Just to the south of the famed Napa and Sonoma wine regions lies the Carneros American Viticultural Area, whose proximity to the San Francisco Bay breeze produces stunning cooler-climate varietals like Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The region is home to dozens of highly praised wineries, but our favorite is none other than the Festival’s wine sponsor, Bouchaine Vineyards.
Bouchaine is a privately-owned boutique winery, which means they have the ability to experiment both in the vineyard and the winery. This also means that they truly care about their customers, and want to provide them with an exciting experience every time they come to visit.
This year, Bouchaine has been stepping up their offerings on-site with wine and food pairings in partnership with a variety of Bravo’s Top Chef stars at their monthly Chefs Series. Most recently, they brought in Angelina Bastidas (season 13) of Bin 36 in Chicago to bring together Bouchaine’s wines and her incredible culinary pairings to highlight the love affair between food and wine.
If you’re interested in learning more about this series, visit the Bouchaine website or call the winery directly at 707-252-9065 for more details.