abacus (less than 10 barrels produced)

Ramey Wine Cellars - Sonoma Wine Tasting David Ramey is one of California’s best and most respected winemakers. Over the years, David has helped pioneer traditional, artisan winemaking techniques in California during a period when making wine by the University book was the norm.  His efforts have helped shape the way many wines in the United States are made today, the wines tell a story crafted by the soil, the vineyards, the terroir and the passion of David Ramey. Ramey Wines are pure California – rich in character, beautifully balanced, always of exceptional quality. Raise a glass to the belief that life is for living, wine is for sharing and harmony is essential to both.  Join David Ramey to discover the delicate balance and richness of Ramey Wines through storytelling and tasting.

Hirsch Vineyards Wine Tasting David Hirsch, founder of Hirsch Vineyards was a pioneer of the Sonoma Coast, produces exquisite and unique wines that represent their terroir and their unique geology. Perched on the extreme Sonoma Coast less than three miles from the Pacific Ocean, the climate that is highly complex and unpredictable, with wide annual swings in moisture, temperature, storms, and wind. As a result, each year the winemakers enter into a fresh relationship with the site and learn anew how to farm for balance and site-specificity. At Hirsch Vineyards, the winemaking is truly “hands on,” it is viewed as one more step in growing the fruit. Because of the complexity of the site and the year to year variability of the climate. They do not manipulate or alter mother nature’s fate - the vines and ultimately the wines have incredible integrity. Join family member and General Manager Jasmine Hirsch to learn about and taste what makes Hirsch wines so extraordinary.

Weingut Markus Huber – Tasting the Wines of Austria Markus Huber received his education in viniculture and oenology in Klosterneuburg, Austria. After visits abroad in South Africa, he began to expand his small, more than 250 year-old family-owned winery into an internationally recognized, leading Austrian company. His goal is to produce white wines of the highest quality, that reflect their origins. Huber wines are characterized by their elegance, fine minerality, precision and complexity. In January 2016, Markus received the “Best of Austria” award, showcasing Austrian entrepreneurs who represent the country in agriculture, innovative technologies and forward-thinking businesses. Its focus is on sustainability, progress and quality.  Join him for a taste of the best of Austria - Weingut Markus Huber.

Marchesi di Barolo Wine Tasting It’s no secret that the Italian wine region of Piedmont, bordered by France to the west, Switzerland to the north and the Italian Riviera to the south, is the source of two of the country’s most prestigious wines; Barolo and Barbaresco. Marchesi di Barolo is one of the oldest and most legendary families in Piedmont.  Winemaking in this region is taken as a serious art form.  Their wines have a long and celebrated history throughout Italy and Europe, so their quality is highly regulated. Unlike Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir, which flourish all around the world, the Nebbiolo grape rarely thrives outside its native Piedmontese habitat. While relatively resistant to frost, damp and mist, it is highly sensitive to terrain, faring best in the Langhe district's chalky, marly soil of maritime origin. Marchesi di Barolo is focused on the vinification of Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto, Arneis and Cortese – the most prestigious grapes of the Langhe. This family-owned estate takes pride in the international reputation it has established for its fine Barolo and two superb single-vineyard crus, all made from 100% estate-grown Nebbiolo grapes.  Join Valentina Abbona, who represents Marchesi di Barolo’s 6th generation for a delightful tasting of these historic renowned Piemonte wines. 

Penfolds Tasting Australian wines celebrate a heritage that is widely celebrated for diversity, history, craftsmanship and longevity. Penfolds has taken Australian wine to the world on a grand stage and forged a reputation for quality that is without peer. Penfolds' collection of benchmark wines were established in a spirit of innovation and the constant and endless pursuit of quality, evidenced from the secret bottlings of Grange in 1951 and the unbroken line of vintages of what is now Australia’s most iconic wine.  Join Penfolds Vintner, Dlynn Proctor for an education and tasting tour of these legendary wines.

