Heirloom Tomato Festival
Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival
20th Annual Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival
Saturday, September 24, 2016 • 11am - 4:00pm
Farm-to-Table Charity Dinner
Friday, September 23, 2016 • 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens, 5007 Fulton Road, Fulton, CA
Please join us for another unforgettable event as the Annual Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival celebrates its 20th year! To commemorate this special anniversary, we have joined forces with Williams-Sonoma to curate a weekend of tomato-inspired festivities, with proceeds benefitting charities that fight hunger in our community – the Redwood Empire Food Bank and No Kid Hungry.
Our Saturday festival reveals the delicious flavors of more than 150 heritage varieties of tomatoes grown in Kendall-Jackson’s expanded estate culinary gardens. Enjoy a perfect fall day with, exceptional wine and food pairings, dynamic wine and garden seminars, live music, and the ever popular Chef Challenge, featuring some of our favorite celebrity chefs from wine country and beyond. Around the rest of the festival, nearly 30 Bay Area chefs will create tomato-inspired bites, vying for the coveted Critic's Choice award. This year’s festival benefits the Redwood Empire Food Bank, a foundation close to our hearts as they strive to end hunger in our community.
Tickets are available for General Admission, Wine Club Members and the exclusive Premier Package.
- Kendall-Jackson club members enjoy their own Wine Club Member tent and check-in, complete with special wine tastings and food stations.
- The Premier Package includes a Premier Tent and Lounge, valet parking with a separate entrance to the event, exclusive foods, along with limited release wines poured by our Master Sommelier.
New to this year’s festivities, Friday evening before the Festival, join Kendall-Jackson and Williams-Sonoma for a stunning Farm-to-Table dinner set in the Kendall-Jackson Estate Gardens. Partake in a culinary treat as you dine al fresco with your hosts around a shared table, with each course prepared by a different celebrity chef, including Top Chef Masters winner Douglas Keane, Top Chef runner-up Brooke Williamson, Williams-Sonoma Chef Partners Joshua McFadden and Ryan Pollnow, and Kendall-Jackson Executive Chef Justin Wangler. This special dinner, benefitting No Kid Hungry, will highlight ingredients from the Estate Gardens, and each course will be thoughtfully paired with Kendall-Jackson wines. The dinner will take place from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the dinner are available via Eventbrite for $225 per person. Seating is limited.
The Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB) is the largest hunger-relief organization serving north coastal California, from Sonoma County to the Oregon border. Since 1987, the REFB has been helping our community through innovative programs under three strategic initiatives – Every Child, Every Day; Senior Security; and the Neighborhood Hunger Network.
No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 5 kids will face hunger this year. Using proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger today by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget. When we all work together, we can make sure kids get the healthy food they need. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.