Wow! There was so much going on at the November meeting. We had a fun meeting with Dave Dart evaluating 11 fruit and port wines.
Next up is the December 14 SHW Holiday Party. Please make your reservations using this form: holiday-party-reservations. The evening’s silent auction and raffle is the Club’s only formal fundraiser and we appreciate your support.
One of the unique silent auctions items is a weekend for 2 people touring Lake County wineries and a Saturday night dinner party with wine tasting afterwards. The item is generously donated by David Hicks. The lucky successful bidder wins:
· A weekend stay for two in David’s home as his guests on Friday and Saturday night.
· Two front row seats in a Napa Black Tie 24 passenger van for the Saturday winery tour.
· Catered fiesta and wine tasting at David’s following the winery tour.
· No driving once you get there!
· Bonus! The winning bidder is encouraged to arrive by midday on Friday, so David can host you on a private tour of a winery or two nearby his home.
The weekend is designed specifically for SHW members so if you aren’t the winning bidder at the Holiday Party, you can still be a part of the fun. Here’s more details:
Lake County Winery Weekend and Dinner Fiesta
SHW member David Hicks, winemaker extraordinaire and Lake County resident, will again be hosting 24 SHW members and guests for a weekend winetasting and touring of several prominent wineries in Lake County. The event will be in mid to late June 2017 [exact date to be determined and details to follow in January 2017].
The winery tour will be followed by a catered dinner fiesta and wine tasting on the deck of David’s Buckingham Park home overlooking his vineyard on the shore of lovely Clear Lake.
Attendees will be staying in Upper Lake at the lovely Tallman Hotel or nearby hostelry. The day will begin and end in Upper Lake.
This is the third time David has hosted this event and it has been a big success each time. It’s an opportunity for those who have little experience to the quality and uniqueness of Lake County wines and the region, to expose themselves to yet another of California’s great wine growing areas. Feel free to ask around the membership of those that attended in the past and ask about their experience of the weekend.
It will be first come first served for sign ups so please let David know soon if you’re interested. Call him at 925 997-1997.