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11 Dates Available· Dec 2 – Dec 12
Holiday Tour and Tasting
Jordan Vineyard & Winery
Join us for the Jordan Holiday Tour & Tasting, a special seated tasting by our Christmas tree that is only offered during the holiday season. Explore the architectural splendor of the iconic Winery Chateau in Healdsburg that has defined Jordan for four decades. After a holiday toast with the Jordan Cuvée by Champagne AR Lenoble and an hors d’oeuvre pairing featuring the Jordan Chef’s Reserve Caviar, walk the cobblestone terrace with scenic views overlooking our Sonoma wine country garden and vineyards, and pass through the historic oak tank room, before a seated, gourmet wine tasting with food pairing. Along your guided journey, you’ll sample our current release Russian River Valley Chardonnay and Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon with hors d’oeuvre pairings. You’ll also be treated to a special selection of an older vintage Cabernet Sauvignon and our Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil, paired with some of California’s best artisan cheeses. In the spirit of the holidays, your experience will conclude with homemade cookies and homemade ganache TCHO hot cocoa.
Set in a fun, informative atmosphere, find your perfect pairing at our monthly #tasting #event! Happening the first Tuesday of each month enjoy 5 #wines, 5 #cheese, and 5 #oliveoils at We Olive & Wine Bar at the Mix inside SOCO and The OC Mix. The first Tuesday of every month 7:00pm until 8:30pm join #wine #sommelier Welsey Kollar & the We Olive team as they guide you through this unique tasting. When each #wine, #cheese, and #oliveoil are tasted together, it will tantalize your taste buds! Our great signature tasting for your wine and foodie friends. RSVP Required. Limited Seating Available (best to call ahead of time). $35.00 per person. *EXCLUSIVE discounts on bottles of wine and olive oil are offered during the event.
2 Dates Available· Dec 8 – Dec 15
Holiday gifting! Bondolio Nuovo will be available in the tasting room, along with carefully selected gifts and gourmet food items from Italy, France, Spain, and the US. Taste this year’s harvest and enjoy pizza on the patio.* We’ll be offering handmade-to-order pizzas fresh from our wood-burning pizza oven. Beer and soft drinks will be available, along with a selection of wine from Stone Edge Farm Winery. 𝗔𝗱𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗲𝗲. No advance tickets needed. This year, Bondolio is excited to host two additional tasting experiences: 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟴: Chutney Chef Allison McQuade of McQuade’s Celtic Chutney will share her delicious flavor combinations, made with fresh produce and her Scottish granny’s traditional methods. 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟭𝟱: Chefs John, Mike and Fiorella, co-authors of the 𝘚𝘵𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘌𝘥𝘨𝘦 𝘍𝘢𝘳𝘮 𝘒𝘪𝘵𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘓𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘊𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬, will be here to share recipes from their gorgeous new book. We’ll have copies for purchase and they’ll have pen in hand to autograph your copy. * All proceeds from the al fresco lunch will go to Angel Flight West. Enjoy good food and do good at the same time!
Have you ever wanted to learn how the highest quality extra virgin olive oil is made? Pull on your boots, and get ready to experience harvesting Tuscan olives for yourself! Carrying harvest baskets and harvesting combs, you will be lead into the field by McEvoy Ranch President and long-time olive tree expert, Samantha Dorsey.
After collecting fresh olives, our Mill Manager, Jose Hernandez, will welcome you to the Frantoio to see and smell the milling process as it happens. Next, our hospitality staff will guide you through an olive oil tasting flight, followed by a 3-course lunch featuring the freshly milled Olio Nuovo, paired with our award-winning wines.
Dec 8 Sun 2:30 – 5:00pm
Interactive Olive Oil Tasting & Workshop
Hosted by Slow Food East Bay and Strictly Olive Oil
Albany Community Center 1249 Marin Ave, Albany, CA 94706
On Sunday December 8th, plan to join Slow Food East Bay for an interactive olive oil workshop and tasting focusing on the new harvest oils.
Over the course of a few hours, we’ll taste five oils paired with foods chosen to bring out the nuances of both the oil’s and food’s flavors. As we taste, we’ll learn about growing and production methods, varietal differences and get recommendations on selecting, using and storing oils. There will be plentiful time for questions.
We’re grateful to have local experts Nancy Ash of Strictly Olive Oil and Kathryn Tomajan of Fat Gold as our guides for the afternoon with Roberta Klugman adding her assistance beforehand. Between the three of them, they have milled & blended, imported, exported, tasted and judged olive oil the world over and it’s a rare opportunity to have their wealth of knowledge all together in one room!
Additionally, Kathryn’s oils will be available for sale at the workshop – an amazing opportunity, as they are normally only sold to a mailing list. They make for wonderful gifts, so you’ll be set for the holiday season!
All proceeds from this event go to benefit Slow Food East Bay and our support of organizations, farms and food entrepreneurs doing the work of bringing Good Clean and Fair food to the East Bay. We are grateful for the donation of time from our presenters and product from the various olive oil producers.