Best New Website about El Dorado County Wine Culture
The "Wine and Dine Gold Country" website is surprisingly comprehensive for a newly published local informational web location. In our opinion, it is the best local website to emerge in sometime. Many wine experts will recognize Marty from reading his stories in publications like the San Francisco Examiner.
Marty is a trained chef and wine aficionado with forty years of wine tasting experience. He knows wine and food and lives in Gold Country where he raises goats, makes great BBQ, studies Gold Country history, cures meat, and enjoy life in this great area with his friends and family. He also host a radio show on KFOK-LPFM in Georgetown called The Best of Gold Country Culture. Marty writes about the places and people he knows and her is always in a good mood!
Marty is most often seen with his wife Kathleen. She works on the administrative end of this website. She puts together their radio show on KFOK and keeps up our "Wine and Dine Gold Country" newsletter. The newsletter is now the most comprehensive newsletter on the Western Slope in El Dorado County. She is also the vice president of the Divide Chamber of Commerce and writes children's books with stories about their goats and dogs.
Here is the website: http://www.winendinegoldcountry.com
And here is the June newsletter:
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Art on the Divide Cooperative Gallery. In June the gallery will be displaying art with a self-portrait theme. Join the artists during June and share the fun of getting to know them better The gallery is located at 6295 Main Street, Georgetown. The gallery is open Thursday through Sunday, 10am-5pm. For more information, call 333-2787(ARTS) or visit the website at www.artonthedivide.com
June 23, July 7, July 21, August 4
Enchanted April Inn 9am-6pm, come and go as you please. Ongoing silent retreats every two weeks throughout the summer and fall if the weather permits. Bring lunch and/or snacks. Refrigeration available. $30. 5950 Salmon Falls Rd Pilot Hill 916/939-9144 http://enchantedaprilinn.com/ (website recently updated....check it out!)
June 21 through July 28
OLDE COLOMA THEATRE "The Folly of Follies or "Am I My Mother's Keeper" every Friday and Saturday night 380 Monument Road Coloma, California. There will be the occasional matinee, call the theater for specific dates. Doors open at 7:30pm Curtain rises at 8:00pm
First Annual Hangtown Motorcycle Show and Competition sponsored by the Placerville Fleet Reserve Association, 10am-2pm, Veteran's Memorial Hall in Placerville, 130 Placerville Dr., Placerville. Entry fee $10 per motorcycle Trophies for Best Paint, Best Classic, Best Custom and Peoples Choice. There will be a DJ and hamburgers, hotdogs, beer, wine and soda at nominal cost. Raffle prizes and all proceeds benefit Veteran's Programs in El Dorado County. Pre-registration is encouraged. For entry form and flyer email: email@example.com. Mail form and fee to: FRA P.O. Box 1509 El Dorado, CA 95623-1509. Contact Bud Sweet 209-770-3662 for additional information.
