Frank Family Vineyards will host a flame throwing, tong flipping, one-of-a-kind virtual event this July 3 in celebration of Independence Day and the winery’s 28th anniversary. The 4th of July BBQ Bash will feature BBQ Specialist, Backyard Pitmaster, and Instagram Celebrity, Jack Arnold, who will host a cooking demonstration on Saturday, July 3 at 2:00 pm PST/ 5:00 pm EST. Viewers will learn how to grill various cuts of KOW Cattle Company’s family farmed American Wagyu beef to perfection on a Big Green Egg charcoal grill. The event will be hosted by Proprietor Leslie Frank, Winemaker Todd Graff, and Director of Hospitality Liam Gearity, who will offer expert wine pairings for each cut and recipe.
To enhance the experience, guests at home may purchase our “Red, White and Moo” packages featuring both Frank Family wines and KOW steaks.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with such a talented and lively BBQ pitmaster to bring our fans a one-of-a-kind summertime experience,” says Gearity. “Wine and BBQ is a powerhouse pairing, and Jack has mastered his craft in a way that is both entertaining and delicious.”
The “Red White & Moo” tasting packages will feature the 2015 Blanc de Blancs, 2017 S&J Vineyard Petite Sirah, and 2017 RHF Cabernet Sauvignon alongside various cuts of beef from highly sought-after KOW Cattle Company.
Package 1: Wine Trio Only $235
Package 2: Wine Trio & American Wagyu Filet (7 oz.) $310
Package 3: Wine Trio & American Wagyu NY Strip (10 oz.) $310
Package 4: Wine Trio & American Wagyu Tomahawk Ribeye (38-48 oz.) $435
“If there is any knowledge I have to share with the world, it’s certainly about how to grill a good backyard BBQ,” says Jack Arnold, who is one of the most highly rated BBQ Specialists and Backyard Pitmasters in the country. Joining the Big Green Egg pro team in 2017, Jack rose to prominence in 2018 when he began cooking for Christian McCaffrey of the Carolina Panthers. He is now the BBQ Event Host for the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts across the US and has established an elite following of personal cooking experience clientele.
KOW Cattle Company is a sixth-generation, family-owned, ranch-to-table American Wagyu company. Based in Southwest Iowa, their products are sourced by some of the world’s most notable culinary leaders, such as award-winning chefs Nobu Matsuhisa and David Chang, along with renowned restaurants like Strip House, Delmonico’s, The James Beard House, The Gotham Burger Social Club and more.
“There’s nothing Rich and I enjoy doing more on a summer afternoon than spending time by the grill with a glass of wine in hand,” says Leslie Frank. “With such a renowned pit master, some of the best quality steaks in the world and Frank Family’s highly-acclaimed wines, this is going to be a Fourth of July BBQ like no other.”