Occasionally a winemaker or winery owner will find their way into town and ask to spend an evening with us cooking regional dishes and talking about their wines. Nobody can argue that food and wine are inseparable on the table and winemakers tend to be great cooks! The class will spend the evening cooking alongside of our guest, creating dishes that are either family recipes or true to the regional cuisine from which these wines come, then sit at the table to learn more about wine, the winemaker's philosophy and why these wines uniquely compliment the dishes we have prepared. We ask each of our guests to bring their wines to share with us.

Please remember that we can't offer refunds to classes because our seating is very limited. If you can't make a class, you can send a friend in your place. Email us at least six hours before the class starts and let us know who will be taking your place. 

An evening with Spanish Winemaker Sergio Soriano of El Coto

Friday, November 5, 6PM

In 1970 El Coto de Rioja started planting vines in the famed region of Rioja, Spain. Today they are the largest grower in the region, not only growing the red grape Tempranillo but also elevating the often neglected white grape Verdejo. Join Sergio Soriano of El Coto for an evening of great wine and tapas while he tells us about the how these wines are made and the winery's role in shaping the region of Rioja.

We will craft some Spanish favorites - Pan con Tomate y Manchego, Croquetas de Jamon, Gambas al Ajillo, Almejas en Salsa Verde y Chorizo, and many more. It will be a truly educational and fun evening drinking and eating these great wines & foods of Spain.

We'll be pouring the following wines:

  • Blanco DOC 2020

  • Crianza DOC 2017

  • Imaz Reserva DOC 2016

  • Imaz Gran Reserva DOC 2014