Bricoleur Vineyards welcomes Chef Charlie Palmer and Chef Nate Appleman

Bricoleur Vineyards is excited to announce that James Beard Award-winning chefs Charlie Palmer, and Chef Nate Appleman are joining the Bricoleur Vineyards team as Culinary Advisors. Their first joint event will be Project Zin, a sold-out fundraiser for Down Syndrome Association North Bay, at Bricoleur Vineyards on August 21st, 2021.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled. Our family has long admired Chef Palmer and Chef Appleman’s talent,” said Bricoleur Vineyards’ co-founder Mark Hanson. “Our culinary team already creates amazing wine & food experiences for our guests, which will be enhanced by working with Chef Palmer and Chef Appleman. A mutual friend introduced us, and we really connected with Chef Palmer and Chef Appleman on our shared values of supporting philanthropy, our local community, and great wine and food. We’re excited to add their expertise and collaborative enthusiasm to our team.”

Bricoleur Vineyards opened in the Sonoma County town of Windsor, just south of Healdsburg, last spring in the midst of the pandemic and in a short time has already earned recognition from San Francisco Bay Area press as the region’s “Best New Emerging Winery” and “Most Romantic Winery.” It’s a 40-acre picturesque destination with 21 acres of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards that have produced critically acclaimed award-winning wines. The sustainably farmed estate also has expansive culinary gardens, fruit trees, olive groves, chickens, and honeybees.

Chef Palmer brings his signature “Progressive American Cooking” to Bricoleur Vineyards and will team up with the estate’s culinary team on menu creation and concept to further elevate the winery’s already robust offerings. With 13 acclaimed restaurants and rooftop bars across the United States, Palmer has chosen Sonoma County as his home, designing wine-forward tasting menus for Bricoleur Vineyards that emphasize the fresh, seasonal produce grown on the estate, reflecting the bounty of the land that Palmer knows so well.


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