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  • 08 May 2019

















    Join City Winery for a very unique concert featuring the soulful music of winemaker Fred Scherrer and Master Sommelier Michael Jordan, and intimate connections they make between wine and music.


    What should you expect?

    • 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Wine tasting lead by industry experts
    • 8:30 pm - Intimate and engaging acoustic performance by two legends of the wine industry;
    • Full concert menu will be available a la carte;


    Wine tasting will include wines from the following wineries:

    • Arrowood
    • Cambria
    • Carmel Road
    • Matanzas Creek
    • Scherrer Wines

    (Wine tasting is included in the price of the ticket. Must be 21 to attend);


    Winemaker Fred Scherrer, the child of a farming family, first gained notoriety making Zinfandel from his grandfather‘s 1904 vineyard in Alexander Valley. His winemaking operation has now grown to include vineyards throughout Sonoma planted in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache. He is a humble farmer who believes that it is what is in the bottle that matters. His goal is to produce wines which exhibit the distinct character of the place where they are grown. His wines pair incredibly well with food and have an amazing ability to age, making them smart additions for any home cellar.

    Michael Jordan has more than 40 years of experience in the restaurant and wine industry. He grew up working in the kitchens and dining rooms of his father’s two Italian restaurants, and served as executive chef, general manager and sommelier at many fine dining establishments.
    Jordan is one of just 15 people in the world awarded both Master Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator Diplomas, and has been recognized with numerous awards, including Sommelier of the Year in 2001, 2002 and 2008. Jordan also hosts a weekly radio show What’s Cookin’ with Wine on many AM radio markets across the country.
    He joined Jackson Family Wines in September 2013. As the Director of Global Key Accounts, he travels the globe to work with key decision makers and hospitality industry leaders specializing in education and training sommeliers and service teams.


    Learn more about the City Winery Tour here!

  • Together with Notre‐Dame de Paris: A Benefit Concert at the Basilica

    Featuring Notre‐Dame Organist Johann Vexo and the Choir of the Basilica Friday, April 26 at 7pm ‐ Great Upper Church of the Basilica


    The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will host a special concert to benefit the Cathedral of Notre Dame on Friday evening, April 26, at 7 p.m. 


    The concert will feature the Choir of the Basilica and Johann Vexo, the Notre Dame organist who was playing at the time the devastating fire broke out at the cathedral the evening of April 15.


    Titled Together with Notre Dame de Paris, the concert is free and open to the public, with a freewill offering to benefit the rebuilding and restoration of this historic church that dates back more than 850 years.  The concert will celebrate the spiritual and cultural significance of the Cathedral of Notre Dame in the world, as well as the hope for its future.


    Organized by the Basilica and the Embassy of France in the United States, in partnership with the Friends of Notre‐Dame and the French‐American Cultural Foundation, the concert will be broadcast live through the generous support of the Knights of Columbus on the Eternal Word Television Network.


    In solidarity with Notre Dame Cathedral, the Basilica began a special online collection the evening of the fire to support its restoration. To donate or learn more about this special collection, please visit


    The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is the largest Catholic church in North America and is among the ten largest churches in the world. Designated a national sanctuary of prayer and pilgrimage, the Basilica is the patronal church of the United States and the nation’s preeminent Marian shrine.  Often referred to as America’s Catholic Church, the Basilica will celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of the laying of its foundation stone in 2020.  To learn more please visit