Taj Campton hosts the Wine Scene in San Francisco


Campton Place, San Francisco
will host Benziger Family Winery
on July 20 as part of their ongoing series, the Wine Scene. Chef
Gopinathan’s special menu is below along with upcoming winery visits,
including Spring Mountain (September 14), Cakebread Napa Valley (October
26), and Domaine Carneros (November 9).

WHO: Campton Place Restaurant’s master sommelier Richard Dean,
executive chef Srijith Gopinathan, and Chris Benziger from Benziger
Family Winery.

WHAT: Intimate wine tasting and dinner at Taj Campton Place
with Benziger Family Winery, It is Benziger Family Winery’s
belief that wine quality is improved through the reduction of artificial
inputs in a vineyard and by using natural farming practices. Healthier
soils and a healthier environment grow healthier vines that produce
distinctive quality grapes and ultimately, wines.

Wines will include:
2009 Benziger Grenache Ros
2009 Sauvignon Blanc Benziger “Paradisio de Maria” Sonoma Mountain
2008 Pinot Noir Benziger “de Ceolo” Freestone Estate
2006 Sigaterra “3 Blocks” Sunnyslope
2006 Tribute Sonoma Mountain Estate
2009 Benziger Family Muscat Canelli Bartolucci Vineyard Lake County

Campton Place

340 Stockton Street, just off Union Square
San Francisco, CA 94108

WHEN: Tuesday, July 20. The evening starts at 7 pm with a cool
glass of 2009 Benziger Grenache Ros; guests then will proceed to the
Taj Campton Place Suite for a regional tasting of Chris Benziger’s
single vineyard wines. Dinner, prepared by executive chef Srijith
Gopinathan and accompanied by wine pairings, will take place at 8:00 pm
in the Campton Place Restaurant (menu below).

HOW: The cost of Benziger Family Winery seminar and dinner is
$110 per person (tax and gratuity excluded). Guests of Taj Campton
Place’s winemaker dinners can “take the elevator home” by booking an
overnight stay at a special $150 “Vintner’s Rate” for a deluxe

For more info on Taj Campton Place’s Wine Scene dinners and tasting
seminars, visit www.camptonplacesf.com
or contact master sommelier Richard Dean at Richard.Dean@tajhotels.com
or 415-955-5574. For room reservations, visit www.tajhotels.com/camptonplace
or call 415-781-5555.


Local Heirloom Tomatoes Salad Melon, Andante Dairy Goat Cheese
Basil Seed Gele
2009 Benziger Family Sauvignon Blanc “Signaterra” Russian River

Roast Squab, Cippolini Onion, Braised Pistachio Rhubarb Compote and Game
Jus 2007 Benziger Family Pinot Noir “Signaterra” Bella Luna Vineyard

Masami Farm Roast Beef Rib- Eye Steak, Brentwood Corn Dumplings,
Truffles and Veal Jus
2006 Tribute Benziger Family Sonoma Mountain Estate

White Chocolate Cheesecake Apricots- Elderflower Coulis
2009 Benziger Family Muscat Canelli Bartolucci Vineyard Lake County

Selection of Caf-Filtre Petits Fours

$110 (exclusive of tax & gratuity)
Take the elevator home! ($150 a couple, plus tax)


Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Pierre Seillan Wine Dinner
Tasting and dinner with Pierre Seillan $150

Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Dr. Sue Hua Newton Spring Mountain Wine Dinner
Tasting and dinner with Dr. Sue Hua Newton $150

Tuesday, October 5, 2010
ZD Napa Valley Wine Dinner
Tasting and dinner with Founder Rosa Lee deLeuze
and Assistant Winemaker, Brandon deLeuze $120

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Folio Fine Wine Partners Dinner
Tasting and dinner with Michael Mondavi $150

Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Cakebread Napa Valley Dinner
Tasting and dinner with Dennis Cakebread $150

Tuesday, November 2, 2010
The Great Pinot Noir Dinner
Hank and Maggie Skewis (Skewis Wines) $145

Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Domaine Carneros Wine Dinner
Eileen Crane, Founding Winemaker, CEO $150

Saturday, January 8, 2011
La Crema Sonoma Coast Wine Dinner
With Melissa Stackhouse, Winemaker La Crema Vineyards $130

Tuesday, February 3, 2011
Oakwild Ranch Toboni Vineyard Russian River Wine Dinner
Presented by Joe Toboni $150

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Nemerever Oakville Wine Dinner
Tasting and dinner with Proprietor William Nemerever $140

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Groth Napa Valley Wine Tasting & Dinner
with Suzanne Groth Proprietor $140

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Saintsbury Carneros Wine Tasting and Dinner
with Jerome Chery Winemaker $130

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