Please join our virtual 

Wine Tasting & Chocolate Pairing

Date TBD

4:30PM-5:30PM (PST) 6:30PM-7:30PM (CST)

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Experience Overview


You will join your APC host virtually for a guided experience by wine enthusiast Jackie Franklin. You will taste 3 red wine varietals paired with gourmet chocolates as well as enjoying an exceptional charcuterie spread.

All perishable items for this experience will be shipped as per your registration.

Topa Mountain Winery

Situated under the watchful eye of the Topa Mountain range in the Upper Ojai Valley, surrounded by ancient oaks and majestic redwoods. The winery showcases exceptional wines made from new varietal plantings to the Ojai region, such as Barbera, Tempranillo, Carmenere and Touriga Nacionale. Others have long thrived in the region, including Syrah, Grenache and Viognier.


All of their wine is produced using techniques designed to reveal the flavors inherent in each varietal, as developed by the unique climate and terroir of their vineyards. They are aged in a mix of old and new French oak barrels, then carefully monitored and bottled under strict standards.

Your Wine Enthusiast

Jackie Franklin will guide you through this exceptional Wine & Chocolate Flight.

Jackie is an Ojai native and loves the region dearly, whether exploring Los Padres National Forest or enjoying a day along the Ventura coast.

She is passionate about our region’s ability to produce local and environmentally sustainable wine.


She believes in a holistic philosophy to winemaking which starts with climate, and emphasize the importance of the vineyard, as well as wine’s relation to the food we love to grow, cook, and eat.

Red Wine & Chocolate Tasting Flight

Below your will find the 3 wines that will be shipped to you 

2016 Chief Peak Blend 


50% Syrah & 50% Grenache

raspberry jelly, red licorice, dried blueberry, and wild sage on the nose, with flavors of elderberry, fruit leather and black cherry. With silky, chewy tannins & a lively personality, this is a beautiful portrayal of varieties & region.

2016 Mourvèdre

Notes of cola, bing cherry, spices, and chocolate with flavors of raspberry, dried raspberry, dried cranberry, red fruit jam, and thin gripping tannin.

2016 Syrah


Santa Barbara County - dried berries, ash, tobacco leaf on the nose, with blackberry, currant, dark fruits, and layered tannin on the palate.

Chocolats du CaliBressan


We will explore the surprising imagination of Chocolatier Jean-Michel & his wife Jill together!

“Cure” your charcuterie obsession paired with your wine tasting experience.

This platter will be shipped to you directly

The Charcuterie Collection - Meat, meat, and more meat! This collection offers a rich spectrum of protein-packed possibilities. From bacon jam to rustic soppressata to spreadable salami and back, this glorious bounty will not only meat your expectations but will make you fall in love with charcuterie all over again.

  • Brooklyn Cured Bresaola (3 oz) - Sliced thinly, this air-dried Bresaola is seasoned with herbs & spices to help make the beef flavor pop. An Italian classic.

  • Tempesta Nduja Salami (6 oz) - Nduja is a traditional spread from Calabria with the flavor you love in hot soppressata or pepperoni, but with a rich pâté-like texture.

  • Spicy Soppressata (8 oz) - Firm & spicy, with plenty of red chili for color and a flavor kick.

  • Classic Bacon Jam (9 oz)–  Mmm… bacon. This spread is bursting with the sweet-n-savory flavors we all love. Try on a breakfast sandwich or favorite cheese.

  • Les Trois Petits Cornichons in Vinegar (12.4 oz) – Flavored with vinegar, tarragon, mustard seed & pearl onions, these crispy gherkin pickles are the perfect bite. They're the perfect acidic partner to the meat in this collection.

  • DB Cheese Crostini (7.04 oz) – The succulently savory flavor of cheese is fused into our crunchy, twice-baked crostini, resulting in the perfect cracker for meat snacking.

  • Italian Market-Style Pepperoni (8 oz) - A rustic Italian-American classic that is mild, smooth & sure to please a wide variety of tastes.

Conner Cherlan will perform a 30 minute virtual concert after the tasting.

With a blend of styles from Americana, to Indie/Folk, to Soul music, Conner Cherland’s voice compares with present day singers like Hozier, Ed Sheeran, and Shakey Graves. Combined with his live guitar looping, foot percussion, and carefully chosen lyrics, you’re likely to wonder how so many sounds can come from just one man.

Terms & Conditions:

My registration confirms that I agree to the following terms:

  • My participation is not mandatory and is of my own free will.

  • I acknowledge I am physical fit to participate.

  • By my participation, I acknowledge and understand the dangers and risks inherent in such activities related to preparing food, consuming food, consuming alcoholic beverages and working with tools and appliances.

  • I represent and warrant that I am at least 21 years of age. Upon delivery or pickup, as applicable, I shall present a government-issued identification card, evidencing my age, consistent with applicable legal requirements. I also agree that delivery of the alcoholic beverages may be withheld if I appear or the recipient of the delivery appears intoxicated when receiving delivery of such products. If I do not comply with these terms, I agree that the alcoholic beverage(s) will not be released, and you may forfeit the cost of such beverages. I further agree to not distribute alcoholic beverages to any persons under the age of 21 years of age nor partake in any illegal activities while under the influence of alcoholic beverage(s).


I hereby waive, release, and discharge Events by M, Ltd., APC, Vendor Company(s) and its instructors, officers, and employees against any and all claims, demands, action or causes of action for costs, expenses or damages to personal property or personal injury, or death, which may result from my participation in these activities.

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