Fall is for foodies at the Ackerman Heritage House in Napa which will be offering the following classes and events:

October

-- Afternoon Tea, Sunday, Oct. 21, noon and 2:30 p.m.

A traditional English tea service is served with savory tea sandwiches, pastries and cakes, complete with antique silver and china. $65 per person

November

-- Autumn in Wine Country, Cooking with Janet Fletcher, Friday, Nov. 2, 6-9 p.m.

Napa Valley cookbook author and cooking teacher Janet Fletcher demonstrates how to prepare a fall menu of Warm Green Olives with Fennel Seed and Preserved Lemon, Butternut Squash and Saffron Risotto with Aceto Balsamico, Seared Spice-Rubbed Duck Breasts, Arugula, Fennel and Persimmon Salad and Creamy Pear Sorbet with Pear Brandy.

Enjoy generous tastes of all the dishes while tasting Ackerman Family Vineyards and Lloyd Cellars wines and leave with detailed recipes to recreate the meal at home. $165 per person

-- Holiday Cookie Class, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2-5 p.m. 

Learn new techniques and and bake an array of traditional holiday cookies including a few recipes from the Victorian era  with pastry chef Jennifer Smith. Take home your own cookie tin filled baked goods and recipe cards. $95 per person

-- Locavore Night: Northern California All Star Cheese & Wine Pairing, Friday, Nov. 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

 Cheese authority Janet Fletcher will introduce promising newcomers as you also taste new and classic cheeses from established creameries. Fletcher is the publisher of the Planet Cheese blog, the author of three books on cheese and a member of the invitation-only Guilde Internationale des Fromagers. Ackerman Family Vineyards and Lloyd Cellars wines will be poured throughout the cheese course. $75 per person

-- Afternoon Tea, Sunday, Nov. 18, Seatings at noon and 2:30 p.m.

A traditional English tea service is served with savory tea sandwiches, pastries and cakes. $65 per person

December 

-- Afternoon Tea, Sunday, Dec. 2, noon and 2:30 p.m.

A traditional English tea service is served with savory tea sandwiches, pastries and cakes. $65 per person

-- Spanish Cooking with Janet Fletcher, Saturday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m. to  2 p.m.

 Napa Valley cookbook author and cooking instructor Janet Fletcher. In the Ackerman Heritage House kitchen, you’ll learn to make garlic shrimp, a winter salad with pomegranates; a rustic seafood stew and a tender almond cake served with a compote of kumquats. You’ll enjoy generous tastes of all the dishes while tasting Ackerman Family Vineyards and Lloyd Cellars wines and leave with detailed recipes.

--  Afternoon Tea, Saturday, Dec. 15, seatings at noon and 2:30 p.m.

A traditional English tea service is served with savory tea sandwiches, pastries and cakes. $65 per person

The Ackerman Heritage House is at 608 Randolph St. Napa. For more information, call 855-238-9463 or email events@ackermanfamilyvineyards.com