Thursday, September 30, 2010

THROUGH OCTOBER 9th - Harvest Luncheon Series

Join the tradition and taste the harvest at Michel-Schlumberger Wine Estate. A behind-the-scenes harvest tour shows you the inner workings of an artisan wine estate during "the crush".  Crush is in full tilt, so as part of the experience, guests often get to taste grapes fresh off the vine just before they begin their transformational journey into wine, or grab a splash of free-run juice just squeezed and headed for the barrels.  Your tour will be followed by the hearty fare and camaraderie of the traditional Harvest Lunch table with views of our hillside vineyards. Local Chef's will be preparing your Harvest Feast using all locally sourced produce from their restaurant gardens, local organic farmers or our own organic Estate garden.
Place: Michel Schlumberger Time: Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11am-2pm Phone: Call for reservations 800.447.3060 or 707 433 7427. Price: $65 per person includes tour, luncheon paired with our artisan Estate wines.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

SATURDAY 10/2/10 Oktoberfest at Little Switzerland

Oktoberfest to sponsor Bear Flag Post 1943 Veterans of Foreign Wars. Accordian, 1:00pm-3:30pm. Dancing to the music of Showcase The Band, 4pm-8pm. Door prizes, free buffet lunch, raffles, games, and fun! 

Place: Little Switzerland in Sonoma, Grove Street and Riverside Drive, El Verano. Fee: $25-Pre-sale admission/ $30 at the door Kids 12 and under Free!  Time: 1 p.m. - 9 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 938.9990

SUNDAY 10/3/10 Amphora - Only Women Can Touch the Grapes

Amphora’s Only Women Can Touch the Grapes to Stomp Out Breast Cancer. Have fun for a great cause. Only women can touch the grapes; men are welcome to cheer them on. All donations go to the Women’s Breast Care Center, Sutter Medical Center in Santa Rosa for mammograms for the uninsured women of our community.

Place: Amphora, 4791 Dry Creek Rd, Healdsburg, CA Fee: $25 donation per stomper Time: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 431.7767

SUE'S NOTE: I did this with a group of friends several years ago and it was a very memorable experience! Bring shorts that will get juice on them and a change of clothes! Worth every moment for this experience and a chance to Save the Tata's!

SUNDAY 10/3/10 Calabash - Celebrate Garden, Gourd and Art

Local food bank grows organic gourds, distributes them to over 100 local artists who turn the gourd into art. A ticket allows participation in the auction as well as enjoy the bounty of our gardens, local chefs and restaurants and wine.  

Place: Food For Thought in Forestville, 6550 Railroad Avenue. Fee: $35 pre paid, $40 at the door  Time: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 887.1647

SUNDAY 10/3/10 West County Wineries Open House

Head west and discover Russian River Valley's hidden treasures during the inaugural West Sonoma County Wineries Open House. Participating wineries welcome the public to celebrate the 2010 harvest. by offering a day filled with their specialty wines, laughter, fun, and the chance to reap the rewards of harvest with complimentary tastings and celebratory pricing on select wines.

Participating wineries include Balletto Vineyards, HANNA Winery, Dutton Estate-Sebastopol Vineyards, Taft Street Winery, Dutton Goldfield Winery, Graton Ridge Cellars, Marimar Estate and Russian River Vineyards. These small, family-owned wineries are located within 3 miles of each other and offer a great way to enjoy the day in the western region of Russian River.

Fee: Free Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 823.3887

SATURDAY 10/2/10 Peanuts’ 60th Anniversary

The Charles M. Schulz Museum is commemorating the 60th Anniversary of Peanuts with a host of activities. Look for Snoopy himself between 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. At 2pm, author Beverly Gherman will meet with visitors and sign copies of her newest book, Sparky: The Life and Art of Charles Schulz.  

Place: Charles M. Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, Ca
Fee: Free Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 579.4452

SUE'S NOTE: Who doesn't love Peanuts?? And you pay less than peanuts to get in! Take the whole family!

OCTOBER 1-3 - Third Annual Oktoberfest

Don't miss our 3 day Oktoberfest! We switch to a 100% authentic Bavarian menu, and have live music all weekend. Very special drafts from Germany! Don't miss!

Place: Barley and Hops Tavern, 3688 Bohemian Highway Occidental, CA Fee: Free to attend Time: Fri@4:00pm, Sat@11:00am, Sun@11:00am Phone Number: (707) 874.9037

SUE'S NOTE: Boobs and beer? Bring it on right guys?

FRIDAY 10/1/10 - SF Comedy Competition

Laugh your head off and vote for your favorite contenders at this historically hilarious event featuring comedy stars of the future. Now in its 35th year, the San Francisco Comedy Competition presents the semi-finals stage where 10 comedy stars of tomorrow vie for prize money and glory.

Place: Wells Fargo Center, 50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa, CA Fee: Call for information and tickets Time: 8 p.m. Phone Number: (707) 546.3600

SUE'S NOTE: I have been to this many years in a row and I really did laugh so hard I almost peed! Past comedians include Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, Ellen Degeneres, Sinbad and Dane Cook, just to name a few. This is some of the best comedy you will see in Santa Rosa!

October 1-3 - Sonoma County Harvest Fair

Come join us at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair for premier wine-tasting, food-tasting, art show and sale, pumpkin carving, hay rides, Haunted Room, jazz stage, and many more events and fun activities for the whole family. Don't miss our renowned World Championship Grape Stomp competition!

Place: Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, CA  Fee: $8  Time: 12pm - 7pm Friday, 10am - 7pm Sat & Sun  Phone Number: (707) 545-4203

SUE'S NOTE: You know where I'll be....pouring on Saturday and drinking on Sunday! Stop by and say hello and taste all those amazing Sonoma County wines!!