Vintner Weekends

These Signature events are infused with the distinct personalities of each vintner partner and offer guests an intimate experience with preeminent winemakers from the fertile valleys of Northern California and Oregon. They are an ideal combination of adventure and some serious wine appreciation in our serene mountain setting. Over the course of the weekend you’ll enjoy wine tastings with the visiting vintner, wine pairing dinners, special activities and seminars, plus outdoor and indoor activities ranging from fly-fishing and horseback riding to hiking and guided nature tours. Whether you are a budding wine connoisseur or a seasoned professional, Vintner weekends promise to please the palate of foodies and oenophiles alike.

2017 ~ Thanksgiving Vintner Weekend

November 22 – November 26

For our third annual Thanksgiving Vintner Weekend, Triple Creek Ranch is delighted to welcome Jennifer and Barry Waitte of Tamber Bey Vineyards to celebrate the 2017 holiday.

Acclaimed Napa Valley winery Tamber Bey showcases its vintner craftsmanship at Sundance Ranch, the world-class equestrian facility in Calistoga that is home to the winery. Vintners Barry and Jennifer Waitte will feel right at home when they join us to welcome guests for our Thanksgiving celebration. The familiar, rich array of Ranch activities will be available, along with holiday-themed cooking classes and wine tastings.

In addition to our customary array of activities, this holiday weekend will be rounded out with lively, optional pastimes such as cranking up the old-school apple press for fresh cider and a special pie-making cooking class!

2017 ~ Winter Vintner and Culinary Events

Tranquil winter days on the ranch lend themselves to indulging the finer senses. It is the perfect time of year to augment our popular Vintner weekends with a program of cooking classes.

January 26 – 29 ~ Chateau Montelena
We are thrilled to welcome back Chateau Montelena for a cozy January Vintner weekend. This legendary Napa winery put California at the forefront of the wine world in 1976 when their Chardonnay was chosen as the top-ranking white wine by a panel of French judges.

February 9 – 12 ~ Spottswoode
Famed for their Cabernet Sauvignon, the remarkable Novak women of the Spottswoode Family Wine Estate have been producing wines known for their refined elegance, balance, and classic structure since 1982. Our cooking classes this weekend will include a special chocolate workshop for Valentine’s Day!

2017 ~ 14TH ANNUAL SPRING VINTNER SERIES

May 11-14 ~ Et Fille Wines
Et Fille Wines is a family-run Oregon winery established in 2003 specializing in pinot noir. Et Fille, which means “and daughter,” honors the hand-in-hand, father and daughter team of Howard Mozeico and Jessica Mozeico that makes these wines.

May 18 – 21~ Hill Family Estate
After three decades of farming grapes for some of Napa Valley’s finest wine producers, Doug Hill and his family decided that they should enter the wine business. The Hill Family Estate is the culmination of Doug’s vision to share his love of the valley, of farming and of wine with his children and wine lovers everywhere.

May 25 – 28 ~ Chappellet Winery
For nearly five decades, the Chappellet family has been crafting acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignons from fruit cultivated on the steep, rocky slopes of Napa Valley’s renowned Pritchard Hill. The Memorial Day long weekend is now synonymous with Chappellet at Triple Creek Ranch! Join us for a lively weekend with Cyril and Blakesley Chappellet.