Fitzpatrick Winery Tempest Annual Dinner Concert Under the Stars. Celtic/Rock band Tempest at Fitzpatrick's. Special party-Starting at 6pm order from special Pizza & Pub Menu. Tickets are $15 per person (food & drink a la carte)/ advance reservations recommended-limit 100 people. Call at 800-245-9166 and buy your tickets with most major credit cards or with cash at the tasting room. http://www.fitzpatrickwinery.com/events.html
Fenton Herriott Vineyards 6:00-8:30PM - Music in the vineyards featuring the 3G's Bring a picnic and enjoy the music amongst the vineyards. There is always Bocce Ball as you are swinging to the music. Cost: Free! 120 Jacquier Ct., Placerville (530) 642-2021 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ribs & Brew Georgetown Rotary annual BBQ and dance. 6-11:00pm Buffalo Hill, Georgetown. Proceeds benefit Golden Sierra High School Scholarship Fund. No host bar, raffle prizes, BBQ rib dinner, live music, door prize. $25/person Tickets available Patti Smith Realty, Divide Supply, Buckeye Restaurant, Terry's Pizza (or any Rotarian) 530/333-4336
June 22nd and 23rd
Second Annual Peddlers and Pickers Antique Faire
from 10am to 4pm at Coloma Country Inn at 345 High St. in Coloma. A vintage mercantile event with vendors, live music, tasty food, and family fun in historic Coloma. Call Renee at 530/295-9486 for more info.email email@example.com http://www.colomacountryinn.com/
Blue Stone Meadow 2013 lavender festival 10am-4pm Fresh lavender; U-pick bouquets; crafts, wreaths & wands. 2025 Carson Road, Placerville 530/621-1830 http://www.bluestonemeadow.com
Holly's Hill Vineyard anniversary party 11am-4pm. http://www.hollyshill.com/events/summer/summer.html
6th annual Whitewater Happening Sugarloaf Station Foundation fundraiser. 11 mile ride down the South Fork of the American River from Henningsen/Lotus Park in Coloma meet 11:30am, rafts leave at noon. Reservations required, space limited. All proceeds benefit Sugarloaf Station Foundation. For more info or to register contact Paul 916/425-8909 or register online at sugarloafstationfoundation.org.
Bell Tower Brewfest 6pm-9pm. Hosted by downtown merchants, includes street closure for patrons safety. Sampling of over 35 craft brews, tickets necessary for patrons over 21, and tickets are limited. Features several bands. Sponsored by Placerville Downtown Association. Ticket info www.placervilledowntown.com or call 530/672-3436
Bayley House Barn Sale 8am-3pm. Sale of items, antiques, craft or produce. Lunch items available (hot dogs, chips and soft drinks). Benefits Friends of the Bayley House. 4300 Highway 49, Pilot Hill. Space rental $20 outside, $25 inside. Reserve space mail check to FOBH, c/o P.O. Box 365, Cool, CA 95614 or for more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 530/887-8848.
Cameron Park Summer Spectacular 2pm-10:30 Fireworks display, live music, kids carnival, swimming at the lagoon, refreshments, food and craft vendors, exhibitors and capped off with a fireworks show. Admission is $3 in advance and $5 the day of. Cameron Park Lake, 2989 Cambridge Rd., Cameron Park. For more information or information regarding vendor and exhibitor space call (530) 677-2231. www.cameronpark.org
June 30, July 7, July 21, August 11, August 25
Chateau Routon Brunch and live music with Rachel Cargil on the Grand Deck 2700 Omo Ranch Road, Fair Play 530-620-5818 http://chateaurouton.com/?page_id=14
June 30th17th Annual Sunday in Apple Hill Lava Cap Winery and five other local wineries fundraiser to benefit New Morning Youth & Family Services at Crystal Springs Garden, Camino. 4pm - Hors d'oeuvres; 6pm - Gourmet Buffet Dinner and Dessert Catered by Old Town Grill. For information visit www.newmorningyfs.org.
El Dorado Hills Town Center annual fireworks jubilee 6pm-11:30pm www.eldoradohillstowncenter.com
Garden Valley 44th Annual Fourth of July Parade and celebration at Garden Valley Park 9am-2pm. Vendor info call Linda 530/642-8671 or parade information call Jill at 530/333-2072.
El Dorado Fairgrounds annual family fourth of July blast Gates open at 4:00pm. Bring your coolers, propane BBQ's and your dancing shoes, but please leave your pets, charcoal BBQ's and glass containers at home. Contact Jody Gray email@example.com for info or www.eldoradocountyfair.org
Independence Day Festival Pollock Pines pancake breakfast, craft vendors, parade at Noon. Events at El Dorado Savings Bank, 6462 Pony Express Trl., Pollock Pines Contact Wanda Flores for more information: 530/644-6008 Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays
Mount Aukum Winery Independence day celebration panoramic view of fireworks shows across the valley; performing historic comedy in the spirit of the Wild Old West; performances 1pm & 3pm, BBQ grilled tri-tip, chicken and much more call (800) 591-9463 for information, reservations and to purchase tickets 6781 Tower Rd. Somerset
Historic downtown Placerville Red, White & Blue Celebration 10AM - 3PM Many merchants will be open on July 4th with sidewalk sales and special events. Sponsored by the Placerville Downtown Association. Please call (530) 672-3436 for more info.
