Winemaker dinners are my idea of a perfect way to spend an evening especially when wines from an outstanding Sonoma winery are paired perfectly with a delicious menu at a quality Sonoma restaurant. As part of the Sunday Supper Sipping Club, Kunde Family Estate and Depot Restaurant presented an unforgettable experience. Jennifer and Gary Buffo, along with some special clients, are still talking about the evening and using words like "fabulous" and the more popular, "Wow!"
Marcia Kunde Mickelson and her husband, Jim Mickelson, together with Depot Executive Chef, Antonio Ghilarducci, charmed and educated guests as we enjoyed this incredible evening. The six-course meal included Depot's handmade Tagliatelle pasta and amazing fresh, local, artisanal ingredients masterfully prepared by Chef Ghilarducci. Guests enjoyed a diverse collection of impeccable Kunde wines including 2006 Reserve Chardonnay, 2008 Sauvignon Blanc, 2008 Viognier, 2006 "202" Meritage, 2006 Primitivo, 2006 Sangiovese, and Zinfandel Port. Successful winemaker dinners pay attention to how the wine and food compliment each other. Kunde went a step further - the care that went into each pairing made the flavors come to life and exceeded expectations! Each wine and food pairing was perfection. The Kunde family works closely with Pure Luxury to capture the "wine country experience" for all to enjoy. It was a special treat to take part in this memorable evening. Cheer's to two of Sonoma's finest!