Learn More About Rombauer Vineyards, Our Featured April Winery

For our second TasteMaker dinner of 2024, Ruth’s Chris is honoring a California Classic. This April, join us as we revel in the legacy of Rombauer Vineyards! Over the past four decades and counting, Rombauer has earned a reputation for its distinctive, fruit-driven New World wines. Appropriately, this Napa Valley vintner’s passion is enjoying food and wine together, which is exactly what we’ll do at our multi-course dinner. Priced at $130 per person plus tax and tip, this is an event that your taste buds won’t want to miss!

Continue reading to learn more about Rombauer Vineyards, our featured April winery, or reserve your spot for the upcoming wine dinner at a Ruth’s Chris near you!

Rombauer Vineyards & the Joy of Wine

If you’re a foodie, then you’re likely familiar with The Joy of Cooking, Irma Rombauer’s internationally renowned cookbook. The last name is certainly no coincidence; Irma’s great-nephew founded the vineyard! In 1972, Koerner Rombauer and his wife, Joan, moved to Napa in 1972 with their two kids, two horses, and five dogs in tow.

Eight years later, the couple officially established Rombauer Vineyards. Another four years later in 1984, they released their first California-style Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon wines to the public. Guided by their expertise and enthusiasm, the Rombauer family has continued to produce the finest wines from their chosen varietals ever since.

Rombauer Vineyards TasteMaker Dinners at Ruth’s Chris

To savor a meal led by Rombauer wines, make your reservation at one of our participating restaurants:

  • Birmingham (AL): Thursday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Huntsville (AL): Thursday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Alpharetta (GA): Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m.
  • Atlanta Buckhead (GA): Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m.
  • Kennesaw (GA): Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m.
  • Columbia (SC): Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Greenville Downtown (SC): Friday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Myrtle Beach (SC): Wednesday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Chattanooga (TN): Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m.

Featured Wines on the Rombauer Vineyards Dinner Menu

When you partake in this exclusive dinner, you’ll have the special opportunity to experience a wide range of Rombauer wines, along with five chef-inspired courses:

Amuse Bouche: Rombauer Sauvignon Blanc

Firstly, we start with an refreshing Sauvignon Blanc. Bright, citrusy sips complement our chef’s pan-roasted sea scallop atop a crispy yucca cake, surrounded by a sea of ginger-cardamom cream and vanilla-carrot purée. A garnish of toasted pepitas adds extra crunch.

First Course: Rombauer Vineyards Chardonnay

After resting in oak barrels, the Carneros Chardonnay tastes of ripe peach, vanilla, and baked pie crust. Such sweet flavors balance out our savory potato leek soup topped with chive cream and prosciutto brittle.

Second Course: Rombauer Vineyards Zinfandel

Up next, this Zinfandel with just a dash of Petite Sirah brings notes of dark fruits and spices to the table. Our blackened spring lamb exhibits similar flavors, thanks to a blackberry demi glace.

Main Course: Rombauer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

Of course, we can’t skip the vineyard’s flagship Cabernet Sauvignon—or the Ruth’s Chris filet! This robust California Cab accentuates our signature steak, crusted with boursin cheese. To round out this powerhouse pairing, you’ll enjoy a spring vegetable risotto and brussels sprouts.

Dessert Course: Rombauer Jam Cake

Last but not least, dessert ends our meal on a sweet note. This Rombauer jam cake comes finished with brown sugar icing, vanilla bean chantilly cream, fresh berries, and powdered sugar. Sip on your choice of coffee or tea with this scrumptious treat.

Reserve Your Spot at Our Rombauer Vineyards Dinner This April

Whether with your significant other or a group of friends, we hope to see you here at Ruth’s Chris for our upcoming Rombauer Vineyards Wine Dinner. Space is limited, so make your reservation now!

And if you can’t make this event, just book a table at a Ruth’s Chris near you and order a Rombauer Vineyards wine off our award-winning Wine List. We hope to see you soon.