San Juan Vineyard

Fall Farm Dinner featuring the Bounty of San Juan Island on October 23

Join us on October 23 for a special event of food and wine featuring the talented producers working right here on San Juan Island. Our culinary team will build a menu with wine pairings to showcase San Juan Vineyard, Sweet Earth Farm, and BBB Ranch. Representatives from each of these island-based operations will be on hand to offer a deeper look into their production practices and offerings. Located on San Juan Island, San Juan Vineyard is the only operating winery producing estate grown wines. Founded in 1996, original owners Steve and Yvonne Swanberg were pioneers in establishing esteem for their award-winning wines, produced in the coolest climate growing region of Washington State -- the Puget Sound AVA. In 2018, the vineyard was purchased by Michael and Lauri Corliss, who own wineries and vineyards in Eastern Washington. Sweet Earth Farm is a family farm located on San Juan Island. Their farming practices are based on a belief in balance, harmony, and sustainability -- working with nature and the principles of ecology to create a productive landscape that improves the soil and supports the health of plants, animals, and humans. Their 20-acre farm includes pasture for chickens, ducks, turkeys, and kune kune pigs, a diverse fruit orchard, herb garden, vegetable plots, and berry production. They adhere to organic and sustainable farming practices and are members of Island Grown in the San Juans. Phil and Angie Shephard and their family manage BBB Ranch raising lamb, pork, and beef on San Juan Island. The lambs graze in sunny pastures and are finished on dry peas for a delicious mild flavor. The Berkshire/Mangalitsa pigs from Beachview Farms on Whidbey Island are rotated through compost and woodlands. They are supplemented with organic pig feed and then finished on local ground barley, milk, and hazelnuts. The Shephards farm using regenerative and sustainable practices. They use compost, organic fertilizer, and no till seeding to improve pastures and manage the farm to also provide wildlife and pollinator habitat. Coho Restaurant guests have previously enjoyed the wines, fresh fruits and vegetables, and meats produced by these teams, and the chefs are excited to bring their unique contributions to island agriculture together as part of this special San Juan showcase dining event. Dinner is $60 and the optional wine pairing $35.

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