For decades, Silverado Vineyards has been growing some of California’s distinct wines. Please join us and winemaker Jon Emmerich for a five-course dinner experience paired perfectly with wine selections from this legendary winery.
Passed Mini Crab Cakes & Deviled Eggs
Silverado Vineyards, Napa Valley Sangiovese Rosato
sorrel buttermilk, salsa verde oil, apple, lemon picked cucumbers
Silverado Vineyards, Miller Ranch Estate Sauvignon Blanc
grapefruit, oranges, basil, watercress, pistachio vinaigrette and feta cheese
Silverado Vineyards, Napa Valley Sangiovese
Prime New York Strip
shallot jam, shimeji mushrooms, potato fondant, demi
Silverado Vineyards, Geo Cabernet Sauvignon Coombsville
Silverado Vineyards, Solo Cabernet Sauvignon Staggs Leap District
Mini Molten Lava Chocolate Cake
creme anglaise, candied cherries
$125 per person plus tax & gratuity
Reservations are required. Please call Jeff at 239-659-3176
or our Hostess at 239-430-4999.
About The Winemaker Jon Emmerich:
Jon Emmerich is only the second lead winemaker in the history of Silverado Vineyards. During his years at the winery, he has grown Silverado’s reputation for quality and consistency.
Growing up in Redwood City, Jon remembers his parents drinking Mateus Rosé and Blue Nun, popular wine brands in the 70s. Jon’s introduction to California wines began at The University of California, Davis where, on a lark, he enrolled in the Fermentation Science program. It was then that he was introduced to the greater world of California wine. As it turns out, Jon’s lessons took place not only in the classroom, but also in his dorm room. He and a dormmate, whose family owned a small farm and winery in Lodi, decided to use some of the family fruit to make wine in their dorm room. At that point, Jon realized that if he could make a decent red blend in a dorm room, then he could make a very good wine in a winery.
In 1985, Jon headed to France for an internship where he augmented his knowledge of the traditional winemaking craft. After graduating from The University of California, Davis in 1987 with a BS in Fermentation Science, Jon worked a harvest at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars. He then spent a year at Conn Creek Winery and Sebastiani Vineyards before joining Silverado Vineyards in 1990. Jon is a past President of the Napa Valley Wine Tech Group and past President of the Winemaking Techniques Committee of the California Enological Research Association.
Winemaking is just one part of what Jon does at Silverado Vineyards. He spends a lot of time on the road, meeting customers and carrying the Silverado story outside the Napa Valley. He works in Silverado’s estate vineyards to better understand the terroir and tell its story through the wines.