James Beard Award-Winning Chefs Charlie Palmer and Nate Appleman Partner with Bricoleur Vineyards as Culinary Advisors. The first joint event is Project Zin on August 21st, which is already sold out.
Bricoleur Vineyards is excited to announce that James Beard Award-winning chefs Charlie Palmer, and Chef Nate Appleman are joining the Bricoleur Vineyards team as Culinary Advisors. Their first joint event will be Project Zin, a sold-out fundraiser for Down Syndrome Association North Bay, at Bricoleur Vineyards on August 21st, 2021.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled. Our family has long admired Chef Palmer and Chef Appleman’s talent,” said Bricoleur Vineyards’ co-founder Mark Hanson. “Our culinary team already creates amazing wine & food experiences for our guests, which will be enhanced by working with Chef Palmer and Chef Appleman. A mutual friend introduced us, and we really connected with Chef Palmer and Chef Appleman on our shared values of supporting philanthropy, our local community, and great wine and food. We’re excited to add their expertise and collaborative enthusiasm to our team.”
Bricoleur Vineyards opened in the Sonoma County town of Windsor, just south of Healdsburg, last spring in the midst of the pandemic and in a short time has already earned recognition from San Francisco Bay Area press as the region’s “Best New Emerging Winery” and “Most Romantic Winery.” It’s a 40-acre picturesque destination with 21 acres of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards that have produced critically acclaimed award-winning wines. The sustainably farmed estate also has expansive culinary gardens, fruit trees, olive groves, chickens, and honeybees. Chef Palmer brings his signature “Progressive American Cooking” to Bricoleur Vineyards and will team up with the estate’s culinary team on menu creation and concept to further elevate the winery’s already robust offerings. With 13 acclaimed restaurants and rooftop bars across the United States, Palmer has chosen Sonoma County as his home, designing wine-forward tasting menus for Bricoleur Vineyards that emphasize the fresh, seasonal produce grown on the estate, reflecting the bounty of the land that Palmer knows so well.
“I’m excited to work with the team at Bricoleur Vineyards as Culinary Advisor,” said Palmer. “A close friend brought me to the estate for a tasting earlier this year and I was impressed with their tasting menus and the way their wines pair so beautifully with dishes made from their estate-grown fruits and vegetables. I cannot wait to help collaborate on further wine and food experiences and events in the future.” In keeping with their shared devotion to philanthropy and supporting the local community, Chef Palmer is excited to host the 11th Annual Project Zin event at Bricoleur Vineyards on August 21, 2021. Project Zin is a celebratory event hosted by Winemaker Clay Mauritson and Chef Palmer that benefits Down Syndrome Association North Bay. Palmer and Mauritson launched Project Zin in 2012, and the annual event has raised over $1,000,000 for DSANB. This year’s event is sold out, but to learn more about Project Zin and Down Syndrome Association North Bay, please visit projectzin.org.
“At Bricoleur Vineyards, we’re all about celebrating life’s moments with wine and food, while supporting charities across the country and here at home,” added Bricoleur Vineyards’ co-founder Sarah Hanson Citron. “Bricoleur Vineyards is a beautiful place to gather, where social connections are fostered, and communities are built. Chef Palmer and Chef Appleman share our enthusiasm for bringing people together and we’re excited to welcome them to our team.”
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