Friday, April 29, 2022 &
Saturday, April 30, 2022

Sauce Workshop

Time: 9:30am

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.


Vine Hill Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon and strip steak

About This Event

At Cakebread Cellars, our wine and food pairing philosophy notes that through the perfect marriage of the two, the characteristics of the wine enhance the flavors of the food and vice versa. The sauce, however, often is the ingredient that often brings that marriage to life. Poached shrimp in lettuce cups on their own make for fresh and delicious bites, for example. But add a spicy remoulade and a chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc, and the three come alive as one!

In this hands-on cooking class, our winery chefs will guide you through the preparation and pairings for 10 different sauces that can become staples in your kitchen. After class and a tour of the winery, feast on the flavors of your labor during a 30-minute reception with wine pairings and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a saucy three-course plated lunch.


Bruschetta with Burrata and Pistachio-Mint Pesto
Lettuce Cups with Poached Shrimp & Spicy Red Pepper Remoulade Sauce
Crostini with Duck Rillettes & Rhubarb Mostarda

Poached Asparagus
Grilled Fish Brochettes
Meyer Lemon Aioli | Bonito Butter | Spanish Romesco Sauce
New York Strip Steak
Pancetta Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
Chimichurri Sauce | Garlic Sauce | Au Poivre
Fresh Strawberries with Late-Harvest Sabayon Sauce
Crunchy Seed Cookies

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.