Saturday July 16
The California Wine Fest
Beautiful setting right at the Beach under white tents, this festival offers local food tastings and wine from all of California. The Lodi wines were very interesting, considering I am due for a trip to Lodi to check out this new crop of wine first hand. Here are the wineries that were in attendance: * Michael-David Winery * Oak Ridge Winery * Opolo Vineyards * Ortman Family Vineyards * Peachy Canyon * Pear Valley Vineyards * Peltier Station * Pomar Junction Vineyards & Winery * Pretty-Smith Vineyards & Winery * Reyes Winery * Ripken Vineyard & Winery * Rutherford Wine Company * Sagebrush Annie’s * Sanford Winery & Vineyards * Scheid Vineyards * Sextant Wines & 10knots Cellars * Sort This Out Cellars * Stacked Stone Cellars * Summerland Winery * Tercero Wines * Thumbprint Cellars * Twin Pomegranates Wine * Varozza Vineyards * Vina Robles * White Oak Winery * Wilson Creek Winery * Windward Vineyard * Abundance Vineyards * Adelaida Cellars * Ahnfeldt Winery * Amizetta Estate Family Winery * Barefoot Wine & Bubbly * B & E Vineyard * Bridlewood Estate Winery * Cambria Winery * Cantara Cellars * Carol Shelton Wines * Cass Wines * Chamisal Vineyards * Claiborne & Churchill * Cole Bailey Vineyards * Coquelicot Estate Vineyard * Curtis Winery * Cynthus * Darms Lane Wine * deLorimier Winery * Edward Sellers Vineyards & Wines * Frolicking Frog Winery * Grassini Family Vineyards * Harmony Cellars * Houdini * Ironstone Vineyards * J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines * Jessie’s Grove Winery * Katarina by Field Vineyards * Kathryn Kennedy Winery * Kenneth Volk Vineyards * Kiamie Wine Cellars * King Frosch * Klinker Brick Winery * Kunin Wines * Laetitia Vineyard & Winery * LangeTwins Winery & Vineyard * Le Vigne Winery * Lion’s Peak Vineyard & Winery * Lone Madrone • Martian Ranch & Vineyards. These were the Restaurants & Food Purveyors in attendance: * Kerrygold Irish Dairy * Killer B BBQ & Bar * Lazy Acres * Lindt Chocolate * May Cookie Company * Monterey Chocolate Company * Nan’s Gourmet Good Pastamore * Olio & Olive * San Luis Obispo Condiment Company * SanTasti * Truffle Gateau * Tanimura & Antle * Union Ale Brewing Company * Butterfly Brittle * Brophy Brothers * Cabot Creamery Cooperative * California Pizza Kitchen * Coast Restaurant * Coastal Products * DJ Seals Louisiana Gumbo Catering * d’marie * El Taco Tequila Taqueria * Enterprise Fish Co * Gelson’s Market * Gourmet Blends • Il Fustino. As you can see there was so much yummy food and drink to choose from, a feast for your eyes and your stomach.
2011 Taste of Washington 2011
Seminar – “A sort of Homecoming – Food and Wine Pairing with Michael Mina.” This interview was all about Michael Mina and his take on Washington wines compared to California, and his success with his many restaurants. I went to all of the seminars which were highly educational about all things wine, and food pairing.