Six Kenwood wineries have teamed up to offer what sounds like a fun day of eating, drinking—and walking. The wineries, Paradise Ridge, En Garde, B Wise, Mayo, Deerfield and Muscardini, will offer an all-inclusive series of progressive meals starting Feb. 22 from 11am to 5pm. Each winery will offer one course of a six-course meal and appropriately paired wines. The first five stops are all reachable on foot. A Platypus bus will then take you to the last stop at Deerfield Ranch Winery and then back to your vehicle. (Where you designated driver can safely get you home). The cost? Ninety-nine dollars.
The Kenwood Progressive Food and Wine tour begins on a Sunday, but starting March 5 until May 24 they will go down on Thursdays in the same 11am–5pm time slot.
Some of the first food and wine pairings include a wild rice and mushroom salad and a skirt steak, blue cheese and balsamic onion crostini with B Wise Vineyards’ 2012 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2010 Brion Monte Rosso Cabernet Sauvignon; a mushroom-brie bisque paired with En Garde Winery’s 2013 Albarino, 2012 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir and Magdalena Berry Port; and tahini short ribs with Mayo Family Winery’s 2012 Duke’s Vineyard Napa Valley Malbec, Katie’s Reserve.
Alternating Kenwood wineries, wines and menu choices will be updated weekly on the Paradise Ridge website at prwinery.com and others. Tickets available at progressivetasting.eventbrite.com or call 707.282.9020.