Congratulations to Pamela, winner of the tix. Everyone was deserved, but all that plus three-kids? Have a great day with your husband, Pam. And everyone else, check back here in July, when I’ll have two VIP tix to the next “How the West Was Wine” to give away.
On Sunday, nine of the eleven members of West Sonoma County Wineries are hosting an open house, “How the West Was Wine.” It takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Each winery will offer special tastings and discounts on wines. Dutton-Goldfield Winery, for example, will be serving curried rock shrimp crostini from chef Christopher Greenwald of Bay Laural Catering. Balleto Vineyards & Winery is offering a 15 percent discount on all wine purchases, along with Zin stew and cornbread. There will be Spanish tapas and entertainment at Marimar Estate.
A full list of participating wineries and their offerings is available at the organization’s facebook page, which you can find here. Because the event involves only nine wineries, it offers a great opportunity to discover and compare wines of a specific region without the huge crowds you find at larger events. Tickets–day passes, actually–are $20, cash only, available at the door of any participating winery. Designated drivers can enjoy the food and entertainment for $5 and members of any of the wineries’ wine clubs are admitted free of charge if they check in at their member winery.
Eat This Now has been given two tickets to give away, which I’ll do around 5 p.m. on Saturday. If you want them, tell me why in the comments section of this entry. The tickets will go to whomever offers the most compelling or interesting reason they should win. There’s one other requirement, but it’s based on good faith. After the event, I’d like to hear about your experience, either by email or by a post in the comments section.