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Afternoon High Tea

Sunday, August 4th & August 18th

We invite you to experience a classic tradition and our take on
Afternoon High Tea – August 4th and 18th – 11am to 1pm
Reconnect with friends and family while enjoying fine teas served in Royal Albert tea pots and sandwiches crafted with seasonal, local ingredients such as …

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Coquelicot Wine Dinner

Sunday, August 25th at 6pm

We invite you to explore a special evening as our Executive Chef Robert and Wine Director Brandon Weseman create a decadent menu with hand selected wines from our sister winery Coquelicot Estate Vineyard.

COQUELICOT (ko-klee-ko) is the name “en Français” of the striking red poppy flower that graces the French countryside, as well as all the labels on our wines. Our 58 acre vineyard is an organically farmed property in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley. Sustainable farming and gentle, meticulous winemaking techniques converge to produce hand made, limited production wines that are a true celebration of life.

Dinner will begin at 6:00pm – 5-course menu and wine pairing, $215 per person, taxes and gratuity additional

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Farmer's Harvest Dinner

Sunday, September 29th


Head to the hills (Oakhurst to be exact), and delight in the start of Fall with an evening at the Estate by the Elderberries!  Enjoy a farmer’s market with the chance to meet the wonderful agriculturist that create our delectable fruits and vegetables.  After enjoy a welcome refreshment and hands-on cooking demonstration with Executive Chef Robert – a presentation of preserving for the winter months!  Thereafter our kitchen team takes the opportunity to pay a special salute to the Central Valley Farmers with their offer of a scrumptious seasonal dinner.

Farmer’s Market 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Reception and Hands-on Cooking Demonstration – 5:00pm
Followed by 5-Course Dinner served in our Dining Room at 6:00pm
$175 pp.
(INCLUDES your ticket to farmer’s market, cooking demonstration, dinner and special gift from our culinary team.
Wine, taxes and gratuities are additional)


Le Cellar Bar

Open nightly 5pm to 9pm

Open Nightly from 5 PM to 9 PM – Monday through Sunday

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Three-Day Cooking Classes

2019 Fall & 2020 Spring Sessions!

Join us for the Fall 3-day Cooking Class in Erna’s kitchen!  You will begin each day at 9am with instruction from the Chef and Team – 8-hours of instruction followed by lunch served at 1:00 pm then it’s back to the kitchen for the final preparations of evening’s dinner.  Upon your arrival in the morning Chef will provide crisp Chefs coats, daily menu, recipes and a briefing of the day.  The final day Cooking Class will conclude with a wine seminar taught by the Wine Director, Brandon Weseman.

Wednesday through Friday
2019 Fall Session:
November 6th, 7th and 8th
2020 Spring Session: March 4th, 5th and 6th

Tuition – $1,475 per person
Inclusive of three FULL days of hands-on cooking instruction, wine seminar, daily recipe books, lunch and dinner.

Optional ONE-DAY cooking class during the 2019 Fall session – $475 per person
inclusive of hands-on cooking instruction, wine seminar (if third day is selected), daily recipe book and lunch.

For more information about the Fall 2019 OR Spring 2020 session please contact

Special Events Director, Carina Stephens at (559) 683-6800 or

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Gift Certificates

Our gift certificates are artfully created in the denomination of your choice, these special experiences are available for Château du Sureau, Spa Sureau, Erna’s Elderberry House Restaurant, 3-day Cooking Schools or Half-Day classes.