Simple Hedonisms loves to share the best of Wine Country and its Simple Pleasures, with its readers. This week, we’re passing the torch to you!
Enter To Win Tickets – 3 Pairs Total
Post your favorite Simple Hedonisms (simple pleasures) (up to three) in Sonoma County wine country (PG rated, naturally). Places to eat, taste, view, picnic, spa, kiss, be creative!
We will pick our top three favorites based on creativity and appeal, then publish the ‘hotlist’.
Winners will each get a pair of tickets to the Eighth Street Wineries Open House on February 26th, where true wine, food, and good people – the essence of Simple Hedonisms – will be in abundance.
Post by 7 pm Thursday to enter and then watch for your name for tickets!
Eighth Street Wineries
Never been to Eighth Street Wineries? Think wine country is comprised entirely of sprawling estates and elaborate palace like buildings? The essence of winemaking lies in a place far less glamorous and much more engaging—the cellar. This Saturday, the winemakers of Eighth Street Wineries in Sonoma invite the public directly into their warehouse workspace to taste artisan wares, only a stone’s throw away from Downtown Sonoma.
On February 26th, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the group will host their semiannual Open House. New releases, library wines, barrel tastings, and rare bargains will be offered alongside gourmet food pairings.
Wine and food extravaganzas occur often in wine country, but rarely thrown by such a committed group of winemakers, and never for such a bargain. The ticket price of $30 per person ($20 for wine club members) includes tastings, pairings, and a souvenir wine glass. Guests park once and just walk from winery to winery. Brilliant.
Some of these wineries have no public tasting rooms and limited distribution – this is a prime day to taste small artisans you can’t always have access to.
For a birds eye view – check out this video!
Eighth Street Wineries members:
- Anaba Wines
- Enkidu Wines
- Kamen Estate Wines
- MacRostie Winery and Vineyards
- Parmelee-Hill Wines and Vineyards
- Stone Edge Farms
- Talisman Wines
- Three Sticks Winery
- Tin Barn Vineyards
- Ty Caton Vineyards