Rainbird, the newly opened fine dining restaurant inside the El Capitan Hotel in downtown Merced, has started its Taste of Wine Country Dinner Series, welcoming California-based wineries.
Held on the first Thursday of every month through March, guests will experience a specially curated wine pairing multi-course tasting menu experience from Executive Chef Quentin Garcia, which will be sourced from local and regional farms with a focus on vegetable-forward and hyperseasonal ingredients, highlighting Garcia’s deep relationships with the community and surrounding agricultural region.
Here are the details for the upcoming events:
Oct. 6 – Sevtap Winery, Santa Barbara County
Nov. 3 – Rombauer Vineyards, Napa Valley
Dec. 1 – Brander Vineyard, Santa Barbara County
Jan. 5 — Taplas Creek Winery, Paso Robles
Feb 2 — Jaffurs Wine Cellars, Santa Barbara
March 2 — Silver Oak Winery Napa Valley
TICKETS: Seats are priced at $155/person for the September 8th dinner with Winery Sixteen 600, and include full menu and wine pairing. Reservations can be made by calling (209) 446-4026 or by visiting
Rainbird at the El Capitan Hotel is located at 609 West Main Street in Merced.
For more information about Rainbird visit online at: rainbirdrestaurant.com.