July 4th, 5th, 6th and 7thCharles B. Mitchell bottle your own wine 11am-5pm 8221 Stoney Creek Rd., Fairplay 530/620-3467 http://charlesbmitchell.com/events/
Nello Olivo gourmet BBQ Dinner, vineyard tour with Nello, live music, dancing, games and activities. The first of Nello Olivo's summer 2013 events for wine club members and their guests. 5:30pm, Rancho Olivo Vineyards, 4331 Rancho Rd., Cameron Park. To order tickets call 530/409-5603 Thursday 2-7, Friday-Sunday 11-7. www.nelloolivo.com
July 11thNello Olivo Sequoia By The Night dinner. Sequoia, 6:30pm Make reservations at: www.nelloolivo.com
Cary House Hotel wine of the month tasting, first Thursday of each month. Taste the Winemaker's favorite wines from participating Fair Play wineries and enjoy desserts provided by D'Agostini's Delights. 300 Main Street, Placerville 530/622-4271
July 12th and July 13th
Cameron Park Community Camp-out. New family event. Spend the night at the lake. Bring your own camping gear and enjoy a night under the stars complete with a BBQ, songs, skits, plus breakfast in the morning. Pre-registration required. Cameron Park Lake; 2989 Cambridge Road, Cameron Park. Contact Cameron Park Community Services District firstname.lastname@example.org 530/677-2231; www.cameronpark.org
Sierra Vista Winery 2013 Lobster Fest dinner. 5:30-9:00pm reservations now available. Live music. email for reservations email@example.com or call 530/622-7221
Fenton Herriott summer BBQ 12-4pm. Lots of choices from grilled hamburgers to chicken and hot dogs for the kids. Cost: $10, $5 for Wine Club Members. 120 Jacquier Ct., Placerville (530) 642-2021 firstname.lastname@example.org
July 13th and 14thColibri Ridge Winery 9th Anniversary celebration; gourmet cheeseburgers and the music of Jonny Mojo. 6100 Gray Rock Rd. Fair Play (530) 620-7255 www.ColibriRidge.com
Blue Stone Meadow 2013 lavender festival 10am-4pm Fresh lavender; U-pick bouquets; crafts, wreaths & wands. 2025 Carson Road, Placerville 530/621-1830 http://www.bluestonemeadow.com
Skinner Vineyard and Ella Dining Room winemaker dinner on the patio. Reserve a seat at the tasting room, or at (530) 620-2220 http://www.skinnervineyards.com/static_site/index.html
Perry Creek Winery 6th Annual Hunt for Zinman 5:30pm-10:00pm. Wine pairings and appetizers, followed by dinner, then a tour through the vineyards with owner and wine maker. Event space is limited so make reservations early. RSVP no later than July 14th. Info go to http://perrycreek.com/ or email email@example.com or call 530/620-5175
DK Cellars 13th Anniversary Party wine specials, food, music. 530/620-1132 7380 Vineyard View Drive, Fair Play http://www.dkcellars.com/events0713.htm
Cowboys and Cornbread. Live Music, Cowboy Poetry, Kiddie Corral, Chili Cook-off, Ranch Sorting, Mutton Bustin', Salsa & Cornbread Competition, children's harmonica challenge, chuckwagon BBQ and margaritaville. Parking fee per car $10. El Dorado County Fairgrounds - 100 Placerville Dr, Placerville Questions or to enter any of the contests, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 800-457-6279
Madrona Vineyards Noon-4pm 2011 Nebbiolo release with fun Italian festivities. Serving Italian inspired lunch along with gelato, barrel tasting and cheese pairing. Please call the winery at 530-644-5948 to reserve your spot http://www.madronavineyards.com
