Farm to Table Wine Dinners at Chaminade Resort & Spa in Santa Cruz, CA
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Farm to Table Wine Dinners

Through our carefully sourced and crafted menus, Chaminade's culinary team takes guests on an epicuren 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 and representatives from the featured farms. 

The evening begins with a wine and passed hors d'oeuvres reception at 6:00 pm, on the outdoor patio with stunning panoramic views of the Monterey Bay. Dinner begins at 6:30 pm 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. 

Dinner Ticket Price: $86 Per Person

(All-inclusive price with tax and gratuity $110)

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2018 Farm to Table  Wine Dinner series

THE MENU - FIVE COURSES - LOCALLY SOURCED

Each menu takes careful planning by our culinary team here at Chaminade Resort & Spa. Locally sourced products make this five course meal delicious from start to finish. The team uses locally raised poultry and meats, sources the freshest crop along the Central Coast and pairs it with the winemakers finest selections. Dinner menus are typically announced one week prior to the dinner dates. View sample Dinner Menu.

Call 831.475.5600 to learn more or reserve your seat, tickets can also be purchased online using the link below!

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    Learn More About Our Wineries & Farms

    June 1st Dinner

    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. 

    • Winemaker: George Troquato
    • Owners: The Mudd family
    1. Cinnabar Winery​

     

    Featured Farms: 

    • Fiesta Farms
      • Fiesta Farm is a first-generation family farm located in California's beautiful Central Coast region.  We are committed to producing "integrity food"  that is good for people, animals, and the planet. 
    • Coke Farms
      • Coke Farm has been growing organic fruits and vegetables since 1981, when founder Dale Coke began the farm with a 1/4 acre of organic strawberries.
        Since then, Coke Farm has grown and evolved from an organic farming operation into a thriving organic produce aggregation company. Our produce hub represents a diverse group of local organic fruit and vegetable growers located in and around the central coast. We work with our growers to develop growing plans, as well as receiving, cooling, selling and shipping their wide variety of organic produce.

    July 13th Dinner

    Wine Tasting at 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.

    1. Click to learn more about Martin Ranch Winery

    Featured Farms: 

    • Left Coast Grass Fed
      • "We do this by dedicating ourselves to the health and preservation of our land and our community. We plan our grazing and use solar powered electric fences to control the foraging pattern of our cattle while monitoring our pastures carefully. This assures our grazing practices are regenerative. That is, they result in healthy soils, clean water, and wildlife-friendly habitat. By following these methods, we have brought back native grasses, improved soil water retention, and are working towards building soil carbon." 
    • Faurot Ranch
      • Over the past 30 years, our ranch has grown tremendously as a result of dedication and perseverance.  We have expanded from a small business offering only a few products to now offering a wide variety of baby vegetables, lettuces, and greens.  We take the time to process each order with care and do so in order to provide consistent, quality service.  We work as a family of growers, packers, and shippers to be one of the best specialty produce suppliers in the Monterey Bay area.  

    August 10th Dinner

    couple in a vineyard

    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.

    1. Click to learn more about Summit To Sea Wineries

     

    Featured Farms: 

    • Left Coast Grass Fed
      • "We do this by dedicating ourselves to the health and preservation of our land and our community. We plan our grazing and use solar powered electric fences to control the foraging pattern of our cattle while monitoring our pastures carefully. This assures our grazing practices are regenerative. That is, they result in healthy soils, clean water, and wildlife-friendly habitat. By following these methods, we have brought back native grasses, improved soil water retention, and are working towards building soil carbon." 
    • Dirty Girl Produce
      • Dirty Girl Produce is a 40 acre certified organic family farm located in Santa Cruz County, Ca. We grow over 20 varieties of fruits and vegetables and sell our produce to customers and restaurants at 10 farmer’s markets in Santa Cruz, Berkeley, and San Francisco.   

    September 7th Dinner

    Soquel Vineyards

    Soquel Vineyards was established in 1987 when twin brothers Peter and Paul Bargetto, and their childhood friend Jon Morgan decided to develop their own label and ended up producing some of the best wines in the Santa Cruz Mountains Appellation.

    Our three acre hillside vineyard (originally a part of a 52 acre parcel that was once owned by Peter and Paul’s grandfather) supplies the winery with Pinot Noir fruit, while the remainder is sourced from various vineyards from the Santa Cruz Mountains, Paso Robles and Napa Valley.

    tasting Room Hours: 8063 Glen Haven Road Soquel, ca
    Open Saturday & Sunday, 11AM-4:30PM

    1. Soquel Vineyards

    Featured Farms: 

    • Stagnaro's Fish Market
      • This historical landmark business is still leading the way in ocean fun on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Fresh, locally caught seafood.
    • Live Earth Farm
      • Our home, Live Earth Farm, is a 150 acre patchwork of working farm, riparian corridor, oak and redwood forest in the Pajaro Valley of Santa Cruz County, California.

    September 28th Dinner

    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.

    1. Click to learn more about Alfaro Wines

    Featured Farms: 

    • California Lamb
      • California Lamb is raised by devoted farmers and ranchers who share a connection to the land the animals and the local communities where they live. They are family focused, entrepreneurial and dedicated to the health and welfare of their animals and the land. They are passionate about raising the best quality meat in the most natural way.
    • Route 1 Farms
      • Our farmland encompasses beautiful coastal valleys along the San Lorenzo River, just outside of downtown Santa Cruz, and along Waddell Creek, in northern Santa Cruz County. Our mission is to provide our community with high quality, organic produce that is grown in a way that honors the land it is grown on, the people who grow it and the efficient and sustainable processes of production and distribution.
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