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Saturday Nov 19th is Artisano – One of My Favorite Small Producer Food & Wine Events.

I was hooked on Artisano when I attended the first event 2 years ago and look forward cheap viagra from canada to the third. This year the event moves from Geyserville Inn (which I really liked) to the Vintners Inn, in Santa Rosa. (Which I can't

complain about, since its very close by!)

This events features small wine producers, whom at time of selection do not have a public tasting room, so this is a chance to taste wines you can't just walk into anywhere. I have discovered great vintners like Skewis, Skipstone, and Duxoup in previous years. Faves like Cartograph and Stark are to be found this year.


Acorn, Capture, Cartograph, PreVail, De Novo, Skipstone, Stark, Reynoso and Pech Merle.


Affronti, Dry Creek Kitchen, Diavola, Estate, Jackson’s, John Ash, Mugnaini Wood Fired Pizza, Petite Syrah, Spoonbar and Girl & The Fig.

PLUS: Achadinha Goat Cheese, Bellwether Farms, Bleating Heart Chesese, Dry Creek Peach and Produce, Delice de la Vallee, Jim town Store, Laura Chenel, Marin French Cheese, Redwood Hill, Salt Side Down Chocolates, Skipstone Ranch, Sonoma Chocolatiers and Terra Sonoma. Oh and Bear Republic offers up beer.

In addition to wine and food tastings, the Grand Tasting includes chef demonstrations by John

Toulze of The Girl & the Fig, Brian Anderson from Bistro 29 and Shelly Kaldunski, author ofCupcakes, The Art of the Cookie; as well as a silent auction, raffle, several of the region's premier artists, and live music courtesy of The Susan Comstock Swingtet. 

Tickets and Info

Artisano's full weekend of activities includes a WINEMAKER DINNER on Friday evening at John Ash & Co. Restaurant (tickets no longer available), and a HARVEST DINNER on Saturday evening at John Ash & Co.

Tickets are available online for $65 in advance or $75 at the door, if they don't sell out prior.

Tickets and information are available here:

Simple Hedonisms will be there, hope to see you too!

The event is a benefit for Slow Food Sonoma County, with a portion of the revenue going to help School Garden Projects in Cloverdale, Geyserville, Healdsburg, Windsor and Santa Rosa.

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Artisano – Slow Food meets Wine Country


Slow Food Meets Sonoma – don’t miss Artisano, Oct. 9th in Geyserville (limited tickets, secret discount!)

How do you make Sonoma County’s world class wines show even better? Pair them with amazing food prepared by Sonoma’s culinary best, in conjunction with the Slow Food Sonoma County North.

Next Saturday, October 9th from Noon to 5 p.m. is the 2nd Annual Artisano. I was fortunate enough to attend the 2009 inaugural event, and as I wrote then it was one of my favorite events of the busy fall harvest season.

Why Artisano is a Simple Hedonisms favorite:

Intimate Size :

The event is limited, by design, to only 300 tickets. The venue allows an amazing opportunity to mingle and chat in a relaxed format with amazing wine producers, chefs, artists.

Unique Wine Makers:

Wines poured at Artisano include some very small producers who don’t have tasting rooms and often don’t pour at events. This years list is here and includes small cult vintners like Arnot-Roberts and Skewis, and small family winery faves like Acorn, Palmeri, Kelley & Young, Reynosa and more. And some how again this year, there are a fair number I have never tried – bravo.

Great Food Pairings:

The list of food purveyors is incredible with heavyweights like Zin, Syrah, Epicurian Connection, Bellweather farms and more. You can salivate over the list here.

Art and Music:

Peruse art by six local artisans and enjoy live music. The setting is very relaxed, set in the gorgeous back lawn and gardens of the Geyserville Inn.

New This Year – Microbrew!:

Sometimes a yummy microbrew is great with a food pairing (think spicy)…it can also be a nice palate break. This year Bear Republic Brewing Co. will be offering tastings of limited production beers

Reasonable Price AND Simple Hedonisms Readers Can Save $20:
Pre-paid tickets are $75 ($45 for Designated Driver.) Given the limited attendees, high quality of cult & small vintners, the high quality food, this is a great value for the experience.

You can save an additional $20 with a special code at checkout ‘Friend’.

Don’t wait too long, tickets sold out last year. In the unlikely event tickets are available at the door, its $95.

Tickets are available online here.

Slow Food Sonoma County North

Event is to benefit Slow Food Sonoma County North  – a non-profit organization that engages the local community in promoting local, sustainable food and food traditions by advocating for good, clean and fair food for all people.  Current projects include School Gardens Project, Pachay-Sonoma Food Culture Exchange, Slow Harvest and Sonoma County Grow-Out.

See you there Saturday and if you recognize me do say hi, love to meet readers, cheers!

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