We are thrilled to share a recent donation Cultivar Wine made to The Friends of James Beard Foundation Dinner held March 14th, 2016 at San Francisco's Lazy Bear Restaurant. This was an extremely intimate Fundraiser held benefiting the James Beard Foundation. Throughout the evening guests enjoyed various wine pairings with each course. See more of the fun and incredible food the various Chefs created at this amazing event.
Thanks again to the Golden Gate Restaurant Association and Lazy Bear Restaurant for organizing the event and including Cultivar Wine as a supporter. We are so happy to see it was a huge success and the guests loved the incredible food and wine pairings.
Gwyneth Borden, Jen Palka & Layla Azimi
Lazy Bear Chef David Barzelay
The guests enjoying the Cultivar Wine Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc Wine
Cheers to an incredible evening!
Photos courtesy of Kassie Borreson Photography
With Spring here and summer entertaining just around the corner we wanted to share this great blog post from Kit of The Kittchen sharing her favorite Cheese pairings with Cultivar Wine. For any Cultivar Wine Club members, this will be great inspiration guiding you on what recent wine club releases to pair best with which cheese. Lifestyle blog.
See the entire blog post on The Kittchen. Happy pairing, we hope you enjoy this delicious entertaining inspiration and fun!
Photos courtesy of Kit of The Kittchen
We had a blast this week pouring Cultivar Wine to Causwells guests and Cultivar friends & Wine Club members. For those that joined, thanks for coming out and sipping with us. Below are the wines we poured at the tasting which paired lovely with the light bites provided by Causwells. If you liked the wines, you can purchase them online at Cultivar Wine.
A huge thanks to Causwells for inviting us to their monthly Winemaker Series. We love being a part of your incredible San Francisco Wine list and partnering with you! Cheers.
With how busy we find ourselves these days it's hard to plan a night to stay in and cook for friends and family. We love how Lori of Fake Food Free incorporated an flavorful Grass Fed Sirloin Steak recipe with her most recent Cultivar Wine Club allocation. See more below on Lori's delicious dinner including sustainably farmed Sirloin Steak served with fresh Asparagus and Cultivar Wine.
To read more about this complete pairing and her recipe (shown below) please visit Fake Food Free.
Quoting Lori's Fake Food Free post she says "This one (wine) is unique to me because you really get the flavors of the smoky mocha, vanilla and oak. The deep fruit is there, but takes a bit of a back seat. The tannins are balanced making it smooth and easy to pair with a meal".
The incredible Grass-Fed Steak Lori used in her recipe.
Photos courtesy of Lori of Fake Food Free
With Valentine's Day just around the corner it's always fun to see how people celebrate the holiday. One of our favorite celebration/party ideas came from one of our amazing Wine Club Bloggers, Cait of Pretty & Fun. She threw a "Galentine's Day Bash" with manicures, ice cream, sweets, Cultivar Wine, and some other goodies with her very best girlfriends. What a fun way to celebrate the Holiday and all the amazing fabulous women in your life!!
Read more about this Galentine's Day Bash on Pretty & Fun.
We had a blast at the recent Jonathan Adler Sip & Shop event held at their San Francisco Fillmore Street Boutique. Guests enjoyed 20% off Jonathan Adler shopping (what a deal, right!) while sipping on Cultivar Wine. We served our Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc and Napa Valley Rose which were a huge hit!
Thanks to Jonathan Adler & The JetSetting Fashionista for including us in this fun event.
For those Cultivar Wine Club members that made it, we loved seeing you as always! For those that did not make it we hope to see you next time.
The Event Co-Host Emily, The JetSetting Fashionista
Emily Martin, John Gable & Gingy Harris Gable
The event giveaway, a set of JetSetter Jonathan Adler coasters
Emily Martin, Jody Harris & Gingy Harris Gable
Jonathan Adler Store Manager Tyler Fuentes & Emily Martin
Jody Harris & Gingy Harris Gable
What's the best way to entertain girlfriends and serve a great assortment of delicious food & wine, yet keep it simple? One of our Cultivar Wine Bloggers Cait of Pretty & Fun shared a great post on her blog of doing exactly this. Below is a preview of the post. Please visit Pretty & Fun for the entire story.
