Page: Skip to Content (Press Enter) Skip to Footer (Press Enter)
Product Image Pending for jwinery

SHIFTING THE LENS

A NEW WINE & FOOD EXPERIENCE

Through Shifting the Lens, our limited culinary series premiering this summer, we seek to understand our chefs-in-residence’s unique approaches to their art form. At J, we believe that learning about how a meal is made, the story behind its ingredients, and how the chef’s experience shaped the dish goes beyond culinary knowledge. It broadens our scope and takes us to a place of discovery and connection. During their collaborations with J Vineyards, each chef will curate a tasting adventure that builds upon our legacy of growing, evolving, and challenging people’s notions on pairing wine with food.

Our First Featured Chef

chefjennydorsey

Chef Dorsey employs her skills in culinary arts as a platform to evoke introspection, empathy and emotion. She is the founder of the award-winning non-profit Studio ATAO. Standing for “All Together At Once,” Studio ATAO’s vision is a world where all people can realize their power to secure equitable and inclusive change. “My mission is to use culinary arts as a platform to evoke introspection, empathy, and real emotion. Sometimes my food or the environments I create can make people uncomfortable, and that’s the point. I don’t plan on being complicit with the way things are; I want to change the world with my art, even if it’s just one honest conversation at a time.”

Chef Dorsey's takeover dates below...

Bubble Room menu takeover: July 7 - 10 & July 14 - 17

VIP Dinner: July 9

Reserve your seats for Chef Jenny's Shifting the Lens Experiences:

To receive exclusive access to the latest J Shifting the Lens news, event and release announcements, and member exclusive offers, please sign up with your email below.

Shifting the Lens

Our inspirational guest chefs...

Chef Jenny Dorsey

chefjenny

Chef Dorsey employs her skills in culinary arts as a platform to evoke introspection, empathy and emotion. She is the founder of the award-winning non-profit Studio ATAO. Standing for “All Together At Once,” Studio ATAO’s vision is a world where all people can realize their power to secure equitable and inclusive change. “My mission is to use culinary arts as a platform to evoke introspection, empathy, and real emotion. Sometimes my food or the environments I create can make people uncomfortable, and that’s the point. I don’t plan on being complicit with the way things are; I want to change the world with my art, even if it’s just one honest conversation at a time.”

Chef Preeti Mistry

Jvineyardschefpreeti

Chef Mistry, twice nominated by the James Beard Foundation as Best Chef of the West in 2017 and 2018, was born in London, raised in the Midwest, and has traveled the world. Their Indian heritage and home in Sonoma County help shape their cuisine. As a queer, Indian, first-generation immigrant woman, Chef Mistry believes in unapologetic integrity and authenticity, advocating that to leave our mark, we must first own our stripes. “I went to culinary school with people who had a lot more cultural capital in terms of their experience with European cuisine. What I’d like to see change in the industry is we celebrate different types of cuisines; we celebrate different types of people.

Chef Shenarri Freeman

chefshenarri

Chef Freeman pulls her inspiration from her travels and seeks to heal her community through food. She serves up a revolution in the culinary arts, cooking soulful southern cuisine with a plant-based twist and was recently deemed "New York City's Buzziest New Chef" by Vogue. She has also just been nominated by the James Beard Foundation for the Emerging Chef award. Chef Freeman inspires our Shifting the Lens series because she shares our belief that an exceptional meal goes far beyond pleasing the palate—it has the power to heal us and connect us with something larger than ourselves.

Each chef residency consists of a special pairing menu in the Bubble Room over two weekends (Thursday – Sunday), a thoughtfully designed cheese pairing in the Legacy Lounge for six weeks and, on the first Saturday of each chef’s residency, an intimate culinary conversation and dinner with the guest chef in the Bubble Room. Having explored new perspectives through each residency, the J Culinary team will then take inspiration from each visiting chef to create menus for the Bubble Room in the remaining weekends of July through October, showcasing how their perspectives have shifted and been enlightened through the series.

chef-series-j
Product Image Pending for jwinery

Shifting the Lens Pt.1:
Jenny Dorsey

Menu takeover:
July 7 - 10
July 14 - 17

VIP Dinner:
July 9

Shifting the Lens Pt.2:
Preeti Mistry

Menu takeover:
August 18 - 21
August 25 - 28

VIP Dinner:
August 20

Shifting the Lens Pt.3:
Shenarri Freeman

Menu takeover:
September 29 - Oct 2
October 6 - 9

VIP Dinner:
October 1

In tribute to the Shifting the Lens series, a limited-release Brut Rosé called Shifted Lens will be incorporated into the tasting menu and available exclusively at the winery. The Brut Rosé spent nearly five years en tirage before being disgorged and packaged in three unique gift boxes, each design inspired by the three visiting chefs. 

Stay tuned for exclusive gift box releases...  

jbox
Back to top