Site Rental for Private and Corporate Events, Dinners, Meetings

Rent this stunning, semi-professional kitchen for self-catered events such as birthday parties, cooking club meetings, or anniversaries. Or, bring your own chef for a winemaker dinner, team-building, or sophisticated meetings. Equipment: Two four-burner Gaggenau cook-tops, double Jenn-Air convection ovens, double-wide counter-depth refrigerator, ice-maker, 36-bottle dual-zone wine cooler, reverse-osmosis filtered water, restaurant-level overhead hood, and two dishwashers. Plus a full range of spices, Stonehouse California olive oil, vinegars, condiments, and non-perishable pantry basics. Accommodates 12 to 15 seated guests, or up to 30 people with additional equipment rental.  Per-night fee starting at $450, depending on the proposed use and number of guests. Please contact us for details.

Cooking Classes

Students at Refugio’s cooking classes will learn new cooking and entertaining skills from visiting chefs, and/or owner and local resident Brigit Binns, the nationally-known author of 28 best-selling cookbooks (many of them for Williams-Sonoma). Her most recent cookbook, The NEW Wine Country Cookbook: Recipes from California's Central Coast, celebrates the wine, food, people, and landscapes of her home.

Relax under a sheltering oak tree and gaze out at green and golden hills, olive trees, vineyards, and grazing horses, while sipping local wines and nibbling on inspiring dishes created from local ingredients. Savor the laughter and conviviality that are the natural by-products of living and cooking deliberately.

Each class features several generous tastings of menu-friendly, limited-production local wines, introduced and 

poured by the winemaker and/or winery staff.

Classes have featured wines from 15degreesCAaron WinesAdelaida CellarsAlta Colina, Ambyth EstateAnglimBaker & BrainBarton Family Wines, Bianchi, Bristols CiderBrochelle, Calcareous, Cass Wines, Chateau MargeneClavo CellarsClos Solene WinesCopia Vineyards, Denner VineyardsDomaine Degher, Eberle WineryEpoch Wines, Grey Wolf Cellars, Halter RanchHearst Ranch Winery, Hope Family Wines, J.DusiJ. Lohr, Jack Creek Cellars, JUSTIN, L'Aventure Winery, Law Estate WinesLinne CalodoLone Madrone, LXV, Niner, Oso Libre, P.S. Cellars, Paso PortPeachy CanyonProulx WinesRanchero Cellars,  Re:Find Distillery, Rotta WineryStill Waters VineyardTablasCreek, Terry Hoage Vineyards, Turtle Rock Vineyards, Villa Creek Cellars, Villa San-Juliette, Villicana WineryWindward Vineyard, and Zenaida Cellars.

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