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Wine and Dine with J Vineyards

Wine and Dine with J Vineyards

Event Info

Date: Thursday 27, Jul 2023

July 27 at 7:00PM

Wild Onion Bistro & Bar’s rotating Wine & Dine series continues with an expertly crafted wine pairing dinner, in collaboration with J Vineyards. Executive Chef Julie Cablay has created a 5-course tasting menu beautifully complementing the distinct terroir-driven wines of the Russian River Valley. Swirl, sip, and savor your way through each course featuring California-inspired bistro cuisine.


About J Vineyards

Our J winemaking team, led by Nicole Hitchcock, strives to translate the diversity of the Russian River Valley - from the cool, coastal locations to the bright, sun-drenched hillsides - to the bottle. Each estate vineyard offers a distinct expression of a different location within the vast Russian River Valley AVA. Our winemaking philosophy begins with sourcing the best fruit at the optimal time from the best locations in the Russian River Valley and Sonoma County. Diverse soils and cool, coastal micro-climates create unique growing conditions to maximize flavor and expression. In the renowned wine growing region, J Vineyards & Winery are true stewards of the land, tending to cool-climate grape varieties that offer fruit forward flavors and a crisp natural acidity.

About Head Winemaker Nicole Hitchcock

Born and raised in Carmel, California, Nicole first discovered her passion for wine while working alongside well-respected restaurant sommeliers. What drew her in especially was the worldwide appeal and diversity of wine.

“Wine is like a universal language. It can transcend physical and cultural boundaries, and ultimately brings people together,” Nicole explains. “From early on, I was enamored by all parts of the industry and process — the journey from vine to glass, the varying tastes and the cultural aspects.”

Nicole attended the University of California at Davis, where she earned a degree in Viticulture and Enology and a minor in the Italian language. This combination enabled her to work at an agriturismo in Todi, Umbria for a summer.

After graduation, Nicole worked a harvest in Napa Valley, then transitioned to sales, working with both retail and restaurant customers. Nicole returned to the hands-on side of wine in 2004 when she traveled to Western Australia for a harvest internship.

Back in the U.S., Nicole took a role as a winemaker, crafting wines grown throughout Northern California. In 2015, Nicole also earned an MBA from the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University, gaining an academic perspective on the business of the wine industry as well as how it will evolve in the future.

Today, Nicole is the head winemaker at J Vineyards & Winery, where she oversees all aspects of winemaking. Nicole’s passion for winemaking continues to grow as she crafts world-class sparkling and varietal wines from cool-climate fruit grown in the renowned Russian River Valley and Sonoma County.

About Wild Onion Bistro & Bar

Wild Onion Bistro & Bar is the vibrant and upbeat signature restaurant at Hotel Citrine, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel by Marriott. The restaurant made its mark on Silicon Valley after its Summer 2021 opening, quickly becoming sought after for its sustainable and authentic experience. Wild Onion takes inspiration from its surroundings, featuring a menu focused on fresh, organic and local ingredients. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and brunch on weekends. For more information or to make a reservation, please call 650-424-8991 or visit hotelcitrine.com/dining and follow along on Instagram.

About Hotel Citrine

Thoughtfully integrating vibrancy and sustainability, Hotel Citrine offers an exceptionally intuitive experience to travelers who want to make a mindful accommodation choice. Located at 750 San Antonio Road, the hotel is just minutes from Stanford University, Shoreline Amphitheatre and CalTrain, 12 minutes from San Jose International Airport and 22 minutes from San Francisco International Airport. Its convenient location near some of the world’s most innovative companies, unique restaurants, and outdoor activities makes it the ultimate destination for digital nomads visiting the Bay Area as well as leisure guests looking to experience the best of the Valley. Hotel Citrine is owned by T2 Development and managed by Evolution Hospitality. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit hotelcitrine.com and follow along on Instagram.


Wine and Dine with J Vineyards

Event Info

Date: Thursday, Jul 2023