Family-Owned Napa Winery Offers a Wide Range of Tasting Experiences Designed to Please the Palate
(Napa, Calif.) – April 4, 2022—Trefethen Family Vineyards, one of Napa’s pioneering family-owned estate wineries, today announced four by-appointment-only epicurean experiences for 2022, which will be introduced April 15, 2022. These new tastings showcase Trefethen’s historic winery, stunning setting, expansive gardens, vineyard views and Trefethen Chef Chris Kennedy’s culinary genius — not to mention exceptional wines, all crafted to be paired with food. All tastings can be booked by appointment at trefethen.com, by calling the winery at 707.255.7700 or by emailing [email protected].
Legacy Experience ($ 300 per person)
Trefethen’s Legacy Collection wines: Katie’s Acre Chardonnay, The Cowgirl & Pilot Merlot and HāLo, the winery’s flagship Cabernet Sauvignon, are highlighted in this new fully immersive and private experience. Hosted by certified sommeliers, guests will be greeted at the Historic Winery and taken on a brief tour before being guided through expansive gardens to the Villa, which previously served as the Trefethen family home. A sample menu features Katie’s Acre Chardonnay, which makes for a stellar pairing with a Classic Caviar Service for Two, and The Cowgirl and Pilot Merlot, which is highlighted by California Lamb Loin with Roasted Baby Carrots, Cumin Spiked Yogurt, and Carrot Top Chimichurri. For the first time, Trefethen will be offering a vertical of HāLo Cabernet Sauvignon which will be complemented by Dry Aged Beef Rib Eye with Puffed Bread and White Cheddar Mousse. The Legacy Experience lasts two hours and is offered weekly on Fridays at 1pm.
Twilight at Trefethen ($ 200 per person)
Trefethen’s signature “after hours” experience, Twilight at Trefethen returns in 2022 with some new twists. Featuring Trefethen’s small-lot bottlings, Winery Chef Chris Kennedy has created a tapas-inspired menu presented family-style featuring the bounty of “La Huerta,” Trefethen’s fruit and vegetable gardens. A sample menu includes Estate Lettuces with Preserved Meyer Lemon Green Goddess, Cured Egg Yolk, and Crispy Parmesan; La Huerta’s Best Spring Vegetables with Whipped White Miso Butter; Roasted Brassicas with Fermented Chili Paste and Confit Garlic and Sous Vide Prime Beef Short Rib with Yukon Gold Potatoes and Parsnip. Summer evenings are glorious in the Napa Valley and, if you are looking to celebrate a special occasion or enjoy a unique pre-dinner tasting, this is the experience for you. Twilight at Trefethen is offered Thursday and Friday evenings between 5-7pm for groups of 12 or fewer.
Taste the Estate ($ 100 per person)
Taste the Estate is Trefethen’s quintessential wine and culinary experience, highlighting the synergy of great wine and great food. Enjoy five of Trefethen’s exceptional wines paired with sublime and creative bites by Winery Chef Chris Kennedy. A sample menu pairs Trefethen Dry Riesling with Chawanmushi with Toasted Sesame, Cilantro, Ginger, and Puffed Rice; Cabernet Franc with Bresaola “Carpaccio” with Crispy Yukon Potatoes and Wild Arugula; The Cowgirl and the Pilot with House made Pasta with ‘Nduja, Braising Greens and Preserved Red Pepper Coulis; and Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon with Black Truffle Arancini with Fresh Chives and Wild Mushroom Emulsion. Guests walk away with a heightened appreciation of the interplay of the flavors and textures of wine and food and are inspired to try new recipes in their own kitchens. Taste the Estate is offered daily at either 11am or 3pm inside the Villa or outside on the deck.
Reserve Tasting ($ 65 per person)
Trefethen’s Reserve Tasting is offered at the Villa – inside the former family home and outside on the deck overlooking the gorgeous gardens first developed by Katie Trefethen in the 1960s. The featured wines are all limited production and always include the impressive Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. The charcuterie board with cured meats, local cheeses and estate grown preserves provides a delightful and educational experience of balanced flavors which enhance the enjoyment of these special wines. The Reserve Tasting is offered daily at 10:30 am, 1pm and 3pm.
ABOUT TREFETHEN FAMILY VINEYARDS
One of Napa Valley’s pioneering wineries, Trefethen Family Vineyards crafts distinguished estate grown wines that express the unique spirit of their land, vines, and people. The dedication of the Trefethen family is manifest in every aspect of the operation, from the soil to the table, including sustainable farming, thoughtful winemaking, and gracious hospitality. For more information, please contact the winery at 707.255.7700 or visit trefethen.com.