Exerpt from the blog post "There are certain things that are just better together. Peanut butter & jelly. Spaghetti & meatballs. Chuck Bass & Blair Waldorf. The list goes on. For me, one of my all-time favorite pairings happens to be wine and cheese. There’s just nothin’ better than snacking on a cheese plate with a glass of wine in hand."
To celebrate one of the greatest pairings of all time and make the most of our new apartment’s amenities, I wanted to throw a little afterwork wine and cheese night to catchup with girlfriends and unwind from the week and while at first pulling it all together seemed a bit intimidating, it was actually as easy as can be. A look at how it can be easily done.
I tend to feel a little lost while browsing the wine aisle – there are just SO many options, brands and vintages. To keep it simple and set a theme for the night I grabbed several bottles of Cultivar Wine; it was really fun to try a new vineyard together and taste the differences between vintages. Their Cabernet Sauvignon’s were so good (and I’m typically more of a Pinot Noir kind of girl!)
Read the full story on Pretty & Fun here. We hope you have a great party and enjoy yourself. Cheers to delicious wine, great food and fabulous company!
Photos by Tory Putnam
We are so excited to share with you a post by one of our Cultivar Wine Bloggers, Mallory of Avec Mallory. This is a sneak peak of the post. Please visit Avec Mallory's Solo Italian Date Night post for the entire recipe. Thanks again Mallory for including Cultivar Wine in your delicious date night.
Exerpt from Avec Mallory "I’m so excited to share this fun new post with you all today with the help of my new favorite Napa Valley winery, Cultivar Wine. I was lucky enough to spend five years living in San Francisco and developed an everlasting love and respect for the Napa Valley. Cultivar is a timeless example of what the valley is truly about. Founded in 2010 by brother and sister Jody and Gingy Harris, it’s a family run business that prides itself on using high quality products all sourced directly from Napa."
"For today’s post, this one goes out to all the single gals or ladies like me who’s chef boyfriend works most nights. Just because you’re home alone doesn’t mean you shouldn’t treat your evening like a date night! As I’ve said before, the thing I find most important about keeping your kitchen game on point is to keep key ingredients always on hand. In the past few months I’ve become completely obsessed with these Trader Joe’s pasta packs. As much as I love making my own pasta, some nights after a 10 hour day you just want to come home and whip something up fast. My favorites are the Porcini Mushroom & Truffle Triangoli and the Girasoli Ricotta & Lemon Zest. So here’s my weeknight dinner for one pasta jam, with a side of fantastic Cultivar Cabernet Sauvignon!"
Voila! Look at the gorgeous finished product. To see the entire recipe, visit Avec Mallory's full post here.
If you're looking to purchase our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon you can find purchase it here.
We are thrilled to share with you a post by one of our Cultivar Wine Bloggers, Kelly of A Side of Sweet. This is a sneak peak of the post. Please visit A Side of Sweet for the entire recipe (Cheese, crackers, greenery and other yummyness featured below). Kudos Kelly on such a fabulous casual cheese & wine spread. We love it and are thrilled to share it with our readers.
"Putting Together a Fancy Wine & Cheese Spread"
Cheese :: "I figured this was my chance to go crazy and get a whole bunch of cheese! I definitely went overboard, which was fine by me because it meant I got to eat my favorite meal of cheese and crackers for dinner the next few nights."
"My first stop was Trader Joe’s where you can get some delicious options that are great for a budget. The I hit up Whole Foods. Although it’s a bit more expensive, the nice thing about Whole Foods is that the staff is super knowledgable and will go out of their way to help you pick the perfect cheese for your occasion. They also had a better selection of local cheeses. Here are the cheeses I got."
Creamy Toscano soaked in Syrah
Italian Truffle Cheese
Le Delice de Bourgogne Triple Cream Soft Ripened Cheese
Assortment of Chèvre
Cowgirl Creamery Mt. Tam cheese
Point Reyes Original Blue cheese
Spanish Tapa’s Assortment
Goat’s Milk Feta
Wine :: "I wanted to go with local wine, so I served Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc from Cultivar Wines. Cultivar is a family-run winery in Napa Valley, California. They make their wines from some of the best grapes in Napa and it shows – when we opened our first bottle I almost fell over! This wine is some of the best I’ve had in California, even with all the trips to wine country that we’ve made since we moved here! I think it was one of the highlights of the night – our guests kept commenting on how good it was!"
To read more about the Charcuterie, Crackers and other tips for this amazing dish visit A Side Of Sweet.