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Plenty of golden fun during SlugFest

By From page B2 | August 01, 2014

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STEVE RYAN at Oakstone Winery is ready to welcome guests to SlugFest on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2 and 3. Colibri Ridge Winery and dk Cellars are part of SlugFest. Democrat file photo by Shelly Thorene

SlugFest returns to the three wineries in the Slug Gulch area on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2 and 3 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on both days.

This is not a wine party to honor the shell-less terrestrial gastropod mollusk that crawls around the garden. It is a celebration of wines made from grapes grown exclusively in the Slug Gulch Road area in southern El Dorado County.

The slug being celebrated is a hunk of gold and this golden event is taking place at Oakstone Winery, 6470 Irish Acres Road; Colibri Ridge Winery, 6100 Gray Rock Road; and dk Cellars, 7380 Vineyard View Drive, all in the Fair Play American Viticultural Area.

Oakstone is releasing its Phoenix Rising Red Lot No. 4 — a blend of cabernet sauvignon, zinfandel, barbera, petite sirah and old vine carignane. Cool Pots by ceramic artist Vicki Calhoon will be on display at Oakstone.

Colibri Ridge Winery and dk Cellars are planning some golden moments.

Bring a glass, park at dkcellars and ride the Foothill Area Rapid Transit between dkcellars, Colibri and Oakstone to taste these wonderful wines, have some good food, see some art and have fun.

For those bringing a glass there is no charge to attend. It is $5 for a logo glass.

Everyone is invited. For more details call 530-620-5303.

Democrat Staff

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