Chef Michael Chiarello, TV personality, restaurateur, vintner and author, has taken his personal flair for layering flavors to a new challenge—making small productions of handcrafted estate wines. Chiarello Family Vineyards makes five estate grown wines from 20-acres around his home that he sustainably farms.
Your evening hosted by Michael and his wife Eileen will begin with a small group tour of the property. Then you will have an opportunity to visit Chef Chiarello in his kitchen as he prepares dinner with the team from Bottega, his award-winning Napa Valley restaurant.
Chiarello Family Vineyards was named Editors Pick, Top Scoring California Sirah and Editors Pick, Top Scoring California Zinfandel by Wine Spectator. Your four-course dinner will be served alfresco and include individually-plated and family-style dishes expertly paired with a selection of award-winning estate wines.
Michael and Eileen will offer a special tasting of the Chiarello Family Vineyards unreleased, very small production of 2012 Eileen Cabernet Sauvignon.
You will have an opportunity to hear first-hand about winemaking and wine pairing from Chef Chiarello.
Chef Michael Chiarello has been a national television host of his own shows for over a decade on PBS, Food Network and Cooking Channel, and has appeared on the highest rated food competition shows on television as well. His Emmy-Award winning show Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello, began in 2003 and still airs daily. He took second place as finalist on Bravo's inaugural Top Chef Masters, and has appeared as a judge on Top Chef and Top Chef Masters. Michael was also a competitor on Food Network's The Next Iron Chef.
- Wine and appetizer reception
- Four-course dinner paired with wines
- Meet & Greet and photo with Chef Michael Chiarello
- Pre-signed copy of Live Fire Cookbook
- Round trip transportation via small group shuttle will be provided from a designated Napa location
Friday – September 18, 2015
5:30 PM Event Registration at a Napa location
6:00 PM Shuttle departure
6:30 PM Property tour and reception
7:30 PM Dinner
10:00 PM Shuttle will return guests to Departure location
Please note: Schedule subject to change. A detailed itinerary will be provided with event confirmation. This is not an autograph session.
Chiarello Family Vineyards
Napa Valley, CA
Guests will meet at a designated location and transportation will be provided to and from the event location. Details will be provided with event confirmation.