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Midnight Cellars Wine Dinner

Saturday, November 18, 6:00pm

Jason Lede

Midnight Cellars began as a slightly tipsy, laughing mention on the back patio at Domaine Carneros in the summer of 1993. Enjoying a family getaway to Napa and Sonoma, and after several winery visits, Rich is responsible for making the whimsical statement that would change their lives forever: "Hey old man, when you retire you should buy a place like this and have us run it for you."

Laughed at and forgotten, years later it became a possibility. Robert decided to retire early from his career as a patent attorney and was still full of energy and passion to begin a new venture. He amazingly remembered Rich's idea and said to him "If you were serious about this winery thing, I'm in." Rich was newly married and living in Chicago with his beautiful wife Michele, and the initial response was "No way, Dad."

However, after considerable thought and glasses of wine, Michele and Rich committed to the crazy plan. They sold their new house, one of their cars and drove to California to start a new life. It sounds crazy, but no kidding this happened! They arrived in California on July 31, 1995 and immediately dove into country life. No bars. No restaurants. No shopping. There was nothing in Paso Robles. The Chicago city folk experienced a major culture shock.

Each family member selected a job and set about learning their role: Robert and Mary Jane focused on the overall operations. Michele managed the tasting room and later became the bookkeeper. Rich began learning how to plant, maintain, and harvest the vineyard followed by the heady task of making wine.

After 27 years of steep learning curves, the focus remains on keeping wine accessible, affordable, and fun for everyone! And we will keep the fun going at our Midnight Cellars Wine Dinner...delicious Paso Robles west side wines paired with Chef's creative pairings! And there will be bottles giveaways as well!




Poke Tacos
With With a Wonton Shell, Green Onion, Avocado Purée with Hawaiian Mandarin Seasoned Dressing

2022 Midnight Cellars, Grenache Blanc, Paso Robles, CA


Brie Puff Pastry V
With Jalepeno Jelly

2022 Midnight Cellars, Chardonnay, Paso Robles, CA


Roasted Lamb Rillette
With Rhubarb Jam, Brown Butter Crostini

2019 Midnight Cellars, Malbec, Paso Robles, CA


Beef Wellington
With Spinach, Mushrooms, & Potato Purée

2019 Midnight Cellars, Nectares Red, Paso Robles, CA

2019 Midnight Cellars, Tannat, Paso Robles, CA


Deconstructed S’mores V
With Marshmallow Meringue, Chocolate Mousse, & Graham Cracker Crumbs

2019 Midnight Cellars, Petit Verdot, Paso Robles, CA


$105 / $95 Club Members ++


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V = Vegetarian / GF = Gluten Free
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**Menu is subject to change

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