Harvest Celebration will showcase Suisun Valley

Celebrate the 2014 harvest with Suisun Valley’s winemakers and growers!

The always popular Harvest Celebration, an annual Suisun Valley event, will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 24. In this free event, perfect for the entire family, participants travel on their own throughout Suisun Valley to participating locations, tasting specialty products and varieties right out of the field.

Learn the unique stories of the winemakers, farmers, and winery owners while enjoying an array of fun activities, from grape stomping and grape tasting to vineyard tours and tastings and artist demonstrations.

“It’s a great event,” said Pat Mendez, the tasting room manager at the Suisun Valley Wine Co-op. “It’s right around the harvest time so there is that added excitement. It’s a nice way to get the public to know our product and to meet the different members in our community. When we are able to do things like this, we then have a better following. And people really enjoy it, they enjoy tasting the new releases and the wine and the idea of having an event in their valley.”

While many Suisun Valley events are targeted for the 21 and over crowd, the Harvest Celebration is for all ages – and it’s free. The many planned activities include grape stomping, vineyard tours and tastings, grape tasting, artist demonstrations, jam tasting, olive oil tasting, food, live music and more.  Each participating location, whether it is a farm stand or a winery, will have their own activities for people to enjoy.

“It’s a good day for the local people to come out and see what’s in the valley,” said Lori from Wooden Valley Winery, which will have grape stomping and a number of other activities during the Harvest Celebration. “There are lots of things available right in their own backyard.”

Getting around is enjoyable, as the Suisun Valley “loop” is located just minutes from I-80 in Fairfield, but the best news is that the Harvest Celebration is free and open to the public. Wineries offer wine tastings that are paired with local foods. There are a lot of other fun, seasonal activities, such as music, picnics, vineyard tours, barrel samples, grape tasting, and sometimes grape stomping.  Local farmers and artists also celebrate with jam and olive oil tastings, U-pick specials, and artist demonstrations.

 

For more information, visit www.suisunvalley.com