Monday, 25 January 2021

Langtry hires Pryor as winery executive chef

MIDDLETOWN – Langtry Estate & Vineyards has named Michael Pryor as the winery’s executive chef.

Pryor will be heading up the winery’s culinary program where he will create innovative wine country cuisine to pair with the Langtry and Guenoc wines.

Before joining Langtry Estate & Vineyards, Pryor worked at the Wine Spectator Greystone Restaurant located at the Culinary Institute of America in the Napa Valley for the past eight years.

A graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and the Culinary Institute of America, Pryor brings a strong knowledge of culinary techniques to his position at Langtry Estate & Vineyards.

Pryor has worked in the food and wine industry for the past 15 years. His love of fine wine and the foods that go with it leads him to specialize in matching California’s seasonal, local ingredients with its fine wines. Chef Pryor calls on the techniques and cuisines of Europe, Asia and Latin America to inspire his menus.

“Bringing Michael on as executive chef at Langtry Estate & Vineyards allows us to create our own special food matches to pair with our exceptional wines. His unique recipes and creative pairings will be a welcomed treat for our wine club members,” said JoAnn Schwartz, Langtry’s tasting room and wine club manager.

At Langtry Estate & Vineyards, Pryor will be responsible for planning and preparing food and wine pairing menus for VIP guests of the winery. Chef Pryor will also prepare and test wine-paired recipes for the winery’s club members. Additionally, he will hold wine tastings for the winery staff to increase their general knowledge of the food and wine industry.

Additional information on the winery is available at or by calling 707-987-2385.

Langtry Estate & Vineyards is located at 21000 Butts Canyon Road, Middletown.


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