When I hear the words, “family reunion,” I instantly remember what that word meant to me as a teenager. I picture myself rolling my eyes, slumping out of boredom in my chair, and wishing I was anywhere else.
But there is a family reunion that inspires a completely different reaction in me – a family reunion that includes the word, “Pinot.”
The 7th Annual Pinot Family Reunion at Vintner’s Inn and John Ash & Co. makes me smile with expectation. I know I’ll taste amazing Pinot Noir wines, listen to a truly talented band, enjoy delicious cuisine, bid on incredible auction items, and contribute to a great cause.
This photo of Vintners Inn is courtesy of TripAdvisor
Once again, over 40 wineries have come together for this year’s Wine & Food Tasting portion of the Pinot Family Reunion from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wineries include Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery, Iron Horse Vineyards, Kosta-Browne Winery, La Crema Winery, MacMurray Ranch, Paradise Ridge Winery, and more. Unforgettable Pinot Noir wines will be perfectly paired with local bites. The Pat Jordan Band will perform live adding to the joy of this special event. This year’s Silent Auction brings exciting items that can only be found at the reunion such as large format bottled of wine and much more.
At 5 p.m., the three-course Family Style Dinner at John Ash & Co. begins with more incredible Pinot Noirs wines paired with more than a tasty bite. Delightful appetizers are numerous and include Portobello Fries with Preserved Lemon Aioli, Salmon Cakes with Pinot Mayonnaise, and Moroccan Spiced Lamb Ribs with Tamarind Sauce. The first course features an attention and appetite-grabbing Prawns and Bay Scallops with Caper Butter over Celery Root Mash. For the second course, John Ash & Co. offers an enticing feast of Pan Roasted Breast of Sonoma County Liberty Duck, Grilled Lamb Sausages, Roasted Leg of Lamb with Lentils and Pinot Noir Reduction, and more. Guests will need to save room for the luscious third course. Dinner ends with plentiful choices including Dry Creek Peach Cobbler, and Pinot Poached Estate Figs. The thrilling Live Auction presents incredible values and items such as overnight accommodations and more.
This year’s reunion benefits Sutter North Bay Women’s Breast Cancer Care Center and the Healthcare Foundation Northern Sonoma County.
Remember to contact Pure Luxury Transportation for safe, professional chauffeured transportation for this special reunion of Pinot and friends and create more fantastic memories.