As Home Ranch guests know, we have a great wine dinner each week, often focusing on a specific region or vineyard. Now, with the completion of our new Farm Kitchen, we are hosting outdoors and a few short weeks ago we had our first wine dinner “down on the farm.” Our guest vintner was owner and founder John Sutcliffe of Sutcliffe Vineyards and he began the meal with a tasting session, and provided an overview of the other wines he’d be sharing during his visit.

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Wine Dinner at the New Farm Kitchen amid the Garden Beds

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Sutcliffe was the wine we served


Chef Craig Singer explained each course to the guests while John told the story and flavor profile behind each paired wine. John is known for his colorful story telling, which made a delightful evening even better, kept us laughing throughout the meal.


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Alpenglow On Mt. Zirkel And The Continental Divide

Dining outdoors in the farm kitchen provided an authentic and inspiring Colorado farm-to-table backdrop amidst our flourishing greenhouse and gardens with great views of the lodge and aspens along Home mountain, and views of the continental divide and Mt. Zirkel.  It was a great experience for guests to dine outside amid the actual produce from the gardens, and watch the sun set over Sand Mountain, (which is also the namesake of our sister company that raises our cattle in its shadow – and provides local grass fed beef to our guests.) It was a wonderful first evening experience.

The Dinner Courses and Sutcliffe Wine Pairings 

Pastrami Sturgeon with Rye Breadcrumbs, Caviar & pickled Swiss Chard over Sauerkraut with while remoulade

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Paired with 2012 Riesling

Home Ranch Potager Salad of Green Beans with a Chanterelle Flan served in an eggshell

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Paired with 2012 Viogner

Home Ranch Pork Jowl served crispy with Cauliflower Sabayon, Brussel Leaves, roasted Chanterelle finished with fermented Lingonberry and braising Jus

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Paired with 2012 Tierra Del Fuego

Braised Sand Mountain Cattle Company Beef Short Rib over heirloom Polenta and crispy Porcini finished with Red Wine Reduction

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Paired with 2009 Petite Verdot

Grilled Palisade Peaches with house made Mascarpone & Pistachio Crumble


Paired with 2012 Nectar Riesling