July 27thCarson Road Music Festival 1:00-4PM -
This is the third and final event for the Carson Raod Wineries. Each of the wineries will feature musical acts to compliment your wine tasting experience. Bring a picnic and enjoy the music amongst the vineyards
Cost: Free! http://carsonroadwineries.com/
Lava Cap summertime tunes. 3-7pm. $5/per person. http://blog.lavacap.com/events/ Purchase tickets online or call 530.621.0175
Georgetown Divide Recreation District 25th anniversary celebration. Saturday August 3 Festivities begin 5pm Bayley Barn 4300 Highway 49 Pilot Hill. 21 and over event. Co-sponsored by the Divide Chamber of Commerce, includes music from local bands. Food provided by local Chamber member restaurants. Cash bar provided to finance GDRD Youth Scholarship Fund. For more info contact GDRD 530/823-9090 or 530/333-4000
August 3rd and 4th
"6th Annual SlugFest" Oakstone Winery, Obscurity Cellars, Colibri Ridge Winery and dkcellars will be featuring the wines made from the grapes grown along Slug Gulch Rd. There will be over 10 wines featured at Colibri Ridge that are made from the grapes grown from these estate vineyards. Light appetizers will be served.
Once again, there is a $5.00 charge for the commemorative glass, which will be waived when returning with a previous years SlugFest glass.
Chateau Routon Garratt Wilkin and The Parrotheads performing live 4-8pm Cost: $20.00 per person, included in the price hamburgers, salad, chips and dessert. 2700 Omo Ranch Road, Fair Play 530-620-5818 http://chateaurouton.com/?page_id=14
Crystal Basin Cellars Hot Day in the Cool Barrel Room and paella feast. 3550 Carson Road Camino
16th Annual Craft Faire Historic Downtown Placerville 8am-3pm. Main Street closes to host over 100 artisans from all over the West featuring pottery, jewelry, woodwork, quilted and decorating items, dolls, garden items, soaps, candles, food and much more. Admission and parking are free. Sponsored by the Placerville Downtown Association. For info contact www.placerville-downtown.org or 530/672-3436.
Perry Creek Winery free BBQ 12:00-2:30pm RSVP no later than August 7th. email email@example.com or call 530/620-5175
Imagination Theater 6th Annual An Affair to Remember "Dream the Dream" 7-10pm Silent and Live Auction Fundraiser; hors d'oeuvres & wine will be served; tickets $25 IT box office (530) 642-0404 http://www.imagination-theater.org/cms/
August 17thThreads of Life Quilt & Fine Art Charity Auction 5:30-8:30pm - benefits Marshall Medical Center's Cancer Resource Center Fund www.threadsoflifeplacerville.com
4th Annual Brews and Blues Concert Gold Hill Vineyards 5-9pm featuring Joe Lev & Friends. Dinner through Keith's Sierra Smoker. Concert at the lower pond. Contact 530/626-6522 for more information. 5660 Vineyard Lane, Placerville
Hangtown Car Show 5pm-8pm. Back by popular demand is the Thursday Night car show on Historic Main Street, Placerville. Sponsored by Placerville Lions Club. Participation is limited by the number of spaces available. Admission and parking are free for spectators. For information and pre-registration to show a car please call Mike at 530/622-1731.
