St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery Presents: The Art of Cheese

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St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery Presents: The Art of Cheese

April 1 – April 30, 2017
8440 St Helena Hwy,
Rutherford, CA 94573
(707) 963-4507

What do you get when one of Napa Valley’s premiere wineries takes a theme and runs with it? Something really delicious. In conjunction with Art Council Napa Valley’s Arts in April celebration, St Supery Estate Vineyards and Winery welcomes The Art of Cheese. Join them for a month-long exhibit featuring artwork from renowned cheese artist, Mike Geno, daily interactive wine and cheese experiences and weekend workshops dedicated to all things cheese.

St Supery is an 100% Estate Grown sustainably farmed winery located in the renowned Rutherford growing region in the heart of Napa Valley, they’re known for their Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and estate red and white blends. All of their wines are all grown, produced and bottled on their beautiful Napa Valley estate. We think it will brie a gouda idea to visit them for these fantastic events!

Skyhill Farms

Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 11:00am
$40 per person

Join The McCosker Family as they walk you through their family goat cheese business and taste their delicious craft of love. A tasting of St. Supéry Estate wines will follow. Read more about Skyhill Napa Valley Farms. A perfect day tasting the best goat cheeses expertly paired with St. Supery’s superb whites that include sauvignon blanc, semillion, and chardonnay and perhaps a surprise or two from their reds including rosé, petit verdot and cab franc!

A Tale of Two Cheesemakers: Our Cheese … Our Story: Laura Chenel and Marin French Hosted by Zach Pass

Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 2:00pm

$40 per person

Beloved by generations of devoted cheese lovers since 1865, Marin French Cheese enjoys the distinction of being the oldest continually operating cheese company in America. They still create the same classic styles of Brie and Camembert using only the freshest milk from neighboring family dairies. Laura Chenel, located in Sonoma since the 1970’s, pioneered the success of goat cheese for the American palate. Zack Pass, the National Sales Director for both companies, will share his enthusiasm and expertise in a memorable guided cheese-tasting of four cheeses perfectly paired with St. Supéry Estate wines.

Book Signing with Ron Herbst

Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Join St. Supery for any of their scheduled wine tastings and meet Author Ron Herbst. He will be signing his two books: New Wine Lover’s Companion and The Cheese Lover’s Companion. Books are available for purchase at the winery. Ron Herbst, a passionate and dedicated wine connoisseur and foodie, is a food and wine journalist and consultant. His best-selling first, second and third editions of the popular The New Wine Lover’s Companion.

Wine Meets Cheese: Six Slam-Dunk Pairings Hosted by Janet Fletcher

Sunday, April 23, 2017 | 11:00am
$75 per person

Learn how to create the kind of marriages that make sparks fly. In this sit-down tasting, you will sample six St. Supéry Estate Vineyard wines and six cheeses that are made for each other. Your guides: St. Supéry Estate Sommelier, Tom Markakis and Napa Valley’s Janet Fletcher. Janet will share her favorite pairing strategies and answer all your questions about selecting, storing and serving artisan cheese. You will take home a signed copy of Cheese & Wine to ensure that your future pairings are just as successful.

How to make Homemade Mozzarella Hosted by Chef Nash Cognetti

Sunday, April 23, 2017 | 2:00pm
$65 per person

An experience any cheese fan will revel in, watch and learn as St. Helena’s Tre Posti’s Executive Chef, Nash Cognetti, pulls his signature “Mozzarella al Minuto”. You are invited to join in in the process and enjoy the delicious cheese paired with a tasting of St. Supéry Estate wines lead by Estate Sommelier, Tom Markakis.

The Art of Making the Perfect Cheese Plate Hosted by Jessica Lawrenz

Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 11:00am and 2:00pm
$65 per person

Join Jessica Lawrenz, the 2017 Cheesemonger Invitational winner, as she teaches how to create the perfect cheese plate. Grouped with three others to assemble your tray, Jessica will share her techniques and tricks of the trade. The workshop will conclude with a perfectly paired St. Supéry Estate wine tasting, hosted by Estate Sommelier, Tom Markakis, while enjoying your freshly made cheese plate.

Chef’s Table Hosted by St. Supéry’s Estate Chef

Sunday, April 30, 2017 | 11:30am
$125 per person

St. Supery Estate Chef will guide you through a four course culinary and wine pairing featuring several cheeses from Bay Area creameries including Pt. Reyes, Marin French Cheese Company, Skyhill Farms, Moonside Creamery and more. With each course, their Estate Chef will explain the pairing philosophy behind the cheese-centric dishes and how the mindfully integrated cheese components will help connect the food to a selection of St. Supéry Estate wines.

Cheese from Switerzland Hosted by The Cheese Board Collective, Berkeley, CA

Sunday, April 30, 2017 | 11:00am
$55 per person

What, exactly, is “Swiss Cheese” and how is it different from those slices at the grocery store? Known as “the original grass fed cheese,” come taste your way through a range of cheeses from Switzerland while exploring the rich history behind them. From well-known Gruyere, to hyper-local mountain cheeses, you will learn about transhumance, Emmenthaler eyes, fondue and even a cheese cartel. This class will deepen your appreciation and understanding of this very special family of cheese.

Point Reyes Hosted by Felice Charlton

Sunday, April 30, 2017 | 2:00pm
$40 per person

In August of 2000, the first wheel of Original Blues, California’s only classic style blue cheese, were introduced to Bay Area consumers, adding to a family legacy of farming that dates back well over 100 years. Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company is the Giacomini’s way of carrying on their family heritage, honoring the land they love so much, celebrating their passion for farm fresh food, and sharing it all with the people we consider their extended family – cheese lovers all across the country who can now experience the incredible flavors created from their small, family – fun dairy farm.