Friday, February 27, 2015

The Deaver Dish - March 2015

 Deaver Vineyards

February 26th, 2015


This Issue

Upcoming Events
New Releases
Low Inventory
The Vines

Upcoming Events

Behind the Cellar Door March 7th-8th11am-4pm

TICKETS ON SALE: Amador Vintners online ticket sales end March 3rd. Receive a complimentary gift for every guest that picks up their event glass at Deaver. Enjoy barrel tasting and delicious pulled pork sliders while listening to "Route 88 Band" Saturday 12-4pm and Sunday 11-3pm. Early Bird Wine Specials 10:30-12:30pm. 

Start on Steiner Road Event April 11th, 11am-4pm

Stop by Deaver Vineyards for our annual Steiner Road Spring Fling. Experience great wines, delicious bites and Deaver Specials! 

Zins on Horizon Friday May 1st, and Sunday May, 3rd

Seminar times available: Friday 12pm2pm  Sunday 11am12:30pm2pm
Deaver's Zinfandel tasting seminar is here! Sessions are 60 mins, and consist of blind tastings of 6 Deaver Zinfandels with pairings. Sessions are limited to 20 people. Wine Club get 2 complimentary tickets, general tickets are 5 dollars. Ticket resevations start March 1st, seating is on first come first reserve basis. 
For a complete listing of events please visit our website at Deaver Vineyards 

New Releases


Low Inventory

These favorites are going fast, don't miss out on getting your last bottle of these vintages.

The Vines

How are the vines doing?
Ready or not spring is here. Pruning has begun, this method is key for fruit quality as it limits the number of shoots per vine. Thus concentrating the growth to new healthier vines stocks.



Thursday, February 26, 2015

Cake decorating techniques class offered - Thurs Mar 19

LEARN CAKE DECORATING TECHNIQUES on cupcakes! Cup Cakes, Frosting, and Tools provided. Thursday, March 19th from 6pm to 8pm at the HUB in Jackson, above Hein & Co.
Call Barbara at 256-1365 or email her at

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Mother Lode Harvest Hosts Farm Tour, Cooking Class - March 7 and March 26

Mother Lode Harvest (MLH), a local food and farm products association, is having its winter quarter Open House at one of its member farms, Butte Mountain Farm in Jackson, on Saturday, March 7, from 1 to 4 pm. Farmer Carolyn Boyd and her helpers will conduct tours of the farm, which will include the sheep barn, the deluxe chicken coop, the greenhouse, and the extensive garden, and will discuss farming using sustainable methods. Information about Mother Lode Harvest will be available, and there will be light refreshments featuring local foods. All are invited to attend the Open House.

This event is free, though donations to Mother Lode Harvest are welcome (suggested donation $5.oo per adult). Butte Mountain Farm is located at 17336 Butte Mountain Road, 3 miles down Butte Mountain Road from the intersection with Clinton Road. Please call 209-223-4814 for more information.

On Thursday, March 26, Mother Lode Harvest will hold a seasonal cooking class at Amador 360, 18590 Hwy 49 in Plymouth, at 5:30 pm. Eating food that is local and seasonal this time of year means eating lots of wonderful greens. Chef and MLH member Shelly Hills will demonstrate several mouth-watering ways to cook the tasty greens that are available locally now. Brian Miller of Amador 360 will give wine pairing tips for the dishes featured, and attendees can enjoy tastes of the food and wine. The class is open to the public, with limited seating, and is $10 per person. Please call Michelle Grondin at 209-419-2503 to reserve your seat.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Amador County Spring Wine Events Abound! News from Bella Grace

February 21, 2015     Lingering in the memory of shared moments, among friends and family, is a bottle of BellaGrace wine. 


