On Saturday, May 24, the Feist family opens its home garden for lunch and an afternoon of wine tasting and music on the lawn of the 150 year old Shenandoah Valley farmhouse at 11200 Bell Road in Plymouth. The event begins at 1 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m.
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The Feist family has long been committed to local agriculture.
“We truly believe the bounty of Amador County is superlative and not just in world-class wine. With a host of high quality small farms, local producers are creating a food culture commensurate with the best that California has to offer. We thought we would pull out all the stops with this one,” said owner Anthony Feist.
The lunch will showcase the quality of food fresh from the gardens and farms of Amador County and will consist of a mixed grill of Dal Porto lamb, Fra’Mani sweet and spicy Italian sausages, seasonable vegetables, Riverdog Farm butterball potatoes, local mesclun salad and fresh breads from Andrae’s Bakery, all garnished with herbs from the Feist kitchen garden.
The Feists’ yard, shaded by 100-year-old trees, looks out on a small working farmstead. Tables set with white linens will await party goers. The lunch showcases new release wines comprised of 2012 Zinfandel, 2012 Barbera and 2012 Primitivo, all made from grapes grown in Amador County’s Shenandoah Valley. The 2012 is the next vintage of Barbera for the Feist’s after a best of class gold medal for its 2011 Barbera at the 2013 California State Fair.
Music for the afternoon will be performed by Winemaker Tony Feist, Dobro legend Allen Frank and Steve Doss on the stand up base. The three perform regularly at Feist Wines and are a must see on the newly fermenting Amador County music scene. Performing a mix of country, folk and blues, the trio cranks out riveting sets which deliver foot stomping appeal.
For more information and tickets go to feistwines.com or call 209-267-8020. Tickets are
$25 per person with no charge for wine club members. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Amador High School garden program.