The Third Annual “In Your Backyard” Series Brought to you by Edible Monterey Bay and Holman Ranch

Event has passed (Thu Jan 23, 2014 - Tue Apr 29, 2014)
Holman Ranch Tasting Room


Sip, Swirl, Savor and Learn

The Third Annual “In Your Backyard” Series Brought to you by Edible Monterey Bay and Holman Ranch

January – June 2014 in the Holman Ranch Tasting Room

Inspired by the culinary bounty of California's Central Coast, Holman Ranch Tasting Room, located at 19 E. Carmel Valley Road in Carmel Valley Village, is working Edible Monterey Bay to invite local culinary chefs and artisans to demonstrate how wine can be best complemented with fresh culinary products found throughout the Central Coast.

The “In Your Backyard” series brought to you by Edible Monterey Bay and Holman Ranch will have chefs and artisans sharing their tips and techniques for finding the perfect, fresh ingredients for preparing truly memorable meals, side dishes as well as understanding flavor pairings. From paella to cheese tastings, the series will showcase local experts knowledgeable on everything from how to select the best meats to creating savory pastries with ingredients from the local Farmers Market. Each demonstration will offer recommendations for the best wine to pair with the featured culinary item.

Here is a sneak peak at our first quarter classes:

In Your Backyard 2014 Class Schedule:

· January 23rd at 6:00 PM -- Tony Baker, Montrio Bistro and Bakers Bacon, Bacon Demonstration and Tasting

· February 27th at 6:00 PM -- Elena Salsedo from Sweet Elenas will teach the art of making the perfect sweet and savory morsels and what wines complement her delights.

· March 27th, 6:00 PM - Chef Brandon Miller, Mundaka, National Paella Day

· April 29th, 6:00 PM - Schoch Family Farmstead Cheese Class

Spend an evening with Schoch Family Farmstead in an intimate class discovering and savoring seasonal, artisanal cheeses that they make on their farmstead in Monterey County.

Reservations are required for all classes and cost for each event is $25 per person. Classes are $10 for wine club members. This includes the class, wine tasting, small bites, and meeting, learning and sampling from a local artisan. A portion of the class proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer's Association. To make reservations call 831-659-2640 or email [email protected]


  1. Holman Ranch Tasting Room
    19 E. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley, CA