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The Vineyard Restaurant Newsletter

April 2014

What's New at the Vineyard

Mothers' Day 2014

Mother’s Day

Don’t forget to make your reservations with us for Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11th.  We will be open from 12 -7pm, and feature a special menu just for that day. You will find many of your favorite dishes plus a few special ones, such as Prawn Scampi, Crab and Shrimp Louie, Harris Ranch steaks and fresh fish.  See our website for the complete menu.

New Carpet

Thanks to Stephanie Simonian of 47th Place, we have a beautiful new carpet in our dining room. Stephanie and her crew went out of their way to find and install this premium grade carpet, which is designed to stand up for the next 7-9 years, with up to 300 people a day walking, spilling, and dancing on it.  It looks great, and it feels great.  The 47th Place crew worked all day Sunday when we were closed and finished in one day.

New Dining Room Carpet

Water Conservation

As you all know, the Central Valley is experiencing one of the worst drought in years. We are taking measures to reduce waste by serving water on request only. We are also doing our best to irrigate our vineyard, home of our Parking Lot Red, responsibly.

Wine Trail May 3rd and 4th

Join us for lunch or dinner after the Wine Trail on Saturday, May 3rd. We are open for lunch and dinner every Saturday. We do not charge corkage fees on any Madera wine you bring in from the Wine Trail on those nights.

Banquets and Catering

We have done many special parties this year; maybe we can do yours. One of the interesting ones was a wine and food pairing for Cru Wineries release party. Winemaker Ken Post asked us to pair a dish to enhance the flavors of four of his new wines. Two of the favorite pairings were Cru Viceroy GSM Blend (a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre) with our honey sesame braised pork belly. We also served the newly released Tempranillo which Chef Jason paired with dried figs poached in Tempranillo wrapped with prosciutto.  We do many creative menus for different events. If you have an upcoming event, at your venue or ours, give us a call for menus, service and pricing.

MHS Reunion

Last year the no-host multi-year MHS was a great party. The organizers are planning to do it again on Friday, May 23rd.  Contact Julie Ferrarese-Smith on Facebook or just show up here after 6. There is no cover charge and no advance tickets are needed. If you are having a class reunion, think about having a no-host cocktail party here the night before. We’ve had several classes do that and they all say they’ve had a great time.


We are open for lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday from 11:30 to 10 at night. We are closed on Sundays and will be closed on Memorial Day.

We’ve had the pleasure of serving Madera for 37 years, thanks to our customers’ and friends’ loyal patronage.  Our sincere thanks to all of you, and we appreciate the lasting friendships and returning customers that make our business successful and enjoyable.  Your valuable comments and suggestions help us serve you better, so please feel free to let us know how we are doing.


The Vineyard Restaurant is located on the northwest corner of Highway 99 and Highway 145 on the south end of Madera. Our address is 605 South I St. Madera, CA 93637 - Tel: 559-674-0923 (google earth: Lat: 36°57'14.57"N & Lon: 120° 3'28.48"W).

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