The Supper Club Series at Franciscan Estate Winery

Photography by Melissa Gabriel

Beginning next month, winery chef Cory Strike will partner with local artisan food purveyors to put on a gourmet ‘pop up’ Supper Club at the winery in St. Helena. The program will include two separate events from September to October, each highlighting a unique cuisine or food trend that nicely complements winemaker Janet Myers’ wines. Below is some of the initial information about the first two dinners, with further details to be shared, as available. The third dinner is tentatively scheduled for October 19.

Interactive Tomato and Cheese  ($130; $115 to wine club members)

What: Cheesemaking demonstration from Bellwether Farms followed by three course barbeque dinner under the stars. Each course is paired with specially-selected Franciscan Estate wine. Dessert and coffee to follow

When: Friday, September 28; Ricotta cheese demonstration and wine reception at 6:00pm; dinner at 7:00pm

Where: Franciscan Estate Winery: demonstration in the kitchen followed by dinner and dessert on the Terrace

The winery is located at 1178 Galleron Road at Highway 29 in St. Helena and tickets can be purchased by contacting Karen McLellan at Franciscan Estate. She can be reached at 707-967-3805 or A 72-hour cancellation policy will be enforced for the dinners

Franciscan Estate Winemaker Janet Myers and GEV Editor-in-Chief Kaye Cloutman

Our friends from the Franciscan Estate (L-R) Steve Hosmer - Director of Wine Education, Jay Turnipseed - Winemaker and Janet Myers, Director of Winemaking & General Manager