We had the pleasure of hosting Folino Family Club Dinner on the Vineyard Terrace for a truly magical evening celebrating the Fall. As the sun dipped below the horizon, it cast a warm, golden glow over the vineyard and fields of sunflowers.
The tablescape was in full bloom as I took inspiration from the stunning sunflowers that had blossomed that season in front of the vineyard. The entire event paid homage to these vibrant symbols of happiness and a fulfilling life. The table decorations and the menu were nothing short of enchanting, setting the perfect tone for our special gathering.
The Folino Family Club is all about bringing people together to share meaningful moments, and the patio terrace overlooking the sunflower fields and vineyard provided a breathtaking backdrop.
As the evening unfolded, we kicked things off with the first library wine, a delightful 2017 Valentino, enjoyed right in the middle of the sunflower field. With the sun setting gracefully, we indulged in a sumptuous dinner, surrounded by unique plein air paintings that added an artistic touch to the already charming atmosphere. Laughter filled the air as we savored delicious food and soaked in the natural beauty—an authentic celebration of the harvest season and the joy of being together.
But the real treat was our exclusive access to the first Plein Air Pop-Up Gallery, featuring the talents of local artists Russ Slocum and Karen Weber. Having spent two weeks at the Estate creating and preparing, their twelve remarkable pieces adorned the gallery walls. Russ and Karen were there, eager to share their passion for art and the hidden gems around the Estate that had inspired their work. It was a captivating and enriching experience that added even more charm to an already unforgettable evening.
Harvest is here!
PINOT NOIR grapes are ready to be picked & we want YOU to join in on this fun, unique part of the winemaking process.
– Please arrive at Folino Estate at 8am for picking
(if you own gardening shears, please bring them!)
– Wear comfy clothes (we suggest wearing layers since it is chilly in the morning) & shoes that can get wet.
– We will meet together in the front parking lot at 8am before going to the vineyard
– Enjoy a complimentary pizza lunch & glass of wine with your fellow volunteers after grape picking!
Sign up here to volunteer with us!
Join us for a delicious 5-course inspired fall menu. Each course perfectly paired and served with a Folino Estate Wine.
What a magical evening it was last Friday, with perfect conditions to introduce the canned sangria, to the world. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Folino Estate’s vineyard at sunset, the event was an artistic creation of flavors, laughter, and nature’s beauty. Allow me to take you on a journey through this enchanting glamping evening that brought together gourmet delights, creative expressions, and heartwarming connections.
As the sun began to set, our vineyard transformed into a haven of elegance and whimsy. The centerpiece was a charming boho-tent, where guests were greeted by the soft glow of string lights and the promise of an unforgettable evening. Fresh-picked, pink flowers swayed in the breeze, while cozy seating arrangements invited everyone to kick back and embrace the glamping spirit.
One of the highlights of the night was undoubtedly the aroma of wood-oven baked pizzas wafting through the air. Freshly prepared on-site, these pizzas were a delight, offering the classic flavors of authentic Italy with each bite. But that wasn’t all – our menu also featured charcuterie cups, an elegant blend of artisanal meats, cheeses, and accompaniments, elevating the dining experience to a whole new level.
The bouquet-station added a charming simplicity. Guests became artists, carefully selecting flowers from the gardens of Folino Estate to create stunning bouquets that reflected their individual creativity. The array of colors and fragrances painted a picture of nature’s splendor, serving as a reminder of the simple joys found in our surroundings.
As the night unfolded, laughter and stories filled the air, and connections were made at the friendship-bracelet making station. Friends and strangers alike united in crafting these small tokens of connection, sharing laughter and experiences as they worked side by side. The atmosphere buzzed with positivity and warmth, creating lasting memories and new bonds.
What’s a summer gathering without a s’mores bar? At our event, the classic treat received a flavorful twist with homemade strawberry mint marshmallows. The combination of flavors was melted in our mouths, as guests indulged in gooey delights while gathered around the bonfire.
