Foothill Grape Day 2013 event will be held on Thursday, June 6th at Cielo Estate in Shingle Springs. This year’s topic is all about collaborations. We have a great agenda and line-up of speakers from your local vineyards from Amador, Calaveras and El Dorado counties. This is a four county event so please see the attached flyer for details.
The Calaveras County Fair and the Calaveras Winegrape Alliance are pleased to announce the results from this years 2013 professional wine judging competition. For thirty three years this event has taken place at the fair grounds, and over 260 wines are entered each year. Wineries from Calaveras, Amador, Toulumne and El Dorado enter wine to be judged by a select group of professional competition judges. Twenty five judges come from all over the country, many of them seasoned veterans of our competition and many are fresh new someliers building a career.
With Tom Bender, Columbia College Instructor, at the helm the group tasted for over five hours on Friday, May third. Wines were awarded Bronze, Silver, Gold, Double Gold or a Best of Show. When a wine receives all golds by a small judging panel it is then tasted by the entire group of judges in a running of other "all gold" wines for Best of Show Red, White, Dessert, Zinfandel or Best of Show White wine from Calaveras and Best of Show Red wine from Calaveras. Six Best of Show awards were awarded.
Congratulations to the following Best of Show Winners:
Best of Show White - Chatom Semillon 2011
Best of Show Red - Gianelli Petite Sirah 2010
Best of Show Dessert - Runquist Muscat Canelli 2012
Best of Show Zinfandel - Runquist 2011
Best of Show White Calaveras - Black Sheep Lily Pad
Best of Show Red Calaveras - La Folia Barbera 2010
A sincere thank you to Laurie Gianni, Gay Callan, Gerry & Carrie Nelson, Tom Bender, Judy & Charlie Creighton, Pat & Bert MacDonald, Scotty Hancock, Diane Cornish, Bill Kafka, Tina Baggett and Mary Mutz for all your hard work and support.
The Hovey Tasting room in Murphys was filled on April 13th for an Artist Reception for Judie Cain-Papais. Her work is featured this month. “I was thrilled … to be the April featured artist at the fabulous new Hovey Wine Tasting Room,” said Cain, who works out of her studio in Forest Meadows. “It’s certainly an honor to have been selected from among all the considerable talent that is in our area.”
“For me, artwork should remind us of hope and happiness, just as the gaiety of children’s laugher can evoke a smile and heart-warming memories,” Cain mused. She works magic with practiced skill in oil paints, and several of her works are in print, Giclee and on home products. Working from live models, on location, and/or from photo references from her travels, she strives to capture the light, liveliness, and mood of the moment through quick strokes of vibrant colors. To Cain, painting is something you have in your soul. She sees herself as an “Impressionistic Colorist” painter, but others have told her she has an “Expressionistic” flair. “It’s whatever attracts me at the time; I express my feelings, so I’m a little of both”, Cain said. “If the light hits a certain way, I think, ‘If I could only capture that.’ It’s humbling trying to capture what Mother Nature has perfected.”
Newsome-Harlow loves to support the local arts community. Providing sponsorship, wine and sometimes a venue for many arts organizations including the Murphys Creek Theatre, the Sierra-Nevada Film Festival, Sierra Repertory Theater, Studio 4 Dance Studio and the Calaveras International Film Festival.
Newsome-Harlow and Murphys Creek Theatre - together again. April 26, Dinner at 6:30, Show at 8pm
Our wildly popular dinner and theatre nights always sell out. Thanks to some great food by Chef Melanie, great wines by Scott Klann and brilliant performances by the gang at Murphys Creek Theatre. You will be the first to try the Newsome-Harlow 2011 Train Wreck, along with a yummy dinner by Chef Melly and a Murphys Creek Theater side-splitting comedy. What's not to like? We start in the courtyard with a buffet dinner, a little bit of NHVino and then afterwards wander en masse over to The Black Bart Theatre for the show. And boy, do those actors love it when a house full of NHVino fans show up! Finally, we enjoy dessert, coffee and a little more wine at intermission.
Tom Stoppard's manic farce, Rough Crossing, is an hysterical and fast paced mixture of word play and physical comedy. Directed by MCT’s Artistic Director, Graham Green.
Sierra Nevada Film Festival April 13, Movie starts at dusk
Bidder 70 | Newsome Harlow| April 13, 2013
The choice you are making today is what side are you on. -Tim DeChristopher
Bidder 70 centers on an extraordinary, ingenious and effective act of civil disobedience demanding government and industry accountability. In 2008, University of Utah economics student Tim DeChristopher committed an act which would redefine patriotism in our time, igniting a spirit of civil disobedience in the name of climate justice. Follow Tim, Bidder 70, from college student to incarcerated felon. Redefine justice for yourself. Choose your side.
Twisted Oak Concert Series! What: Twisted Folk 2013 Summer Concert Series
Where: Twisted Oak Winery, 4280 Red Hill Rd at Highway 4, Vallecito
(in Calaveras County between Angels Camp and Murphys)
When: May – August, 2013
Tickets and more information: www.twistedoak.com/concerts
All concerts begin at 7:30pm, gates open at 6:30pm. Hot food and Twisted Oak wines will be available for purchase. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a blanket and/or low-back chair for seating. All shows will be held rain or shine. No outside alcoholic beverages permitted.
'A Taste of Casablanca' April 13th from 3pm - 6pm
Tanner Vineyards and Yankee Hill Cooking School are hosting a French and Moroccan themed masterclass. This is a hands on lesson where we create classics such as Beef Bourguignon, Chicken Tagine and Crepe Suzette and more!. The lessons end by sitting down to the wonderful dinner we have created. Tanner wines will be poured throughout the event. The price will be $55 per person or $50 per wine club member. Spaces are limited so book your space soon!
email@example.com or call 209 728 8229.
Sierra Foothills Artisan Cheese and Wine Festival Held at Lavender Ridge Winery and Vineyards on Hunt Road in Copperopolis.
Saturday May 4th, 2013
Hours from 12pm - 4pm
General Public - $40
Wine Club Members - $30
Lavender Ridge Vineyard is pleased to announce its second annual Sierra Foothills Artisan Cheese and Wine Festival. The event will be held on Saturday May 4th from 12pm – 4pm. Farmstead cheese will be available for tasting along with local and regional cheese makers as special guests describing their history, production practices, facility and what it truly means to craft an “Artisan Cheese”.