Jessup Cellars presents “Ancient Art of Fermentation” featuring NYT’s Bestseller Sandor Katz & Sunset Magazine’s Margo True

Jessup Cellars’ final 2013 installment of its inaugural TasteMaker Speaker Series is serving up of one of the hottest and health-driven culinary trends in America, fermented foods and beverages. On October 17th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, the Yountville winery will host The Ancient Art of Fermentation: From Then to the Here & Now with Sunset magazine’s Food Editor Margo True in conversation with New York Times Bestselling author of The Art of Fermentation, Sandor Ellix Katz. A tasting of Jessup Cellars wines, and a fermented foods and beverage tasting with The Cultured Pickle and Shed will follow the interactive forum. Tickets are $35 each, very limited, and available at

“More than any other single person, Sandor Katz has led us to appreciate the humble miracle that is fermentation,” said Sunset Magazine’s Food Editor, Margo True. “This event unites the master of microbes with some of California’s most cutting-edge fermenters, including multiple Good Foods award-winner Alex Hozven of Berkeley’s The Cultured Pickle Shop; and fermentation host Jordan Lancer of Shed, in Healdsburg, who serves up everything from beer to kombucha at their new Fermentation Bar. That’s a whole lot of tasty live culture, packed into one evening.”

The New York Times called Sandor, “…one of the unlikely rock stars of the American food scene.” His books The Art of Fermentation and Wild Fermentation, and the fermentation workshops he has taught across North America have inspired home cooks and top chefs alike. The evening also opens the month-long Art of Fermentation exhibition featuring select works by house artist and curator Cynthia Carey and artist Michael Obriant’s Bubble Series.

The interactive thought leadership forums are staged in the Jessup Cellars Tasting Gallery in Napa Valley’s village of Yountville, just a block north of the famed French Laundry. Each event is integrated with month-long art exhibitions and tasting room activities, bringing together Jessup Cellars wines, food, art and people into fully realized sensory forums. To reach an even greater audience beyond its gallery walls, Jessup Cellars presents live, interactive discussions via

Jessup Cellars Tasting Gallery is located at 6740 Washington St., Yountville, California. The events take place from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and include pre-mixer, presentation and tasting, and meet-and-greets with featured guests. Tickets are $35 each and available online at To learn more about Jessup Cellars and the TasteMaker Speaker Series visit or call 707.944.8523.

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