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Orin Swift TasteMaker Wine Dinner

Born of passion and craftsmanship, Orin Swift wines provide the perfect accompaniment to 5 innovative Ruth's Chris courses.

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Character in the boldest way

Orin Swift wines are known to be unashamedly bold in color, body and character.  While a number of their wines are from Napa Valley, they also source fruit from over 100 vineyards throughout California focusing on Rhone-style blends, Napa Cabernets and old vine Grenache.  Many of the wines are made from a mash up of grapes including lesser-known varieties such as Charbono.  Winemaker David Phinney's philosophy is simple: to find the best grapes they can get their hands on, let them hang long enough to become perfectly ripe, then express their character in the boldest way possible. 


Seared Scallop

candied pineapple, bacon-citrus beurre blanc

'Mannequin' Chardonnay

aromas of Meyer lemon, jasmine, yellow chrysanthemum and a hint of fresh cut pineapple

First Course

Pistachio Crusted Pork

roasted root vegetables, blackberry reduction

'Abstract' Grenache Red Blend

blueberry, Mirabelle plum, ripe raspberry, Bing cherry and enchanting musk

Second Course

White Bean & Chorizo Stew

grilled baguette

'8 Years In the Desert' Red Blend

aromas of black and white pepper and ripe fruit, followed by distinctive notes of strawberry preserves, blackberry and raspberry

Entrée Course


orange-glazed heirloom carrots, summer garden risotto


notes of blackberry and sweet black licorice culminate in a finish of dusty tannins and ripe black plum

Dessert Course


cherry gelée, fresh whipped cream

Coffee & Tea

From student to winemaker

After a semester of "studying" abroad, David Swift Phinney was hooked on the art of winemaking. He graduated and began working as a temporary harvest worker at the Robert Mondavi Winery where he eventually realized that if he was going to work this hard, it would have to be for himself. Therefore, he took on the task of founding Orin Swift Cellars in 1998; paying tribute to his father’s middle name (Orin) and his mother’s maiden name (Swift).


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*Items are served raw, or undercooked, or may contain raw or undercooked ingredients. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food-borne illness.

We ask all attending to drink responsibly. Due to the exclusive nature of this event a credit card is required to secure your reservation. A $50 charge will be incurred for reservations not cancelled 24 hours in advance. Not available in all locations

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