A BESPOKE WINE EXPERIENCE
HOSTED BY ROB & LYDIA MONDAVI
RUTLEDGE & VINE RELEASE CELEBRATION
MARCH 20, 2021 @ 4PM PST / 5PM MST / 6PM CST / 7PM EST
Celebrate with us in an exclusive live-stream, virtual-release party for the limited edition 2017 Rutledge & Vine Cabernet Sauvignon. You’re invited to enjoy a unique tasting and dinner experience curated by Rob & Lydia Mondavi.
OPEN TO USA MEMBERS ONLY
For the first time, the fourth-generation winemaker, Robert Mondavi and his beautiful wife Lydia have partnered with THIRDHOME to offer a fun and engaging “safer at home from Napa” exclusive wine event, curated especially for our Inner Circle Club Members. Indulge in this bespoke 3 barrel selection of Oakville Cabernet tasting moderated by Rob.
This will be a truly memorable wine and dinner experience with the opportunity to sip a limited edition masterfully blended 2017 Rutledge & Vine Cabernet Sauvignon while hearing harvesting stories told by Rob and Lydia. Together as a group, we will be led with the expertise and instruction of the French Laundry alum Chef Tyler Vorce (now Co-Founder of Truffle Shuffle), to prepare a delightful meal infused with heavenly black truffle. A culinary kit with all the ingredients will arrive at your doorstep; and we will enjoy a dinner paired with an included bottle of the 2017 Rutledge & Vine Cabernet Sauvignon (which will be shipped separately). Attendees have the opportunity to purchase additional limited quantity bottles should they wish. A finale announcement will be shared with participants to learn about yet another upcoming exclusive experience, so we encourage you to attend this extraordinary virtual experience with us!
In Partnership with
Partnered with the founding chefs of Truffle Shuffle, previously of The French Laundry
FOUNDERS – CHEF TYLER VORCE (OR) CHEF JASON McKINNEY
Attendance to this exclusive virtual cooking class & wine event is limited in size to the first 60 households who RSVP and pay. Each household is defined by (1) Couple and additional guests may participate (please see “Who Can Participate” and how to “Upgrade to Attend” notes below).
Who Can Participate
This exclusive event is only available to USA residents who are Inner Circle Members (Founders, Chairman’s Club & Chairman’s Club Plus). Invitation minimum participation is for one (1) Couple, which includes 1 Member + 1 Guest; additional family members can be invited within your household or close circle of friends for the virtual cooking and wine event at the same cost per couple (refer to below event pricing).
Legal age requirement of 21+ to attend this event
Upgrade to Attend
If you would like to attend and participate in this exclusive event, any USA-based member of THIRDHOME can upgrade their membership to Chairman’s Club level for $1995 (this elevates your status within our Exchange program valid for one year from date of upgrade); in addition, members would be required to pay for the event cost of $395 per couple. Members upgrading will receive the advantages and perks applicable to Chairman’s Club membership status.
This event requires light to moderate physical activity, such as cooking within your home’s kitchen, while following along with Chef Tyler’s professional virtual instruction and the provided recipe, along with the provided Dinner kit ingredients.
ROBERT & LYDIA MONDAVI
Born in 1971, the son of Isabel and Michael Mondavi, Rob was raised in the Stag’s Leap district of Napa Valley, and spend much of his childhood among the vines and barrels at the Robert Mondavi Winery. An entrepreneur from a young age, he started his own business hosting bike tours through the Napa Valley wine country curating vineyard and winery discussions for his participants. After college, Rob worked for regional winemakers and progressed into sales, and later established the Napa Cigar Company in 1995 while importing premium cigars. In 2000, he formally joined the Robert Mondavi Corporation overseeing everything from luxury brand sales, direction of marketing and spearheading the brand’s hospitality operations and trade marketing programs. Perfecting the art of winemaking and learning the craft of blending, tasting and the vineyard processes, while also maintaining a key focus on green farming, Rob’s expertise has resulted in a new generation of extraordinary wines.
At his home in Stag’s Leap, Rob and his wife Lydia are raising their two sons within a charming English Bungalow-style home built in 1913 that sits on a historic parcel of land. Tucked away on the gently sloping red earth soil of Oakville, California, and perched along the picturesque Silverado Trail at Skellenger Lane, sits the iconic boutique vineyard of Rutledge & Vine. Because of Mother Earth’s unique terroir, the berries are grown with the harmoniously perfect balance of sugar, tannin, aromatics, and mouthfeel. It is here at home where Rob personally attends to the 1-acre goblet training Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard, and where the long tradition of great wine making along with his personal modern expression of the old world craftsmanship occurs…and where all the beautiful magic happens!
