The Perfect Pair – A Cabrillo Culinary and Wine Showcase Winery Events in the Santa Cruz Mountains

The Perfect Pair – A Cabrillo Culinary and Wine Showcase

April 27, 2024

10:30 am - 4:00 pm


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The Perfect Pair Tasting Only
$ 90.00 plus tax
All Inclusive Ticket
$ 140.00 plus tax
Sensory Masterclass Only
$ 35.00 plus tax
8 available
Taste the Terroir Masterclass Only
$ 35.00 plus tax
5 available

Indulge in a symphony of flavors at The Perfect Pair – an exclusive Culinary & Wine Showcase pairing the talents of the Cabrillo College Culinary Arts department with wineries from the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA for an inspired afternoon of bites and world class wines.
 Embark on a journey of wines perfectly matched with delectable culinary creations created by Cabrillo Culinary arts students. An unforgettable afternoon of fun, learning, and, of course, delicious food and wine featuring walk around tasting set on the beautiful grounds of the historic Sesnon House. This annual event benefits the Cabrillo College Culinary Arts Program.

Enjoy live music by the popular Alex Lucero as you enjoy exceptional wine and cuisine!

Start your exploration with 2 in-depth wine masterclasses led by Deborah Parker Wong, DWSET; global wine editor for the Tasting Panel and Professor of Wine Studies at Cabrillo College.

Sensory Evaluation: 10:30–11:30AM
Embark on a sensory journey of wine at the Wine Seminar on Sensory Tasting! Indulge your palate and sharpen your senses as you explore the intricate aromas, flavors, and textures that define each varietal. The masterclass is like a mini version of the Cabrillo College Wine Studies’ eight-week course on how to taste wine, Sensory Evaluation of Wine Grape and will include tastings of wines that have been honored in the Slow Wine Guide USA

Beyond Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon: 12–1PM
Varieties from Santa Cruz Mountains and neighboring AVAs. A captivating journey through this renowned wine region, where rugged terrain and maritime influence converge to produce some of California’s most distinctive wines. Explore the diversity of our Santa Cruz Mountains American Viticultural Area, where you will taste wines from a wide range of grape varietals, including chenin blanc, grenache, nebbiolo and many more.

Finish your exploration with The Perfect Pair Tasting 1-4PM
11 teams of students are matched to 11 Santa Cruz Mountains wines. Each culinary team prepares one dish to pair with their chosen wine, striving to perfectly match the food and wine for the prize of “The Perfect Pair.” Includes commemorative glass.

Ticket Information and Details:
* The Perfect Pair Walk Around Tasting – $90
* All-inclusive Ticket – $140
(includes both Masterclasses and the Perfect Pair walk around tasting)
* Sensory Masterclass Only – $35
* Taste the Terroir Masterclass Only – $35

Participating Wineries:
Aptos Vineyard
Birichino Winery
Bottle Jack Winery
Equinox Sparkling Wines
Madson Wines
La Vida Bella Vineyard
Lester Estate Wines
Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard
Sante Arcangeli Family Wines
Silver Mountain Vineyards
Sones Cellars
Storrs Winery & Vineyards
Windy Oaks Estate

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