Don't miss this opportunity to relish in the best that the wine and culinary worlds have to offer with our first delectable winemaker dinner at Blackbird. Sip on world-class wines from Chalk Hill Winery while you mingle with Sarah Quider, Vice President of Winemaking for Foley Family Wines, and enjoy an exquisite dinner from Executive Chef Travis Watson. The evening begins with a meet & greet reception on the patio, followed by a four course dinner in Blackbird. Each course is carefully curated by Chef Travis to perfectly pair with these superb wines.
Sarah began her winemaking career at Ferrari-Carano in 1995, when she was hired as a harvest intern. After harvest, she worked at Jordan winery from 1999 to 2003, and from the encouragement of Rob Davis, winemaker at Jordan Winery, she enrolled in the Viticulture and Enology program at the University of California, Davis. Upon graduation, she returned to Ferrari-Carano as an assistant winemaker and was quickly promoted to associate winemaker in charge of the Russian River Valley white wines program. In 2006, Sarah became the winemaker for Ferrari-Carano’s white wines and Pinot Noirs. In 2014, Sarah was promoted to Executive Winemaker overseeing all winemaking operations at Ferrari-Carano as well as Lazy Creek Vineyards. Sarah was then promoted to Vice President of Winemaking for Foley Family Wines, provides leadership, guidance and support to winemakers at each of the Foley Family Wines properties with the goal of elevating its highly-acclaimed estate wines.
Sarah brings her knowledge and experience to Foley Family Wines as well as her passion for winemaking. “My goal is to make complex, intense, and seamless wines that are balanced in both richness and delicacy,” said Sarah. “We have such a tremendous diversity of wineries at Foley Family Wines. We have wineries and vineyards located in various appellations, each with unique micro-climates, soils, and clones. I love expressing this diversity in each of these wines.”