One of the most common questions we get at the Yountville Welcome Center is, “which tasting room can I have dinner at?” And now we have the perfect answer! Handwritten Wines & Jessup Cellars are excited to announce their newest offering, “Vine to Table” dinners. Offered at both Handwritten Wines & Jessup Cellars, Vine to Table dinners are a sure way to create a magical experience for you and your friends. Scroll down to learn about the different experiences offered at each tasting room.
Jessup Cellars is known as the friendliest tasting room in the Napa Valley. The Jessup Cellars story is one of passion, family, hard work, resilience and, of course, fantastic wine. Over the past two decades, Jessup Cellars has earned a loyal following for its ultra-premium wines of distinction and a word-of-mouth reputation for hosting one of the friendliest tasting rooms in all of the wine country.
Vine to Table Dinner at Jessup Cellars
The Vine to Table experience at Jessup Cellars is a great way to celebrate everything that wine country has to offer. Enjoy a four-course meal expertly prepared by Chef MikeC and paired with Jessup Wines.
– $1,400 for 4 guests, $250 for each additional guest
– Experience ideal for groups of 4-10
Large Group Event at Jessup Cellars
If you are visiting Yountville with a large group and want to create an unforgettable experience, you can also rent out the Jessup Cellars tasting room! Jessup Celalrs feature both indoor and outdoor event spaces with a contemporary aesthetic in an elegant atmosphere that is warm and inviting. Whether you are looking to host a food and wine reception, a rehearsal dinner, a corporate event, or other social gatherings, the Jessup team of hospitality professionals will help you create a memorable experience.
– Pricing varies. Please email Chef MikeC at firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrating ancient traditions, Handwritten honors all things handcrafted and handwritten. Just as each person’s handwriting is unique, each wine and each vintage is unique. We are a gathering point for a community of like-minded and passionate lovers of wine and the literary arts, fostering a culture of exploration and discussion. Handwritten’s compelling winemaking story is about crafting evocative Napa Valley District Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from the best hillside and mountain vineyards situated across the many unique terroirs.
Gourmet Pizza Cooking Class at Handwritten
Handmade artisan pizza and beautiful Napa Valley wines are a match made in gastronomic heaven. Join Handwritten Wines for a fun evening of hands-on cooking fun with Executive Chef MikeC and Handwritten’s knowledgeable wine educators. You’ll learn all the tips, tricks, and techniques of the pros to become a master pizza chef. Start the evening in the Handwritten kitchen with Chef and make a selection of delicious and creative pizzas, and finish the evening dining on your creations with a curated selection of Handwitten’s finest wines.
– $1,150 for 4 guests, $250 for each additional guest
– Experience is ideal for groups of 4-8
Vine to Table Dinner at Handwritten Wines
Join Handwritten for a magical evening of the finest food and wine that the Napa Valley has to offer. Enjoy an expertly created meal prepared by Handwritten’s Executive Chef MikeC and learn all about wine pairing from one of Handwritten’s knowledgeable wine educators.
– $1,600 for 4 guests, $275 for each additional guest
– Experience is ideal for groups of 4-10
Large Group Event at Handwritten Wines
The Handwritten Wines tasting room is nestled in downtown Yountville among the finest restaurants and guest accommodations in the Napa Valley. It is the perfect venue for a large group to experience the best in hospitality. Handwritten features both indoor and outdoor event spaces that can be transformed to fit your group’s needs.
– Prices vary, please email Chef MikeC at ChefMikeC@tglwc.com.
Chef MikeC has crafted his gastronomic skills managing a natural foods grocery and Sur la Table culinary programs, graduating with honors from the California Culinary Academy, owning three catering companies in two states, and partnering as chef at a successful wine bar in Berkeley’s famed Gourmet Ghetto. He was co-owner and executive chef of two highly successful home chef cooking schools in Berkeley, and has taught sold out classes in schools across the entire west coast.
He is coauthor of “Kitchen on Fire: Mastering the Art of Cooking in 12 Weeks (or less)”, and chef/host of the final season of the long running PBS cooking show series “Organic Living with the Hippy Gourmet”.
In 2016 he joined two of his closest friends to launch Augie’s Montreal Smoked Meat, a producer of the finest Montreal style deli meats and sausages, where he is currently co-owner and COO. After consulting and creating unique culinary events for Jessup Cellars and Handwritten for almost a decade, he finally joined the team as our executive chef in the summer of 2021.
MikeC’s culinary style is best described as farm to table inspired New American cuisine, which incorporates the best of the season’s ingredients in hand crafted dishes influenced by the rich culinary traditions of our entire country.