What: Wine Festival in Fair Play
Who: Six Fair Play wineries
Where: Bechard Winery, Busby Cellars, Colibri Ridge Winery, DK Cellars, Fleur de Lys Winery and Single Leaf Winery
When: Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: Bring a glass and no charge, stemware $5
Information: 530-620-1132, dkcellars.com
Six wineries in the Fair Play American Viticultural Area are continuing a tradition started in 1984 with the Festival in Fair Play on Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. both days.
The unique geographic, geologic and climatologic factors found in the Fair Play area earned it its AVA designation in 2001 and visitors to the area over the years have discovered the beautiful scenery and wines. The festival will accentuate the products produced in this unique region, the talent and showcase the friendly atmosphere and award-winning wines found at each winery.
Bechard Winery Tasting Room, 5951 Mt. Aukum Road in Somerset, 530-622-0624, is firing up the grill, offering specials on favorite wines and presenting the great music by Jeff Chamberlain. For more information visit bechardvineyard.com or e-mail [email protected]
Busby Cellars, 6375 Grizzly Flat Road in Somerset, 530-344-9119, is offering a panoramic view while enjoying a menu of hoisin and ginger pork with a delicious Asian slaw. On Saturday, June 7 there is a dinner concert featuring Liz Longley. The dinner is served between 5-6:45 p.m. and the concert is at 7 p.m. Cost for the dinner and concert is $20. For more information visit busbycellars.com/concerts.html or e-mail [email protected]
Colibri Ridge Winery, 6100 Gray Rock Road in Fair Play, 530-620-7255, is having an educational vertical tasting and tasting of library wines from the cellar. Cabernets, merlots and syrahs will be in the lineup. For more information e-mail [email protected]
DK Cellars, 7380 Vineyard View Drive in Fair Play, 530-620-1132, is serving sausages and more from Lockford Sausage Company. Legal Addiction is playing classic rock, R&B and country favorites, from today’s hits and back to the ’70s to add to the fun and relaxing time. There is a $5 cover charge, refundable with a wine purchase. For more information visit dkcellars.com.
Fleur de Lys Winery, 7696 Perry Creek Road in Fair Play, 530-620-2246, is having a relaxing afternoon at the chalet with wine tasting and gourmet food pairings. For more information e-mail [email protected]
Single Leaf Winery, 7480 Fairplay Road in Fair Play, 530-620-3545, is serving Dale’s (Pam’s Dad) port coolers to quench that summer thirst with the best Mexican food north of the border. For more information visit singleleaf.com.
The festival is all about fun and visitors are invited to bring their own wine glass and a picnic for a good time. Stemware will be available for purchase at each winery.