Friday, December 16, 2022 &
Saturday, December 17, 2022

Cabernet and Cassoulet

Time: 9:30am – 2:00pm (includes 3-course lunch)

Location: Winery House Kitchen, Rutherford, CA

Price: $275 per adult | $250 for Wine Club Members

Who: Open to the public by reservation

RSVP: 12 Guests maximum for this event, each day.

Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test within 72 hours will be required of all adults.


Dancing Bear Ranch Cabernet bottle with glasses and decanter

About This Event

It’s a chilly winter day, and there’s a fire roaring comfortably nearby. Join us as we explore a menu centered on Cassoulet, the traditional French country entree of white beans, duck, sausage and pork all slowly cooked in an earthenware vessel. This ultimate cold-weather dish will be expertly paired with a special selection of Cakebread Cellars estate cabernets to enhance the flavors of your creations.


Alsatian Onion & Bacon Tart
Baked Oysters with White Wine Sauce, Spinach & Breadcrumbs
Smoked Sturgeon Pate with Fennel-Apple Salad

Butternut Squash & Chestnut Soup
Cassoulet with Duck Confit, Pork, Garlic Sausage, Tarbais Beans & Garlic Breadcrumbs
Profiteroles with Coffee Ice Cream, Brandy Soaked French Prunes & Chocolate Sauce

All classes are participation style and include the class, a tour of the winery and culinary gardens (weather permitting), an appetizer reception and a three-course lunch paired with Cakebread Cellars wines. All participants leave with a Cakebread Cellars apron, a booklet of recipes and wine notes from the day, some great memories and quite often, new friends.