Caviar anyone? You never know what exciting enticement will come your way at NVFF! Keep in mind that WINE will be poured at many venues from Charles Krug Wines, Gibbs Vineyards, Hess Collection, Ladera Vineyards, Long Meadow Ranch, Mersenne Wines and The GRADE Cellars. I am excited to attend and share a glass with eager attendees!
Also if you are a Pass Plus Festival holder or VIP member, remember to visit The Studio by Feast it Forward for their Filmmaker & Actor Lounge in partnership with Wanderluxxe: Their culinary kitchen will bring chefs, musicians and filmmakers for discussions about film, food, wine and life.
Oh yes, and don’t forget to see a FILM! Cheers, Christopher
Photos (clockwise from left): You never know who you might see at the Napa Valley Festival screenings and activities! #justsayin; Fine cocktails, artisan beer and world-class wine are all part of the extra incentives; #NVFF2018; Many wine venues to explore & enjoy!
So happy to share this Napa Valley Register article by columnist Eduardo Dingler (and some of my pictures!) about our recent private wine tasting at the home of Don Sebastiani.
Every month, Keith Casale and I orchestrate a wine theme and food pairing to dazzle a table-full of people. October featured Amarone, read more at the link below!
*Exploding violets and cigar boxes, an afternoon with Amarone*
Cheers! Christopher & Friends
We all love to VOTE right? With the official election in sight, let’s all get warmed up with some online participation of this North Bay’s longest running Best Of contest.
Please remember to enter Christopher Sawyer for Best Sommelier & Gravenstein Grill for Best Restaurant!
If you need a reason why to add my name then maybe you need to have an Exclusive Sommelier Wine Tour, or private wine dinner with Fire & Vine, or attend one of my Somm Sessions at Feast It Forward, or just go to the Gravenstein Grill and sample from my wine list. Why not? Enjoy and happy voting!
Join me at Pinot On The River, this Sunday, October 21, from 11am to 3pm. A must-attend wine event in Sonoma County, featuring a full program of exclusive Pinot Noir tastings, artisanal food vendors, silent auction, and raffle. The event benefits the efforts of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County, helping serve over 10,000 YOUNG PEOPLE ages 6 to 18.
Use promo code VINE18 for 25% off general admission!
Join me at Gravenstein Grill for a very special evening featuring local winemaking legend Merry Edwards as she guides you through a lineup of fantastic Russian River wines produced right here in Sebastopol. Chef Simontacchi has created a dish to pair with each, designed to bring out the flavors of both the wines and the incredible foods available here in West Sonoma.
Check out the five course wine-paired menu below and call 707-634-6142 to make your reservations!
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Announcing the Inaugural Oxbow District FEASTstock Festival, presented by Feast it Forward and Oxbow Public Market: Here is a chance to get your Somm Session sampling with me and guest winemakers throughout the day in a fun interactive setting!
McKinstry Street and Oxbow Annex parking lot will be closed to create a neighborly and family friendly FREE block party. Come out and play with us for a day filled with wine, craft brew, grub from Oxbow District merchants, kids zone and much more alongside #FEASTstudio playing host as Napa’s Own, Johnny Smith & Friends, Dgiin, Quinn DeVeaux Band and Justin Schaefers & the Blind Barbers jam on stage from 11a-8:30pm.
Presented by Feast it Forward and Oxbow Public Market to RAISE awareness and funds for Community Action of Napa Valley Food Bank!