Happy New Year to all you wine connoisseurs out there! Here is an invitation to a try tasting something novel every Wednesday of 2020 as a most splendid resolution.
To get started trek on over to Gravenstein Grill in Sebastopol (8050 Bodega Ave) for a Wine Wednesday tasting! It is weekly in the Bartlett Bar from 5:30-7pm, an excellent opportunity to enjoy a free wine tasting with a local wine producer.
Warm up with these upcoming guest wineries this Winter!
Top to Bottom: Pedroncelli on Jan 22; Shane Wines on Feb 12; Maritana Vineyard on Feb 26; Talisman (top two) on Feb 5; Miro Cellars on Feb 19 & Bacigalupi Vineyards on Jan 29!
Get your warm beverage, set at the desk and prepare to peruse the Sonoma County list of categories! I am hoping to retain my incumbency: I humbly request your vote as Best Sommelier.
If you need some reasons why to submit my name then maybe you need to have an Exclusive Sommelier Wine Tour, or private wine dinner with Fire & Vine, or just go to the Gravenstein Grill and sample from my wine list. Why not? Enjoy and happy voting!
Best Sommelier Christopher Sawyer
Best Restaurant & Wine List Gravenstein Grill
Here is my ENTIRE list of recommendations if you have the time!
Best Chef (Bob Simontacchi)
Best Outdoor Dining
Best Burger (featuring Sonoma Mountain Beef Company
& Willie Bird Turkeys)
Best Business Lunch
Best Wine & Food Experience
Best Romantic Dinner
Best Fried Chicken
Best Happy Hour
Taste world class Sonoma County Rhône style wines, including Syrahs, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Viognier, Marssanne, Roussane & more at the annual Rhône Rendezvous at Gravenstein Grill, hosted by myself, Sommelier Chris Sawyer! These small production wines are a passion of local winemakers who are bringing styles of one of the most interesting French wine regions home to the Bay Area. Come meet the winemakers themselves and find out more about these incredibly unique wines.
Get your TICKETS! Experience these wines!
ACORN Winery, Amapola Creek Winery, Benovia Winery, Cochon, CRUX Winery, Dane Cellars , Davis Family Vineyards, Donelan Family Wines, Enkidu Winery, Girl & The Fig, GlenLyon Winery, Jeff Cohn Cellars, Keller Estate, The Larsen Projekt, Lasseter Family Winery, Mengler Family Wines, Miner Family Winery, Muscardini Cellars, Odisea Wine Company, Onesta Wines , Scherrer Winery , Winery Sixteen 600, Trentadue Winery, Two Shepherds & more!
There will be live music, light hors d’oeuvres, and tastings with all wineries included with each ticket. This event is out on our Grove patio from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Don’t miss this once a year event!
Join me this Sunday June 23rd, from 1-4pm, at EPIC‘s annual pig & pinot festival benefitting Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Epic Steak, 369 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105
Just a shout out for eager ears to tune in to a new channel! Napa Sonoma Magazine, for which I write on occasion, has set up this interesting and convenient forum for your listening pleasure.
Thus far four episodes are posted for your perusal, more to come, with possibly a cameo from myself in the future!
Episode 1: Napa Valley’s Oakville Grocery Then and Now
Episode 2: Future of Food
Episode 3: Ohm Coffee Roaster Derek Bromley
Episode 4: The Unexpected; Screaming Eagle and Caviar
Join Gravenstein Grill for a very special Cinco de Mayo Pig Roast on the patio – featuring a whole hog from Sebastopol’s Leland Street Farms! Chef Bob Simontacchi & Sous Chef Misael Aguirre will be preparing an array of traditional Mexican side dishes to go along with the delectable pork.
In addition the amazing food, there will be an outdoor craft tequila & mexican beer bar & live music – it’s a can’t miss party in West Sonoma! TICKETS are limited, so book now to save a spot!
Sunday May 5th, 5:30-8:30pm at Gravenstein Grill
8050 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol
YUM-Check out this delicious Easter menu at Gravenstein Grill! Brunch will be served on both patios and in the dining room, from 10am to 2:30pm on Sunday April 21st, featuring Chef Simontacchi’s new 2019 Spring Brunch Menu!
Reservations highly suggested. Call (707) 634-6142, or visit our website at www.gravensteingrill.com to reserve.
That’s right! I won Best Sommelier for the 6th year running, but now add Best Wine List to that. Have you tried out my award winning wine list at Gravenstein Grill yet? Time to check it out and get some delicious food by the fabulous Chef Bob Simontacchi to pair!
THANK YOU for all your votes and support! Hope to be seeing more of you at Gravenstein Grill soon.
Hot off a delectable Fire & Vine evening: A personal food and wine experience featuring Sonoma county locals Chef Pat Langst and myself, Sommelier Christopher Sawyer!
Host either one of Chef Pat’s specially crafted dinners or a “Wine & Cooking Boot Camp” to prep it yourself! Either partnered perfectly with wines selected by your favorite Sommelier to accentuate the dining experience! Perhaps these recent photos will entice you to schedule your event?
Please inquire through email@example.com for more details.
Locally sourced ingredients.
Vegetarian and Gluten-Free options.
Some special diets can be accommodated.
Join me at Gravenstein Grill for a very special evening featuring special guest Ross Halleck of Halleck Vineyard!
Chef Simontacchi has created a dish to go alongside some of Halleck Vineyard‘s finest wines – including the #1 Pinot Noir in the US from the 2019 SF Chronicle Wine Competition.
Check out the five course wine-paired menu below and call 707-634-6142 to make your reservations!
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