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Our wine marinated, low salt, all natural USDA choice beef jerky that is smoked over aromatic wood, needs your help to upgrade kitchen.
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Redwood Trails Beef Jerky is an artisan beef jerky company that prides itself in being the first to use wine in its marinate. This evolutionary concept that is attracting people back to jerky, as a part of their healthy diet, comes naturally from the influences and abundance of the Northern California Wine Country in which we reside. The high quality of our product comes from a superior grade of protein and natural ingredients. There are no preservatives, no nitrates, and we have removed up to two-thirds of sodium as compared to the leading brands. Redwood Trails Beef Jerky has exchanged salt for its unique added flavor profiles.

Artisan hand carved beef – I crosscut the grain to create a more tender bite of meat.
Artisan hand carved beef – I crosscut the grain to create a more tender bite of meat.

Our jerky represents a marriage of old world technique with a twenty-first century understanding of healthy curing and proper handling of our meat. We have set a higher standard in the beef jerky industry. First, by the quality of our meat in using USDA Choice Top Round of Beef. Secondly, we hand carve all our meat, cutting against the grain to create a tenderness in each piece not matched by others. Thirdly, the beef is marinated for a week in the freshest of ingredients and wines from Sonoma and Napa Valley to impart each piece with an intense delicate flavor. Next, comes a slow smoke over real hickory wood to infuse a flavor that just cannot be duplicated with those artificially created “Natural Smoke Flavoring” used by the “Big Guys”.

Unique flavor – I cut down the salt and replaced with flavor.
Unique flavor – I cut down the salt and replaced with flavor.

The moment you rip open the bag, smell the tempting hickory bouquet as it embraces all your senses, and up until you have finished the last tender bite of jerky, you will understand why we take the time to prepare everything in a certain way without cutting corners.

All natural, no preservatives.
All natural, no preservatives.

The concept of marinating with wine is very unique and it naturally compliments the pairing of beef jerky with wine without the palette burn of excessive salt. Just think of the possible wine variations you can enjoy with the following choices.

Real wood smoked – most companies use smoke flavoring.
Real wood smoked – most companies use smoke flavoring.

Argentinian Chimichurri - Includes Cabernet Sauvignon wine, assorted chilies, fresh cilantro and garlic creating a down-to-earth flavor with a hint of heat.

Chinese Five-Spice- This is not some cheap imitation of a worn-out over used Asian anecdote of Teriyaki. We start with the finest imported plum sauce, add sesame oil and a hint of quintessential of Peking cooking, Chinese five spice. With the addition of Pinot Noir wine we have created a taste that would make the Emperors of the Yuan Dynasty proud.

Hearty Red Wine Steak Sauce - Is the embodiment of our archetype, three classic blend of red wines combined into a traditional steak sauce. The perfect combination of meat and red wine. If you will only experiment with one of our flavors this is the one!

Cuban Mojo - Our Caribbean inspired creation blends fresh citrus juices with Gewürztraminer wine, jalapenos, fresh cilantro and mint to bring out a warm sunny essence.

Cranberry Barbeque Sauce - This starts with the spicy complexity of the vigorous Zinfandel grape and builds it up with the astringently sweet cranberry to create a wonderfully multifaceted barbeque sauce that screams to be slowly cooked over hard wood.

If you enjoy the salty, shoe leathery stuff that gives jerky its original name, then we are not that jerky! However, if a tender, savory and flavorful piece of meat appeals to you? Then we have the product for you. Redwood Trails Beef Jerky is a healthy protein for your active lifestyle. It is so addictive to your pallet that you will have a hard time putting it down, especially once the package is open.  

As the Owner/Chef, I have over 30 years of experience as a professional chef in leading hotel chains. My contribution to help others and pay it forward, has already accumulated to over 500 hours in volunteer time to our local school districts. I have cooked for the community, school celebration events, and athletic programs. My goal is to continue to support and give 10% of the company profit back to local schools for culinary purposes and athletic programs.  

Thank you for your support and please enjoy this delicacy!

Karl V. Turner III
Owner/Chef
Redwood Trails Beef Jerky™
Culinary Company

For more details, please read through the Rewards on the right →
For more details, please read through the Rewards on the right →

 * Non-alcoholic wines are offered as rewards as a result of Kickstarter's backer reward policy.

Risks and challenges

In embracing the growth of our product, we have outgrown the present production limitations and need to expand. We are delighted to serve all who fall in love with our jerky, but now need to accommodate the growing demand. Rest assured, every backer is guaranteed to receive their reward. Thank you for your support!

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    Challenge the Chef! You supply the ingredient recommendations and I'll create the magic. 1 lb. (450g) of beef jerky that you inspired (you and I will create the recipe) and a "Redwood Trails Beef Jerky" logo display plate to serve it on.

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    Surprise! We will send you 1 lb. (450g) custom created Artisan Beef Jerky delivered bi-monthly for a year plus a “Redwood Trails Beef Jerky” logo T-shirt, display plate and a pen. Every two months receive a new flavor. You're looking at 6 pounds of jerky in a year.

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    A custom pairing of non-alcoholic wine* & 1 lb. (450g) Beef Jerky pairing delivered each month for 1 year. With each delivery you will get a marinate recipe of the month and video description explaining the pairing. Also included at this reward level is “Redwood Trails Beef Jerky” logo T-shirt.

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    “Redwood Trails Beef Jerky” Party Basket. Each basket will include 2 bottles of Sonoma/Napa County non-alcoholic wine*, 1 ½ lbs. (675g) custom Beef Jerky, accompanied by an appropriately paired local artisan cheese and chocolate. Delivered monthly for one year. Additionally you will also receive two “Redwood Trails Beef Jerky” logo T-shirts, display plate, and two etched wine glasses.

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