El Dorado Arts Council's Applause for Art Lovers annual members' celebration, 6-9pm at Madroña Vineyards 2560 High Hill Road Camino. Music, appetizers, entertainment, wine and more. . The event will be held outside and plenty of picnic tables will be available, feel free to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Please reserve your spot call 530/295-3496 (ext. 0) or email Admin@eldoradoartscouncil.org
Crystal Basin Cellars Cigar Day Hand rolled at CBC and Magnums. 3550 Carson Road, Camino
Fenton Herriott Hawaiian Luau Hawaiian food, music and dancers. 5:30-8pm More information go to
August 24th and 25th
Single Leaf Winery Big Tent Event Zinfandel Blow Out weekend; Dancing Queens will perform "Super Trouper"; live music and Karaoke by Kerry Greene. 7480 Fairplay Road, Somerset 530/620-3545http://singleleaf.com/html/events.html
Colibri Ridge Winery & Vineyard Noon cheesecakes and port; live music. 6100 Gray Rock Rd. Fair Play (530) 620-7255 www.ColibriRidge.com
5th Annual Miraflores Winery Vintage Car Show Gates open at 9am Hot cars, BBQ and music; free admission; call 530/647-8505 for more information or go to www.mirafloreswinery.com
32nd Annual American River Festival Come watch and participate in this fun weekend on water and land. Centered in Henningsen Lotus Park, land activities include games, live music, food and merchandise vendors, and great spectator seats. River games and activities include races for those of all abilities, fun fests for kids, and educational clinics. The Festival benefits several river-focused nonprofits. For more information, call The River Store at 530-626-3435.
Train Rides provided by the El Dorado Western Railway Foundation has real train rides on the historic Southern Pacific Placerville Branch rail line from noon to 4pm Sundays. Starting locations alternate between the El Dorado and Shingle Springs Depots. Call 530-621-5865 for more information. http://eldoradowestern.blogspot.com/.
Stagecoach rides with Davey Wiser is taking a break in June to participate in the Wagon Train. Rides will resume in July. Website: http://www.placerville-downtown.org/DaveyWiser.html
Monthly/Third Saturday Placerville Art Walk, 5PM to 9PM. Historic Downtown Placerville. Main Street galleries and merchants host changing art shows and late night shopping every third Saturday of the month. Demonstrations, refreshments, music and more. For information please call PDA at (530) 672-3436. http://www.placerville-downtown.org/Events.html
Music in the Courtyard Saturdays 1-4pm Fountain Plaza Courtyard on Historic Main Street. Admission free. Refreshments available from Fountain Courtyard merchants. Info: call 530/622-4900.
Boeger Winery Sunset Sippin' Open Late Friday Nights. June 7 - August 30 530/622-8094 1709 Carson Road, Placerville http://www.boegerwinery.com/
Cielo Estate Friday Night Concert Series 7pm, through September 29. Featured wines each evening and Friday night cuisine. 3040 Ponderosa Road, Shingle Springs 530/672-8575. http://cieloestate.com/
Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards presents Pizza and Lobster Night from 5pm to 9pm. Endless pizza from a wood fired oven $10. Wine by the carafe for $15. Website: www.charlesbmitchell.com
Crystal Basin Cellars Summer Concert Series. Go to http://www.crystalbasin.com/pages/cbc_events/summer-concert.html for more information.
El Dorado Hills Community Services District Ongoing Free Friday Night Summer Concerts, EDH Community Park, 7pm Live music, food, children's activities 916/933-6624 www.edhcsd.org June 28, July 12, July 26, August 9
El Dorado Hills Town Center Live on the Boulevard Thursday Night concerts June 20 through September 19 6:30-8:30pm www.eldoradohillstowncenter.com
Findleton Estate Winery free live music in the pines. 530/644-4018 Check their calendar www.finzinwines.com/
Gold Hill Brewery wine down Fridays. No cover charge. 2nd and 4th Friday of the month. Live music, beer and wine by the glass. $1 per minute chair massages. Open until 9pm. 5660 Vineyard Lane, Placerville 530/626-6522 http://www.goldhillvineyard.com/index.html
Grace Patriot Sundown at the Barn Summer Music Series BBQ every other Friday night (6/28, 7/12, 7/26, 8/9). 530/642-8424 http://www.gracepatriotwines.com/news_events.html
Hindquarter House Karaoke every other Wednesday with Butch's Mobile Music. 7pm-9:30pm 4400 Highway 49 in Pilot Hill (530) 885-8058 Website: http://www.hindquarterhouse.com/
Mastroserio Winery Saturday night live jazz June 22, July 6 and July 20 6pm to 9pm. Performers and $5.00 fee subject to change. The fee is waived with the purchase of a bottle of wine. Bring your own picnic blanket and chairs. 7351 Fairplay Road, Somerset Call 530/417-4321 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations which are required as space is limited.
