Dragonette Cellars Winemaker Dinner at Akbar, Marina del Rey

Meet Dragonette owner/winemaker Brandon Sparks-Gillis!

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Brothers John & Steve Dragonette and close friend Winemaker Brandon Sparks-Gillis founded this boutique winery in 2005.  They sought out extraordinary cool-climate vineyards in northern Santa Barbara County and from the beginning, dedicated themselves to patient and minimalistic winemaking techniques.  Using precise blocks in exceptional vineyards, they shepherd their grapes into “wines of purity, complexity & balance”.  Wine critics agree, honoring these small lot wines with scores in the low to middle 90’s on a consistent basis.  Join Brandon & Gourmet Wine Getaways’ wine expert Peter Kerr as they discuss these amazing wines, the latest from the 2019 harvest & answer all your wine & food-related questions.  All the wines will be available for ordering at very special “tonight only” prices so you can stock up just in time for Thanksgiving and the December holidays.  Grab some friends and join us! $85 per person plus tax and gratuity


 Scallops Balchoa:
Sauteed scallops cooked with onions, tomatoes, garlic, ginger and a touch of lemon
2018 Dragonette Sauvignon Blanc, Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara

Chicken Tamatter:
Chicken in a coconut/tomato sauce with select Indian seasonings
2017 Dragonette Chardonnay, Sta. Rita Hills

Tandoori Grilled Scottish Salmon
Chef Avi’s special marinade
2017 Dragonette Pinot Noir, Duvarita Vineyard

Keema Biryani:
Spiced & curried ground lamb cooked Mughlai-style with rice
2016 Dragonette Seven (Rhone blend)

 Freshly brewed coffee/tea

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