Tuesday, September 24, 2013

HoneyFlow FarmFest - Sat Oct 5



HoneyFlow FarmFest brings foodies, yogis and farmers together for a day of inspiration, heirloom feast, swimming, and camping on a permaculture farm in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Who: All those interested in personal wellness and ecosystem health.
What: Experiential education regarding the role of pollinators and ancient postures creating peace and harmony in our inner and outer worlds, followed by a delicious feast of farm fresh food. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are available.
When: Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 1 pm onward
Where: Just off highway 88, east of Jackson, California
Tickets available for all or part of this unique event at www.palomapollinators.org/

Paloma Pollinators and Wild Culture announce the HoneyFlow FarmFest, a one-of-a-kind daylong food and wellness event set within a spectacular scenic garden and farm between Tahoe and Yosemite. Chef Peter Rogmark is preparing a menu, which includes Heritage Turkeys and heirloom veggies raised on the farm. Musician and sound healer Emily Lewis will share beautiful melodies during HoneyFlow Yoga to create an unforgettable day. Created in partnership with Wild Culture Yoga Teacher Joody Marks, Paloma Pollinators’ farm on the beautiful Manzanita Ridge will host the HoneyFlow FarmFest, bringing a unique flavor to the relaxing foothill lifestyle.

The daylong experience includes honey-tasting, a honey-making workshop, flow yoga class, farm tour, and heirloom feast. Other savory activities include swimming, slack-lining, massage, camping, and music.

Art of Honey-making will be taught by 25 year bee-keeper Sean Kriletich, who said, “Beyond Farm to Fork, participants will be practicing yoga, learning about our allies the pollinators, as well as tasting food grown beneath their feet. The garden is a wonderful place to breath, stretch and connect to the web of life. It will be a treat to share so many kinds of honey and nectar with everyone.”

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Wine on Main in Historic Sutter Creek: 2nd Saturdays

WINE ON MAIN
HISTORIC
SUTTER CREEK

2013 Schedule

2nd Saturday’s in Sutter Creek
Journey through California's rich and intriguing history while tasting the finest wine from the region.  The Wine on Main collaboration features 9 wine tasting rooms all located within walking distance from each other, along the Main Street of charming Old Town Sutter Creek.
 October 12 - Harvest Bounty Food Drive
As the winemakers are harvesting this year’s grapes, the 9 Wine on Main tasting rooms in Sutter Creek will be collecting a food bounty.  They’ll be collecting canned or nonperishable foods for Interfaith Food Bank.  Receive a special thank you for your donation at this very important time of year.
November 9 - What a Crock!
Chilies and meatballs and stews!  Oh my!  Wine on Main pairs exceptions varietals with easy crockpot delicacies.  Savor these pairings and pick up recipes and great ideas for holiday entertaining.
December 14 - Light up your Holidays
Treat yourself this Holiday season to an old time walk down historic Main Street in Sutter Creek.  Experience a festive, relaxing day of holiday magic!  Shop for your favorite wine aficionado at the 9 Wine On Main tasting rooms.  Our shelves will be stocked with one of a kind varietals, gift baskets, large format bottles (a great gift for the hard to buy for boss!), and unique stocking stuffers. Stay for the Parade of Lights to capture the magic and wonderment of the holidays.

Charter Tours available for The Big Crush - Sun Oct 6 only



CHARTER TOURS AVAILABLE FOR THE BIG CRUSH - The Big Crush Harvest Festival is just around the corner! Gold Country Wine Tours is still available for Sunday October 6 only (already booked out for Oct. 5).

Charter our comfortable 14 passenger shuttle bus to safely transport your group to the participating Amador County wineries. We will pick you up at any of our Amador County locations. Call for information.
There is still time to purchase your Big Crush tickets! Just visit www.amadorwine.com  .
Cheers,
Cathy Patrenos
Gold Country Wine Tours
P.O. Box 1570
Sutter Creek, Ca. 95685

Plymouth Farmers' Market Update - On track for a record year! More new vendors



Thursday, September 12, 2013

Plymouth Farmers Market Update for Thursday, September 12th


‘YET’ Another Record Day last Thursday
New Vendors
Plymouth, California. September, 2013.  The Rotary Club of Plymouth-Foothills is happy to have had yet another year-over-year increase in attendance last Thursday. Weather ideal again; no smoke and plenty of shade. We’ll try to repeat this week.
New Participants Last Week
A unique community service provided by Theresa Westphal and colleague from New York Life provided an important community service, a real time documenting service for your children. Photos and fingerprints were made into Proof of Identity Certificates and wallet-size cards; no data online by the way. 
Sarah Evan, Jasmine Mitzpah and others from the Master Gardeners set up shop and provided Gardening Tips and Tricks. 

New This Week
Budding Amador County entrepreneurs from River Pines will be bringing their unique “HomeGrown Salsa” and Chips
Not to be outdone by Mike Spinetta’s enterprising students from Plymouth Elementary School, the Boy Scouts will set up shop to offer fresh Popcorn and other goodies.
A new Amador County Winery team, the Start on Steiner Group, will be pouring several wines by the glass or taste. This should be fun.

