On October 16th, Lemaire will be hosting Peter Franus and featuring his Napa Valley wines for a very special winemaker dinner. Peter's efforts in the vineyards translate to a more subtle, complex, and harmonious style of Napa wine. A myriad of grapes to work with, from Cabernet Sauvignon to Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc to Albarino, they showcase the range of styles that can come from California’s most famous region.

With cooler vineyard sites and a lighter touch in the winery, Peter Franus’ line-up brings a more feminine and delicate style compared to the power that usually hails from Napa. So put down the rake, finish up the jack-o-lanterns, and come join us for lovely harvest dinner!

For more information or to reserve your seats, please contact The Jefferson Hotel’s resident sommelier, Shawn O’Keefe, at (804) 649-4629 or via e-mail at [email protected].

Peter Franus Wine Dinner Menu 

October 16, 2018

 Executive Chef Patrick Willis
Sous Chefs Bryan McClure and Brycen Woodley
The Jefferson Hotel’s Sommelier Shawn O’Keefe


Fish Consommé

seared scallop, green apple, celery root, lemongrass 

Peter Franus Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2017


 Salad of Kale and Chicory

duck confit, honeynut squash, pomegranate, pumpkin seeds

Peter Franus Rhone Valley Blend Red Hills Lake County 2014


Herb Roasted Loch Duart Salmon

brussels sprouts, pecans, blueberry, polenta, smoked vanilla demi-glace

Peter Franus Zinfandel Napa Valley 2013


 American Wagyu Coulotte

farro verde, slow roasted carrots, confit turnips, turnip greens, juniper jus

Peter Franus Zinfandel “Brandlin Vineyard” Mt. Veeder 25th Anniversary 2015  


 Twenty Paces ‘Batch 10’

puff pastry, lavender, cherry

Peter Franus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2014


 *Menu subject to change based upon seasonal availability


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