Winemaker’s Dinner: Spottswoode

An exclusive experience.

Thursday, September 28
6 p.m. dinner; 6:30 p.m. reception

“When the history of Napa’s great vineyards is written, the 40-acre Spottswoode grand cru vineyard will be counted among the finest grand vineyards in the region.” —Wine critic Robert Parker

Spottswoode is synonymous with iconic Napa cabernet sauvignon and sauvignon blanc. This jewel of an estate is nestled in the mountain foothills of the St. Helena AVA and has been cultivating their vines organically since 1985, recently transitioning to biodynamics. Decorated with 100-point scores and glowing reviews, this multi-generational estate is in the accomplished hands of Beth Novak Milliken, CEO of Spottswoode, who will take us through a range of highly allocated and highly scored wines paired with Executive Chef Dan Creyke’s culinary inspirations. A luxurious opportunity to step into the fall season, this exclusive dinner is a must for bone fide wine lovers.



Poached Sunseeker Oyster, crème fraîche, sturgeon caviar
AAA Beef Tartare, black garlic miso dressing, cilantro, puffed wild rice
Squash & Tofu Cashew “Ricotta” Mousse, radish, orange frosted cashew, endive

Welcome bubbles and Wine Country cocktail


tamari-broiled, kohlrabi coconut nage, daikon, gai lan, rice cracker

Spottswoode Estate Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2021 ($90)
Spottswoode Estate Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2019 ($80)

roasted breast, confit leg agnolotti, roasted radish,  thyme beurre blanc, comté, duck fat mie de pain

Spottswoode Estate Vineyards Lyndenhurst Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 ($200)
Spottswoode Estate Vineyard Lyndenhurst Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 ($220)


sungold & olive crusted striploin, roasted sweetbreads, onion soubise, fennel, herb emulsion, red wine jus 

Spottswoode Estate Vineyard Lyndenhurst Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 ($400)


lemon mascarpone, cheesecake, dark cherry compote 

Napa Nightcap

Coffee & tea


In 1987, Beth Novak Milliken joined her mother, Mary Novak at Spottswoode, becoming the first second-generation family member to become actively involved in guiding Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery. In the more than three decades since, Beth has played a key role in establishing Spottswoode Estate Vineyard as one of the world’s great winegrowing sites, and Spottswoode as one of Napa Valley’s most iconic and respected wineries. She has also quietly built a reputation as a leader in the Napa Valley community, advocating on behalf of the wine industry and the social and environmental causes she holds dear.