Joshua Charles Catering is so proud to be a preferred vendor at many local venues in the Bay Area. Two of our favorite vineyard venues are Ridge Vineyard and Picchetti Vineyard in Cupertino and La Honda Vineyard in Redwood City.
Ridge Vineyards broke ground in 1885, when Dr. Osea Perrone bought 180 acres near the top of Monte Bello Ridge in the northern reaches of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Terracing the slopes and planting Ridge’s vineyards, he constructed the Monte Bello Winery out of limestone and produced the first vintage under the Ridge name in 1892. This unique cellar, built into the mountainside on three levels, is Ridge’s production facility located 2600 feet up the hill and surrounded by the “upper vineyard.”
Here’s what one of our clients had to say about their experience working with JCC at their event at Ridge Vineyard:
Joshua Charles Catering made our recent corporate event at Ridge Monte Bello a truly unforgettable experience. Starting with the passed appetizers, each one more delicious than the last. We have a VIP who is vegetarian but is bored with the standard selections. She raved about the choices and even those without a vegetarian palate were pleasantly surprised. Highly suggest trying the Radicchio Dumpling and Heirloom Eggplant Caponata and Burrata Toast. To top it off, The Pumpkin Gnocchi spoon with Sage Butter was to die for!
From salad to dessert, everyone was thoroughly pleased with the menu selections and complimented the fine catering. I especially loved the Butternut Squash Risotto with braised kale and the VIP I mentioned above was also quite satisfied with this vegetarian selection. The rest of our group enjoyed the Wagyu hanger steak and King Salmon (potatoes were so delicious).
Thank you again for the suburb quality and service which sets this group apart from the competition.
Also located on Montebello Road outside Cupertino is Picchetti Vineyard, owned by Proprietor Leslie Pantling who began growing vines on her Montebello Road estate in 1191 and in 1998 decide to expand her horizons outside of grape cultivation and production to include wine making. Fortuitous timing led her to the historic Picchetti Ranch open space preserve where she took over the facility that has been home to a commercial winery since 1896.
La Honda Winery
La Honda Winery in Redwood City is yet another fabulous Bay Area event venue and urban vineyard perfect for private and corporate parties, team building, charity events, holiday events, wine tastings, wine blending, cooking parties, winemaker dinners and other private parties and celebrations.
We’re happy to share our 2017 plated vineyard dinner party menu. Yum!