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Amador County features farms and food

Sunday, Sept. 29 is the Amador County Farm Tour from noon to 4 p.m, with a dinner at 5 p.m.

Enjoy a tour of Shenandoah Valley and Fiddletown farms and vineyards. The annual farm tour and dinner showcases the abundance of Amador County agriculture with spectacular food and wine. At the height of harvest, dine in opulence at the Helwig winery with panoramic views of the Shenandoah Valley and live blues.

Start the day at Alice Kaiser’s “Casa de la Pradera” which offers a farm stay. Alice grows perfect lettuces and shares her “bambino” eggplants at the Plymouth Farmers Market.

Next, stop by Abbodanza where artist and gardener Daniel D’Agostini utilizes permaculture, organic and biodynamic methods in his raised beds and orchard; a perfect example of a sustainable farmstead. His prints of 25 years of agriculture will be on display.

Visit Noceto Winery which specializes in Sangiovese. The Gullett family farms grapes, walnuts and Italian varietal olive trees to produce extra virgin olive oil. Next, check out the Sobon winery’s agricultural museum which will be available for tour. On site there is old vine Zin, a farm house built in 1856, and a 10-year-old olive grove.

The last stop is Helwig Winery and Vineyards. This state of the art winery will host a generous farm to table dinner prepared by Lucy’s Spice Box.

“My passion is to serve sustainably farmed, humanely raised foods,” said caterer Lucy Spengler-Gore. “We favor our local farm friends as our purveyors.”

This dinner highlights the best of abundant Amador. Upon arrival guests will sample Helwig wines paired with meze amidst a backdrop of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and vineyards of the Shenandoah Valley.

Buy tickets online at Farmsofamador.com and at all of Amador County Farmers Markets.Tickets are $50 and include both tour and dinner.

For more information call 209-267-5506.

 

 

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