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Harvest Fair, Sept 30 - October 2nd, 2005
September 2005
IN WINE COUNTRY
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Wine Tasting Itinerary
Explore the Northern Santa Cruz Mountains
Bonny Doon Tasting Room
Visit This Off the Beaten Path Santa Cruz Winery
Wine Country Recipe
Prawn Stir Fry
Wine Country Featured Event
Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival
WineCountry.com Drawing
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ZD Wines

ZD Wines Component TastingNew Sensory Component Tasting - Have you ever smelled lemongrass in your chardonnay? Eucalyptus in your cabernet? Beginning October 1st, ZD Wines will offer an in depth exploration into wine evaluation. Have fun while sharpening your senses! Increasing your ability to evaluate wine does not have to be hard work. Relax and enjoy yourself while soaking up the beauty of Napa Valley in a hands-on exploration into the bouquet of wine. $20 per person, offered Sundays at 11:00 a.m. by appointment only. Also join us for our Library Tasting on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.

ZD's current releases are flying out the door, visit the online store to see what is still available and receive FREE SHIPPING on wine orders placed through October 1, 2005. Use coupon code WC2005. Join First Taste if you are interested in purchasing these limited quantity wines in advance of their release.

ZD Wines, 8383 Silverado Trail, Rutherford, CA (707) 963.5188


The FogCatcher Inn

The FogCatcher in at Cambria's beautiful Moonstone BeachLocated just footsteps from Cambria's beautiful Moonstone Beach, the FogCatcher Inn has an Old English feel with contemporary conveniences. With its rounded thatched-style roof, flower lined brick paths and fireplace in every room, FogCatcher Inn is the perfect romantic getaway.

Begin your new wine country adventure now with the Wine Experience package. Enjoy this special Sunday - Thursday, one-night stay for two offering a lovely, intimate room with a fireplace, hot breakfast, customized wine tasting experience at Fermentations located in the Village of Cambria, personalized wine trail map based on your individual preference in wine, and a souvenir glass for only $159.

Book your reservation now and enjoy a complimentary bottle of local wine in your room! Special offer is based on availability, restrictions and limitations apply, excludes special events and holidays. Make online reservations or call us at (800) 425.4121 for more details.


The Inn at the Tides

The Inn at the TidesHoliday Parties . . . Now is the time to make plans to celebrate the holiday season, while space is available! Bring your company to The Inn at the Tides and The Tides Wharf for your holiday celebration - cocktail parties, dinner-dances, and overnight stays at special holiday rates.

The property is beautiful all the year round, and during the holidays it has a spectacular sparkle, with garlands of lights defining roofs and trees, and decorated Christmas trees everywhere. The atmosphere of festivity lends itself to the perfect holiday party.

In the meantime, escape to The Inn at the Tides for a relaxing Sonoma wine country retreat. Reserve your seats at one of the renowned Winemaker Dinners, or choose a special package such as the "Stay Awhile" or "Group Meetings" packages.

The Inn at the Tides ~ 800 Coast Highway One, Bodega Bay, California 94923, www.innatthetides.com, (800) 541.7788

WINE COUNTRY RECIPE

Prawn Stir Fry
by Greg Flores, Chef

Pan Roasted VenisonThe Prawn Stir Fry by Chef Greg Flores is a versatile recipe which can be adapted to any season using any available vegetables. In addition, you can substitute steak or chicken for the prawn—or make it a simple vegetarian dish.  Greg Flores is a consulting chef for Bargetto Winery located in Santa Cruz, CA.  Stop by their tasting room and pick up a bottle of their Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay or order online!  

Ingredients:

  • 1/8 c. peanut or canola oil
  • 16 large prawns, peeled and de-veined
  • 1 T. ginger, chopped finely
  • 1/2 c. snow peas
  • 1/2 c. brocollini, chopped into smaller pieces
  • 1/2 c. baby shitake mushrooms
  • 1- 3oz. can water chestnuts, drained
  • 1/4 c. bean sprouts
  • 1/2 c. BARGETTO Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay
  • 1/2 c. soy sauce
  • 1/2 c. chicken broth
  • 2 T sugar
  • 2. T cornstarch

Procedure: In a small mixing bowl, combine soy sauce, chicken broth, sugar and cornstarch. Whisk until sugar dissolves.

In a large sauté pan, heat oil on medium high heat. Add prawns and sauté for 2 minutes per side. Remove prawns. Add ginger and all vegetables except for bean sprouts. Sauté everything for 4 minutes.  Add prawns and bean sprouts.

Deglaze pan with Chardonnay. Slowly add soy sauce mixture and cook for 2 minutes until thickened. Serve over steamed rice.

Yield: 8 servings

Wine Pairing: Bargetto Winery Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay

 


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