Speciality Experiences

Get an Early Start on Your Food & Wine Experience Weekend with a Specialty Experience!

J. Lohr Wines & Kyndred Hearth Wine Dinner

Thursday, March 2 | 6 PM

Attend a 5-course dinner with James Beard award-winning chef, Ann Kim’s take on familiar favorites and perfectly paired with 5 wines from Paso Robles, California.

Scotch Tasting with Balvenie & Glenfiddich

Friday, March 3 | 5 PM

Taste five, premium scotches from Balvenie and Glenfiddich while enjoying perfectly paired bites and overlooking the practice facility of the Minnesota Vikings at the Omni Viking Lakes Hotel in Eagan. Scotch enthusiasts will swoon over the opportunity to taste these premium scotches and discuss the intricate flavors and aromas with like-minded admirers and aficionados. 

Preview the Scotch Tasting menu here.

$65 per person, excluding fees


Attend a Wine Seminar for an intimate, guided wine-tasting experience! 

Enter the Omni Lakes Hotel at 12 PM to attend an engaging seminar that will include an intimate guided tasting with one of our wine experts. You may only attend a seminar if you already have a ticket to that day’s event. Learn more about this year’s seminars below!

We Love Our Dirt with Willamette Valley Wines 

12 PM | Saturday, March 4 – $10 per ticket 

Like ingredients in a recipe, the soil, climate and natural geography of a wine region all have a role to play in making wines exceptional. Great wine reflects differences in soil and landscape––and no wine on Earth does it better than Pinot noir, the flagship grape of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. But how does this translate into something we can taste? In this seminar we will explore a lineup of stellar Willamette Valley wines while learning how to think about, and talk about, the role of the land in the wines you love.


Passport to Paso with J. Lohr Wines 

12 PM | Sunday, March 5 | $10 per ticket

Paso Robles continues to evolve and showcase some of the most amazing red wines utilizing both traditional French Bordeaux and Rhone varietals. In this seminar, learn about how the region of Paso Robles can grow these unique grape varietals from one of the founding fathers of Paso, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines. You will have the chance to taste through their standard bearer Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon all the way through one of their smallest production red blends showcasing the diversity of the region.