This looks like a fun event with great wine, food and education. Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend, but that shouldn't stop you from having fun in my absence. (I will have my minions reporting back to make sure you're really having fun, so at least fake it). The event runs from 11 to 4 (meet at 10:45) on Saturday 10/27 and the cost is $35 if purchased in advance.
Please buy your tickets before or right after you RSVP so we know you are serious (skin in the game, so to speak).
Spend a special day visiting 8 unique Russian River Valley family wineries. You’ll experience the end of harvest 2012 “up-close and personal” with winery owners and winemakers. We’ll have samples of fermenting juice to sip, hearty harvest food to sample, and current and new release wines to taste and buy. You may even get to help punch down, fermenting 2012 wines.
10 % of sales from all wine sold at this event will be donated, by the wineries, to Sonoma County’s own Food for Thought, which helps meet the nutritional needs of men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS in Sonoma County.
Acorn Winery | Deux Amis Winery | Limerick Lane Winery | Merriam Vineyards | Mietz Cellars Mutt Lynch Winery | Rodney Strong Vineyards | Viszlay Vineyards
Tickets $35 in Advance | $45 at the door | Designated Driver $10
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