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The Hyde Collection’s Virtual Tasteful Evening Series

March 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Vines and wine have been a favorite subject in art for millennia. In the West, two traditions intertwined: the pagan celebration of drinking, particularly in the guise of the Roman god Bacchus, and the Christian celebration of the Eucharist.

Join The Hyde for a tasteful evening and enjoy an incredible variety of wines from Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, delicious meat and cheese selections from [farmacy] restobar and Hamlet & Ghost and participate in an engaging discussion on the history of California wines, Stag’s Leap’s pivotal role in it, and a review of wine-influenced works of art by our very own Jonathan Canning.

In collaboration with our friends from Mohan’s Wine & Liquors, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, [farmacy] restobar, and Hamlet & Ghost.


Register by February 28!



The Enthusiast $60 {2 bottles total}
2018 Hands of Time Chardonnay; 2017 Hands of Time Red Wine

The Aficionado $100 {3 bottles total}
Enthusiast Pkg + 2018 AVETA Sauvignon Blanc

The Connoisseur $225 {5 bottles total}
Aficianado Pkg + 2018 KARIA Chardonnay; 2018 ARTEMIS Cabernet Sauvignon

The Arbiter $1,000 {4 bottles total – limited availability: less than 12 packages remaining!}
2018 ARTEMIS Cabernet Sauvignon; 2017 FAY Cabernet Sauvignon; 2017 S.L.V. Cabernet Sauvignon; 2017 CASK 23 Cabernet Sauvignon


[farmacy] restobar (Glens Falls) $20: Features Scottish Cheddar, Speck (smoked prosciutto), Apple Jam, Whole Grain Mustard, Pickled Vegetables, Sourdough, Kalamata Olives, Fresh Fruit, and Roasted Red Peppers

Hamlet & Ghost (Saratoga Springs) $30: Features Jake’s Aged Gouda, Moonlight Chaource from Chaseholm Farm Creamery, Prosciutto Cotto from Vermont Salumi, Finocchiona Fennel Salami, House Garlic Jam, Pickles, Pickled Piparres Peppers, Local Preserves, Beet Pickles, Rupert Rising Baguette

**Pick up instructions for your order are at the bottom of this page.**




Marcus Notaro
Winemaker, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars

Marcus Notaro was named winemaker for Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars in May, 2013, bringing with him close to two decades of expertise and passion for producing world-class Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines. Marcus was most recently the winemaker for Col Solare, a prestigious winery located in the Red Mountain appellation of Washington State.

Marcus has been making red wines in Washington since 1995 and was drawn to the Col Solare vision of creating a top Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend from Washington’s finest fruit. Since 2003, Marcus has been honing a style of Cabernet Sauvignon that unites Old World and New World traditions and innovations, much the way Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars has always done. It is his understanding of the Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars signature wine style – one of elegance and balance, ripeness and restraint – as well as his ability to express both the terroir of the vineyard and the true varietal character of the grape, that make him ideally suited for continuing the historic winemaking legacy at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars.

As winemaker at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Marcus manages the winemaking process from grape to bottle, working with vineyard managers and growers, overseeing winemaking regimes and carrying out blending trials.


Luis Contreras
Cellar Master, Assistant Winemaker, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars

Luis Contreras, who has worked for Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars for 21 years, was named Assistant Winemaker in June 2017. He began his career as a temporary bottling worker in 1996 and worked his way up the ranks by spending two years in bottling, eight years as a cellar worker and was promoted to Cellar Master in 2006.

As Assistant Winemaker, Luis works closely with Winemaker Marcus Notaro and Vineyard Director Kirk Grace on crafting the highest quality Napa Valley wines possible. Luis visits the Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars vineyards during different growing stages to evaluate performance and he participates in wine tastings with Winemaker Marcus Notaro to see the progress of every lot during the aging process. In addition, Luis continues to oversee all cellar and bottling operations as he has for more than a decade in his role as Cellar Master.

When asked what he likes most about his job he says with a smile, “Being part of something that changes people’s lives. Wine is a living thing, it expresses the varietal characteristic, the growing region and winemaking techniques that are used. It involves many people working together towards one goal. Wine has the potential to create unforgettable memories and being part of that is priceless.”

Luis grew up in Colima, Mexico. His father came to work in the Napa Valley in 1985 as a vineyard worker. Six years later, he brought his wife, Luis and his two brothers here to live.


Jonathan Canning
Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programming, The Hyde Collection

Fifteen years a museum curator, Jonathan Canning recently started his sixth year as Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programming at The Hyde. His field of expertise, in which he holds degrees from the Courtauld Institute of Art and Columbia University, encompasses the European Old Masters and decorative art treasures for which the museum is rightly renowned. In recent years, he has diversified the art on view by mounting exhibitions of Black and Asian art. 2021 will see an inaugural installation celebrating LGBTQ+ art.






For guests who choose to pick up their wine packages and/or appetizer packages, please contact the following event partners February 28 through March 4.

For wine pick up, please call Mohan’s Wine & Liquors at 518-792-0653

For appetizer pick up, please call the location you selected:

Hamlet & Ghost
24 Caroline Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

farmacy [restobar]
22 Ridge Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801

If you have any questions, please contact: John Lefner, Chief Development Officer at [email protected] or 518-792-1761, ext. 328


March 4
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:


Zoom (Online)
NY United States


The Hyde Collection