The 2023 season is here and our Farm-to-Table Dinner Series is back! Join us at our Wine Estate & Gardens to experience the beauty of a wine country evening fueled by the day’s harvest from our culinary gardens and the bounty of local Sonoma County purveyors, paired with Kendall-Jackson Estate wines. Presented by our very own Culinary team led by Chef Tracey Shepos Cenami and Master Culinary Gardener Tucker “Farmer T” Taylor. Together, we'll enjoy the Sonoma County evening seated at one long table in the midst of our four-acre garden so you get the opportunity to make new friends.
We encourage everyone to embrace the themes of each dinner by dressing up and being ready to feel transported to a magical location fueled by food, wine, music, and ambiance. Event dates are as follows:
Garden reception begins at 5:30pm and each dinner will end around 9:00pm in the evening
Saturday, July 8, 2023 – Spanish Theme
Featuring ingredients from across the Jackson Family Estates including Joe Valero Lamb, Saralee's Chickens and Eggs
General Admission: $225 per person KJ Wine Club: $180 per person
Saturday, October 7, 2023 - featuring Guest Chef Kim Alter & Snake River Farms
We're thrilled to welcome Chef Kim Alter of San Francisco. Chef Kim is a two-time James Beard Nominated Chef (in 2018 and 2020), earned the title of 'Sustainable Chef of the Year' from Star Chefs in 2019, and has been recognized as a 'Top 100 Restaurant' from the Chronicle for multiple years. With menus showcasing her commitment to technique, whole animal cookery, and support of local farms, Chef Kim's food often takes familiar dishes to new places with creative spins on classics. This dinner will feature the day’s harvest from our culinary gardens, Chef Kim Alter, and Snake River Farms' humanely raised & sustainable ranch-to-table products that will excite your taste buds, all paired with Kendall-Jackson Estate Wines.
General Admission: $300 per person KJ Wine Club: $240 per person
Each event starts at 5:30 with a casual reception as our Culinary team puts the final touches on dinner. Seating for dinner is typically around 6pm. Each event typically concludes around 9:00pm in the evening.
Are there still multiple seatings + table configurations available?
No. During the 2021 and 2022 seasons to accommodate COVID-19 restrictions, we offered staggered seating and private dining options for large parties. For the 2023 season, we have returned to our classic and beloved community table set-up. This means all guests will be seated at one big, long table and the event will start and conclude at the same time.
Can I make a special request to sit in a certain place or have all my complete party seated together?
Our farm-to-table events are open seating. All seating is first come, first serve. If you're attending with a group of people, we recommend arriving on time and embracing the spirit of community table– to meet and mingle with friends of Kendall-Jackson!
Can you make special accommodations for dietary restrictions?
When purchasing tickets on Tock, you will be prompted of any dietary restrictions or allergens our team should be aware of. Due to the nature of the events, we are unable to accommodate specific substitution requests. Our team will work as hard as possible to accommodate you as our guest.
I am a Kendall-Jackson Wine Club Member, can I get a discount on event tickets?
To take advantage of your K-J Wine Club Member special pricing, please be sure to login to Tock and purchase your tickets using the same email address associated with your K-J Wine Club membership.
Do you allow smoking?
While these events are enjoyed in the great outdoors, we ask guests to please be courteous of others and refrain from smoking at the dinner table. If you do choose to step away to a smoking area, please be sure to properly dispose of your butts for fire safety.
Can I bring my dog?
Under normal circumstances, we are dog-friendly at the Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens. However, due to the nature of our farm-to-table events, we advise and appreciate if you leave your furry friends at home. Service animals are always permitted.
Are children or guests under 21 allowed?
No. Our farm-to-table events are for adults 21+ only.
What about the weather?
Our farm-to-table events offer guests an al fresco dining experience and a chance to soak up the Sonoma County scenery while dining outdoors. The community dining table has a sun shade and there are outdoor umbrellas situated around the garden. Weather dependent we also have heat lamps for when the sun begins to set. We recommend SPF, sunglasses, and dressing with layers or bringing a light jacket. As you will be in the garden, appropriate footwear is also recommended.