Bouchard Père et Fils Wine Dinner                                                                                                                          Bouchard Père et Fils, Burgundy - Philippe Prost, Winemaker & Technical Director and Porto and TRADE, Boston - Jody Adams, Chef & Owner Founded in 1731, Maison Bouchard Père & Fils is one of Burgundy’s oldest wine merchant houses. Philippe Prost, winemaker for over 25 years, will guide the dinner as host, and share the winery’s traditions and innovations that contribute to creating their distinctively unique wines that awaken the senses and inspire culinary creations.Jody Adams, James Beard Award Winner, Chef and Co-owner of TRADE and Porto restaurants in Boston will delight guests with a creative menu celebrating fresh and local products. Wines for the dinner include: Henriot Brut Champagne Millésimé 2006 Bouchard Pere & Fils 2010 Les Champs-Gains, Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru 2011Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru 2011 Beaune Greves Vignes de L'Enfant Jesus 2005 Caillerets Ancienne Cuvee Carnot, Volnay Premier Cru 2003 Le Corton Grand Cru

Pride Mountain Vineyards Wine Dinner                                                                                                                      Pride Mountain Vineyards, Napa Valley - Stuart Bryan and Suzanne Pride Bryan, Co-Owners and Forty 1˚ North, Newport, RI - Terence Feury, Executive Chef Join winery principals Stuart Bryan and Suzanne Pride from Pride Mountain Vineyards for an unforgettable evening of storytelling, exquisite wines and creative cuisine.  Celebrating 26 years since its founding in 1991, Pride Mountain has been named one of the “world’s greatest wine estates” by Robert Parker, Jr. joining just 156 other wineries from around the world for this distinction.  Wine Spectator has placed Pride’s wines on their Top 100 Wines of the World list six times since the year 2000. The winery’s dramatic mountain top setting above 2,100 ft. elevation produces rich, complex wines that will be featured from the family’s library to highlight this dinner. Chef Terence Feury, of Forty 1˚ North, Newport, RI will prepare a menu using local and regional ingredients to compliment theses sensational Californian wines. Rooted in classic training and skillful technique, he has the ability to combine ingredients in a way that is exciting and delicious. Chef Feury possesses an incredible pedigree. His professional path has taken him through some of the nation’s top kitchens, including NYC’s Le Bernardin. Chef will present each course - The evening is sure to be a lively and entertaining experience. Wines for Dinner Include: Pride Mountain Vineyards Vintner Select Chardonnay 2015• Pride Mountain Vineyards Viognier 2015• Pride Mountain Vineyards Merlot 2014• Pride Mountain Vineyards Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013• Pride Mountain Vineyards Mistelle de Viognier NV

Château Smith Haut Lafitte Wine Dinner                                                                                                            Château Smith Haut Lafitte, Bordeaux - Florence & Daniel Cathiard, Owners and  Bergamot, Somerville, MA - Keith Pooler, Chef & Owner Join hosts Daniel and Florence Cathiard, owners of the famous Grand Cru Classe De Grave Winery, Smith Haut Lafitte, for an elegant dinner celebrating their renowned wines. The Cathiard’s story is perhaps one of the most colorful in Bordeaux. Daniel Cathiard is well known as a former ski champion – he was a member of the famous French Olympic team including Jean-Claude Killy, Guy Perillat, and Léo Lacroix.  he launched and developed a chain of sporting goods shops – Go Sport – in France, Belgium, Spain, and California. Daniel met his wife Florence while on the French Olympic ski team in 1965. She then worked with him managing Genty and Go Sport for ten years before launching her own advertising firm, later becoming Vice President of McCann Europe in 1985.  In 1990, Daniel and Florence sold all their business interests to buy Château Smith Haut Lafitte. Over a two year period, they invested massively in renovating both the winery buildings and the 18th century manor house built by George Smith, where they decided to live and to devote their energy to their newfound passion: making outstanding white and red wines. The dynamic duo are still there today. Their stories and their charming style will keep you entertained all evening! Celebrated Chef Keith Pooler of Bergamot in Somerville has an interesting history as well - the tale of  “local boy makes good.” A native of Gloucester, MA, he grew up appreciating the sea and its bounty. Deciding to pursue a career as a chef, he worked at Cambridge’s historic Harvest and with legendary Chef Lydia Shire before opening his own doors - Bergamot. He will create a unique 5-course dinner using local and regional ingredients to pair perfectly with these exceptional wines. Wine for the dinner include: Château Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc 2010• Château Smith Haut Lafitte 2010• Château Smith Haut Lafitte 2009• Château Smith Haut Lafitte 2005• Château Smith Haut Lafitte 2000

