Graziano and Fayard: a winning pairing

Please join us Thursday, February 6 for the next installment of our Winemaker Dinner series.  Hawks chef Michael Fagnoni will prepare a curated five-course dinner hosted by Marcus and famed winemaker Julien Fayard.  While the menu is still under development, the wines have been selected and are sure to please:

  • 2018 Nicholson Jones Sauvignon Blanc, Yountville
  • 2017 Purlieu Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, Platt Vineyard
  • 2017 Empreinte Pinot Noir, Platt Vineyard
  • 2016 Purlieu Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard
  • 2016 Covert Cabernet Sauvignon, Coombsville
  • 2013 Purlieu Cabernet Sauvignon Port, Napa Valley, Martinez Vineyard

About the winemaker:  Originally from Provence, Julien Fayard is one of Napa Valley’s most respected winemakers producing California varietals with French finesse. Formerly of Chateau Lafite Rothschild, he lends two decades of winemaking expertise to more than a dozen different brands, including the highly-rated Le Pich and Purlieu wines, as well as his own labels—Azur, Covert Estate and Empreinte.

Julien earned his Masters Degree in Agri-Business from ESA France and in Winemaking from Toulouse France. In 2011, he received an MBA from UC Davis. He worked under Philippe Melka’s as director of winemaking for several years before launching his own projects.

Reservations are a must for this inimitable event.  Contact Marcus for more information.  $165++ per person.