At a glance: Fall means apples and pumpkins

By From page B2 | October 23, 2013

Escabar_MimiThe members of the Apple Hill Growers Association are ready for visitors with a great selection of apples — including Braeburn, Empire, Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Jonagold, Jonathons, McIntosh, Mutsu, Red Delicious and Rome. It is a good idea to check with the ranches for a current apple list because the ranches are at different elevations and the fruit is ready at different times. There are also plenty of pumpkins, gourds and other neat things for holiday decorating. Plus while roaming around there is hot apple pie, cider and other treats at the bake shops. Go to [email protected] for more information.


Big Little time

Keith Little and the Little Band is playing Friday, Oct. 25 at the Cozmic Café, 594 Main St. in Placerville. The special musical evening features Little on guitar and vocals, Michael Witcher on dobro and vocals, Josh Tharp on banjo and vocals, Luke Abbott on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, and Steve Swan on string bass and vocals. Music starts at 8 p.m. and admission is $20. For more information go to


Sew much fun

Saturday, Oct. 26 is Make a Difference Day and the American Sewing Guild, Gold Country Chapter, will be at MORE, 399 Placerville Drive in Placerville, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. making a difference. Stop by for this fun time of sewing and friendship helping others. This is a community event to benefit community members by making Christmas stockings for local organizations. All fabric, ready to sew will be provided. For more information contact Karen at 916-817-1524.


Rhoning around

Come taste the lovely Rhone wines of Marty and Eileen Blair’s Mais Fica Winery, 3395 Kincade Drive in Placerville, on Saturday, Oct. 26 from noon to 5 p.m. The mourvedre, grenache, grenache rosé wines are crafted in extremely small quantities to please the wine consumer.


Silver celebration

Grace Patriot Wines, 2701 Carson Road in Placerville, is celebrating Nevada Day with live music, food and wine specials on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. Julie and the Jukes will be rocking out on the patio playing classic blues. For all the details call 530-642-8424.

Sierra Vista Winery, 4560 Cabernet Way in Placerville, is having Sierra Vista Winery Old Clone Zinfandel Days during October. Come in to savor the aged zinfandels from 2006, 2007 or 2009 and on Friday to Sunday, Oct. 25 to 27 enjoy Nevada Days with cheese tasting. Call 530-622-7221 to learn more.


Spooky time

It will be a fun time at the Halloween Party in the Cellar at Fenton Harriott Vineyards, 120 Jacquier Court in Placerville, on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Put on a costume and dance to music by 3 G’s and Friends. There will be costume prizes. Cost is $10 and includes a glass of Fenton Harriott wine. Call 530-642-2021 for more specifics.


Beery good time

The Smith Flat House, 2021 Smith Flat Road in Placerville, is having a Beermaker’s Dinner on Sunday, Oct. 27 featuring the beers from Gold Hill Brewery, Old Hangtown Beerworks, Mraz Brewery of El Dorado Hills and Two Rivers Cider Co. paired with special menu items. to make a reservation call 530-621-1003.


Mimi Escabar

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