04 Feb, 2010
VinOlivo Wine & Food Event - The Lodge at Sonoma Feb. 12, 2010
Do you like food and wine? Well you better get packing for the VinOlivo event, which is the toast of the town and feast for the senses! Enjoy all that Sonoma Valley wine country has to offer. Held at the Lodge at Sonoma, I’ve had the pleasure of staying at this hotel and absolutely loved it. Two things stood out. While there was some sort of power sub-station near the property that wasn’t that great, I liked my bed so much that after a week on the road, I wanted to stay longer and get some peaceful sleep. The hotel’s Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar served a salad that I swore I’d fly back for to dine on once again. I doubt it is still on the menu but I can attest that the food in this region is some of the best, which make the VinOlivo event one of the best attended sell-outs.
· Sip Sonoma Valley’s best wines from over 50 wineries
· Get to know the winemakers and grape growers of Sonoma Valley
· Ignite your taste buds with culinary delights from over 20 of Sonoma’s finest restaurants, caterers and artisans
· Sample local savory olives and olive oils at the Olive Bar
· Enjoy the seductive Port Wines
· Experience the Pommes Frites and Sparkling Wine Bar
Some Participating Wineries include: Arrowood Vineyards & Winery, Chateau St. Jean, Cline Cellars, GlenLyon Vineyards & Winery, Landmark Vineyards, Paint Horse Winery, Roche Carneros Winery, Teresina Vintners , VJB Vineyards & Cellars, and approx. 30 more!
Participating Restaurants and Artisans: Big 3 at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, BlueGrass Bar & Grill, Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar, El Dorado Kitchen, The Epicurean Connection, ESTATE + the girl & the fig, Garden Court Cafe, Maya Restaurant, Olive & Vine, The Olive Press, Ramekins Culinary School, The Red Grape, Sonoma Sausage, Sonoma-Meritage Martini & Oyster Bar, The Swiss Hotel, The Vineyards Inn, Whole Foods Market, Wild Thyme Events, Wine Country Chocolates.
Cost: $65. Time: 7-10 p.m. Location: The Lodge at Sonoma, Stone Room, 1325 Broadway, Sonoma CA 95476. Tickets, call: 707-935-0803