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Blackberry Farm Through the Years

Tantalizing palates with beautiful Rhône wines and Rhône inspired cuisine is our ultimate goal with Hospice du Rhône at Blackberry Farm. Launching this partnership in 2010, we have been in awe of those who have taken to the stage. Take a glance at the winemakers and chefs from around the globe who have made the treck to Walland, Tennessee to share their Rhônely wine and food passions with guests. 


2018

A Celebration of Rhône Textures: Exploring the evocative textures of Rhône varieties from around the world with Lisa Perotti-Brown MW, Editor-in-Chief of Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Hidden Terriors: A study on the lesser known soils of Châteanuef-du-Pape with Anne-Charlotte Melia Bachas, Winemaker/Co-Owner of Château de la Font du Loup, Courthezon, Châteanuef du Pape, France

France Meets Paso Robles Meets Tennessee with Guillaume Fabre, Winemaker/Co-Owner Clos Solene, Paso Robles, CA

Cuisine: Yvan Mucharraz, Executive Chef, Comal at Chileno Bay Resort, Los Cabos, Mexico

2017

Hammell Wine Alliance/True Believer, Chris Hammell, Santa Maria Valley, CA USA
Keplinger Wines, Helen Keplinger, Napa Valley, CA USA
Kimsey Vineyard, Matt Dees, Ballard Canyon, Santa Barbara County, CA USA
Grace, Chef Curtis Duffy, Chicago, IL USA

2016

Bedrock Winery, Morgan Twain Peterson, Napa Valley, CA USA
Domaine Vernay, Christine Vernay, Ampuis, Rhône Valley, France
The Wine Advocate, Jeb Dunnuck, Boulder, Colorado USA
Maison Pic, Chef Anne-Sopie Pic, Valance, Rhône Valley, France

2015

Booker Wines, Eric Jensen, Paso Robles, CA USA
Linne Calodo, Matt Trevisan, Paso Robles, CA USA
Domaine de la Vielle Julienne, Jean-Paul Daumen, Châteauneuf du Pape, France
Wine Spectator, Allison Napjus, New York City, NY USA

2014

Cave Yves Cuilleron, Yves Cuilleron, Chavanay, Rhône Valley, France
Domaine Francois Villard, François Villard, Saint Michel Sur Rhône, Rhône Valley, France
Domaines Pierre Gaillard, Elise Gaillard, Malleval and Banyuls sur Mar, France
Miner Family Winery, Dave Miner, Napa Valley, CA USA
Arun’s Thai, Chef Arun Sampanthavivat, Chicago, IL USA

2013

Domaine Gangloff, Yves Gangloff, Condrieu, Rhône Valley, France
Epoch, Jordan Fiorentini, Paso Robles, CA USA
Herman Story, Russell From, Paso Robles, CA USA
Le Vieux Donjon, Claire Fabre, Châteauneuf du Pape, France
Chef Francis Mallmann, Patagonia, Argentina

2012

Alvaro Palacios, Alvaro Palacios, Gratallops, Tarragona, Spain
Pisoni Vineyards, Gary Pisoni, Santa Lucia Highlands, Gonzalez, CA USA
Roar Wines, Gary Franscioni, Santa Lucia Highlands, Soledad, CA USA
Chef Jose Andres, Washington, DC USA

2011

Cayuse Vineyards, Christophe Baron, Walla Walla, WA USA
Mas Martinet, Sara Perez, Falset, Priorat, Spain
Rene Barbier Vineyards, Rene Barbier, Falset, Priorat, Spain
Skylark Wines, John Lancaster and Robert Perkins, Sonoma County, CA USA
The Fischerzunft, Chef Andre Jaeger, Schaffhausen, Switzerland

2010

Chris Ringland Wines, Chris Ringland, Barossa Valley, Australia
Domaine du Pegau, Chateauneuf du Pape, France
Paul Lato Wines, Paul Lato, Santa Maria Valley, CA USA
Torrin Wines, Scott Hawley, Paso Robles, CA USA
the girl & the fig, Chef John Toulze and Proprietor Sondra Bernstein, Sonoma, CA USA