November 2-11 – Feast Mendocino
Join the festivities this year at FEAST MENDOCINO as we roll out the red carpet for a panoply of events that will entice your taste buds to sample savories and sweets, make you want to swish and swirl our liquid assets by the glass, get you to unplug and learn to forage for fun and fungi, and stay a night or two, or more, in some of the most unique lodging properties in Northern California! $Various. See website for individual event’s time and date. 707-964-9010. Various locations throughout Mendocino County.
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3 – Meyer Family Cellars welcomes the Virtuoso of Vinegar! 11:00AM–4:00PM Think vinegar just adds va-va-voom to a salad? Think vinegar is created from vapid vino? Think again. Tim Gleadall will be on hand to introduce folks to the world of premium vinegar. Made from wine from top producers in the country, Tim creates an elixir that has many applications. One of the most tasty and intriguing is Hazel Soda, an Orleans style of vinegar, in which wine, water, mother, and patience are the only ingredients. Aged in oak, tasting of the varietals they are derived from, and chock full of probiotics, you never would have thought vinegar could taste so voluptuous! 19750 Hwy 128, Yorkville 707.895.2341 http://www.meyerfamilycellars.com
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 4 Pennyroyal Farm Mushroom Brunch • 11:30AM & 1:00PM Embrace the flavors of Autumn with a four-course brunch prepared by executive chef Elizabeth Leas. Enjoy locally foraged fungi and seasonal farmstead flavors paired with wines crafted from Pennyroyal’s estate vineyard. $85/person. Take an optional post-brunch walk for only $10 to meet the goats and learn how our farmstead cheeses and estate wines are crafted. 14930 Hwy 128, Boonville 707.895.2410 | http://www.pennyroyalfarm.com
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10 Jaxon Keys Winemaker Dinner 4:00PM–8:00PM Join us for the ultimate farm to fork experience hosted in our brandy lounge. Our alambic pot still will be operating through dinner, affording luxurious aromas and a cozy atmosphere. Join the feast and enjoy an incredible meal featuring Jaxon Keys wines paired with dishes that celebrate Mendocino County’s mushroom bounty! 10400 S Hwy 101, Hopland 707.462.6666 | http://www.jaxonkeys.com
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10 Pennyroyal Farm Wine & Food Pairing • 1:00PM Inspired by Fall, enjoy a tasting experience of Pennyroyal’s estate wines paired with five courses of bites. Designed with ingredients featuring Pennyroyal’s seasonal farmstead cheese, meat, and produce and prepared by executive chef Elizabeth Leas. $55/person; 21+ only please. 14930 Hwy 128, Boonville 707.895.2410 | http://www.pennyroyalfarm.com
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10 The Bewildered Pig • 6:00PM Join chef Janelle Weaver and her crew at the Bewildered Pig for an inspired five-course dinner (plus amuse-bouche) with all things fermented, foraged, and fungi! The Pig teams up with Pegasus Farms and other foragers, local winemakers specializing in native yeast fermentation, and mushroom gurus to create an unforgettable meal … the menu will be a surprise because who knows what goodies Mother Nature will have in store! Tariff/person: $145 food; $55 wine (gratuity and tax extra). Tickets on the Pig’s website under ‘special menus’. 1810 Hwy 128, Philo 707.895.2088 | http://www.thebewilderedpig.com
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10 From Forest & Vineyard to Table at the Stanford Inn • 7:30PM Meet Lisa Bauer of Yamakiri Winery and Brendan McGuigan, Wine Director for the Stanford Inn, for an incredible five-course dinner featuring Mendocino County’s mushroom bounty and Yamakiri wine and cider pairings. $95/person (excl. tax and gratuity). Reservations & pre-payment required. Hwy 1 & Comptche-Ukiah Rd, Mendocino 707.937.5615 | http://www.ravensrestaurant.com
November 10 – Harvest Celebration & Sheep Dog Trials
Visit the beautiful 5,350-acre research center to celebrate the science and education conducted on-site at their annual fundraiser. Spend the morning with researchers and take part in hands-on activities: taste local wine varietals, check out mapping with drones, visit the oak woodland and watch the sheepdog trials. Then experience a farm to table lunch accompanied by live music and an auction of rare experiences. $70. 10 AM – 3 PM. Hopland Research & Extension Center, UC, 4070 University Road, Hopland.
November 10-11 – Symphony of the Redwoods
Fall Concert Smetana: Overture from The Bartered Bride. Rachmaninoff*: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Opus 43 Gershwin*: “I’ve Got Rhythm” Variations *Richard Dowling, piano – hailed by The New York Times as an especially impressive fine pianist. $22 Adv, $25 at the door. Sat 7:30PM & Sun 2PM. 707-964-0898. Cotton Auditorium, 500 N Harold St, Fort Bragg. SymphonyoftheRedwoods.org