Cowhorn Supper Club

Cowhorn supper club

Highly Curated Experience to Feature Cowhorn Wines Paired with Culinary Creations from Cowhorn’s Chef Tim Payne

Cowhorn Vineyard and Garden, Applegate Valley’s Demeter-certified Biodynamic vineyard and farm, announces the launch of its Supper Club. The unique experience will showcase a refined selection of Cowhorn’s wines thoughtfully paired with elevated dishes featuring farm-fresh ingredients straight from their garden. At $150 per guest, reservations are available Friday and Saturday evenings for 6:30 pm seatings and must be confirmed at least 48 hours in advance. 

Supper Club will welcome just over a dozen guests each weekend for a dinner celebrating a seasonally attuned food-and-wine experience and the vineyard’s profound sense of harmony with the ecosystem. This intimate dinner offering will be a highly curated culinary event designed in collaboration with Executive Chef Tim Payne. The enveloping five-course, preset menu will highlight Cowhorn wines while providing guests with a holistic way of looking at wine and cuisine. Additionally, guests have access to Cowhorn’s Private Cellar – a curated selection of wines from other producers that inspire and are made all too finite in volume.

“We are thrilled to offer the unique opportunity to engage with our wines on a new level,” says Founder Mini Byers. “From the views under The Barn to the exceptional pairings and flavor, guests can expect an unforgettable experience.”

Supper Club presents the space to taste the wine in the most authentic way – overlooking the vines and foliage producing the exquisite flavors. The meal will take place under The Barn where guests can take in the idyllic view of rows of grapes flanked by mountains abundantly adorned with vegetation that shifts beautifully with the seasons. 

Through these dinners, Cowhorn and Chef Tim hope to represent a sense of time and place while honoring the land from which their bounty of food and wine originate. Guests can expect a rotating menu with dynamic, elevated dishes anchored by the produce grown on the property. With more than two decades of experience in hospitality, food and wine, Chef Tim leads the full cycle of the culinary process – from planting and harvesting more than 60 varieties of herbs and vegetables, to pickling, preserving and fermenting his own ingredients, to planning and preparing all of the estate’s dining offerings. Often cooking over a rustic wood fire and always employing a “slow food” approach, Tim curates menus that bolster each of Cowhorn’s experiences.

Sustainable Vineyards

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Cowhorn Vineyard & Garden – Cowhorn Vineyard & Garden is a 117-acre, Demeter-certified Biodynamic and woman-owned vineyard and farm producing quality wines and growing grapes and other crops through uniquely sustainable and holistic methods. Founded in 2005 and purchased by Co-owner Mini Byers in April 2021, the progressive farm is nestled in the fertile Applegate Valley of southern Oregon, which boasts well-draining soil, lush vegetation, and stunning views.

Just a few miles north of California, the property is home to a vineyard, garden, and a beautifully-designed, LEED-certified tasting room, which was awarded a Living Building Certification. Originally planted and designed by the renowned biodynamic agriculture expert Alan York in 2005, the sustainability-forward vineyard demonstrates a conscious effort to harness the natural richness and diversity accompanying the land.

Winemaker Vince Vidrine’s passion for creating authentic expressions of the grapes aligns seamlessly with Cowhorn’s mission of growing Biodynamic wines through minimal intervention. This inspired approach to agriculture and emphasis on biodiversity yields a beautiful selection of wines, including red, white, rosé, and orange wine blends that are full of dimension and flavor.

Cowhorn’s Rhone Style wines are made with 100% estate fruit from 25 planted acres, receiving more than 100 90+ scores over the years. Beyond the wine, Cowhorn offers a culinary program that’s integral to the vineyard, and immersive experiences for wine enthusiasts. The tasting room is open by appointment Wednesday through Sunday from 11 am until 5 pm.


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Bourbon stole my heart a few years ago when I had several opportunities to write about it. Food stole my heart when I was lucky enough to be raised by a mom who managed to make nearly everything from scratch when we were growing up.