Wine Pairings from Lake & Irving

We’ve partnered up with Lake & Irving to find some perfect pairings between their food and our wine!

First up, Buttermilk Chicken Sandwich:


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Buttermilk battered marinated chicken breast, topped with pepper jack cheese, bacon, and spicy aioli. Served on toasted sourdough.

This sandwich has been a customer favorite since we opened. A delicious pairing that Mitch inspired is the Baron Seillac Brut Rose from Provence, France. Its 100% Grenache. A soft floral nose, dry palate, with hints of white cherries and red berries, beautiful acid structure that rivals the richness of the sandwich.

Warm Goat Cheese Plate


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Laura Chenel Goat Cheese with a balsamic reduction drizzle, basil oil, cherry tomatoes, and fried capers. Served with toasted Patisserie 46 baguette crostini’s

This plate a simple yet extremely flavorful. A great dish for any season, the tangy-ness of the cheese is complemented by the richness of the balsamic reduction. The cherry tomatoes give the cheese a bright freshness, and the fried capers- a lip smacking salty crunch.

Ideal wine pairing- with how tangy and fresh this plate is, I’d recommend a wine with an equal amount of freshness. Tangent Sauvignon Blanc from Edna Valley California is a surprisingly lean and clean Sauv Blanc from the New World. Notes of white pear, lemon, and grapefruit zest. Crisp minerality, long finish with balanced acids.

Summit Brewing Tap Takeover & Meet the Brewer




JULY 17TH @ 7:00 PM

How would you like to meet the founder of Summit Brewing Co. Mark Stutrud?

Next week is Summit’s Tap Takeover at the Black Forest Inn Beer Garden, and now is the time to reserve your spots for the VIP tasting and to meet the founder of Summit Brewing, Mark Stutrud!

As well as getting to sample a great lineup of beer, we will have some great sausages and starters courtesy of Black Forest. At the end there will be sine kick-ass giveaways and raffles. Be sure to reserve your spot now! We promise- it’s going to be a blast.

Get Tickets Here

California Wine Tasting event with Greg Graziano April 23rd 7-9pm

Join us April 23rd as Greg Graziano presents a California take on classic Italian and unique old world wines. Greg is a 3rd generation winegrower and winemaker whose family has been growing wine grapes in Mendocino County since 1918.

Current labels for the Graziano Family of Wines are Saint Gregory, Monte Volpe, Enotria and Graziano. The four labels are crafted to preserve each variety’s integrity by employing time honored Old World cellar practices perfected by the gentle application of modern technology.Their wines are proudly distributed nationally and internationally.

A wide variety of award winning wines will pair beautifully with all of your favorite recipes, with versatility to go from your private dining table to an elegant affair.

We are also delighted to have Chef Colin Murray from The Wandering Kitchen who has over 20 years of catering experience around the country, preparing delicious finger foods to pair with our evening pours.

It’s free for Grapevine Buyers Wine Club members and $25 for non-members.

There will be limited seating this time around for an intimate experience, so hurry and RSVP now! >> Click here

Easy and Oskey Spring Cocktail Event at Black Forest Inn Wednesday, April 2nd 7-9pm Only $20

Join us on April 2nd at The Black Forest Inn for an evening of cocktails and bitters with Erik Eastman and Dan Oskey. Easy and Oskey have created some awesome spring cocktails featuring local/regional spirits, Tempus Fugit cordials and their own bitters made with Easy & Oskey Make Your Own Bitters Kits. A can’t miss event for both novice and expert mixologists! To order tickets click link >> Cocktail Tasting RSVP

Ridge Vineyards Wine Tasting Event at Black Forest Inn Wednesday, March 26th 7-9pm Only $20

The winemakers keep on comin’! Assistant winemaker David Gates will be on hand to present wines from California’s historic Ridge Vineyards. Ridge continues to lead in old-California style field blends and absolutely excels with Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Their wines are appreciated [and obsessed over] worldwide. Register now for an evening of sharing top-notch wines in an intimate setting- it doesn’t get any better! To order tickets, click link >> Wine Tasting RSVP