Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Barbera Festival Associated Winery Events on Barbera Festival Weekend

Barbera Festival Associated Winery Events on Barbera Festival Weekend
Attendance at the Barbera Festival is not required for these associated Barbera wine events on Barbera Festival weekend. See below for events at Urban Legend in Oakland, Terra d'Oro, Sera Fina, Sobon, Renwood, Helwig, Dobra Zemlja, Cooper, and Borjon in Plymouth, Old Creek Ranch in Ventura, and Crystal Basin in Camino.

Borjon Winery
11270 Shenandoah Rd
Plymouth, CA
Saturday, June 8th • 11:00am to 5:00 pm
Futuros a Borjon
Here at Borjón Winery on the day of the Barbera Festival (June 8, 2013) we will have Barrel Tastings & Futuros (futures) of our 2012 Barbera Reposado and our 2012 Barbera Reserva. We will also have free chips and home made salsa prepared by our Mother Nora Borjón.

Cooper Vineyards
21365 Shenandoah School Rd
Plymouth, CA
Sunday, June 9th • 11am to 4:45pm, with special signing 12pm-2pm
Meet Dick Cooper, the Godfather of Barbera
You've seen the ranch, now visit the tasting room! Taste Barbera and our nine other varietals. Meet Dick Cooper and get your bottle signed (12pm-2pm).
Crystal Basin Cellars
3550 Carson Rd
Camino, CA
Saturday June 8th • 11:00am to 5:00pm
Reggae and Red Wine! 2011 Barbera Public Release Party
Join us on Saturday, June 8th for a fun day tasting all of our newly-bottled 2011 vintage wines before we put them away to bottle age. The day starts at 11am and goes to 5pm at the winery. At 4:30, local Rastamerican band Late for Dinner will provide the beat to start the evening as the celebration moves to the Crystal Basin Bistro next door to the winery.
Tasting is Free – Drinking is $5
Dobra Zemlja Winery
12505 Steiner Rd
Plymouth CA 95669
Friday-Sunday, June 7th-9th
We will be barrel tasting our 2011 Barbera on June 7-9th, 2013, and sampling cheese pairings. Additionally, we'll be offering 10% off 1/2 cases of our 2010 Barbera and 20% off full cases. Wine club members will receive an additional 5% off on top of their normal discount.
Helwig Winery
11555 Shenandoah Rd
Plymouth CA
Friday, June 7th • 4:00pm to 7:00 pm
Oysters, Bubbles & Barbera Dinner
Please join us and celebrate the kick off to the Barbera Festival! Live music and festivities will begin at 4:00pm with fresh raw and BBQ oysters provided by The Oyster Girls from Tomales Bay. Come and take in the stunning views of the Shenandoah Valley while enjoying delicious local oysters and Helwig wine.
Space is limited - $55 per person, advance purchase only. Click here to purchase tickets.
For more information, please contact Jennifer Hunt at Jennifer@helwigwinery.com.
Old Creek Ranch
10024 Old Creek Rd
Ventura, CA
Saturday, June 8th and Sunday, June 9th • 11:00am to 5:00pm
Barbera in the Barrel and Food Pairing
Old Creek Ranch Winery will be releasing their 2010 Barbera. Located between Los Angeles and Santa Barbera, the winery focus is Spanish and Italian wines, all of which have Gold and above awards, plus 90 point reviews.
Renwood Winery
12225 Steiner Rd
Plymouth, CA

Saturday, June 8th • 6pm to 9pm

Barbera Festival Dinner with Darrell Corti

Multi-course paired dinner featuring 3 Barberas, $75 per person
Considered one of the nation’s top authorities on Barbera, Darrell Corti will join Renwood winemaker Dave Crippen for a night of food, wine, and conversation. Seating limited.
CLICK HERE for tickets.
Sera Fina Cellars
17000 Latrobe Rd
Plymouth CA 95669
Saturday and Sunday, June 9th and 10th
Join us at Sera Fina Cellars, or at our Family Tasting Room, CINQUE in Sutter Creek as we release our 2010 Sera Fina Cellars Barbera. And, don't miss out on tasting our newly released 2009 Barrel Select "BS" Barbera." Visit with our friendly, knowledgeable staff in our spacious tasting room, or bring a picnic and enjoy the view from our patio. Relax...You're at Sera Fina!
Sobon Estate
14430 Shenandoah Road
Plymouth CA 95669
Sunday, June 9th • 11am to 4pm
Barbera Appreciation Day at Sobon Estate
Come enjoy Barbera tastings of current & library vintages
*Espressos, edibles and Barbera inspired desserts
*$5.00 admission includes souvenir glass and Barbera festivities; however if guests bring their Barbera Festival glass from any of the past three years, there will be no charge
Terra d' Oro/Montevina Wineries
20680 Shenandoah School Road
Plymouth, Ca
Friday, June 7th through Sunday, June 9th
Vertical Tasting at Terra d'Oro
*20% off of all of our Barbera's-current and library selections *Vertical tasting of our Barbera from the early 90's *Big bottle Barbera tasting *Barbera barrel tasting from 2012 *Gourmet food "nibbles" will be offered throughout the weekend- Watch out, Chocolate may be involved......
We will hand out our "Baron of Barbera" passes at the festival. This pass will be your special ticket to all of the goodies for this weekend. Those who show up at our tasting room on Friday, will just need to show proof of purchase for these exclusive offerings!
Urban Legend
621 4th St
Oakland, CA
Sunday, June 9th • 1:00pm to 5:00 pm
Barbera by the Bay
An afternoon of Barbera celebration, noshes, music & barrel tastings in the East Bay. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Mother's Day Champagne Brunch at Andis Wines - Sun May 12

