Located on the island of Nantucket, this boutique experience of world class wines and award winning food will forever change you. Over the past 21 years, the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival has become one of the most celebrated wine and food events in the country.
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Opus One Wine Dinner
7:00pm - 11:00pm
Address will be provided to ticket holders in early May
Opus One, Napa Valley - Michael Silacci, Winemaker
Cultivar, Boston - Mary Dumont, Chef/Owner
Join Michael Silacci, winemaker at Opus One for a truly one-of-a-kind experience. Well known for his passionate and educated approach to winemaking, Michael is an artist, a scientist, an educator and a visionary. Opus One is one of the most renowned wines of Napa Valley, celebrated world-wide. This unique collaboration between Robert Mondavi and Baroness Philippine de Rothschild produces a proprietary Bordeaux-style blend. This iconic wine, developed in 1979, has continuously gained some of the highest rankings of California wine.
These coveted wines will be paired with the cuisine of acclaimed Chef Mary Dumont of Cultivar in Boston, MA. This world class dinner will be filled with lively personalities and amazing food & wine pairings.
Wines for the dinner Include:
Opus One 2003
Opus One 2004
Opus One 2011
Opus One 2013
Michael Silacci, Winemaker, Opus One
Michael joined Opus One in March 2001 as director of viticulture and enology and became winemaker in January of 2004, taking on responsibility for all aspects of viticulture and winemaking.
Prior to his appointment at Opus One, Mr. Silacci spent 6 years as winemaker at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, one year as winemaker at King Estate in Oregon, and 6 years at Beaulieu Vineyard. He also made wine in France and Chile. Mr. Silacci holds a master’s degree in viticulture from the University of California, Davis in addition to undergraduate degrees in enology from the University of California, Davis and the Institut d’Oenologie at the Université de Bordeaux.
Advancing a holistic vision of winegrowing as the ultimate expression of terroir, Mr. Silacci ensures that the connection between viticulture and winemaking at Opus One is seamless, reflecting the philosophy of founders Baron Philippine de Rothschild and Robert Mondavi. Mr. Silacci seeks to enhance tradition and maintain innovation. His wines express time and place.
Mary Dumont, Chef/Owner , Cultivar
Mary has worked under the tutelage of culinary talents including Traci Des Jardins (Jardiniere), Laurent Manrique (Campton Place), and Daniel Patterson (Elizabeth Daniel) in San Francisco, and Paul Kahn (Blackbird) in Chicago. In 2005, Mary returned to her native New Hampshire to open The Dunaway in Portsmouth where she was honored by Food & Wine magazine as a “Best New Chef” in 2006 – the first chef from New Hampshire to ever win this distinction. Dumont is the chef/owner of the forthcoming restaurant Cultivar, set to open in 2016.