Bouchaine is the oldest continuously operating winery in
the Carneros District - a winery that began making wine long before
the region earned its reputation for producing the great Pinot
Noirs and Chardonnays of Carneros today.
The land was first owned by a Missouri native with the rather remarkable name of Boon Fly. Fly grew grapes and fruit trees on the property in the late 1880s. In 1927, an Italian winemaker named Johnny Garetto purchased the parcel that is today's Bouchaine. Beringer bought the estate from Garetto in 1951 and used it as a storage and blending facility until 1981, when a partnership that included the current owners, Gerret and Tatiana Copeland, purchased the winery and surrounding land. At the time, only a few winemaking pioneers realized the potential for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in Carneros. And by appearance, this run-down Carneros property hardly inspired optimism.
$110 per person excluding tax and gratuity for the tasting dinner and all wines
More on our chef proprietor Mark Salter
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Accommodation packages available to include dinner, breakfast and all dinner wines, for two persons:
Cabin Room $320
Captain Room $340
Admiral Room $390
Winery Pairing Dinner
Saturday 5th April 2014
An evening with Bouchaine presented by and outstanding food pairings by Master Chef Salter.
7pm Dining Room seating
Seared Jumbo Scallop on Moroccan spiced Lentils with Red
Watercress Salad and glazed Pearl Onions
Grilled Wild Rockfish on Tomato Chorizo Ragout with Green Olive Tapenade and Rosemary Butter
Wild Mushroom and Fontina Cheese Croque Monsieur with Organic Mixed Greens and Truffle Dressing
Braised Veal Shank on Garlic and Herb Polenta with wilted Chard and roasted Fennel
Chocolate Tart with Banana Ice Cream and Caramelized Orange Sauce
Regular and decaffeinated Coffee
Menu is indicative only and subject to change and amendment