May 7th-May 19th
Guest Chef had such and enthusiastic response to our wine paring dinners in April that we decided to do an encore of sorts. This time Guest Chef is teaming up with R&B Cellars – One of the up and coming Bay Area wineries. Paul Skrentny has worked with wine maker Kevin Brown to put together a spectacular 6-course tasting menu featuring just the right wine with each course. It is the perfect event for the wine connoisseur or for the diner who wants to learn a bit more about the relationship between wine and food. We had many sold out nights when we did this last month so make your reservations early and we will look forward to seeing you.
About R&B Cellars
R&B Cellars is Alameda’s largest family-owned winery. It is part of the burgeoning East Bay urban wine scene and is a member of the illustrious East Bay Vintners Alliance, a group of 22 outstanding urban wineries in San Francisco’s East Bay. R&B’s core mission has been to create high quality wines that deliver tremendous value to the consumer. Since 1997, winemaker Kevin Brown has taken a detail-oriented and labor-intensive approach to crafting the highest quality wines. Each of the winery’s varietals, having earned 90+ point scores and numerous accolades across the country, has helped to set R&B Cellars apart from the traditional players in the marketplace.
Winemakers Are Jazz Musicians:
Kevin and Barbara Brown, the owners and winemakers: “Wine & jazz is a perfect pairing!” Both Barbara and Kevin are jazz musicians, performing at winery events, charitable events, winemaker dinners and wine tastings across the country. Their passion for jazz is evident by the beautiful musical wine labels and the fun, jazzy names. It is a natural blending of passions: music making and creating fantastic wines. Their motto: Wine That Swings! And so it does.
Award Winning Wines:
R&B Cellars originally started in 1997 as a side project for Kevin. His goal was to create some of California’s finest Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, producing only 230 cases that first year. The first vintage, the 1997 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, was critically acclaimed, winning the Vinalies D’Argent in Paris in the year 2000. Fast forward 10 years and the Napa Valley Reserve Cabernets are consistently winning Double Gold Medals from major international wine competitions. The legacy of R&B’s Napa Valley Cabernets continue! “We think our best is yet to come!”
High-Quality Wines That Are Value Oriented:
Today, R&B Cellars has expanded to include many new varietals. Seeing a need in the marketplace for high quality wines that are value-oriented, R&B Cellars is now also known for producing finely crafted, beautifully balanced wines, several of them under $18, and all of them garnering great critical acclaim, awards and accolades. The winery now produces 15,000 cases annually. They are fifteen wines strong across nine varietals.