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Kendall-Jackson Winery Hosts New Harvest Celebration

After two decades of hosting its annual Heirloom Tomato Festival, Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens will inaugurate a new tradition this fall when it hosts its first ever New Harvest Celebration on Oct. 1, 2017.

Those fortunate enough to have visited the estate before are already aware that the property’s gardens as tended by celebrated culinary gardener, Tucker Taylor (known as Farmer T to regulars), are quite a wonder.

So it comes as little surprise that rather than simply celebrating their tomatoes, Kendall-Jackson’s tomato festival would blossom into a full-throated salute to the bounty of its harvest (including those famous tomatoes, of course).

Attendees at Kendall-Jackson’s Inaugural New Harvest Celebration can expect the following:

  • Farm fresh produce straight from Kendall-Jackson’s Culinary Gardens
  • Wine and food pairing demonstrations
  • Curated food pairings from local favorites, including: Backyard, Beehive Creamery, CHEVOO, El Barrio, Fiorello's Artisan Gelato, Hana, Hog Island Oysters, Jackson’s Bar and Oven, Nicasio Valley Cheese Co., Pt. Reyes Creamery, Stark Reality Restaurants, The Farmer’s Wife, Two Birds/One Stone, and Volo Chocolate.
  • Educational seminars featuring everything from beehives to cheese making to barrel making
  • Outdoor painting sessions

Add live music from American Honey, Keith Andrew Band, and Root Stock, and you have the makings of a gloriously memorable fall afternoon filled with amazing food and an array of bacchanalian delights,

Harvest Celebration tickets are $125 per person with proceeds benefitting the UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide environmentally sustainable, science-based horticultural information to all of Sonoma County.

Finally, if you can’t make the Harvest Celebration, check out Kendall-Jackson’s

Farm-to-Table Dinner Series which offers another opportunity to experience the bounty of the property’s gardens. Held every second Saturday of the month through October, the Farm-to-Table Dinner series is a family-style, open-air feast hosted by Kendall-Jackson’s own wine experts, culinary staff, and master gardener Tucker Taylor.  Tickets are still available for the upcoming Heirloom Tomato & Sonoma County Angus Beef edition on Sept. 9 and the Oysters and Steak edition on Oct. 14.

Details: Kendall-Jackson Harvest Celebration, 5007 Fulton Road, Fulton, 800-769-3649

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