Sip and Savor, Wine Education Classes
Enjoy our relaxed and educational evenings where we taste four different wines and eat a pleasant meal, prepared by Farm Chef Sherry Swanson, designed to highlight fresh seasonal farm foods paired with the delicious wines we have selected. We delve into the cultural aspects of the wines and foods we are serving as well as explore the terminology of flavor.
Cost: $75/person. All classes taught on Thursday evenings, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Limited to 16 participants
Culinary Journey through Film
April 20 - Don Quixote: Featuring Manchego, Quince and Chorizo skewers; Spanish-style Roasted Spring Lamb with potatoes and spring vegetables; Cinnamon and Vanilla Scented Cake
May 4 - 100 Foot Journey: Featuring Samosa Cakes with cilantro sauce; Spiced Chicken with jeweled rice; Mango Rice Pudding
May 18 - Out of Africa: Featuring Tostones with mango mojo; Grilled beef skewers (Nyama Choma) over rice pilau; Passion fruit cake
July 13 - Lawrence of Arabia: Featuring Turkish Lamb flatbread; Sumac Roasted Chicken over spice rice with toasted almonds; Persian Cardamom, Saffron and Pistachio Cake
August 31 - Big Night: Featuring Polenta Crostini with Mushroom Ragu; Timpano (baked pasta dish with sausage, meatballs, cheese and sauce); Torta de nocciola (Hazelnut Cake)
Our limited number of cooking classes is snuggled in between our busy farm harvest seasons. Each class is unique and especially developed for its scheduled day so we can highlight the regional, farm food ingredients of the season. Please note proposed menus are subject to change based on ingredient availability.
Visit your desired class page to sign up.
If you wish to use a Gift Certificate, please do not register online. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail) with your name, phone number, gift certificate number and the class you are interested in attending. Once you have successfully been added to the class roster, you will receive an email confirmation.
Registration and Gift Certificates can also be purchased in-person at the Jones Family Farms Winery and Tasting Room. Please visit our Winery webpage for seasonal hours.
JEAN CRUM JONES, 5th generation Jones farm steward, is a Registered Dietitian and Community Nutritionist. She writes about New England culinary history and loves teaching others about the relationship between food, nutrition, and agriculture.
FARM CHEF SHERRY SWANSON is classically trained in French and Italian culinary techniques. She uses her love of good food to teach innovative ways of cooking based on the freshest and finest Connecticut farm ingredients available on class day.
FARM EDUCATOR EMILY FREUND grew up on a sustainable dairy farm in Connecticut and loves preparing delicious farm foods. She leads the Jones Farm’s education programs for children and adults and manages the Harvest Kitchen Bakery and Pantry.
WINE EDUCATOR JON HAIGHT is passionate about wine and uses his extensive wine knowledge to teach our popular Sip & Savor classes. He can often be found behind the Jones Winery tasting bar, too.