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Join Tracey for what promises to be an unforgettable evening when Rappahannock Restaurant goes to Manakintowne Farm! Guests will enjoy a magnificent spread amidst the fields of Manakintowne. Chef Dylan Fultineer has designed a menu to highlight our wines as well as the produce of Manakintowne ( and other Virginia farms. Read more and see the menu here.


Prior to the dinner, beginning at 5:30, guest can enjoy a walking tour of Manakintowne’s farms, to include three different food and wine stations. Then, at 7:00, guests will be seated for dinner.

Thursday June 11, 5:30-9pm

2570 Federal Hill Farms Rd, Powhatan, Virginia

Tickets: $150


Tasting and tour begins at 5:30 pm, followed by an open air, sit-down dinner at 7:00 pm amidst the spectacular fields of Manakintowne farm.  Please call (804)545-0565 for details and to purchase tickets.


grapebeaneJoin Tracey for a seated tasting and “wine study” of Donkey & Goat wines. $44 includes tasting and cheese plus light pairings with the wines.

Tuesday June 10, 7-8:30pm

118 South Royal St, Alexandria, VA
Call 703-664-0214 or read more here
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We’re Throwing a Party!
Sunday, May 31st

Join us for our Summer Pick Up Party at the winery on Sunday, May 31st. We’ll be pouring four new wines with summertime bites. Plus select wines from our cellar will be available for purchase in addition to the new wines and special offers.
Sunday, May 31st
1 – 4 PM
1340 5th Street, Berkeley
Tickets are $15 in advance, $25 at the door
Wine Club Members get 2 free tickets with advanced RSVP

16 Important Names To Know In Natural Wine (Plus An Entire Country)

# 1 Tracey and Jared Brandt of Donkey & Goat….American husband and wife Jared and Tracey Brandt went to Europe to follow their passion: wine.  Their homage to Châteauneuf-du-Pape called 513 is dense, like great old-world Grenache-based wines, it still shows an exuberance of fruit and acidity that is decidedly new.

On April 16th,  I had the pleasure to host a dinner at Cafe Boulud in Palm Beach Florida.  The evening was a true treat.   Mariya Kovacheva, Chef Sommelier,  with the assistance of Cindy Woodman led the wonderful evening.

Rick Mace, Chef de Cuisine, and Eric Snow,  Chef Patissier,  created a wonderful meal that allowed the wine to sing.

Truly inspired menu!

Truly inspired menu!

We are thrilled for what will be our first dinner in Florida on April 13th.  We will be joining Kori Blacker and her team for what should be a great meal.   Menu, subject to change, is listed below:

Bruscetta w/ Miso Yogurt, Alvarez Farms Radishes, Toasted Sesame Seeds & Gyo Micro greens

2013 “Sluice Box” White Blend


Seared Scallops w/ sweet corn puree, oven dried tomato & scallion

2013 “Stone Crusher” Roussanne


Springer Mountain Chicken Confit w/ Luxardo Cherries, Pecans & Roasted Sweet Potato

2013 “Helluva” Vineyard Pinot Noir


Smoked Pork Belly w/ roasted porcini mushroom, white beans & grits cake

2013 Testa Vineyard Carignane


Beet Braised Short Rib Farrotto w/ Carrots & Parsnips

2013 Grenache Noir


Shortbread Biscuts topped w/ Farm fresh Strawberries & Whipped Cream or

2013 Five Thirteen Red Blend

Contact Royal Palms directly at 904.372.0052 for a reservation.
296 Royal Palms Drive, Atlantic Beach, Florida 32233

A few weeks back, we had the honor of hosting the team from Bi-Rite in San Francisco.   It was great to taste with Trac, John and the team.     And they invited us to come pour in San Francisco.   We of course said yes, since like us,  Bi-Rite has a natural wine manifesto.

Come join us from 4 to 6.


3639 18th St.
San Francisco, CA


March 21 — Oakland, CA — Bay Grape

Join us and many more for the Pet Nat Zoo tasting at Bay Grape.  5 PM to 9 PM

Nice write up on StoneCrusher.

The Chef immediately declared it an excellent wine for pairing with vegetables, especially the Kaboucha squash and mild Thai red chili soup she had made that afternoon. As we slowly tasted our way through the bottle—finishing the last glass with Blue Lupine, a blue cow and goat cheese from Weirauche Farm and Creamery in Sonoma.


March 14 — Berkeley, CA — Pickup Party @ Donkey & Goat

We recently had the honor of hosting a very special event where Chez Panisse alumni Anthony Sueuga spent an entire afternoon preparing Spanish Paella over an open fire in our back yard. The Paella was sublime and the afternoon spent watching (and smelling) his art was unforgettable. We are thrilled to have convinced Anthony to return for our (members only) pick up party.It is not too late to join the party, please visit our Wine Club website.