At the heart of it all was our newest addition to the Sangria line– the fizzy Honeysuckle Berry Canned Sangria. Seeing our guests sip and smile in enjoyment brought me so much joy. Sangria has always been a part of my summer memories and it is amazing to be able to provide that same experience to friends and strangers alike.
As the evening drew to a close, the sky painted a warm, late-summer sunset over the vineyard. Hues of orange, pink, and purple merged, casting a glow over the entire event. It was a moment of reflection and gratitude, a reminder of the beauty that can be found in simple moments spent with friends and loved ones.
The canned sangria launch event was a dream come true, a culmination of passion, creativity, and shared experiences. Seeing guests savor the flavors, engage in laughter, and connect with nature’s wonders was a deeply fulfilling experience. The boho-tent ambiance, wood-oven pizzas, bouquet-station, friendship bracelets, and strawberry mint marshmallows all contributed to an evening that was nothing short of magical. As the stars began to twinkle above the vineyard, I felt a sense of accomplishment and contentment, knowing that this night would be etched in our hearts forever as a celebration of taste, togetherness, and the beauty of life. Thank you everyone who attended, it was beautiful to be able to share these moments with you all.
Didn’t make it to the party? You can still order our canned Sangria online!
As the warm days of summer begin to wane, we find ourselves craving dishes that bridge the gap between carefree summer delights and the sophisticated flavors of fall. This charming late-summer Brie recipe strikes the perfect balance between the seasons. Join us as we explore the magic of this dish, inspired by my passion for Italian traditions and crafted with a touch of modern elegance.
This cheese’s velvety texture and buttery taste make it a popular choice for any occasion, from casual picnics to formal gatherings. The delicate flavor of Brie pairs exceptionally well with both sweet and savory elements, offering a versatile canvas for culinary creativity (and wine pairings!).
Italian strawberries, or fragole italiane, are known for their sweet and juicy taste, making them a delightful addition to various dishes, including desserts, salads, and even savory dishes. Daintily placed atop the Brie and honey, they add bursts of juicy freshness that invite you to relish the moment, just as Italians do while enjoying their “dolce far niente” – the sweetness of doing nothing.
To recreate the magic in your own kitchen, follow these simple steps:
At the Folino Estate Bottle Shop, you’ll find the perfect companion for this late-summer dish – a charming Brie baker! This ceramic gem will bring a touch of rustic Italian countryside charm to your table. The baker, with its engravings and earthy hues, embodies the spirit of traditional Italian craftsmanship and elevates the presentation of this elegant but approachable dish.
No Italian feast is complete without the perfect wine pairing. The Folino Estate Rosato Secco Dry Rosé wine, with its lively notes of strawberry, red apple, and an underlying citrus tone, harmonizes flawlessly with the late-summer Brie recipe. Sipping this delightful Rosato while savoring the flavors of this brie will transport you to the sun-kissed vineyards of Italy, where time seems to slow down, and every moment is savored.
The true essence of this charming late-summer Brie recipe lies not only in the tantalizing flavors but also in the overall experience. The visual appeal of the dish, with its warm colors and elegant presentation, makes it a feast for the eyes as much as for the taste buds. It encourages us to savor the last moments of summer’s bounty while setting the stage for the forthcoming fall harvest. To that we say “Salute!”
Celebrate with us in style at our glamping inspired soiree where you’ll sip on your pretty pink canned bubbly in our wine garden with VIP access to our glamping tent full of all things pretty and pink – including your own s’mores kit, curated charcuterie cup and pizza bar.
Launch Party Includes:
-A can of Bubbly Rosé sangria
-Exclusive access to our Glamping Suite in the Wine Garden
It’s the perfect summer evening spent with friends at the Estate. Tickets are limited and I can’t wait to see you!
Every quarter Marco and I host a family dinner for our Family Club members and I would love to see you at the next one!
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