Held yearly under candlelight at Michael’s Wine Cellar, Michael’s Forks and Corks Wine Dinners are extravagant, multi-course feasts paired with fine wines from around the world!
Join us for this extravagant five-course Wine Dinner!
California Dreaming Wine Dinner
(A Featured Forks & Corks Event!)
Featuring: Martinelli Winery and the Cain Vineyard & Winery
January 25, 2019
Michael's Wine Cellar
$95/per person, plus tax and gratuity
Suggested Attire: Cocktail
Advanced reservations are required.
Click the Register Link above or call 941-366-0007, ext. 229 to register via phone. (Phone reservations are available Monday through Friday, 10 am - 4 pm.)
The Martinelli family has been farming grapes and making wine in Sonoma County since the 1880’s. The first winery was built in the Russian River Valley in the late 1880’s. The coastal land, where our Fort Ross-Seaview vineyards are located, was acquired by the ancestors by the Homestead Act of the 1860’s. They have been ranching, farming and living off these lands since 1860 and are the only owners on record in the history of the property. They produce small lots of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah, and Zinfandel from our estate grown grapes located in Russian River Valley, Green Valley of Russian River, Fort Ross-Seaview and Sonoma Coast Appellations. The terroir of each vineyard is what creates the “personality” of each wine and showcases the full range of diversity between them. These vineyards are heavily thinned to yield between one to three tons of fruit per acre and are meticulously farmed by Lee Martinelli Sr., and his two sons, Lee, Jr. and George, continuing five generations of the proud family legacy of care-taking the land. Their winemaker Bryan Kvamme handles the wine with true handcrafted artistry; the wines are neither hot nor cold stabilized, are un-fined and unfiltered, and clarified only by racking before bottling. Click here to read more.
Cain Vineyard & Winery is cradled in a spectacular bowl overlooking the Napa Valley from the crest of the Spring Mountain District. They are dedicated to the creation of Cabernet blends, each drawn from its own unique vineyard sources, each with it’s own distinctive signature.
The success of Cain depends on the combination of an incredible site, an inspired vision, patient, persevering, and tenacious ownership, and the unending hard work of the Cain team. Take any of these key elements away, and you would not be reading this—nor would they even be writing it. What follows is just the briefest outline of the complex and exciting story of how the wine estate came into being. Click here to read more.
Menu & Wine Selection (TBD)