On July 17, 1955 Disneyland opened in Anaheim. With new attractions added to the favorite rides and things to see and do, the park is still going strong and is on many people’s list of places to go. If Disneyland is not on the itinerary there are plenty of fun things to do in El Dorado County.
It will be a fun evening at Manzanita, the new restaurant at 4232 Fowler Lane, Suite 101, in Diamond Springs. It is having a winemaker dinner on Thursday, July 18 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. featuring the wines from Chateau Davell. Chef Kimberly Medici is preparing a five-course dinner that will showcase the wine and will be made with local and organic products. To make a reservation call 530-344-7613.
The American River Conservancy is offering an A ticket hike on Saturday, July 20 starting at 7:30 a.m. Kay Osborn will take hikers on a trek through forest and meadow with beautiful wildflowers and around Woods Lake and then up a steeper, open trail to Round Top Lake with stunning views of distant peaks. After lunch the walk heads down the outlet creek and back to the parking. This is a 7-mile moderate to intermediate hike. To sign up and get all of the details call 530-621-1224 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. A suggested donation of $5 for members and $10 for non-members is requested.
Dave and Kim at dkcellars, 7380 Vineyard View Drive in Fair Play, are inviting everyone to the winery’s 13th anniversary on Saturday, July 20 from noon to 4 p.m. There will be music by Thick Soup, jambalaya by Bill and Jackie, Rusty and Cristell’s shaved ice truck, tasting of library meritages and cabernets and a special Anniversary Blend by the glass. For more details e-mail email@example.com.
Obscurity Cellars is also having a party. The winery is turning 10 and since there was no party last year, there will be twice the fun this year on Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Oakstone Winery’s barrel room, 6470 Irish Acres Road in Fair Play. The Wine Wheel of Fortune, library wines, barrel samples and gourmet snacks catered by Diane Wilkinson will be part of the celebration. As always, everyone is invited and there is no charge to attend. For more information call 530-620-5303.
On Saturday, July 20 Chef Giovanni Gaudio, of Bocconato fame, will be serving lunch at Mellowood Vineyard, 2979 Mellowood Drive in Fair Play. Duck and apple scallopine cooked in Vin Santo, heirloom tomato and melon salad with traditional balsamico, pesto lasagne made with fresh ricotta, braciole, beef rolls stuffed with prosciutto, provolone and fresh herbs and peach torta with honey almond gelato will go nicely with Mellowood wines. Advance reservations are required. Contact Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-306-9454.
Jelly Side Down will be at Crystal Basin Bistro, 3550 Carson Road in Camino, on Saturday, July 20 from 3:30 to 7 p.m. This is a great venue with great wine, food, people and classic rock with the Jelly. For more information call 530-303-3749.
Burke Junction, 3300 Coach Lane in Cameron Park, is having a Cameron Park Art and Wine Jubilee on the third Saturday of the month from 5 to 8 p.m. through September. Stop by to see some beautiful art and visit the businesses in the junction.
Gold Country Artists Gallery, 379 Main St. in Placerville, is celebrating its 21st anniversary during Third Saturday Art Walk until 9 p.m. with special give aways, refreshments, art in action and music by Hickory Wind. The gallery is a fun spot to visit and see some masterful pieces from paintings to jewelry. To learn more call 530-642-2944.
The El Dorado County, Shingle Springs/Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills chamber of commerces are having a joint mixer at David Girard Vineyards, 741 Cold Springs Road in Placerville, on Tuesday, July 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This is a super chance to see the stunning Viticulture Galleria and a fun way to meet the business owners in El Dorado County. For more details call 530-621-5885.