May 12th, 2013: 11am-1pm
11000 Shenandoah Road, Plymouth CA 95669

Treat the best Mom in the world to a special gourmet brunch in the Andis Wines barrel room. Relax with some bubbly while enjoying acoustic melodies by Manny Sosa, and watch Chef Tyler Stone create a fabulous meal before your very eyes. The menu includes baked salmon, soft scrambled eggs, cheese puffs and more. For the grand finale, Tyler will make delicious ice cream from liquid nitrogen and wine!

Tickets: $45/person, $35/wine club (members must log in to receive discount online)
RSVP required by Thursday, May 9th, 2pm

For the full menu, more information or to reserve your spot, please visit http://www.andiswines.com/events
or call (209) 245-6177.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Mother Lode Harvest Open House at Harmony Hill Farm – Sat May 18

Mother Lode Harvest, a local foods and farm products association, is having an open house at the farm of one of its member growers on Saturday, May 18, from 12 pm to 3 pm.

The event will take place at Harmony Hill Farm, the farm of Emily Beals, at 4545 Grinding Rock Road, between Fiddletown and Mt. Aukum. Mother Lode Harvest customers, as well as local residents who would like to learn about local foods, the association, and local sustainable farming, are invited to tour the farm and enjoy demonstrations, information on sustainable gardening, and snacks made of local foods.

The focus will be on discussions and exchanging ideas about gardening. The open house will be preceded by a work party from 9 am to noon for anyone interested in a hands-on experience. For more information, contact Emily Beals at ejbn@aol.com or at 530-620-4548.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Cottage Foods Workshop - Fri May 10

Please join Farms of Amador, Friday May 10th at 6 pm for a delicious dinner and pertinent information on the new possibilities for Cottage Food production.

The Cottage Foods Act which will loosen restrictions on food production of certain fresh and processed foods that can be produced in a home kitchen and sold to the public. Some of the foods include: baked goods, candy, pasta, honey, jams and jellies, mustard, and much more.
A potluck dinner will start off the evening then the featured speaker, Shermain Hardesty of the University of California Extension at Davis, will explain the new state law AB1616. Come with your questions.

The Dinner and Workshop will be held May 10th at the Amador City Community Hall. 14531 East School St. at 6:00pm. Attendance is $25, or $15 if you bring a side dish for the Dinner. Please bring your own place setting and beverage of choice.

Deaver Vineyards Update

Spring Lamb- Last Chance!

We have only a few of these juicy, luscious lambs for sale. Contact us today to purchase your free range spring lamb, sold by half or whole. Each bite of this tender, juicy meat will entice your taste buds and leave you anxiously awaiting your next Deaver lamb meal. Lambs are available for pickup at the tasting room. Click here to reserve your lamb or call 209-245-4099. Don't forget, the best pairing for Deaver lamb is Deaver wine! 

KCRA A-List-Vote Deaver

YOU voted us the Best Tasting Room in the Sierra Motherlode and we are asking you to do it once again. Vote Deaver for the Best winery!
Also vote for the Amador Flower Farm as the Best Nursery and the Amador Harvest Inn as the Best Bed and Breakfast. Haven't visited these hidden gems in the Shenandoah Valley? Make us a stop this weekend and experience the beautiful flowers of the Amador Flower Farm and then stop by for some fabulous Deaver wine, fun and picturesque scenery. While at Deaver, be sure to check out the Amador Harvest Inn as the next mini-vacation, anniversary celebration or get-a-way.

Click here to vote now.
THANK YOU for your continued support. 

Wine Vine Line

Start on Steiner: Introducing the new Steiner Road Facebook page. Like the page for updates on events, specials, etc. for all Steiner Road wineries. Share the page and experiences by leaving us a comment on your favorite stops, favorite wines, etc. 
Upcoming Events:
April 27th- Steiner Road Spring Fling: Join Steiner Road for a day of Spring fun and a chance to win Barbera Festival Tickets. Deaver will have fun tidbits of food, music by Crystal Image, and of course, great wine. We will be showcasing our 'library' wines, or our older vintages. Sample wines from the 1990's and experience the subtle complexity and flavors that make these wines remarkable. This is a FREE event so grab a friend or 20 and join us.
May 5th- Cinco de Wino: New Wine Club Release, tacos, wine specials and more!
May 12th- Mother's Day: Purchase a basket lunch and treat mom to a great day on the Deaver green. Lunches on sale now. This is a sell-out event each year so make your reservations today. Click here to view lunch options and purchase your lunches today.
May 25th- Memorial Day Celebration: Enjoy a BBQ lunch, relax and listen to live music and raise a glass to all those who have served and are serving our country.
How are the vines doing?
The warmer weather is beginning to awaken the vines. In some vineyards in the valley, they are beginning to bud, or show their growth. As vines begin to bud, we have to watch the weather closely as freezing temperatures can be detrimental to the new growth. 

Have a question about vines, wine, winemaking, etc? 
Send us an email, and your question may appear in a future edition of the Deaver Dish.

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