Save the Dates!
Saturday, October 22nd. Annual Members Dinner at Tre Posti.
Saturday, December 17th. Holiday Gala Dinner at Meadowood.

We will send email announcements containing final details and cost approximately one month in advance of each event.

Next Event: Saturday, September 10th at 6:00 pm. Special Dinner Featuring MacPhail and Hess Wines

Cost for Members & Non-Members: $189 per person

The Hess Collection
4411 Redwood Road, Napa, CA 94558

We will have an opportunity to enjoy a special dinner at The Hess Collection Winery featuring MacPhail and Hess Collection wines - a unique event as the combination of these wonderful wines is rarely offered. We highly recommend that you attend even if you have toured the winery and art collection in the past as new exhibitions and programs are offered in this constantly changing atmosphere.

The wines produced by Jim McPhail and now owned by Hess Collection are well regarded, having helped in the development and farming of Dutton Ranch, development of Crown Gap and many other locations.

Hess' VIP host will greet us at 6:00 pm with wine and hors d’oeuvres followed by a docent led tour of the Winery and Art Collection before we are seated in the newly-renovated private dining room.

About the Chef: After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in New York, Hess Collection Chef Chad Hendrickson moved to Los Angeles, where he started his career as a Hollywood restaurant chef. He worked for several elite West Hollywood restaurants, working as Sous Chef under Michael Roberts at Le Bel Age Hotel and as Chef at Café La Boheme. Before joining The Hess Collection in 2001, he worked at renowned Napa Valley restaurants Brix and Auberge du Soleil with Chef Andy Sutton. Chad is well known in the Napa Valley as an innovative, experienced chef with deep knowledge of local sustainable ingredients and a firm handle on pairing such fare with extraordinary wine.

Here is the proposed menu. It is subject to change due to availability of produce or products. Chef Chad sources locally and will select the best in-season products near the time of the dinner.


Two Hors d'oeuvres
Paired with 2015 Hess Small Block Mount Veeder Albariño

First Course: Pan Seared  Local Halibut, Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, Sausalito Watercress, Pickled Red Onion,
Estate Lemon Cucumbers, Togarashi Sauce
Paired with 2013 MacPhail Pratt Vine Hill Chardonnay

Entree: Grilled  Lamb T-Bone, Roasted Eggplant, Garden Chard, Haricots Verts, Toybox Mushrooms,
Wholegrain Mustard Demi, Sweet Pepper Relish
Paired with 2012 MacPhail Sundawg Pinot Noir and
2012 Hess Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon

Dessert: Black Mission Fig Tart

We suggest you hire transportation up Redwood Road or have a designated driver who can taper his or her wine enjoyment in order to provide a safe trip home. With the event expected to last 3 to 4 hours, this should be achievable.

Send in your reservation early as this will be a special night to remember!

To sign-up for an event, send your check, made payable to Napa Valley Wine & Food Society, to:

Frank Cafferata
P.O. Box 109
St. Helena, CA 94574
Attn: Napa Valley Wine & Food Society

Note: Cancellations must be received at least 1 week prior to the event date for refunds to be given.