Sonoma, CA – Ram’s Gate Winery, a small-lot fine wine producer located at 28700 Arnold Drive in Sonoma, based in the Carneros AVA, has launched “Ram’s Gate in Your Kitchen,” a food and wine pairing dinner kit delivery service starting today. The program is curated by Executive Chef Stacey Combs with wine selections by Director of Winemaking Joe Nielsen, in an effort to connect with the Bay Area community and support local farms. Each week the winery will introduce a new two-course menu featuring produce and cheeses sourced from local farms, along with wine pairings from the Ram’s Gate portfolio. The dinner kit will be delivered to local doorsteps by winery staff members and will include all the ingredients and instructions necessary for a restaurant-worthy dining experience in the comfort of your own kitchen.
Those interested may purchase dinner kits on the Ram’s Gate website here each week through Friday at 6 p.m. Dinner kit options and wine pairings will change each week. Pricing is as follows: Two-person dinner with two bottles of wine ($125); Four-person dinner with three bottles of wine ($200); Six-person dinner with four bottles of wine ($280). Dinner kits will be delivered or available for pick up at the winery the following Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Ram’s Gate will also offer dinner kit add-ons including a children’s dinner option for $10, a cheese and charcuterie board option for $18, and a dessert for $6 per person.
Week of April 2 dinner kit features the following menu:
First Course: Butter Lettuce Salad with English Peas, Watermelon Radish, Fried Shallots, Buttermilk Crème Fraiche Dressing
- Wine Pairing: 2017 Ram’s Gate Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
- *Watermelon radish sourced from Riverdog Farm, Guinda
Second Course: Fromage Blanc Gnocchi with Baby Kale, Italian Sausage and Roasted Tomato and Fennel Sauce, Asiago Cheese
- Wine Pairing: 2017 Ram’s Gate Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
- *Fromage Blanc sourced from Bellwether Farms, Petaluma
- *Lacinato kale sourced from County Line Harvest, Petaluma
Add-On Cheese & Charcuterie Board: (2) Cheeses, (2) Charcuterie Items, Candied Almonds, Fig & Fennel Marmalade, Olives, Crostini
Add-On Children’s Dinner: Grilled Ham & Cheese and Tomato Soup
Add-On Dessert: Chocolate Budino with Crème Anglaise and Hazelnut Soil
“Every experience that Ram’s Gate offers is, at its core, a pairing experience,” says Director of Winemaking Joe Nielsen. “Our wines are made to be enjoyed at the table and each week we will put as much thought into these dinner kit pairings as we would with the experiences we offer visitors to our tasting room. We hope these dinner kits will give our customers a chance to sit down with their loved ones and enjoy the connectedness a shared meal offers.”
Today at 4 p.m. PST, Chef Stacey Combs along with Chef de Cuisine Chris Raymer will host an Instagram Live kitchen demo and cooking walkthrough on the Ram’s Gate Winery Instagram @RamsGateWinery.
About Ram’s Gate Winery
Ram’s Gate Winery, located at 28700 Arnold Dr., first opened in the fall of 2011 as a place to press pause and savor small-lot fine wines from coveted Sonoma and Carneros vineyards. Today, the wines are made by Director of Winemaking Joe Nielsen, backed by an exceptional culinary team focused on creating thoughtful, locally sourced, plated pairings. The tasting room is surrounded by the Ram’s Gate Estate Vineyard which is encompasses 28 acres. In addition, Ram’s Gate sources from the marquee vineyards of Sonoma including Sonoma Coast’s famed Durell and Gap’s Crown Vineyards, Ulises Valdez’s admired Russian River portfolio, the Sangiacomo family’s Roberts Road Vineyards and from Carneros, Hyde Vineyard and Hudson Ranch. The state-of-the-art tasting room was designed by award-winning Architect Howard Backen, and offers a variety of tasting experiences, all designed to complement the wines with sweeping vineyard views, jovial company and hand-crafted food pairings. In light of recent restrictions placed on California wineries, the Tasting Room is temporarily closed starting March 16 and will re-open as soon as restrictions have been lifted and the Ram’s Gate team feels it is safe for both guests and employees. During this times, Ram’s Gate will be offering curbside pickup from 11 – 3, Thursday through Sunday for bottles of wine, small bites and Ram’s Gate merchandise.