Located on the island of Nantucket, this boutique experience of world class wines and award winning food will forever change you. Over the past 22 years, the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival has become one of the most celebrated wine and food events in the country.
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Pahlmeyer / Wayfarer Wine Tasting
11:00am - 12:30pm
Address will be provided to ticket holders in early May
“Things just get better and better at Pahlmeyer” - Robert Parker. The world is a better place because Jayson Pahlmeyer followed his vision to grow red Bordeaux varietals instead of corn in the heart of Napa Valley. His decision has led to two outstanding Californian Vineyards. Jason’s daughter Cleo is carrying on the Pahlmeyer legacy and has launched the Wayfarer Brand. Pahlmeyer’s viticultural practices demand low yields while commanding maximum flavor intensity. They continue to rise to new heights and push the envelope on clone and vineyard management, as well as cellar and winemaking equipment and practices. Join Associate Winemaker, Ross Dawkins as he shares vintages of Pahlmeyer and of Wayfarer that exemplify the Jayson’s original dream - to produce phenomenal wines of power and finesse.
Ross Dawkins, Winemaker , Pahlmeyer
Ross is a native of South Africa. He earned his Viticulture and Oenology degrees from the University of Stellenbosch. He began his career at Boschendal Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. Yearning to learn more about other wine-producing regions in the world, Ross moved to Alexander Valley, California and worked with Stonestreet Winery. After gaining knowledge of California cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay, Ross headed back below the equator to Australia’s premier Cabernet growing region of Margaret River working for Cape Mentelle. Following his stint down under, Ross decided to follow his passion for Bordeaux reds and went to work with the famed Chateau Angelus in Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux. In 2016, with new knowledge of old world techniques, Ross decided to come back to a familiar terroir and hang his winemaking hat in Napa Valley with the Pahlmeyer Winery.