A celebration of Sustainable Farming in
As part of the Wine Institute’s “Down to Earth” month, Feist Wines will host an Earth Day Fete Saturday, April 26, from to in
in their “recycled” tasting room which once housed a western saloon. Amador City
“Created by Wine Institute—the association of 1,000
wineries and affiliated businesses—this month-long celebration raises awareness
of California's leadership in
sustainable wine-growing and winemaking. Wineries across the state will engage
consumers, policy leaders, media and trade withsustainably focused festivities to
learn about California wine's eco-friendly practices and the people and places
As part of the festivities Feist Wines will pair their award winning wines with organic farm to table tapas. The menu includes bocadillos de Tortilla Espanola, a traditional Spanish bar food which consists of a Spanish omelet made with local potatoes served on organic Andrae’s Bakery baguette ($9), a Fra’ Mani charcutterie plate ($12), local Cheese Plate ($9), and Picholine olives ($4). Wine club members receive a discount.
Winemaker Tony Feist will play
music with dobro legend Allen Frank on the tasting room’s newly built stage
made of repurposed wine pallets. The duo plays a combination of
country, rock and the blues and recently opened for NPR acclaimed Mandolin
The Feists have long been committed to sustainable food, grapes and winemaking. “Our commitment to good food began at the Berkeley Farmers markets,” says Susan Feist, owner. “For us, how and where it is grown and its affects on the earth and everyone on it are important.”
As part of their commitment to sustainability they are about to release an Amador County Shenandoah Valley Primitivo made from biodynamically grown grapes. The Feists buy all of their grapes from small family farmers.
Winemaker Tony Feist uses a hands off approach when producing wine in small lots with minimal intervention. He sources the highest quality grapes and his stewardship produces wines of quality and distinction. The earth day party also marks the winemakers birthday. Birthday cake will be served after3 p.m.
Also available at the event will be organic vegetable starts for kitchen gardens.