Family Celebrations, Company Picnics & Rehearsal Dinners @ Andretti Winery

February 15, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Casual Celebrations @ Andretti Winery

Andretti is all about family and company celebrations! And there is no better way to kick off a wedding weekend, celebrate a birthday or anniversary or thank employees for a job well done than an afternoon or evening of great wine, food and fun at the winery.

Andretti Winery is nestled in a quiet country setting away from the traffic of Hwy. 29 and Silverado Trail. The grounds boast beautiful Tuscan-inspired architecture and a shady arboretum of trees, vineyards and views of the Stag's Leap mountains in the background. And to boot, we are within five minutes of Napa's best hotels and resorts.

A typical celebration starts with wine tasting in our barrel room and fountain courtyard, with passed or stationary hors d'oeuvres followed by dinner on the grand lawn. We'll take care of all your details... catering, beverages, entertainment, décor, sound system and rentals and we've got some fun extras... lawn games and racing inspired props for selfies, etc. Our goal: you arrive to a beautifully detailed event and have only to socialize and enjoy yourselves!

Andretti Winery has paired up with some of the best catering in the region to provide you with an exceptional experience. Here are some of our best scenarios:

Gourmet BBQ Buffet

Guests start off the evening with a delicious glass of wine on the villa patio, some gourmet bar snacks, and a stroll around the property. Dinner will be served on the villa lawn under the market lights with guests enjoying an amazing spread of wine country inspired foods: BBQ chicken & brisket, fresh basil pesto pasta with grilled veggies, rosemary roasted potatoes and fall squash, sweet & spicy Rancho Gordo baked beans, seasonal fruit salad, farmer’s market green salad, Guittard chocolate brownies & Meyer lemon bars. Wines served include our estate sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, sangiovese & merlot. Cost: $145 / head plus tax and gratuity.

Family-Style Italian Dinner with Chef Adam Clark

Guests start off with wine tasting and assorted seasonal bruschetta in the Andretti barrel room. After an early evening stroll through the vineyards, guests are invited to the villa patio to enjoy a traditional family-style feast at long tables. First course will include a traditional Caesar salad or panzanella salad, rustic breads and regional olive oil (for dipping) served with Andretti’s estate sauvignon blanc. The family-style entrée course will include chicken Marsala and creamy polenta, roasted cauliflower & broccolini, and linguine with our housemade Bolognese. Guests will enjoy more sauvignon blanc or our signature sangiovese throughout dinner. Pot de crème with salted caramel popcorn awaits guests in the villa lounge areas post-dinner. Pricing is $165 / head plus tax and gratuity.

Italian Grazing Tables

Enjoy an early evening wine reception that combines great wines with an enticing and generous assortment of wine-worthy Italian foods:  salami, prosciutto di Parma, bresaola, rosemary ham, coppa & mortadella, assorted Italian, French and regional cheeses, rustic breads and gourmet condiments, marinated sundried tomatoes, artichokes, peppers & mushrooms, assorted olives, housemade zucchini and artichoke torta, fresh basil pesto pasta with roasted veggies, colorful fresh fruit tray, farmer’s market green salad with Dijon balsamic vinaigrette, rounded out with assorted cannoli and a bit of moscato. Pricing is $115 / head plus tax and gratuity. Wines served include Andretti’s classic Italian varietals, sangiovese, dolcetto, barbera and pinot grigio.

Pasta Action Station

Start off the evening with wine tasting in the barrel room and a stroll through the vineyards, followed by a casual Pasta Action Station for guests to enjoy throughout the evening. This station includes linguine, rotini, fresh seasonal pesto, housemade bolognaise sauce (vegan version also available), colorful roasted veggies, sliced roasted Tuscan chicken, fresh grated parmesan, fresh herb garnishes, Sciambra garlic bread, all rounded off with Tiramisu cake.  Enjoy a full pours of our Villa Andretti sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, zinfandel, pinot noir and cabernet sauvignon (1/2 bottle allocation per guest). Pricing is $125 / head plus tax and gratuity.

Mediterranean Delight Buffet

Guests start off with a five-flight tasting on the bar at the vineyards. At their leisure, guests will enjoy a luscious spread of Mediterranean specialties: chicken & steak kabobs, fragrant rice pilaf & lemon herb potatoes, roasted vegetables, freshmade hummus & baba ganoush, spanakopita with tzatziki, orzo or Greek salad, and herbed pita chips and crudité. Traditional baklava & chocolate bouchon for dessert. A great choice for guests wanting a healthy, super fresh experience to pair with Andretti's great wines! Cost: $135 / head plus tax & gratuity. Wines served: sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, sangiovese and barbera.

Wood Oven Pizza Party

Guests enjoy sampling Andretti’s fabulous estate wines in the barrel room, a big farm table with grilled angry prawns, mini-meatballs and warm herbed olive appetizers nearby. On the villa lawn the smell of wood oven roasted pizzas fills the air. After a brief stroll through the vineyards, guests are invited to the villa lawn and patio to enjoy amazing salads (Caesar and panzanella) and an assortment of amazing pizzas: margherita, salsicci, funghi, salumi and Caggiano chicken sausage. Pizzas will be coming out of the oven for two hours as guests enjoy socializing, lawn games and picture-taking. We’ll have a dessert table near the patio bar with chocolate chip, peanut butter, ginger & snickerdoodle cookies, as well as lemon and carmelita bars and brownies displayed in Andretti wine boxes. Pricing is $145 / head plus tax and gratuity. Andretti estate varietals served pre-dinner, with the full spectrum of our Villa Andretti varietals served through dinner and beyond (sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, pinot noir, merlot and cabernet sauvignon).

PLUS FUN...

Add a table of photo props, a great DJ, lawn games, firepits, a wine tasting competition or wine stomp. We'll put it all together for you!

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