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A G&G Sporting Weekend

This October, Garden & Gun hosted a one-of-a-kind weekend at Wing & Barrel Ranch, a celebrated sporting club nestled in California Wine Country. During the three-day event, guests enjoyed a guided pheasant hunt, a sporting clays tournament, world-class meals paired with exclusive wine tastings, and private tours of local vineyards throughout Sonoma.

Special thanks to:

Wing & Barrel Ranch 

Chateau Montelena Winery

Ram’s Gate Winery

Husic Vineyards

CIRQ Winery

A. Rafanelli Winery

Hearst Ranch Winery

Red Car Wine

Dunstan Wines – Durell Vineyard

Ghost Block Estate Wines

Caymus Vineyards

Silver Oak

Michael B. Woolsey Photography 

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Wing & Barrel Ranch, Wine Country’s premier members-only sporting club, plays host for the weekend event.

G&G president & CEO Rebecca Darwin and Wing & Barrel Ranch founder and owner Darius Anderson kick off the weekend with a welcome toast. 

Lindsi Weber and Kris Martin enjoy a cigar in the humidor room of the Wing & Barrel clubhouse.

As the sun rises over Wing & Barrel, a blanket of fog settles around the ranch’s top-tier sporting clays course.

Amy and Ed Leisher head into the field for a guided pheasant hunt, one of the many perks included with membership to Wing & Barrel.

David Scheible and Phill Martens show off the spoils of a successful hunt.

Liz Browning-Golden and Zach Golden take in the sights at Dunstan Winery’s Durell Vineyard.

The whole group during an excursion to Dunstan Winery.

A guest receives a pour of one of Dunstan Winery’s premier reds.

Darius Anderson and Wendy Nelson, director of membership and strategic partnerships at Wing & Barrel Ranch.

Chef Charlie Palmer explains the courses of Friday’s Game Dinner, accompanied by wine pairings from Red Car, CIRQ, A. Rafanelli, and Hearst wineries.

The meal’s first course, Wing & Barrel Ranch pheasant with chicories, heirloom apple, and hazelnut.

Garden & Gun Society members Olivia Pritchard and Jim Sharpton take aim during Saturday’s sporting clays tournament.

Morgaen Hoxsey-Pickett and Nancy Hoxsey of Ghost Block Estate Wines.

Russ Walter and David Scheible, the tournament’s two winning shooters, receive their awards from Rebecca Darwin and G&G senior marketing manager Conley Crimmins.

At Caymus Vineyards, guests receive a crash course from Charlie Wagner, owner of Mer Soleil winery, and Jenny Wagner, winemaker for Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot.

The weekend’s finale dinner takes place at Silver Oak winery with a decadent menu by resident chef Dominic Orsini.