Salvestrin Wine Dinner at D.O.C. Wine Bar

Lombard Restaurant Welcomes Richard and Shannon Salvestrin of Napa Valley

Thursday, July 14

6:30 p.m.

$65 per person

Guests at D.O.C. Wine Bar’s next wine dinner will get the opportunity to explore Salvestrin wines with the vineyard owners and winemakers, Richard and Shannon Salvestrin. The hand-crafted, Napa Valley varietals will be paired with four courses prepared by Executive Chef Matt Morrison.

This special Salvestrin wine dinner will be held on Thursday, July 14. A welcome reception will begin in The Tasting Room at 6:30 p.m. and the dinner will immediately follow. The fee to attend is $65 per guest, tax and gratuity not included. Please contact D.O.C. Wine Bar to reserve a place at this event.


Assorted Mini Bruschetta
Brie and Apple Flatbread apricot/cherry/merlot jam

Pairing: 2010 Estate Sauvignon Blanc


Course One

Red Radish and Fresh Arugula

Roasted Pork Belly and Shaved Piave Vecchio
2008 “Retaggio” Salvestrin

Course Two
Cocoa Rubbed Loin of Venison

Door County Red Cherries and Root Vegetable Purée
2008 “Cult” Cabernet Sauvignon

Course Three
Selection of Artisan Cheeses: Cypress Grove Midnight 
Moon, King Island Smoked Cheddar, 3-4 year Aged Gouda
2007 Estate “3D” Cabernet Sauvignon

Course Four
Hazelnut Marjolaine with fresh whipped cream,
candied hazelnuts

Pairing: 2007 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon


It all began when Italian immigrants John and Emma Salvestrin fell in love with St. Helena while visiting friends in the early 1920s. In 1932, they purchased a portion of the historic Crane Ranch, including the Victorian home of Dr. Crane. With the repeal of prohibition in 1933, they started selling grapes and the industry began to grow again.

Ed Salvestrin, who grew up on the family vineyard, continued to grow quality grapes through the 80s, preserving the family legacy for future generations. He still lives on site and frequently tends to his fruit trees when he’s not helping out in the vineyard.

In 1987, Rich Salvestrin completed his degree in viticulture from Fresno State University. He returned to the family vineyard to help farm and also to expand the families grape growing business to include winemaking. 1994 was the inaugural vintage of Salvestrin Cabernet Sauvignon, and in 2001, the estate winery was constructed amongst the family vines.

Today, three generations live on the 26-acre property and look forward to the time that Rich and Shannon’s three young daughters will become fourth generation owners and winemakers.

D.O.C Wine Bar
The Shops on Butterfield
326 Yorktown Center

Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 627-6666

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