I was anxious to head right away for the tomato tasting tent. Kendall Jackson grows over a hundred varieties of heirloom tomatoes in their garden on site. The tasting tent had samples of every variety imaginable cut and ready to sample.
|Hosea from Top Chef|
|CJ from Top Chef|
There was also Bruschetta Boulevard where KJ paired their wines with different bruschettas. They prepared some unique bruschetta and no tickets were needed for the wines here. This area was also the location of the winners of the heirloom tomato growing contest. There were some real beauties in spite of our late growing season this year.
A live band for listening and a variety of seminars rounded out the entertainment for the day. I was far too busy sampling the food and wine to attend a seminar. But if the long line for the chocolate/wine pairing seminar was indicative of participation, a lot of other people did attend. The day ended all too soon, and I can’t wait until next year!