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Don't miss this opportunity to relish in the best that the wine and culinary worlds have to offer with our delectable winemaker dinner at Blackbird. Savor the taste of Foley Estates wines, while socializing with Regional Director of Winemaking, Lorna Kreutz, 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.

About Lorna

Lorna experienced her first taste of the wine industry through a hospitality position in Edna Valley and was immediately inspired by the business, this made her shift into wine production after completing a viticulture internship.

Lorna obtained her start in wine production from Longoria Wines in Sta. Rita Hills in 2005. She can still remember the first time she topped a barrel and her early fascination with the synergy of farming, science and artistry that goes into creating a great wine. She also fell in love with the rolling vineyards of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA, and knew she wanted to be part of this highly acclaimed Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wine region. After a few vintages at Longoria as Assistant Winemaker, Lorna decided to return to school to pursue a Bachelor of Science Degree in Enology from California State University Fresno. While in Fresno, she worked in production at Fresno State Winery, receiving her degree in 2008. She then moved on to become Enologist and Assistant Winemaker for Summerwood Winery and Niner Wine Estates in Paso Robles.

With Pinot Noir as her first oenophilic love, as it was the first wine she learned how to make, Lorna headed back to her home base in the Sta. Rita Hills, in 2011, where she joined the Foley Wine Group as Assistant Winemaker for both Lincourt Vineyards and Foley Estate. There, she was and still is happy to be part of a winemaking team comprised of hard working, generous, and fun individuals. Now in the role of Winemaker, she is excited to continue the tradition of producing high quality wines from some of the best vineyards in Sta. Rita Hills. Though every wine shines in its own way, Lorna’s personal favorite Lincourt wine is the Grüner Veltliner.

6:00PM Reception
Blackbird Patio

6:30PM Paired Dinner


Roasted Winter Squash Salad
herbed boursin, farro, compressed apple, broken walnut vinaigrette

2020 Foley Estates Bar Lazy S Chardonnay

Lamb Wellington
minted pea nage, parsnip fondant, stewed blackberries

2021 Foley Estates T-Anchor Pinot Noir


Kansas City Baby Back Ribs
sweet corn 'beignets', lacinato kale, smoked sausage

2021 Foley Estates Barrel Select Pinot Noir

Hazelnut Dacquoise
cream cheese mousse, caramelized pear, honeycomb

2021 Foley Family Wine Brut

General Terms
All sales are final and non-refundable.
Refund Policy
All sales are final and non-refundable.
Age Restriction
All guests must be 21+ years.
Miscellaneous Policies
We will do our best to accommodate any dietary restrictions or preferences. Due to the nature of this dining experience, that is not always possible. Please contact us with any questions or to verify an accommodation can be made.