This Little Piggy Went to Imagery

Pig roasting is a tradition that marks holidays and celebrations around the world. Why wouldn’t it be? A well-cooked lechón is flavorful, tender, and—best ge starof all—big enough to share with your friends. The art of roasting pigs is widely practiced in a variety of different cultural contexts. In Hawaii, roast pig is a main feature of a luau celebration, and is cooked in the Polynesian tradition (over a pit). Pig roasts are also incredibly popular in Spanish-speaking countries, as well as Canada, Britain, and the American south.

This summer, Imagery Estate Winery will be continuing a pig-roasting tradition of our own—our 6th annual luau-style roast on the lawn. Mike Benziger’s son-in-law will be roasting the pig. No pressure! Chef Ari Weiswasser (formerly of French Laundry) and his wife Erinn founded the Glen Ellen Star in 2012. Since then, it has gone on to receive a Michelin Bib Gourmand award, and has become renowned for serving masterfully crafted and locally sourced dishes. SF Weekly just recommended “to put the Glen Ellen Star on your wine country bucket list”.

We like to keep things in the family. That’s what makes events like these so warm and intimate. Enjoy Hawaiian tunes from the Garden Island Band, your favorite Imagery wine, and a delicious meal prepared by Glen Ellen Star and Chef Ari.

If the following menu makes your mouth water, contact our Wine Club department to enquire about joining us this Saturday. Just call 800.989.8890 or email us at:

Kona Coffee glazed luau pig

Summer lettuces, fresh papaya, avocado, basil vinaigrette

Steamed jasmine rice, marinated pineapple and charred shishito peppers

Roasted sweet potatoes, candied macadamia nuts, cilantro dressing

Coconut ice cream


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