Château Lynch Bages Wine Dinner Château Lynch Bages, Bordeaux - Kinou Cazes-Hachemian, Owner Craigie on Main & The Kirkland Tap and Trotter, Cambridge and Somerville, MA - Tony Maws, Chef and Proprietor Join us for an elegant dinner to celebrate the fantastic wines of Château Lynch-Bages. This Pauillac estate has been producing superb wines since the early 18th century. The estate’s embrace of innovative technology tempered with a deep respect for tradition ensures wines that are characterized by their tannic structure, controlled concentration and elegant sensuality vintage after vintage. We are honored to have the co-owner of Château Lynch-Bages, Kinou Cazes-Hachemian, as our host for this very special evening. Chef Tony Maws, James Beard Award winner and Chef/Owner of Craigie on Main and Kirkland Tap & Trotter, has designed an innovative menu using locally grown and sourced products to compliment these unique wines. The dinner will feature several vintages of Lynch-Bages, one vintages of Blanc de Lynch-Bages, and one vintage from the sister property, Les Ormes de Pez. We hope you can join us for what promises to be a memorable night of food and wine! Wines for the dinner Include:  Blanc de Lynch-Bages 2015• Château Ormes de Pez 2009• Château Lynch Bages 2008• Château Lynch Bages 2005• Château Lynch Bages 2000

Dujac Grand Cru Burgundy Dinner- Acker Merrall Join Acker Merrall Wine Educator David Hamburger for an incredible retrospective of the acclaimed house of Dujac.Domaine Dujac, one of Burgundy’s most elite producers, was founded in 1967 by Jacques Seysses with the vision to blend innovative modern techniques with traditional winemaking methods, thereby creating an original and personal style. There is no question that Domaine Dujac is one of the greatest addresses in Burgundy. For over forty years this blue chip estate has consistently produced incredibly aromatic, silky smooth and impeccably balanced wines with a detailed expression of terroir. Along with DRC, Roumier, Leroy and Rousseau the wines of Domaine Dujac belong in the pantheon of the greatest estates of Burgundy. This exclusive dinner will feature the best of Dujac alongside the refined cuisine of Chef Geoff Lazlo of Mill Street Bar & Table in Greenwich, CT. Wines for the dinner include: 2010 Dujac Vosne Romanee Malconsorts• 2008 Dujac Vosne Romanee Malconsorts• 2008 Dujac Vosne Romanee Les Beaux Monts• 2009 Dujac Morey St. Denis 1er Cru• 2010 Dujac Echezeaux• 1996 Dujac Echezeaux• 2002 Dujac Clos de la Roche• 2000 Dujac Clos de la Roche• 2008 Dujac Charmes Chambertin• 2009 Dujac Bonnes Mares• 2006 Dujac Bonnes Mares• 2002 Dujac Bonnes Mares• 2001 Dujac Bonnes Mares• 1999 Dujac Bonnes Mares

Opus One Wine Dinner                                                                                                                                             Opus One, Napa Valley - Michael Silacci, Winemaker and Harvest, Cambridge, MA- Tyler Kinnett, Executive ChefJoin Michael Silacci, winemaker at Opus One and Tyler Kinnett, Executive Chef at Harvest for a truly one-of-a-kind experience. Well known for his passionate and educated approach to winemaking, Michael is an artist, a scientist, an educator and a visionary.  Opus One is one of the most renowned wines of Napa Valley, celebrated world-wide. This unique collaboration between Robert Mondavi and Baroness Philippine de Rothschild produces a proprietary Bordeaux-style blend. This iconic wine, developed in 1979, has continuously gained some of the highest rankings of California wine.Wines for the dinner Include: Opus One 2003• Opus One 2004• Opus One 2011• Opus One 2013

Guigal “La La” Luncheon — Celebrating France’s Finest Côte-Rôties- Acker MerrallOoh-la-la! Join this Acker Merrall excursion into Guigal's "La La's" - La Mouline, La Landonne and La Turque. France’s Rhône Valley is internationally renowned for exceptional wines – but the pinnacle of these acclaimed wines is E. Guigal’s Côte-Rôties, also known as the La La’s. La Mouline with its high percentage of Viognier is the most aromatically complex, supple and seductive of all the LaLa’s. La Landonne is an amazingly rich wine with a deep black and purple color, incredibly concentrated, Smokey and exotic. La Turque represents a synthesis in style between La Landonne and La Mouline. It has the concentration of La Landonne with the aromatic complexity of La Mouline. These profound single vineyard wines are among the rarest, most collectible and highly rated wines in the world. In fact Robert Parker once proclaimed, “Guigal’s single vineyard Côte-Rôties are other-worldly in nearly every vintage. I have given these offerings more perfect scores than any other wines in the world,” giving a total of 21 perfect 100-point scores to these three impeccable wines.This luncheon will feature 12 vintages of the La La’s alongside the exquisite cuisine of Chef Jeff Lazlo of Mill Street Bar & Table.Wines to include:1988 Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne• 1995 Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne• 1996 Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne• 2004 Guigal Cote Rotie La Landonne• 1995 Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline• 1999 Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline• 2005 Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline• 2004 Guigal Cote Rotie La Mouline• 1996 Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque• 1999 Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque• 2001 Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque• 2003 Guigal Cote Rotie La Turque

