Farm to Table Wine Dinners
Join us for Chaminade Resort & Spa's 9th annual Farm to Table Wine Dinner series May-October!
Through his carefully sourced and crafted menus, Chef Church takes guests on a culinary journey through the Central Coast showcasing the region's diverse abundance of fruits, vegetables and produce inspired by the seasonal harvest. Guests have the opportunity to meet and mingle with the vintners, Chef Church as well as representatives from the featured farms.
The evening begins with a wine and passed hors d'oeuvres reception at 6:00 p.m*., on the outdoor patio with stunning panoramic views of the Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m*. featuring a five-course menu and carefully paired wines.
Reserved seating is not an option, as all guests are seated at large, connecting, beautifully set tables designed to invite open conversations amongst guests. Individual ticket prices for Chaminade Resort's Farm to Table Wine dinners are $110 per person all-inclusive. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Reservations are required.
*Please note that the July 7th dinner will begin seating at 6:30pm, with dinner following at 7:00pm.
- May12th - Beauregard Vineyards
- June 9th - Summit to the Sea Wineries, Including: Burrell School, Loma Prieta, Wrights Station
- July 7th - Cinnabar Winery
- August 11th - Bargetto Winery
- September 15th - Martin Ranch Winery
- October 20th - Alfaro Family Vineyards & Winery
Reserve Your Seat!
The all-inclusive price per person is $110 for the dinner experience and includes: five course dinner, endless local wine and ambiance nowhere like it in Santa Cruz.
Our Farm to Table Wine Dinner menus are sourced locally from the local farms of Santa Cruz County and surrounding growing regions. Every menu is unique and carefully crafted to what's in season. Please click here to view a July's menu **Please note that menu items are subject to change or substitution**.
Please call 831.475.5600 make your advance reservation. Reservations are non-cancellable and prepaid. Click here to email your reservation request and remember to leave your phone number for quick response.
Learn More About Our Featured Wineries
May 12th - Beauregard Vineyards
"For four generations, my family has been working the land in Bonny Doon, CA growing premium wine grapes. As winemakers it is our mission to produce wines that display the flavor of our home land, and make wines that are true to their variety. My wines are simplistic in the sense that they reflect what they truly are. This is accomplished through old world winemaking techniques. We invite you to experience the true terroir of Bonny Doon, and enjoy the typicity and purity of our wines."
- Ryan Beauregard, Winemaker
Wine Tasting Open Daily 11AM - 5PM Located at 10 Pine Flat Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
June 9th - Summit To Sea Wineries
The Summit to Sea Wine Trail is a unique collection of wineries, each ready to welcome you with hospitality and exceptional award winning wines.
Burrell School - Visit the historic 1890 Burrell School house for its charming gazebo and rose gardens, sunset views & school-themed estate wines, including Teacher's Pet Chardonnay, Principal's Choice Pinot Noir, Extra Credit Cabernet Franc and Honor Roll Merlot.
Loma Prieta - Escape to a high altitude (26oo ft) Mediterranean villa with panoramic views of the Monterey Bay, perfect for picnics. Award-winning Pinotage (largest domestic producer in the US), Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Viognier, Malbec and Petite Sirah.
Wrights Station - With some of the oldest Chardonnay vines in the Summit area (planted 1981), Wrights Station invites you to taste in an elegantly repurposed 1947 farmhouse. Enjoy estate Pinot and Chardonnay while relaxing in the living room, lounging on the enclosed porch or picnicking on the expansive deck.
July 7th - Cinnabar Winery
Home to the popular Mercury Rising, Cinnabar Winery is a boutique, family-owned winery that reveres winemaking as a form of modern-day alchemy--the blending of science with a touch of nature's magic. Rooted in the Santa Cruz Mountains at the lively Saratoga Tasting Room, Cinnabar Winery has partner with local growers to coax the transformation of the finest California grapes into distinct and delightfully approachable wines. We are excited to have Cinnabar Winery as our featured winery at the July 7th dinner.
Cinnabar Winery Tasting Room, 14612 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA. 408.867.1012. Open Sun thru Thu, 12pm-6pm and Fri & Sat, 12pm-5pm. The MUDD ROOM Wine Bar Fri-Sat 5-8pm. www.cinnabarwinery.com
- Winemaker: George Troquato
- Owners: The Mudd family
August 11th - Bargetto Winery
Bargetto Winery has produced hand-crafted wines in the Santa Cruz Mountains since 1933.We specialize in estate grown varietals from our Regan Estate Vineyard in the Santa Cruz Mountains, overlooking the beautiful Monterey Bay. The mountainous, cool climate region is host to low-yielding vineyards which produce wines of richness and intensity. Bargetto Winery produces Pinot Noir, Merlot, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and several Italian varietals. Our family invites you to taste our award-winning wines and experience the long tradition and dramatic beauty of this internationally-acclaimed appellation. We welcome you to visit our historic winery and tasting room in this distinctive region of mountain vineyards and coastal breezes or visit our second tasting room in Monterey on Cannery Row.
Santa Cruz Tasting Room: 3535 North Main Street Soquel, CA 95073 (831) 475-2258 ext. 14
Hours: Open Daily 12:00 - 5:00
Monterey Tasting Room: 700-G Cannery Row Monterey, CA 93940 (831) 373-4053
Hours: Sun - Thurs. 11:00 - 6:30, Fri - Sat 11:00 - 7:00
- Winemaker: Olivia Teutschel
- Owners: The Bargettos
September 15th - Martin Ranch Winery
Meet the Wine Makers, Therese & Dan Martin: Making world class wine has been our goal from the start. From our vineyards to fermentation, to barrel, to bottle its a process that we are a part of and enjoy every day. Sharing vegetables from our garden, gourmet food from our kitchen, and our wine, its our tradition by design and a wonderful way for us to celebrate our bounty of harvest and winemaking.
Wine Tasting at Martin Ranch Winery: We are open to the public every first & third weekend of the month (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) from 12-5PM for tasting, barrel sampling and picnicking with vineyard views.
October 20th - Alfaro Family Vineyards & Winery
Richard Alfaro and and his wife Mary Kay enjoy the fruits of their labor. After a satisfying career as the founders of a restaurant and the wholesale baking company known under their own name - Alfaro's Micro Bakery - the couple shifted gears in 1997, acquiring an aging 75 acre apple farm south of Santa Cruz in Corralitos, California, which they subsequently transformed into Alfaro Family Vineyards & Winery. With 56 acres currently under vine, the most-recently planted 8 acres was CCOF Certified Organic in 2010.