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Saturday February 29, 2020

Leap Year Dinner: Leap, hop and waddle!

  • Time: 6 pm - 10 pm
  • Location: Cakebread Cellars Winery, Rutherford, CA
  • Price: $225 per person plus tax Wine Club Members, $260 per person plus tax Retail Customers
  • RSVP:

    Please contact Frank V. Nola, Wine Club Manager at or call 800.588.0298 x1461

Cakebread Cellars

About This Event

In celebration of the day that keeps our calendars – and our kitchens – aligned with the seasons, the Cakebread Cellars Resident Chefs have invited three of our favorite game purveyors to present a menu that leaps, hops and waddles! Chris Hughes of Broken Arrow Ranch, Mark Pasternak of Devil’s Gulch Ranch and Jim Reichardt of Sonoma County Poultry will be on hand to share the history of their properties and the practices that helped them become leading purveyors for fine dining establishments in Napa Valley and beyond. Paired with Leap Year vintages of Cakebread Cellars wines, the experience will have you jumping for joy! ► To start, our 2016 Sauvignon Blanc and 2016 Rubaiyat will highlight the bold, bouncy flavors of a selection of hors d’oeuvres: Vadouvan Spiced Fried Quail, Empanadas with Spiced Duck and Green Olives, and Crostini with Tuscan Style Rabbit Pate and Wild Mushrooms.► At the table, begin with 2012 Chardonnay Reserve and Broken Arrow Ranch Venison Carpaccio with Garden Mache, Carrots, Artichoke Chips and Shaved Pepato. Next, Devil’s Gulch Rabbit “Bolognie” with Broccoli di Cecco, Baby Turnips, Spring Garlic and Pickled Fennel will be paired with our 2012 Pinot Noir Annahala Ranch.► The minerality, dark fruit and structured tannins of our 2008 Benchland Select Cabernet Sauvignon will balance the depth and richness of our main course: Scott’s Brazilian Feijoda with Black Beans, Liberty Duck Confit, Venison Osso Buco and Smoke Venison Sausage. ► Sweet sips of our 2016 Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc will round out the evening with Meyer Lemon Curd Pavolova with Huckleberry Sauce.