This year, the 12th Annual Wine & Food Affair takes place on November 6 & 7, 2010. While the terms “wine” and “food” summarize the stars of this weekend, they don’t prepare you for the full scope of adventure to be had at this amazing event. Approximately 90 wineries in the Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys open their doors to welcome guests to sip their best wines and enjoy their favorite tasty bites that pair perfectly with the wines. Guests will receive a cookbook featuring the recipes for the delicious cuisine they will be sampling firsthand. This makes it incredibly easy to recreate a perfect wine and food pairing in your home to enjoy with a lucky guest or with a group of friends and family during the holiday season.
Presented by Wine Road Northern Sonoma County, this event will feature the wines each appellation is most well-known for such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, and Zinfandel; however, I wouldn’t be surprised to see some of the other exquisite wines found on the Wine Road including Carignane, Sangiovese, Gewurztraminer, and more.
Wine and food lovers will experience Sonoma County wines paired with a variety of foods including vegetarian, beef, chicken, fish, lamb, and other dishes they may not have tried before. One seafood dish at Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards & Winery will be a decadent Salmon “Feuillete” with wild rice and mushrooms prepared by their Executive Chef, Didier Ageorges, along with a pairing of their 2008 Estate Chardonnay. Francis Ford Coppola Winery will host servings of Mrs. Scorsese’s lemon chicken. A winery where you can find a vegetarian option is Kendall-Jackson Wine Center where they will be preparing radicchio & medjool pizzetta with smoked Mozzerella. Trentadue Winery will present lamb kabobs with Crimini mushrooms and Zinfandel carmelized onions. A mouthwatering, premium cut of steak will be found at Silver Oak Cellars where they will be sharing Entrecote a la Cabernet Nouveau. Sbragia Family Vineyards will present a dish not often found – manna meatballs in sugo.
This is an event where it is extremely important to have a reliable, professional, designated driver. Pure Luxury offers private transportation with a skilled chauffeur to take you to the wineries of your choice while you relax and enjoy the undeniable beauty of Northern California Wine Country. Tickets for this is event have recently sold out; but, there’s still time to arrange your safe transportation.