Traveling to Napa or San Francisco?
We would love to meet you and have you visit us at one of our two locations.
Napa Private Chef Club
We will greet you in the courtyard and you will experience an introductory wine and food pairing. You will then be escorted through the private culinary club kitchen. You will partake in a series of custom food and wine pairings. These pairings are artfully crafted by our private club chef to complement a selection of our current wines.
16 Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc paired with a Salmon Crudo Bite
’13 Carneros Merlot paired with a Chicken with Mole Bites
’13 Atlas Peak Cabernet Sauvignon paired with a Curry Squash Soup Shooter
’14 Leaky Lake Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon paired with Short Rib Bites
$42 per person for up to 8 guests. Allow 90 minutes.
Looking for more? Create your own custom kitchen experience, learn hands on techniques while cooking with the chef in the professional kitchen. Or coordinate with the chef to create a custom meal paired with wines that is presented to you while you relax. Contact Dianne to create a memorable day, pricing varies.
Cultivar San Francisco
An intimate experience featuring a menu inspired by locally sourced seasonal ingredients. The menu compliments the hand crafted wines and food pairing from the Napa Valley. You will partake in a series of custom food and wine pairings. These pairings are artfully crafted by our chef to complement a selection of our current wines.
Terroirs of the Napa Valley
Savor the unique regions of the Napa Valley that inspired a selection of Cultivar current release wines and the Rutherford hills Caspar Estate Cabernet Sauvignon paired with a bite of artisan cheese drizzled with our estate honey.
$40 per person
Caspar Estate Tasting
This is a library tasting of our estate grown wines from the hills of Rutherford in the Napa Valley. Savor the history of Caspar Estate and its family while sipping the Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc from different vintages. The rich, full bodied estate wines will be paired with specific artisan cheese and charcuterie platter and Caspar Estate honey and olive oil.
$90 per person
Lunch & Tasting
Enjoy your wine tasting paired with a meal of your choosing. Savor local seasonal salads, or sandwiches, local seasonal plates or two or three course meal.
Ask us for details & pricing.
All bookings are facilitated by advance reservations only. To reserve your Cultivar Experience, please do so through the link below or call directly 707-400-9280.
Dianne 707-400-9280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Almost 10 years ago to the date, Riva Cucina hosted their first winemaker dinner at Riva Cucina with our dear friends, Julien and Elan Fayard. It was a special night indeed, as the four of us were just starting our new ventures. We now have the wonderful opportunity to bring this amazing team together again for another first winemaker dinner, this time at the newly-opened Marina wine bar, Cultivar San Francisco. Massi will be guest chef, pairing his cuisine with Julien's award-winning wines.
We hope you can join us for a wonderful evening, as we celebrate the opening of Cultivar SF and the wines of Julien Fayard.
One of the events we really look forward to here at Cultivar Wine is our quarterly happy hour with Wine Club Members. We love gathering over great food to talk wine and catch up with new and old friends alike.
This month we're especially excited to be introducing our wine club members to Polk Street's newest restaurant, Reverb Kitchen & Bar. We think Reverb's innovative comfort food crafted from locally sourced, sustainable, and peak-season ingredients is the perfect complement for our wines.
Cultivar Wine Club Members will enjoy tasting our selections for our May Wine Club shipment which include 2011 Cultivar Leaky Lake Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012 Cultivar Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, and two of our newest releases: 2012 Cultivar Coombsville Cabernet Sauvignon and 2014 Cultivar Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc.
Will you be joining us?
Fans of fashion flocked to the Legion of Honor Wednesday March 11th, 2015 for the opening celebration of High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection.
“Dazzle” was the theme and fans turned out in glamorous fashion for the collection’s unveiling during a black-tie dinner for supporters hosted by the FAM Board President Dede Wilsey.
Cultivar was happy to support the museum donating wines to pair with the sophisticated three course menu. We paired our 2013 Cultivar Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc with the first course Celery Root, Truffle, and Leek Potage.
For the main course of Filet aux Morilles we chose our 2012 Cultivar Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The sweet tannins and refined structure of the wine pulled out the morels in the sauce and complimented the cream sauce.
Guests finished the meal with a Black and White Duo: Chocolate Pot de Crème, Vanilla Bean Pot de Crème, and Santa Cruz Strawberries.
The collection is on view at the Legion of Honor through July 19th and shouldn’t be missed. Curated by Jan Glier Reeder, consulting curator for the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and organized by the Met, High Style captures key points in 20th-century fashion design with rare pieces from French couture houses, including examples by Jeanne Lanvin, Elsa Schiaparelli, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, and Hubert de Givenchy. Get your tickets today.
Seafood and steak is a classic match. But when it comes to a wine that works for both you might find yourself scratching your head. Here’s the secret for ensuring wine connoisseurs as well as both beef and seafood lovers are satisfied:
Choose a wine that pairs with one of the proteins and a sauce for the other protein.
In February, Chef Jeffrey Jake of Silverado Resort and Spa paired two entrees with three of our Cabernet Sauvignons: 2011 Cultivar Leaky Lake Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012 St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2010 Caspar Estate Cabernet Sauvignon.
With these entrees you’re not matching the wine to both of the proteins. The Braised Shortribs are a strong, classic pairing for Cabernet Sauvignon. So, the secret to the pairing for the seared tuna must lie with the sauce. Cabernet Sauvignon does pair with Tuna seasoned with black pepper, but not as strongly as the sauce: a Piperade stew.
Remember when pairing at home to focus on your main aromas and flavors. With the Tuna, the piperade stew, which is made with bell peppers, tomatoes, and onions, is a stronger flavor than the Tuna.
Want to serve Piperade in your house? Try Martha Stewart’s Piperade recipe. If using a different Piperade recipe, take care not to let the heat of the chilis dominate, as the spice accentuates the tannins. The recipe from Martha Stewart is made without chili peppers.