Thursday, October 31, 2013

Dine with the Deavers, Thanksgiving Style - Sat Nov 2

Dine with the Deaver's: Thanksgiving Style

Dine with the Deaver's: Thanksgiving Style

What's better than a Turkey dinner? A Turkey dinner you don't have to cook!
Fundraiser for Amador Interfaith Food Bank

Online ticket sales have closed. Please contact the tasting room at 209-245-4099 to reserve your spot.

Support Amador Interfaith Food Bank by joining the Deaver family for a Thanksgiving dinner in November. Dinner provided by Off the Vine Catering complete with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, rolls, cranberry sauce and of course, pumpkin pie! Taste the NEW wine releases that are a perfect compliment to this Thanksgiving meal.
We ask that each person brings a can of food to support the Amador Interfaith Food Bank. In addition, 10% of the proceeds will be donated to the food bank as well as $10 for every new wine club membership.
Ticket prices include dinner, dessert, glass of wine, and fun activities.

Club Members: Bring up to 6 people per membership for $25/person. Log in to your account, select your tickets and use coupon code ThankClub.
Can't make the event but still want to donate? Visit the Amador Interfaith Food Bank online for different ways you can donate. Or visit the Deaver tasting room to drop off your contribution today!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Feist Wines Celebrates Two Years In Amador City – Sat Nov 9

October, 2013  Amador City, CA – On Saturday, November 9, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Feist Wines will enliven California’s smallest incorporated town with their second anniversary party.  This limited production winery in Amador City releases only 600 cases a year and has been the recipient of many prestigious awards including a best of class prize for Reserve Barbera from the 2013 California State Fair.

Guests will savor fine artisan cheeses and Andrae’s Bakery breads with the wines of Feist.  The winery offers samples of their 2012 wines from the barrel. In honor of the anniversary, these wines, which are about to be bottled, will be offered for sale at serious discounts. 

Specializing in Zinfandel and Barbera, winemaker Anthony Feist also enjoys working with Rhone varietals which express themselves well in Amador County, This year Feist adds a Fair Play Cabernet to their line up.  “I love El Dorado Cab” says winemaker Feist, “it has great fruitiness and depth and I have often heard folks compare it to Napa Cabernet.” 

When Feist Wines opened there were only three in town tasting rooms in Amador County. Now Sutter Creek boasts nine and word has it that there will be more in Amador City.   Feist provides a great space with their tasting room in the middle of the block. This 150 year old building with original douglas fir floors and exposed brick epitomizes historical Gold Country charm and the wines indicate the quality present in Amador County.

In recognition of two years in business, Feist hosts the Allen Frank band with stand up bass player Steve Doss. Winemaker, Tony Feist sits in.  Feist trained in classical violin as a child and played with the San Francisco youth symphony.  He is self taught on the piano and guitar as well as the harmonica. The group plays an eclectic mix of music from the blues (Allen Franks’ calling), rock, folk and country.

As well as many great wines, the Feists have welcomed two children to their family in the last two years bringing the total to five.  With plans to grow to 10,000 cases, there will be plenty of work to do. 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Master Gardeners Present: Growing Great Vegetables, Part 4 - Sat Oct 19

Join Amador Master Gardeners for the last class in the series "Growing Great Vegetables" on Saturday, October 19th from 9am to noon. In many parts of the county, growing vegetables is a year-round activity. Make  the most of your vegetable garden at many elevations. Learn about fall clean-up activities in the garden  and landscape. Find out how to select fall color and dig up and divide bulbs and perennials. Preparation now can make your landscape nearly weed free.
   This free class is open to be public and is being held at the County GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road in Jackson. For more information contact the Master Gardeners at the UC Cooperative Extension Office from 10am to noon, Tuesday through Thursday, 223-6838, or email