What: Wine on America’s Table: Environmentally Friendly Wines
When: Thursday, August 5
Where: Saddles at MacArthur Place, Sonoma (Directions)
Program and Dinner: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Wine on America’s Table is filling up. Be sure to register by this Tuesday afternoon, August 3, for your seat at this delicious and educational event.
Thanks Sonoma Index-Tribune for the coverage in Thursday’s Food & Wine News! “Women for WineSense presents “Wine on America’s Table: Environmentally Friendly Wines” on Thursday, Aug. 5, at Saddles. Great information on organic and Demeter-Biodynamic growing, a four-course dinner of crab cake, green salad, filet mignon and apple crisp with wines and talks by sustainability experts.”
Guru of Sustainability Ann Thrupp, Ph.D. (Fetzer’s Director of Sustainability and WWS Sustainability Roundtable co-chair) and the wineries of Bonterra, Moshin, Ehlers, Fortunati and Robert Sinskey will be on hand to explain their green practices and answer your questions about the wines.
WWS Sommelier Barbara Paige has put together delectable, delicious pairings of wine and food.
2009 Bonterra Sauvignon Blanc Lake County Mendocino County
2009 Moshin Sauvignon Blanc Larrick Vineyard Dry Creek Valley
Crab Cake with Cilantro Aioli
2009 Sinskey Abraxas ‘Vin de Terroir’ Sonoma County
Mixed Field Greens, Laura Chenel Goat Cheese, Cranberries and Candied Walnuts with an Apple Cider Thyme Vinaigrette
2009 Fortunati Rose of Syrah Napa
6oz Filet Mignon, Wild Mushroom Demi-Glace, Market Vegetables, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
2007 Ehlers Estate Merlot
Apple Crisp with Vanilla Bean Ice-cream
2009 Bonterra Muscat Lake County Mendocino County
* If you prefer a vegetarian entree of smoked mozzarella ravioli in tomato-based sauce with a side of fresh garden vegetables, please follow the instructions in your registration confirmation email to contact Barbara Paige.
Members $65, Non-Members $80, Students $50
For those who’d like to overnight it in luxury, MacArthur Place Inn & Spa offers a discount to event goers. Room rates for the evening: $179.00 rooms and $269.00 Suites- Upgrades based upon availability – please email Linda Clark to make a reservation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL
A silent auction and raffle will be held at the event to raise money for our WWS General Scholarship Fund. If you’d like to donate items for fundraising, please contact Bobbi Mullins. With your help, we’ll raise $2500 for our 2010 General Scholarship Fund.
Our silent auction and raffle will feature premier wines, lunch and dinner gift certificates, hotel accommodations, and baskets of goodies for pampering.
We invite you to donate $5 to our scholarship fund at the event, bid on a silent auction item, or buy raffle tickets $5 each or 5 for $20.
We look forward to seeing everyone there!