Sage Restaurant announces first wine dinner of the season with ZD Wines

SARASOTA, Fla. — Sage Restaurant is pleased to announce its first wine dinner of the season scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Presented by executive chef Christopher Covelli, the evening will consist of a six-course dining experience, expertly paired with wines from the Napa Valley ZD Wines. John Buckey, national sales and tasting room manager of ZD wines, will be in attendance and guests will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with him.

“Our wine dinners have drawn a very loyal following,” said Covelli. “This season, we’re elevating the experience even further with an unparalleled wine pairing. We know it’s an investment, and we’re dedicated to making it an unforgettable one for our loyal patrons.”

Limited to only 50 guests, the six-course meal will begin with passed appetizers of cucumber with smoked salmon and crème fraiche vegetable phyllo cups and tuna won ton tacos. The evening will continue with tomato tart and basil-infused goat cheese mousse; pan-seared u-10 scallop with truffle-scented duxelles; raviolo stuffed with prosciutto and cannellini bean puree, and braised short rib with potato carbonara and seasonal mushrooms. Guests will conclude their meal with a specialty dessert. Throughout the evening, each course will be expertly paired with wines from ZD, including 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Library Select and 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve.

“This dinner will showcase some of the rarest gems from our reserve collection,” said Buckey. “Sarasota wine enthusiasts will truly appreciate the depth and rarity of what’s being presented at this dinner.”

The all-inclusive wine dinner is $295 per person, which includes tax and gratuity. For reservations, call Sage Restaurant at 941-445-5660 or email [email protected].

About Sage
Located at 1216 First Street, Sage Restaurant brings a unique international culinary experience to its downtown location. Guests are treated to worldly cuisine with carefully curated and inspired cocktails. Sage’s menu is seasonally influenced by ingredients and cooking styles from around the world. Award-winning Executive Chef Christopher Covelli’s culinary career spans seven different countries, and he brings authenticity to every dish, creating the ultimate culinary experience for guests. His approach to the menu is similar to the building itself, with a strong sense of place and romance that makes a warm and inviting ambiance with rich character and attention to every detail. For more information, visit

About ZD Wines

ZD Wines is owned and operated by the deLeuze family, who is dedicated to producing world-class wines, sustainable winemaking, and giving back to the community. Located in the Rutherford region of the Napa Valley, the winery and hospitality center offer panoramic valley views of premium Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards and the Mayacamas mountain range to the west. The deLeuze family produces wines from their certified organic vineyards in the Rutherford and Carneros regions, as well as organic vineyards in Napa, Santa Barbara, Monterey, and Sonoma. With innovative winemaking practices, they produce wines of quality, consistency, and style. ZD Wines is currently celebrating over 50 years of winemaking and can be found online at and @ZDWines on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Originally posted 2023-09-18 17:05:32.