Amador County Wine Events
Spring abounds with numerous opportunities to explore Amador County, her wines, wineries, food, music, friends and everything Spring has to offer!  Tickets can be purchased to these events by clicking on the website links provided in each article!  
Behind the Cellar Door 
March 6th, 7th & 8th; 11am - 4pm
On March 7 & 8 from 11am - 4pm, Amador's best wineries are opening their cellar doors especially for you! Experience what the Wine Spectatorcalls... "a desirable destination for wine lovers." BellaGrace will participate at our Upton Road location with a demonstration of coopering (barrel making) at 1 & 2:30pm, hosting a Cincinnati chili bar and offering discounts on selected wines.  For additional information or to order tickets, visit the AVA website. Consider attending the kickoff Winemaker Reception - a benefit in partnership with American River College's School of Culinary Arts takes place in the grand Terra d'Oro cellar among the barrel rows of aging wines on Friday evening March 6th
Start on Steiner Spring Fling  
April 11th, 11am - 4pm
Join 8 wineries on Steiner Road for another fun and complementary Start on Steiner event!  Spring Fling offers small food bites, wine specials and Spring activities.  We will be serving the ever popular lamb sausage on a bed of polenta with a dollop of Jalapeno jelly.  Be sure to enter our ladder golf tournament with a new winner every hour!!  All the fun of Behind the Cellar Door without the crowds!!  
Amador Four Fires Festival 
May 2, 2015
Amador Four Fires Festival is a new concept wine and food festival, coming May 2, 2015 to the Amador County Fairgrounds.  Four celebrated wine regions inspire the art of Amador's winemakers and winegrowers, and the cuisine of star chefs cooking with open flame.  More than "just another tasting."  A veritable rural county fair teeming with all things wine and food beckoning you to explore around every corner of the ten-acre site.  Come early and bring a big appetite for a sensory adventure.  BellaGrace was an early sponsor of Four Fires and will be leading workshops and pouring wine.  Tickets are now available
Barbera Festival 
June 13th, 11am - 5pm
'In celebration of its fifth year, and to continue to provide a premier guest experience while enabling more attendees to participate, and showcase another beautiful historic barbera vineyard, the Festival is moving to the original home of barbera in Amador County: Terra d'Oro/Montevina Winery. Located just down the street from previous years' event site, this larger location features a beautiful meadow spotted with ancient oaks tucked among hillside vineyards.  BellaGrace has poured our Barbera every year at this amazing festival and will be there again this year!  Tickets go on sale March 1st through theBarbera Festival website. 
Please call us for additional information regarding any of our listed activities at 209.267.8053 or visit our website  We are open Thursday - Monday  (11am - 5pm) for wine tasting in Sutter Creek; Saturday & Sunday from 11am - 4pm at the cave (weather permitting).  Wine by the glass is always available!

Michael & Charlie
Linda, Sue, Sherry, Cheryl, Michele, Anya, Kimberlie, Theresa, Jess, Ralph, Will, Steve & Dewey 
Upcoming Events

 Behind the Cellar Door 
March 6th, 7th & 8th
Amador Co Wineries

 Spring Fling 
April 11th, 11a-4p
Steiner Road Wineries

 BG Wine Club Release 
22715 Upton Road
Club 24 - April 18th
All Clubs - April 19th
All Clubs - April 25 & 26

 Summer Concert Series 
Kick Off - May 1st
73 Main, Sutter Creek
Friday Nights; 6-9pm

 Amador Four Fires 
May 2nd
Amador Co Fair Grounds

 Barbera Festival 
June 13th, 11a-4p
Terra d'Oro Winery
Tickets go on sale 3/1/15

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

All wineries in North America producing Rosé wines are invited to enter The Rose Competition in March

The Rosé Competition
Open to All North American Wineries
Judging at SIMI Winery - March 25, 2015

This professional competition celebrating the growing Rosé category is open to all North American wineries producing still (non-sparkling) Rosé wines.  The word "rosé" must be stated on the front or back label of the wine bottle for a wine to be eligible for entry.  This blind wine competition will be held at SIMI Winery in Healdsburg, California on March 25, 2015.  The competition is being directed by Bob Ecker, Napa Valley based wine journalist and wine judge. Wines in the competition will be evaluated by panels of distinguished wine judges.

Two categories of Rosé wines will be considered: "Dry" and "A Little Sweet."  A $50 entry fee (plus $2.74 online transaction fee) per wine is required.  The deadline for receiving eligible wines is March 20, 2015.  Double Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze medals will be awarded along with a Best in Class in each category.

See official entry form for submission details:

After the first page, hit "Register" to continue.  Participants will be asked a short series of questions about their entered wine.

A subsequent celebratory event, showcasing the Gold Medal winning Rosé wines will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at SIMI Winery.  Details for this public tasting event will be announced soon.

Wines must be shipped to arrive at SIMI Winery no later than Friday, March 20, 2015.  Wines, entry forms and online payment must received by the deadline in order for wines to be considered eligible.
Send Rosé wines to:
SIMI Winery
c/o Emily Klein
16275 Healdsburg Avenue
Healdsburg, CA 95448

For all information see:

Or contact: Bob Ecker
Director, The Rosé Competition
(707) 421-1701

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Deaver Dish - February 2015

Deaver Vineyards

February 5th, 2015


This Issue

Upcoming Events
Low Inventory
The Vines

Upcoming Events

Passion for Ports February 14th, 2pm-5pm

TICKETS ON SALE NOW: We are now Days away from the Passion for Ports! We will be showcasing an array of Deaver Ports paired with complimenting sweets and delectable hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are limited make sure to order before its too late.


Behind the Cellar Door March 7th-8th11am-4pm

TICKETS ON SALE: Amador Vintner's annual spring wine event. Wineries throughout Amador will be show casing their selections of wines. Receive a complimentary gift for every guest that picks up their glass at Deaver.

Start on Steiner Road Event April 11th, 11am-4pm Save the date more information to come!

For a complete listing of events please visit our website at Deaver Vineyards

LOW Inventory

These favorites are going fast, don't miss out on getting your last bottle of these vintages.
2009 Carignane
2010 Henry's House
2010 Primitivo

The Vines

How are the vines doing?
Winter hibernation of the vines is coming to a close as spring approaches.   Pruning will begin shortly (the cutting of the vines canes,) which promotes new growth for the upcoming months.



Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Valentine's Dinner and Wine-tasting at Clark's Corner - Sat Feb 14

Join us for wine tasting before a grand Valentine’s Day dinner on February 14 at Clark's Corner in Ione!  Steak & Lobster, Risotto, Vegetable, Salad, Rolls, Dessert, and your choice of either Champagne, Bianchini Cellars Wine, Beer or soft drink. (Vegetarian option also available.)  We will be pouring our 2009 Syrah and 2010 Lodi Chardonnay from 5 to 6:30 pm for tasting.
Call 209-274-2233 or email for reservations.
We hope to see you there.  Cheers!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Some local Valentine's Day Dinner offerings...


              Valentine Dinner Dance
                 February 14, 2015
            RRF Community Hall
                      Doors open at 5:30pm no-host bar
                        Dinner at 6:00pm
                           Pot Roast, Salad, Rolls - $8 per person
                          Drawings and Fun for all ages!
                             Proceeds from food and drink sales to support RRF community Hall
                   Performance by:
                  Burn Day Band


Its the start of a new year!

Happy New Year from your friends at Hotel Sutter! 2015 is already off to a great start. The hotel has a new GM, Derek Bushy, who is joining us from Kimpton hotels in San Francisco. Welcome, Derek! Chef Darius has been busy creating a very special Valentine's Day menu, and we're so excited to be a part of Amador Four Fires this year. Read on for details.
See you soon,
Karen Sage and Chuck Laughlin
Discounted Tickets for Friends of Hotel Sutter Available Until January 31st - Details Below!

Amador Four Fires Festival is a new concept wine and food festival, coming May 2, 2015 to the Amador County Fairgrounds.
  Four celebrated wine regions inspire the art of Amador’s winemakers and winegrowers, and the cuisine of star chefs cooking with open flame make this more than “just another tasting.”
As a sponsor of A4F, Hotel Sutter is pleased to be able to make available to our Friends of the Sutter preferential tickets at a special discount $5 off the advance ticket rate, and as much as $15 off the full price.  VIP tickets $90 ($105 at the gate); General Admission $70 ($85 at the gate); Designated Driver $40 ($50 at the gate). Tickets are all-inclusive (wine, food, glass, parking, tasting and demonstrations). All proceeds benefit the Amador County Fair Foundation. 
Tickets are only available at this rate on To access special discounted rates, click through “Buy Tickets” and put in our code: HS. There are no limits to the number of tickets you can purchase but this offer does expire January 31, prior to tickets going on sale to the general public at higher rates on February 1st.
Valentine's day is just around the corner, and Hotel Sutter is gearing up with a special menu and romantic room packages.  Join us for an elegant evening, write your sweetheart a love note, and leave all the planning to us.

Whether you'd like a full four course dinner, or pick and choose along the way, we've got you covered.  For starters, we recommend trying our Ahi Tuna Tartare and Shrimp Ceviche.  Perfect for two, this is a decadent start to an excellent evening.  Follow up with a cup of our Cream of Tomato and Basil Soup, or select an entree such as our Salmon en Croute.  Baked in crispy pastry with tarragon beurre blanc, our Verlasso Salmon is a delicious choice!

End your evening on a sweet note, with Sharable Trios or Dark Chocolate Rasberry and White Chocolate Lavender Pot de Cremes.  To see our full menu, or to make a reservation, please visit or call (209) 267-5211.

If you are interested on spending your extended weekend with us, we have romantic room packages available.  For more information, please visit our site, or call (209) 267-0242.

Copyright © 2015 Hotel Sutter, All rights reserved.
Friends of The Sutter, December 2014

Our mailing address is:
Hotel Sutter
53 Main Street
Sutter Creek, CA  95685

Join Us!! Saturday, February 14th, 2015 
for a delicious evening here at the Amador Vintage Market in Plymouth with
Cedar Creek Ranch & Vineyards

Dinner Menu
sparkling wine upon arrival
Caviar & Beet Blini with Horseradish Crème Fraiche, Chives
2013 Viognier
Triple Curry - No Worry
lobster, himachi, octopus
2011 Sangiovese
Havana Gingered Pork Torta
tostones, roasted garlic, mango, onion ceviche
2010 Ranch Reserve
Korean "Street Taco"
squab, candied ginger, soy, cucumber-arugula slaw
Oysters on the Half Shell with Lemongrass Granita
2011 & 2012 Petite Syrah Vertical
Porcini Crusted Elk Chop
sweet potato plum cake, dried berry demi glace
Kashmiri Braised Bison 
pappadam, tomato chutney, dahl
2011 Syrah
Cheese Course of Course
brie, cherry, walnuts, vanilla bean, rose

$125 per person inclusive 
*very limited availability*

call to reserve your spot now!
(209) 245-3968