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July 2014 News

Get to Wine Crafting!

 
     
 

We are living in a world of recycling, upcycling and repurposing. In the last few years, reusing objects has become a popular trend. There was a time when old objects, thrift shopping and hand-me-downs used to be undesirable. But now, these things are seen as chic, vintage and trendy.

Just like the famous quote says, "One man's trash is another man's treasure." In our case, "One man's bottle is another man's craft."

The El Dorado Winery Association is known for its unique varietals, microclimates and atmospheres. As an association, we are interested in much more than the wine – we want to get to know you, as our customer, and where your interests lie. From what we have seen, generations alike are flocking towards DIY or "do-it-yourself" projects. If you look on any social media site you will find millions of posts with hashtags #DIY and #Crafts.

Why is this? Because crafting is fun, inexpensive, social and allows you to visually display memories in a creative way. Though it may seem like an empty bottle and a small cork have no value, we would like to show you just how much you can do with them. Inspiration lies everywhere – but just in case you can't seem to find it, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for daily DIY projects!

Lacking the supplies to create these fun crafts? Come to one of our 40+ wineries, buy a bottle or two, and get to crafting!

 
 
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El Dorado Wine Country Events

Zin Zone Tasting Salon | Every Saturday at 11:30 am

Zin Zone tastings are $25 per person. RSVP by calling Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards at (530) 620-3467 or email info@charlesbmitchell.com. Our tasting salon consists of six small lot, single vineyard Zinfandels paired with artisan cheeses and charcuterie. Explore the Sierra Foothills by taste as each Zinfandel is hand selected to express the many micro climates and unique terroir of our region. Afterward, enjoy a relaxing walk through our Zinfandel vineyards with the winemaker.

Endless Pizza Night | Every Friday at 5:00 pm

Charles B. Mitchell Vineyards hosts a night filled with delicious food, wine tasting and bocce ball. Each Friday night features: Endless gourmet pizza from our wood-burning oven and Caesar salad for $10. Live Maine lobster or cold-water tail at market price (includes Endless Pizza and Caesar salad). Wine carafe of our Award-Winning Pizza Blend Zinfandel for $15.

The Rolling Hills Blue Star Moms Fundraiser BBQ Mt Aukum Winery
Sat, August 2, 3pm – 7pm

Mount Aukum Winery, Tower Road, Somerset, CA (map)

Mission Of Rolling Hills Blue Star Moms
We are active in communities and help organizations that give care and rehabilitation to those who have been injured in the current conflicts. We support our Veterans and provide moral support for the families that are left behind and those families who have lost a family member while serving in the military. While best known for our CARE package program to deployed warriors, we support local military and veteran individuals in emergency need, support the children of military in holiday parties and Never Forget Our Fallen, provide Silver and Gold Star Flags and support to families of wounded and fallen warriors, and provide funding and manpower for numerous smaller support events. We are extremely proud of the fact that 99% of funding raised for our Chapter goes directly to our mission of supporting our Military: our Active, our Wounded, our Fallen and our Veterans. www.rollinghillsbluestarmoms.org

Raffle & Music

Menu: Barbeque Chicken Breast Grilled with Zesty Herbs and Spices Local Grown Corn On The Cobb Old West Ranch Style Beans Beef Tri Tip Grilled Santa Maria Style over Hot Oak Wood Creamy Horseradish and Salsa on the Side Tossed Summer Garden Salad Crisp Romaine Lettuce and Organic Field Greens, English Cucumber, Grape Tomato, Julienne Carrot, House Ranch and Old World Italian Dressings Corn Bread & Sweet Butter Fruit Cobbler.

Venue: Mount Aukum Winery 6781 Tower Road Somerset, Ca 95684

Reservation: RSVP By July 28th 530-620-1675 admin@mountaukum.com Please Contact Tashia Rynearson at Mount Aukum Winery for Additional Information Date: August 2, 2014 3:00pm - 7:00pm, $30.00.

 
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