Land, Sea, & Air Barrel Tasting Experience

During January, Jessup Cellars Winery presents an exciting, unique, educational Barrel Tasting experience exclusively for their Wine Club Members. This tasting session will lead Jessup’s valued guests through the life cycle of the wines, tasting some directly from the barrel in Wine Cellar.

The highlight of the guests’ experience at the Yountville winery will be a superb food and wine pairing of chef-prepared gourmet delights that highlight the ways specific varietals coordinate beautifully with certain foods to create the perfect blend of taste, mouthfeel, and color.

This sensual explosion will delight each person’s taste buds and provide the guests with insights into how and why certain wines interact and enhance the enjoyment of certain foods.

And later, guests can apply some of these learnings confidently for future dinner parties and other affairs.

Wine and Food Pairings Presented by Resident Chef MikeC

Jessup Cellars Member guests will be offered wines direct from barrels, current release wines, and some vintage wines from the Winery’s Library in a side-by-side tasting format.

The wines will accompany an appropriate “Land, Sea, or Air” food pairing designed to expand each visitor’s understanding and appreciation of wine-food combinations.

Here are Chef MikeC’s culinary offerings for these events, each recipe paired with one of Jessup’s world-class wines to optimize the sensual enjoyment of each preparation:


Salmon Roe & Crème Fraiche: Red Caviar, Bellevue, WA

Premium-grade Chum Salmon “Royal Caviar”

Cabernet Sauvignon

Pig & Fig Terrine: Smoking Goose, Indianapolis, IN

Country-style pork pâté with figs, pepper, garlic, spices, and red wine

Duck Rillette: Alexian Pâté & Specialty Meats, Neptune City, NJ

Slow-cooked shredded duck leg confit with luscious duck fat

Additional Food Components


Honey Roasted & Applewood Smoked Almond Mix: Chef MikeC, Napa, CA

Fig & Fennel Jam: Friends in Cheese, Watsonville, CA

Conadria figs, orange juice, Chardonnay, fennel seed, brown sugar, sea salt, and vanilla

Garlic Confit & Pistachio Pesto: Chef MikeC, Napa, CA

Fresh basil, confit garlic cloves, garlic oil, roasted pistachios, and parmesan cheese

Reserve Your Land, Sea, & Air Barrel tasting Experience

This unique educational and flavorful experience is available only to Jessup Cellars Wine Club Members. The $100 per guest fee will be waived with each purchase of three or more bottles of Jessup’s excellent wines.

Make your Cellar Barrel Tasting reservations online or phone Jessup Cellars. This Yountville winery tasting experience will create lasting memories and bolster your knowledge of future food-enhancing wine pairings.

Jessup Cellars Tasting Rooms in Yountville offer a variety of wine tasting experiences throughout the year. Excellent wines, friendly, knowledgeable staff, and a relaxing time await everyone at Jessup Winery’s Yountville tasting rooms.