Join Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse in Irvine for a culinary wine tour of PlumpJack Winery in Napa Valley. Taste along with guest host Sandra Roberts from one the most respected vineyards in the country.
Designed for oenophiles of all levels, the five course dinner with wine pairings will feature regionally inspired foods prepared by Executive Chef Istvan Toth such as Seared Citrus Scallop, Braised Apples, Pears Confit, Citrus Foam, Petit Seagrass and Chorizo, Veal Ravioli, Bordelaise.
Before the inception of PlumpJack Estate Winery, there was just a humble wine store, opened in 1992 in the Fillmore neighborhood of San Francisco, called PlumpJack Wines. Based on a mutual love and passion for wine, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and composer /philanthropist Gordon Getty opened the wine store with a mission of creating an approachable environment for people to learn about and purchase wine.
Newsom and Getty were inspired by one of Shakespeare’s most memorable characters, Sir John “PlumpJack” Falstaff. A down-to-earth, fun-loving, irreverent character, rivaled only by his fierce loyalty to Prince Hal (Henry V), with whom he shares more than a few goblets of sack (wine) at the local tavern. With this philosophy in mind and an opportunity to create their own winery, Newsom and Getty acquired a century-old 42-acre vineyard in the Napa Valley and the rest is history.
In 2000, PlumpJack Estate Winery would forever change the wine world. There was a growing epidemic of cork taint, more formally known as trichloroanisole (TCA), which delivers undesirable smells or tastes to the wine in the bottle. The culprit – the cork. This wasn’t something Getty was going to stand for, and it spurred Conover to innovate. The answer was screw caps, a closure that has zero influence of TCA, along with more bottle consistency and more bottle uniformity.
Pioneers in this endeavor, PlumpJack Estate Winery introduced their 1997 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville at the Napa Valley Wine Auction by bottling 50% of their flagship wine under a screw cap closure. Industry leaders in the use of alternative closures for luxury wines, PlumpJack Estate Winery made a huge statement that represents their commitment to quality as well as their spirit of approachability.
This intimate journey will be held at Davio’s Irvine on Wednesday, September 25th, 2019. For $150 per guest (excluding tax and gratuity), guests will be treated to a five course dinner paired with carefully selected wines to accompany their dining experience (see menu below).