Tickets are still available for the Sta. Rita Hills’ annual Wine and Fire 2014 event, August 15-16th. A weekend adventure in the Hills, Wine and Fire offers great opportunities for exploring and learning about the prized AVA.
Kick Off Barn Party at Sanford Winery and Vineyard’s Sanford and Benedict Barn August 15th 5:00- 8:00 Experience the magic of the Hills for the Wine and Fire weekend kick-off at the historic Sanford and Benedict Barn. The barn housed the very first winery in the Sta. Rita Hills and offers breathtaking views of the Santa Rosa corridor. Enjoy Sta. Rita Hills wines, fire grilled pizzas prepared by New West Catering and smoking good music by Mojo, featuring Brewer-Clifton winemaker Steve Clifton on lead vocals!
Wine and Fire Seminar “The Dirty Truth” Fiddlestix Vineyard August 16th 10:00 – 2:00 Winemakers and Sommeliers team up to educate and challenge your senses in a blind tasting of SRH wines. A two hour seminar, led by Josh Raynolds of Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, will feature Jeff Newton of Central Coast Vineyard Care. Jeff manages hundreds of acres of vineyards in the area and will discuss the different farming practices in the local vineyards. A Hitching Post II catered lunch will round out the afternoon before heading to the Grand Tasting at La Purisima Mission. Panelists include Tyler Thomas – Dierberg, Greg Brewer – Brewer Clifton, Wes Hagen – Clos Pepe, Joey Grummere – Transcendence, Kathy Joseph – Fiddlehead Cellars, Aaron Walker – Pali Wine Company, Jake Lindley – Lindley Wines and Mark Horvath – Crawford Family Wines.
Wine and Fire Grand Tasting La Purisima Mission August 16th 5:00 – 8:00 Forty of Sta. Rita Hills best wineries and sizzling local chefs and farmers will be on hand for an evening of chillin’ and grillin’ at the beautiful La Purisima Mission located on the edge of the AVA. Avant, Babe Farms, Campbell Farms, Homegrown Cowboy, J & D Stone Oven Pizza, The Hitching Post II, Los Amigos BBQ, Succulent Cafe and Sweet Creations will be offering local culinary delights to enjoy with the numerous Sta. Rita Hills wines. Limited tickets guarantees an intimate wine and food experience at one of the area’s most treasured venues.
More information on the weekend can be found on the Sta. Rita Hills website, here
Tickets can be purchased here