Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Local food and wine shine

From page B4 | August 16, 2013 |

Local restaurants, wineries and farms share their bounty at the 20 Mile Taste event for Ag in the Classroom on Friday, Aug.16.

A lovely evening is planned from 6 to 9 p.m. at Smokey Ridge Ranch, 2160 Carson Road in Placerville, for the first 20 Mile Taste fundraising event.

Diners will have a pleasant summer evening under a canopy of chestnut trees overlooking vineyard covered hills. listening to music and eating locally sourced food.

Local food and wine pairings to be enjoyed include: Allez with Sierra Vista Vineyards and Winery; Smokey Ridge Ranch and Jollity Farms with Wofford Acres Vineyard; Smokey Ridge Charcuterie with Madroña Vineyards; Torino’s Italian Ristorante and Bricks with Holly’s Hill Vineyards; Best of the Garden with Grace Patriot Wines; Zac Jack Bistro with C.G. Di Arie Vineyards and Winery; and Rainbow Orchards Wine and Dessert.

To help raise money for the Ag in the Classroom program one-of-a-kind auction items will be up for bid. A lucky winner will have the chance to be a rancher or wine maker. This includes working calves accompanied with lunch on the Bacchi Ranch or winning 500 pounds of organic zinfandel wine grapes from Somerset Gourmet Vineyards for a home wine making project.

Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased by contacting Ag in the Classroom at 530-303-8117 or e-mail





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