Earlier this evening we were among the lucky few who attended the Chiarello Family Vineyards harvest party in Yountville. Held at the historic Barrel Room at The V Marketplace, the event is put on by the Chiarello family and is designed to be a ‘thank you’ to wine club members and the extended community that are touched by Chiarello Family Vineyards, NapaStyle and the soon-to-be opened Bottega.
In addition to barrel tastings of several of the family wines, the highlight was certainly the four-course meal (more to come in future postings) that was very loosely based around the Bottega menu. As we gather our thoughts on the evening, here are a few photos to provide a glimpse into what we saw:
The sign welcoming guests. The evening started outside on the grassy area between NapaStyle and the historic Barrel Room (the to-be home of Chiarello’s new television show featuring a live studio audience)
In case you’ve not see it, be sure to check out our three part video interview series with Chef Michael Chiarello from a few weeks back.