Aspiring winemakers, oenophiles and wine-lovers looking to immerse themselves in the wine-making process are presented with a unique immersion experience at Doukenie Winery’s Winemaker for a Day. The four-hour experience begins in Doukenie’s 500 acre vineyard, pruning, and learning the care and handling of the vines with winemaker James Phillips. Guests will then move into the cellar to participate in a rare tasting of the 2017 vintages directly from barrels, venture into Doukenie's underground 'Library' to uncork decades-old, unlabeled vintages and enjoy an immersive and in-depth experience in the wine-making process. The Winemaker for a Day program concludes with an private, intimate dinner by Savoir Faire hosted by winemaker James Phillips in Doukenie’s Tasting Room.
Winemaker for a Day Schedule
4pm: Guests will meet winemaker James Phillips in the cellar, then venture in the vines for a study and lesson on care of the vines.
5pm: Guests will return to the cellar for a library tasting, barrel tasting and exploration of 2017 vintages and blending lesson.
6pm: Guests will enjoy the seclusion of the Tasting Room held privately for a stunning dinner by Savoir Faire with wine pairings.
Winemaker for a Day Dinner Menu
Salad of Roasted Beets, Crumbled Local Goat Cheese & Candied Pecans
with White Balsamic Vinaigrette
Beef Stew with Shiitake Mushrooms served with Garlic & Leek Mashed Potatoes
Flourless Chocolate Torte with Cream & Berries
Tickets are $175/per person and can be purchased here on Eventbrite.