1440 Multiversity – Santa Cruz Vintner Dinner

Date(s) - 03/13/2020
12:00 am - 7:30 pm

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1440 Multiversity


Join us Friday, March 13, for a wine-tasting and dinner.

About this Event

Calling all foodies and oenophiles! Enjoy an exclusive Friday evening dinner and learning experience on the private nonprofit 1440 Multiversity campus that will leave both your mind and taste buds satisfied.

Join Frank Cates, General Manager of Lester Estate Wines, and Steve Johnson, Lester Estate Wines Brand Ambassador, in the 1440 Teaching Kitchen for an educational wine tasting and discussion, as they present Santa Cruz Mountain varietals from Lester Estate Wines. The Lester Estate sits at 500’ elevation in Corralitos’ Pleasant Valley, just four miles from Monterey Bay. The marine-influenced climate and loamy soils, rich with calcium carbonate from ancient sea beds, lends itself to wines that showcase a slightly richer fruit profile and a highly-sought-after minerality, the signature of cool-climate Chardonnay. Due to extremely limited production, their wines are typically available only directly through Lester Estates so we’re thrilled to welcome them to 1440.

Well known for producing a variety of expressions of pinot noir, syrah and chardonnay from a single plot of land, these vines have produced some of Santa Cruz Mountains’ most desired and award-winning wines. Today, these grapes are the sole source of Lester Estate Wines.

Guests of the wine tasting are encouraged to exercise inquiry as Frank and Steve teach the group about the winemaking process, how the wines pair well with locally grown and sourced food, and regional distinctions that make these wines special. Participants will enjoy seasonal small bites and charcuterie before indulging in a savory gourmet dinner by the fire at Kitchen Table, the community dining room at 1440, mindfully prepared by the 1440 Multiversity culinary team.

The Menu

  • Marsala Braised Chicken, Roasted Garlic Whipped Potato, Corn Bread Crumble, Crispy Sage, Braised Carrot, Wild Mushroom Gravy
  • Brussel Sprout, Marinated Grilled Onion, Greens
  • Winter Squash, Pumpkin Seed, Banyuls Reduction
  • Nutritional Yeast Panisse
  • Seasonal Soup
  • Seasonal Dessert

Please note that menu items are subject to change seasonally.

While a registered guest on the 75-acre 1440 campus, take a stroll through the Common Goods retail shop, discover art and nature along walking trails in the redwoods, or relax with a spa treatment at the Healing Arts center (advanced reservations required).

Tucked in the redwoods of Scotts Valley, California, 1440 Multiversity is an operating 501(c)(3) philanthropic private campus that allows visitors to experience their 1440 minutes of time each day just a little differently. Your event ticket purchase contributes to work of self and society, helps award program scholarships and grants, and fosters the 1440 vision of building collaborative communities leading generative lives. Thank you for your support.

Price is inclusive of wine tasting reception and dinner. Excludes taxes and alcohol at Kitchen Table. Due to the offerings at this event, this program is open to guests age 21 and older.

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