And Our Highly Prized Regulars Will Include…
Lee Hess from Hess Family Gardens:  Jellies, Lemon Curds
Daniel D’agostini’s Abbondanza Farms: The Freshest organic produce available
Susan Bragstad and her locally pressed Amador Olive Oil
From Sanger, California, Fruit Growers Schletewitz Family Farms. They serve over 75 farmers markets, from Lompoc to Northern Nevada. 
Villa Bakery will be going for another sellout. Helen calls and orders their Cinnamon Bread in advance.
Dinners
Clarke’s Corner will be back, did great job last time and sold out

Music
Slade Rivers –back by popular demand
Note
In conjunction with Amador County Farmers Market Association, The Rotary Club of Plymouth-Foothills sponsors the Plymouth Farmer’s Market, held every Thursday, 4 pm to 7:00 pm, from Aug 1st,  through Sep 29th, at McGee Park on historic Main St, Plymouth. Featuring fresh produce from certified vendors, great wine, high quality crafts and live music, all in a grassy shaded park, the Plymouth Farmer’s Market has become a popular gathering place for folks from Plymouth, Fiddletown, River Pines, Drytown, Ione and more.

MOST PLEASANT VENUE IN AMADOR COUNTY

Monday, September 9, 2013

September at Andis Wines

Saturday Strolls & Dinner with Mark

September 14th & 28th, 5-7pm
Get an inside look at grape harvest in Amador and learn the winemaking process from vineyard to glass with winemaker Mark McKenna. Take a stroll through the vineyards & test Brix (sugar) levels of maturing grape bunches, enter the realm of fermenting grape juice in the cellar, maybe punch down a half-ton bin (or two) full of grapes, and taste juice straight from the tank as it's transforming into wine. Finish the evening with a casual dinner and conversation on the crushpad.
$35/person, RSVP required
GET TICKETS

 

2011 Grenache - 34% off in September!

September Wine of The Month
6 bottles for $99 (reg $25/bottle)

Harvest has begun, which means lots of action at the winery and cooler evenings to start enjoying red wines again. Grenache is a perfect "transition wine" from summer to fall, light bodied but full of juicy flavor and spiciness.  It's absolutely incredible with some homemade butternut squash and cinnamon soup, even when used in the soup. We think you'll enjoy!


 
 
 

Harvest 2013 Is Here

It's an early season this year. Already we've harvested all the white grapes (Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Chenin Blanc) and they're steadily fermenting away in stainless steel tanks. It looks like we'll start bringing in the reds in a couple of weeks and harvest will be over before you know it!
See the latest photos and harvest news on our Facebook page.
Upcoming Events
at The Winery

SATURDAY STROLLS
Sept 14th & 28th, 5-7:30pm

BIG CRUSH
Oct 5th & 6th, 11-4pm

BIG REDS RELEASE PARTY
Nov 2nd, 5:30-8:30pm



Offsite Pouring Events
ZAP SIERRA FOOTHILLS FLIGHTS EVENT
Sept 7th, 3-8pm

SAC BURGER BATTLE
Sept 18th, 7-10pm

DANVILLE CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE
Sept 22nd, 11-4pm

FARM TO FORK TOWER BRIDGE DINNER
Sept 29th, 4:30-8pm



What's On Tap
WHITE: Chardonnay/Viognier
RED:  2012 Grenache

 
Contact Us
(209) 245-6177
info@andiswines.com
www.andiswines.com


 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Plymouth Farmers' Market Update - Another Record Day last Thursday



Plymouth Farmers Market Update for Thurs, September 5th

Another Record Day last Thursday
Plymouth, California. September, 2013.  We keep growing. Yet another increase in attendance last Thursday. Weather ideal, no smoke and plenty of shade.  Two new vendors this  week with unique community services.  OK, so it’s not produce, but Theresa Westphal will be providing a unique real time documenting service for your children: Proof of Identity Certificates and wallet-size cards; no online computers by the way. 
Also this Week, September 5th, 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Olive Oil. Favorite ‘Regular,’ Amador Olive Oil – Susan Bragstad
Jellies, Lemon Curds, more It wouldn’t be the Plymouth Market without Lee Hess
Small plate dinners: Taste Restaurant – best food
Wine Tasting/Glasses
1.  Legendre – New winery with great reds
2.  Amador Foothill whites. Katie and Ben love to pour
Music Kevin  Fritson.  New to us; highly recommended
Bakery Goods Villa Bakery – Going for another sellout
Freshest available, popular Abbondanza
Sanger Fruit Grower, Schletewitz Family Farms, will be back.  The family has been growing fruit near Fresno since 1925 when Ron’s Grandfather emigrated from Russia. They serve over 75 farmers markets, from Lompoc to Northern Nevada.
NOTE:
In conjunction with Amador County Farmers Market Association, The Rotary Club of Plymouth-Foothills sponsors the Plymouth Farmer’s Market, held every Thursday, 4 pm to 7:00 pm, from Aug 1st,  through Sep 29th, at McGee Park on historic Main St, Plymouth. Featuring fresh produce from certified vendors, great wine, high quality crafts and live music, all in a grassy shaded park, the Plymouth Farmer’s Market has become a popular gathering place for folks from Plymouth, Fiddletown, River Pines, Drytown, Ione and more.
MOST PLEASANT VENUE IN AMADOR COUNTY!