Our popular Winemaker's All-Inclusive weekends will continue in April with the wines of Brassfield Estate. Brassfield Estate's wines are the result of intensive efforts by their winemaker to get their special High Valley Appellation recognized as a unique growing region. Brassfield also has some incredible wine caves which we will be visiting on our tour around the county.
This package has been put together in collaboration with caterer Shannon Michele from Cache Creek Catering and Robert Folk from the Limousine Connection. Shannon has spent her life in the area immersing herself into the study of when each local delicacy is at its peak of freshness and succulence. Whether it be incredible local berries, mushrooms, goat cheese or vegetables Shannon's passion for the ultimate fresh local food helps her to know when they're perfect and how to include each item into a delightful pleasure for the palate.
Our all-inclusive weekend has everything a wine aficionado could love - from perfectly paired foods and wines to an intimate dinner with a celebrated winemaker. Once you have arrived you need not worry about any aspect of your journey - it will all be included and attended to.
Arrive to heavy hors d'oeuvres paired perfectly to a variety of wines. This is your chance to meet the other participants in this weekend and get to know the winemaker while enjoying multiple award-winning wines. You will also have a variety of scrumptious appetizers paired with the wines to welcome you from your journey and start the weekend out right.
Start your day with our home-made hearty breakfast so that you're full and ready for a day's adventures among the vineyards of Lake County.
After breakfast, join your fellow guests as you are whisked to several of Lake County's finest wineries. Once again our caterer, Shannon, has come through and will provide a basket of food to take with you that features a variety of gourmet treats that are paired with the wines you will be enjoying throughout the day.
This treasure hunt for your tastebuds and sense of adventure is made more exceptional by our limousine driver, Robert, whose knowledge of the area, the wines and the people who make Lake County such an incredible wine discovery.
After a day of touring Lake County's finest wineries, enjoying the fruits of their labor and learning the vision that helps them win the awards that they do, not to mention some wonderful munchies to go along with the experience, you will be whisked back to the Featherbed Railroad. This is a great chance to enjoy the comfort of your Jacuzzi tub for a while, or just sit on the porch and share highlights of your journey with the other guests who have shared the delightful day with you.
Saturday evening we will bring Michael back and our caterer, Shannon, will prepare a four-course gourmet dinner for you created specifically to go perfectly with a variety of Brassfield's multiple award-winning wines.
While all good things must come to an end this is one great way to conclude a fun and informative weekend - breakfast with your fellow travelers at the Featherbed Railroad.
We will, again, create one of our filling breakfasts to start your day out right. After breakfast there will be plenty of time to enjoy the rest of your day however you like - whether that be heading back to the place you call home or continuing your wine discovery. Either way, the choice is yours.
The Featherbed Railroad encourages an early reservation for this weekend as we will only sell a few of these special packages during our inaugural event. If you celebrate discovering new and exciting joy for your palate while relaxing in a unique setting with someone very special to you, this is a chance to enjoy that bliss wrapped up in a very special weekend package.
Prices for this weekend include two nights' accommodations, all the food, limousine excursion and tasting room fees. Depending on which Caboose room is chosen, prices range from $720 to 860 for two guests for two nights. Taxes and gratuities are not included.
7:00 - “Meet and Greet” appetizer and wine tasting
- Smoked Salmon deviled eggs
- Crostini of peas, mint and Parmesan
- Artichokes stuffed with Pancetta, Fontina and Arugula
- Dark chocolate dipped sugar cookies with fresh raspberries
7:00 - Winemaker Dinner
Artisan breads and local meyer lemon olive oil
Golden quinoa spinach cakes with locally grown organic greens
Grilled leg of lamb with Rosemary,garlic and mustard
Honey - thyme glazed ham
Artichoke, Leek and potato gratin
Lemon torte Cake with raspberry-strawberry coulis