Testarossa Winery hosts a grand culinary affair on Sunday, September 28 at the historic Novitiate grounds in Los Gatos.

Tickets for Testarossa Wine & Food were originally offered to winery club members in mid July and available later for public sale in August, but went fast. The sold-out culinary celebration will feature chefs from 17 local restaurants, including five Michelin-starred chefs. Testarossa’s own executive chef, Dave Page, will also be a part of the event.

Distinguished single Michelin-star chefs include Peter Armellino of the Plumed Horse, Dmitry Elperin from The Village Pub, Jarad Gallagher of Chez TJ and Peter Rudolph of Madera. Other acclaimed chefs include Le Papillon’s Scott Cooper, Nick Difu of Nick’s Next Door, Hult’s Jose Esparza, Shingo Katsura of Cin-Cin, Chanan Kamen of Osteria Coppa, Anthony Jimenez from The Table and Wayne Hashman of The Wine Cellar. David Kinch of two Michelin-starred Manresa will be a featured chef and will also participate in one of the event’s several gourmet seminars.

Testarossa Wine and Food will showcase chefs at 18 different food stations and 12 wine stations pouring Testarossa wines. The event also features several gourmet seminars (seminars require an additional ticket purchase). Seminars will explore both food and wine topics. Chef David Kinch and Avery Ruzicka, baker/partner in the Manresa Bread Project will lead a seminar on the revolution taking place in the world of fine artisan bread baking. Bill Brosseau, Testarossa’s director of winemaking, and Jeff Bareilles, wine and beverage director of Manresa will join winemaker Gary Pisoni in a vertical tasting of Pisoni and Testarossa’s collaborative work.

“This is a dream come true for Diana and I,” says Rob Jensen, founder and proprietor of Testarossa Winery. “We have always wanted to do a high-caliber culinary event at the winery along the lines of Pebble Beach Food & Wine and with the help of our partner restaurants and our new chef, we hope to do just that.”

Rob and Diana Jensen started Testarossa in their garage in 1993. The name Testarossa, Italian for red head, comes from Rob’s nickname while studying abroad in Italy. Recognized as California’s oldest operating winery, Testarossa operates on what was once the Sacred Heart Novitiate, where Jesuits produced wines for sacramental use. Today, Testarossa produces wine with winegrowers in appellations such as the Santa Lucia Highlands, Santa Rita Hills, Russian River Valley and Santa Cruz Mountains. The tasting room is open daily and the newly added Wine Bar 107 operates Wednesday through Friday.

Next up, the winery hosts a four-course luncheon celebrating the release of 2012 Brosseau Vineyard Chardonnay and 2012 Brosseau Vineyard Pinot Noir. The luncheon takes place Oct. 26.