Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Celebrate Labor Day at Deaver Vineyards

Saturday, September 1st 11:30am - 4pm

Bring some blankets, chairs, great friends, grab a spot on the Deaver Green and join us for our annual Labor Day celebration. Groove Union will be jamming outside with great tunes from 11:30-4.

WRP Catering will be heating it up with some mouthwatering food from the grill; from pulled pork sandwiches to blue cheese burgers there is something for everyone, all for under $10. Full menu available here.

Don't forget about the wine! Deaver staff and family will be on hand pouring delicious wines with amazing wine deals.

Can't make it on Saturday? The delicious wine, food and wine specials will still be here on Sunday, September 2nd so stop in and say hello!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Preston Castle Wine Tour - Sat Sept 8

Wine Tasting & Tour
Saturday, September 8, 3 - 6 p.m.
Preston Castle, Palm Drive, Ione
Taste the fine wines of Amador County and tour the historic Preston Castle. Experience the history and feel the sensation of the past. Attendees will sample fine wines, poured by 15 different wineries, from commemorative Preston Castle wine glasses.
Sip a glass of wine, enjoy a variety of gourmet hors d'oeuvres, and listen to live music on the patio and in the Castle. Local favorite Manny Sosa will be playing in the Wine Cellar.
Val Starr & The Blues Rocket, a premier blues and blues rock band, will be playing on stage in the courtyard. They bring a unique style of traditional blues infused with blues songs from rock artists to create an entertaining show for dancing on the floor, dancing in your chair, drinking and listening or just listening and enjoying yourself! Val Starr is a top class vocalist and shares the stage with top notch musicians to create the best in today's California Blues.
You can also wander the public areas of the Castle. Docents will be available to answer your questions.
This has become one of Amador County's premier wine events, and is always a sellout, so get your tickets now!
Participating Wineries:
Amador Cellars, Bella Grace, Bray, Clos du Lac, Drytown, Helwig, Karmere, Nine Gables, Scott Harvey, Sera Fina, Sobon, Tanis, TKC, Vino Noceto, Wine Tree Farm.
Tickets, $35, available at Ione Curves, Clark’s Corner, Celtic Knot in Jackson, or online at www.prestoncastle.com

Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Every Day Guide To Wine - Tuesdays Sept 4 - Nov 20

Avio Harvest Party - Sat Sept 1

Great Lunch, Harvest Seminar, and Live Music
Saturday, September 1 from 12 Noon to 4

Avio's piazza again takes center stage as we kickoff the 2012 harvest season. Come for the afternoon, and enjoy the fall vineyard colors as you sip wine from the tasting room.

Lunch Menu:
Grilled tri-tip &  roasted red onion sliders with blue cheese aioli
Fresh Spring Salad
Yummy Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

At 2 p.m Only
Join Stefano for an Instructional seminar: "Harvest 101: From Vine to Wine and Beyond"

Wine club members and 1 guest are free
General admission is $7.50/person.
RSVP to info@aviowine.com

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Motherlode Harvest: "Good Food News" - Aug 7

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Master Food Preservers - Tuesdays & Saturdays, Aug 11-28

University of California Cooperative Extension Office
Master Food Preservers
311 Fair Lane, Placerville, CA 95667

11 Sat.  10am - noon        Pressure Canning                 Location: UCCE office
14 Tue. 10am – noon        Pressure Canning                 Location: Marshall Grange
18 Sat.  10am – noon        Low Sugar                         
  Location: UCCE office
21 Tue.  10am – noon        Dehydrating & Freezing       Location: Marshall Grange
25. Sat.  10am – noon        Cheese Making                    Location UCCE office
28. Tue.  10am – noon        Low Sugar                         
  Location; Marshall Grange
El Dorado County UCCE office, 311 Fair Lane, Placerville,
Marshall Grange 4940 Marshall Road, Garden Valley.

Should you need assistance or require accommodations for any  physical challenge, please let us know
Thank you for your help in reaching the public.
Claudia Littlejohn MFP 2006.
Questions? Call the Master Food Preservers at (530) 621-5506 (Voice Mail)
MFP e-mail: edmfp@ucdavis.edu  
MFP website:htt://ucanr.org/edmfp

Steiner Road Wineries: Summer Feast! - Sat Aug 11