Ovid Wine Dinner - A Poetic Feast                                                                                                                                                                                       Ovid, Napa Valley - Austin Peterson, Winemaker and Oak + Rowan, Boston - Justin Shoults, Executive Chef & Brian Mercury, Executive Pastry Chef Join Ovid Winemaker Austin Peterson for an educational and palette pleasing exploration of the renowned wines of this Pritchard Hill Napa Valley Estate named for the famous Roman poet, Ovid - well known for his work Metamorphoses, this wine was created celebrating the themes of transformation and change.  Known for its highly limited and meticulous production, Ovid chooses only the finest barrels each year to create the new vintage blended from four Bordeaux varietals; Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot. The blends vary in proportion from year to year but always eloquently convey this special place. Chefs Justin Shoults and Brian Mercury of Oak + Rowan will build an ode to these magnificent wines using their combined culinary skills, passion, creativity and the finest local and regional products for this poetic feast. Wines Include: Experiment W2.5 White wine 2015• Experiment K1.5 Red wine 2005• Hexameter Red wine 2013• Ovid Red wine 2007• Ovid Red wine 2013

Chateau Musar Wine Dinner                                                                                                                                                                           Chateau Musar, Lebanon - Bartholomew Broadbent and Saxon + Parole, New York City - Brad Farmerie, Executive Chef Chateau Musar - A unique wine with a most interesting history. Despite a turbulent political history, or perhaps in part as a result of it, Musar commands great enthusiasm around the world and is acclaimed as Lebanon’s most famous wine producer. It was winemaker Serge Hochar, and his charismatic style that shaped the character of his family wines and helped build the modern Lebanese wine industry."The wines themselves are remarkable. The red, a blend of cabernet sauvignon with cinsault and carignan, is like an otherworldly Bordeaux — rich, ripe, lightly spicy with its own peculiar funk... The white is even more unusual, made of obaideh and merwah, ancient indigenous grapes. Both are complex and worthy of long aging,” says  Eric Asimov of the New York Times. This dinner will be led by Bartholomew Broadbent, as you taste and learn about the dynamic wines of Chateau Musar.  Brad Farmerie, chef-proprietor of five acclaimed restaurants, including New York City's Saxon + Parole will create a Lebanese inspired meal to pair with these exquisite wines. Brad’s grandfather was born in Lebanon and he has a strong connection and love of Lebanese wines. Wines for the dinner Include: Musar Hochar Pere et Fils 2011• Chateau Musar Rouge 2007• Chateau Musar Rouge 2004• Chateau Musar Blanc 2006• Chateau Musar Blanc 1999

Kosta Browne 20th Anniversary Big Bottle Wine Dinner                                                                                                                                                                           Kosta Browne, Dan Kosta- Owner/ Founder and Row 34, Boston, MA- Jeremy Sewall, Executive Chef Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Kosta Browne Winery at this exquisite wine dinner hosted by Owner/Founder, Dan Kosta. He is going to share some very special vintages from their library for this celebratory dinner, all poured from double magnum bottles, including the fabled 4 Barrel Pinot Noir.  Kosta Browne is a boutique Californian winery specializing in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Known for their intensely-flavored and balanced wines, they are crafted from vineyards in Sonoma Coast, Russian River Valley and the Santa Lucia Highlands. Chef Jeremy Sewall, of Row 34 and Island Creek Oyster Bar will present dishes that celebrate the diversity of New England and truly enhance the flavors of Sonoma. Wines for the dinner Include: One Sixteen Chardonnay - Russian River Valley 2013• Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2011• Gap's Crown Pinot Noir - Sonoma Coast 2012• Guisti Ranch Pinot Noir- Russian River Valley 2013• Pisoni Vineyard Pinot Noir - Santa Lucia Highlands 2014