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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. Sip on world-class wines from Lincourt Vineyards and Foley Estate Vineyard & Winery while you mingle with Greg Freeman, 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 Greg

Native Texan Greg Freeman's expansive background combines long-standing interests in art and science with twenty years of Monterey County winemaking. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Chemistry from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, Greg moved to Crested Butte, Colorado. It was here that his earliest interest in wine emerged as he worked as a backcountry snowmobile guide by day and chef by night. Increasingly fascinated by the combination of science and art, Freeman’s official wine career began with the opportunity from Hahn to improve the winery’s lab capabilities in 2003. Greg quickly progressed to Winemaker where he was involved with multiple brands, including: Hahn Winery, Hahn SLH, Lucienne, Smith & Hook, Boneshaker, Cycles Gladiator, Rex Goliath, and Huntington. Freeman credits his development as a winemaker to working closely with Nicholas Hahn and Paul Clifton, Director of Winemaking at Hahn. Since 2017, Greg has held positions as Winemaker for Georis/Cowgirl Winery in Carmel Valley, California and Messina Hof Winery in Bryan, Texas. He joined Chalone Vineyard in 2021, bringing two decades of Monterey winemaking to bear as he writes the latest chapter in the winery’s storied history.

Dinner Menu

First Course
Sweet Corn + Crab Risotto
roasted heirloom squash, santa barbara sea grass
 
2019 Two Sisters Reserve Chardonnay
 
 
 
Second Course
Crispy Pork Belly
little neck clams, gigante beans, beet variations
 
2019 Foley Estates Barrel Select Pinot Noir
 
 
 
Third Course
Prime Aged New York Steak
blueberry glace, smoked root vegetables, crispy shallots
 
2018 Lincourt Syrah
 
 
 
Fourth Course
Green Apple
fennel sorbet, citrus cream, brown butter financier
 
2019 Foley Estates Barrel Select Chardonnay
 
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General Terms
All sales are final and non-refundable.
Age Restriction
All guests must be 21+ years.