EVENT & CLASS EXPERIENCE IS 90-MINUTES
- Join Rob & Lydia in an exclusive “For Members Only” live-stream wine and culinary event
- Taste the artisan-crafted 2017 Rutledge & Vine Cabernet Sauvignon with an included bottle
- Listen to the personal harvesting tales as you sip along with wine commentary by Rob
- Dine along with Rob & Lydia as Chef Tyler of Truffle Shuffle conducts a cooking class
- Receive an invitation to join the Founders Circle of the Rutledge & Vine Wine Club
- Gain “Save Your Spot” access to a once-in-a-lifetime wine adventure in 2023
STEAK WITH BÉARNAISE SAUCE
- 14-oz Premium American Wagyu New York Strip Steak for 2
- Baked Potato
- Balinese Truffle Salt
- Spices: Tarragon & Thyme
- Champagne Vinegar
- Garlic Cloves
- Egg Yolks
- Black Peppercorns
Participants may prepare their favorite side dishes ahead of time to pair with our menu
- Virtual attendance and participation in “The Exclusive Experience” as stated above
- 1 Dinner Kit for two people provided by Truffle Shuffle with ingredients and menu
- Shipping is provided/included for the Dinner Kit to participant’s home address
- 1 Bottle of the 2017 Rutledge & Vine Sauvignon Cabernet (limited produced master blend)
- Exclusive opportunity to “Save Your Spot” on the 2023 Thirdhome+Mondavi Wine Adventure
- Shipping costs for the (1) bottle of wine in the Event Experience are paid and charged separately; in addition members are required to pay shipping for any additional bottles purchased (total price for shipping will be quoted based on state of residency/location)
- Additional bottles of wine are available for purchase (limited quantity per household)
- Upgrades for participants who are not currently Chairman’s Club status who wish to attend this exclusive event
- Additional family members may be invited within your household or close friends for this in-home event; payment would be required for additional guests and family members
- Terms & Conditions apply – this exclusive event is NON-REFUNDABLE AFTER CONFIRMATION OF PURCHASE (please review our Terms & Conditions for this event below PRICING)
Important Details to Know Before the Event
Truffle Shuffle Dinner Kits: This event has a pre-arranged set menu that cannot be altered nor substituted. Each kit will serve two people, and will arrive with all the ingredients measured out precisely for two dinners, along with a recipe; if you are a single participant, then you will receive the same size kit which you can prepare both servings and/or save for another meal. Each Truffle Shuffle Dinner Kit box will be shipped directly to your home via UPS Next Day Air approximately two days before our class event. THIRDHOME will provide shipment tracking details ahead of time.
Rutledge & Vine Wine Bottles: This event features an included (1) bottle of the limited produced master-blend 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon wine; in addition we have been provided a limited number of additional bottles available for purchase. Each participant will be required to pay for shipping of the (1) single bottle and/or any additional bottles that participants wish to purchase – please INQUIRE WITH LIZ for special pricing and shipping costs to be incurred. Due to tax laws defined by USA state of residency and alcohol sales, each participant will be provided a final quote based on your total wine order and shipping address location (participant credit cards will incur a separate charge for shipping costs that Eagle Rock will process). Wine bottles will be shipped directly to your home by Eagle Rock, the established shipping courier for Rutledge & Vine. THIRDHOME will provide shipment tracking details ahead of time. Wine shipments will require signature, so signees would be required to be of legal age for releasing the wine per shipping courier and state laws.
OPTIONAL SAVE YOUR SPOT on the exclusive MAY 2023 THIRDHOME+Mondavi Wine Adventure: We are still crafting the extraordinary adventure itinerary with Rob & Lydia to ensure that each day of our upcoming 2023 journey will be a remarkable wine experience curated to perfection, with very enriching cultural and historical opportunities infused with rare dining and tasting highlights throughout. An extremely limited # of seats will be offered in this intimate and personal experience alongside Rob & Lydia as our expert wine hosts, for approximately 16-20 people. Be among the first and SAVE YOUR SPOT please contact Liz, to receive priority access to the adventure by invitation-only. Once announced, this limited-space adventure will require an adventure deposit to confirm your attendance. SAVE YOUR SPOT for only $50 per person (non-refundable), however this fee will be applied as a payment towards the adventure cost.
Event Cost is Based on Per Couple Attendance
*** ONLY USA residents may participate in this event ***
$395 for two people (Member + Guest) + S/H cost for wine
Additional Bottles of Rutledge & Vine Cabernet Sauvignon are available for purchase at $165 per bottle (limited availability) + S/H cost for wine
Single Pricing: The cost to attend remains the same price; Dinner kit would be same size
RSVP DEADLINE TO JOIN THE EVENT: FEB 28th
FULL PAYMENT REQUIRED TO ATTEND
Please Note: Monetary Credits cannot be applied as payment towards this event
Terms & Conditions apply – this Exclusive Event is NON-REFUNDABLE. Due to the virtual format of this event which requires advance shipping of the delicate and perishable components included, THIRDHOME and our established providers for this event cannot accommodate name or address changes, nor attendee changes or any cancellations past our March 1st deadline.