Synapse Wines presents a continuing line up of guest entertainers at their tasting room at the Cary House Hotel on Historic Main Street in Downtown Placerville. These are one night experiences beginning at 6:30pm featuring musicians, poets, and artists. Website: http://www.synapsewines.com/scripts/eventPg.cfm?calendar
PastaNello Night every first and third Thursday at the Sequoia Restaurant 6pm to 8pm. Wine tasting plus all-you-can-eat pasta and salad bar. Call 530/409-5603 by 4pm the day of to let them know you are coming Website: www.nelloolivo.com
Farmers MarketsCameron Park:
Cameron Park Wednesdays continues through early October. 8am-Noon Burke's Junction Parking lot, Coach Lane and Cameron Park Drive. For info call (530) 622-1900 www.eldoradofarmersmarket.com
El Dorado Hills:
El Dorado Hills Sundays continuing through the end of September. 8am-1pm Town Center parking lot, Latrobe Road and Town Center Blvd. For info call (530) 622-1900 www.eldoradofarmersmarket.com
El Dorado Hills Thursdays, continuing to October 10. 8am-Noon. Community Service District parking lot, El Dorado Hills Blvd. and Harvard Way. For info call (530) 622-1900 www.eldoradofarmersmarket.com
LoCol (Lotus Coloma) Farmers Market at Coloma Grange in Coloma on Hwy 49 Sundays 10-2 June-December. Gold Trail Grange 319 Hwy 49 Coloma email: email@example.com://locolfarmersmarket.wordpress.com
People's Mountain Market Garden Valley Park, Garden Valley Saturdays 9am-Noon Now a certified market. Live music. More info Karen McHatton 333-0635
Saturday Farmers Market on Historic Main Street in Placerville on Saturdays at the Ivy House lot near Cedar Ravine. Through October from 8AM-Noon. On Historic Main Street, at the Ivy House lot near Cedar Ravine. For info call (530) 622-1900. http://www.placerville-downtown.org/Events.html
Wednesday Farmers Market 4pm-dusk on Historic Main Street near the Bell Tower. Through October. Info: 415/250-5337
Berry Heaven in Garden Valley 5170 Marshall Road, Garden Valley you pick berries. http://www.berryheavenusa.com/
530-333-9037 or 530-457-7181
South Fork Organic Farm (at Wakamatsu) produce stand now open 941 Cold Springs Road, Placerville www.southforkorganic.com 530/417-2659
Enchanted April Inn Classic Movie Nights: June 21st - Father of the Bride (1950) starring Elizabeth Taylor and Spencer Tracy; June 28th - "1776" starring William Daniels. Doors open at 7pm, showing at 7:30pm sharp. Large screen TV, complimentary popcorn and water. Viewers may bring other beverages. Depending on weather movies may be shown outdoors, please bring jackets. Attendance is free. All are welcome, but reservations are a must. Call 916/939-9144; 5950 Salmon Falls Rd Pilot Hill http://enchantedaprilinn.com/Enchanted April Inn Ongoing scrabble call to make an appointment. 5950 Salmon Falls Rd Pilot Hill, CA 916/939-9144 http://enchantedaprilinn.com/
El Dorado County Library Outdoor Projector Movies: Films shown every three weeks through October 12. Main lawn; 8:45 PM; 345 Fair Lane, Placerville.For more information, call 530/621-3012. In case of rain, screening will be inside. Admission $5.00; movie card is 3 shows/$12 & .75 popcorn. Proceeds, after expenses, goes to Friends of the Library http://www.engagedpatrons.org/EventsCalendar.cfm?SiteID=7839
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