What is the dining experience like?
The eating experience can best be described as patio-style dining under the cover of our 100-year old renovated barn. Guests are seated at long, communal tables. Meals are generally four to five courses plus hors d’oeuvres. Dining at Claverach is a slow-food experience, with space between each course to allow for conversation between guests and enjoyment of each individual dish.
All of the produce that we use for our dinners is grown right here on the farm. We rely on relationships with our local farmer friends for local sources of chicken, pork, beef, lamb, and dairy. With the exception of seafood, all of the proteins that we use for our dinners generally come from within 60 miles of the farm. We occasionally splurge for seafood when we can find something sustainable and seasonal.
While we strive to create an elegant food experience, eating at the farm will bring you closer to nature than dining at most restaurants. The barn is warmer in the summer and cooler in the winter than a climate-controlled building, so we recommend dressing for the season. You can also expect a short walk up our gravel driveway from the parking area to the barn, and having to leave the barn to visit our bathrooms (modern, be assured) located across the courtyard. Guests are also encouraged to tour the gardens, orchards, and vineyards surrounding the barn during aperitifs and between courses. High heels are not recommended!
How do I book a private event or make a reservation for a wine dinner?
To book a private event, email Rachel at email@example.com. You can buy seats to wine dinners using our online reservation page. For notification of upcoming dinner dates, please join our mailing list below.
How many people can you accommodate for a private event?
How large of a party can you accommodate at a wine dinner?
Our maximum party size for wine dinners is 16 guests. For parties over 16 guests, please look into booking a private event.
Do you host weddings?
We can accommodate wedding receptions that adhere to our format. Please email Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
How do I get to the farm?
If you have booked a private event, you will receive an email with directions to the farm to share with your guests. If you have made a reservation for a wine dinner, you will receive an email confirming your purchase. You will receive an email with directions to the farm and other pertinent details a few days before your reservation. Do not follow the directions provided by Google maps or your navigation system – you will end up in the wrong place! Follow the directions provided in the email.
A FEW DETAILS ABOUT OUR ROAD: Please proceed with caution on the road. It is a narrow, one-way gravel road with some potholes. If you should happen to meet an oncoming car on the road, there are areas wide enough to pass carefully. If you are getting dropped off by a personal driver, it is VERY IMPORTANT that the driver not leave as incoming guests are still arriving. Drivers must wait until all of our guests have arrived to avoid safety issues associated with driving against incoming traffic. Drivers might have to wait up to 45 minutes before leaving the farm. Personal drivers must come back to the farm before 9 to avoid outgoing traffic. Dinner is usually over between 9 and 9:30. Drivers are of course welcome to stay in our parking area during the full length of the dinner. We ask that you discuss these issues with your driver.
Our preferred shuttle providers are JED and BEST. The largest size vehicles that our road can accommodate are 12-passenger vans, 12-passenger shuttles, and 12-to-14-passenger sprinter vans. Larger vehicles such as stretch limos and buses are PROHIBITED. Uber and taxis are also prohibited.
Because of the complexity of our road, we have partnered with DShofer to provide a discounted rate for their driver service. DShofer drives you home in your own car. You can download their App at dshofer.com or call their Concierge service at (855) 726-6848. Be sure to use promo code Claverach2017 to get your discounted Shofer. Advanced reservations are recommended.
What do I do when I get there?
Park your vehicle in our parking area. Walk up our gravel driveway to the barn entrance where you will be checked in by the hostess and escorted to your seat.
What if my guests or I have dietary restrictions?
We can accommodate the following dietary restrictions:
- No pork
- Nut Allergy
- Shellfish Allergy
The format of our barn events does not allow us to accommodate any other dietary restrictions. No substitutions are available for vegans or food allergies other than those listed above.
Email email@example.com to notify us of your dietary restrictions.
Who is the chef?
Sam Hilmer is the farmer/chef/winemaker here. Sam has been farming here and cooking out of the fields since 1997.
Do you sell gift certificates?
Not at this time. Please check back later.
What is your contact information?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.