Dinner with the Winemaker
Featuring Folded Hills

May 4, 2019 | 6:00 PM | $150

Private Residence

Address will be shared after purchase of ticket.

Join Folded Hills owners, Kim and Andy Busch, and legendary Folded Hills executive chef, Mark Gonzales, for a wine pairing Vintner’s dinner at the Hope Ranch home of the Busches.

Chef Mark will pair fresh organic produce from Folded Hills, along with other local fare to match the wines grown organically and biodynamically by the Busches.

Kim and Andy will share stories of their journey from beer to wine, St. Louis to California at this intimate poolside setting.

Meet the Winemakers

My father always said making friends is our business. In 1954, he opened our ancestral home and animal park, Grant’s Farm, to share with the public. It became the legacy of my father, August A. Busch, Jr., to offer our love of hospitality to preserve not just the land but also our family’s way of life. Today, we follow my father’s example. We joyfully invite you to share with us our wine, food and way of life at Folded Hills.

We believe in legacy. Growing up in St. Louis, I helped run Grant’s Farm, caring for hundreds of animals – elephants, elk, bison and Clydesdales, to name a few. It wasn’t until 1998 when I served as Captain for the USA Polo team at the World Cup that Kim and I fell in love with the Santa Barbara lifestyle. We decided to raise our children with the freedom of the California coast but I also longed to share with them the hard work and joys of ranch life. We found our place in Folded Hills.

We believe in family. Our wine is a tribute to family, past, and present. Our vineyards and winery are yet another way to enrich and preserve this property for future generations, both yours and ours. Folded Hills is a place to gather and share, to carry on our tradition of making friends. In honor of that, each wine we make is inspired by a piece of our family history.

We believe in quality. That’s why everything on the land, both food crops, and vineyards, is farmed organically. We couldn’t do it any other way. It’s also why we are so proud of our wines. After walking these hills, studying their soil and our microclimate, grower Ruben and our team, planted Grenache, Syrah, and a collection of Rhone whites. Studying the vines, Winemaker Angela guides him on the optimum time to pick, and makes our wine in an honest and time-honored way. Together we are discovering the voice of our land.

We are honored to share our first vintage of wines with you. Each bottle reflects years of hard work, but more importantly the joy in sharing. Eventually we will also pour them from the land where they are grown and made, under the roof of Folded Hills Winery and tasting room. I am so proud of our family and the team that got us here, and I believe my father would be too.

Meet the Chef
Mark Gonzales