Rutherford, CA

Cabernet and Cassoulet

Friday, December 16, 2022 &

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Dancing Bear Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

Event Information

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.

Dancing Bear Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

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.