We are thrilled to announce that for the third year, Kendall-Jackson is the “Preferred Wine of the Kentucky Derby® and Churchill Downs.” This year marks the 149th Run for the Roses taking place on Saturday, May 6, 2023. Here is how you can join in on the fun.
SATURDAY, MAY 6: THE OFFICIAL KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY AT THE KENDALL-JACKSON ESTATE
For the 2nd year in a row, we're bringing the excitement to Sonoma County. Join us at the Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens for the largest West Coast celebration for the 149th Run for the Roses. Our stunning four-acre culinary garden, expansive lawn, and alfresco patio will provide the perfect setting for a fun-filled day of wine, food, fashion, horse racing, and entertainment. Derby Day festivities at Kendall-Jackson will include a large-screen viewing of Kentucky Derby day races, fashion contests, Derby-inspired Southern cuisine paired with award-winning Kendall-Jackson wines, beer by Seismic Brewing Company, Golden State Cider, iconic mint juleps by Young & Yonder Spirits, and more. And this celebration is all for a good cause with event proceeds benefiting Farm to Pantry.
It's all happening on Saturday, May 6, 2023 from 11am until 5:30pm. Ticket price includes full access to Saturday's event, complimentary food, a welcome drink, and three complimentary drink tickets. Additional drinks available for purchase.
While some fans sip on bourbon, wine is our drink of choice on Derby day. To celebrate, we’re offering wine enthusiasts and sports fans two special bottlings featuring the best of California's coastal wine-growing regions. Blending our family's legacy of award-winning winemaking and Thoroughbred horse racing, we are thrilled to announce two commemorative wines: our 2021 Mendocino County Chardonnay and the 2020 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon. These bottles are limited-edition and will go fast so be sure to race to find them before Derby day at a store near you or online. Lucky enough to be in Kentucky? You can also get a taste on-site at Churchill Downs.
Dreaming of watching the Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports in person? Here's your chance! Wine lovers and horse racing enthusiasts can enter to win coveted seats to attend the 150th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs happening in May 2024.