Farm to Table Winemaker Dinner with Trey Fletcher & Laura Roach of Sanford Winery
Time & Location
About the Event
5:00 pm Welcome, Passed Appetizers and Refreshments
5:30 pm Introductions
5:45 pm Brief Farm Tour led by Farm Owner, Jeremy Raff
6:45 pm Seated for Meal
8:00 pm Camaradarie and Fireside Relaxation Begin
9:00 pm End of Event
Dare 2 Dream Farms Owners, Jeremy & Megan Raff
Chef: Ryan Shepard
Winemaker: Trey Fletcher and Laura Roach of Sanford Winery
In the Sta. Rita Hills, it all began with Sanford. In 1971, the Sanford & Benedict Vineyard became the first vineyard in what would become a world-class, cool-climate winegrowing region. For over 40 years now, this iconic vineyard has set the standard for quality in the region and is also home to the oldest Pinot Noir vines in the county. Today the estate is owned, farmed, and cared for by the Terlato family and is comprised of the Sanford & Benedict and La Rinconada Ranches and their vineyards. Guided by a commitment to the land and the vision of multi-generational family ownership and leadership, the Terlato family and the entire Sanford winery team, are committed to producing the highest quality wines as true reflections of their vineyards and the varietals planted there.
Trey Fletcher brings with him a wealth of knowledge, spending the last eight years at Bien Nacido Vineyards in Santa Maria, as Winemaker & General Manager. A seasoned veteran of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Trey has also held winemaking roles with Littorai Wines in Sebastopol, as well as in Edna and Napa Valleys. His diverse background also includes extensive Pinot Noir winemaking experience in multiple countries.
Laura’s winemaking career began at Schramsberg Vineyards of Napa Valley, CA in 2008 as a Laboratory Intern. Two years later, she gained her Bachelors of Science in Viticulture and Enology at the University of California, Davis, and was awarded the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin Scholarship to work abroad in Burgundy, France in 2010. Laura joined Sanford Winery in 2012, where she started as the Enologist and was promoted to Associate Winemaker in 2019.
*Please stay home if you're feeling unwell the day of the event, or experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19. We are happy to rebook you for an event on another date. Wear a mask on arrival, and for the farm tour, and feel free to remove it once seated at your table. We will be checking temperatures for all our guests upon arrival for safety.
Wear closed-toed shoes to partake in a brief farm tour.
Wear or bring sun protection, and a warmer layer for later in the evening.
Please notify us at least one week in advance of the event should you have any dietary restrictions we should know about.
For our out of town guests, you can find a Dare 2 Dream Farms exclusive rate at the Hilton Garden Inn by using this link:
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Farm Stay AirB&B Options
Contact Jeremy Raff directly to book one or both at email@example.com
1973 Vintage Remodeled Airstream "Stella"
"Stella", our remodeled 1973 Airstream is a 31-foot luxurious rustic getaway set back in a scenic canyon on a 40-acre farm. Outdoor seating and fire pit offer a farm view, fresh air, and stars. An indoor faux fireplace and colorful LED lighting set a fun and cozy space.
More details: www.airbnb.com/h/stella
Secluded Dreamy Farmhouse
Enjoy the sweeping views of the canyon, bright night stars, and our gentle Mediterranean climate from the large deck. Collect eggs for breakfast from the sweet bantam hens in a nearby coop and watch the cows graze the hillside behind the house.This is a place for dreamers, with space to breathe and simplicity that offers respite from the day-to-day rush.
More details: www.airbnb.com/h/dreamyfarmhouse
- Adult 21+$145$1450$0