This popular wine club event, which is also open to guests of club members, will be from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. It’s a “boot skootin’” wine country evening that will include a delicious meal prepared by Chef Daniel Bell of Chef to Go Catering and live music from Whiskey and Honey.
And what’s a harvest celebration without an old fashion grape stomp? Guests are welcome to either participate in the grape stomp competition or watch from nearby. Either way, it is sure to be an evening of fun! "This event gives members a chance to spend time with the Lanza family while celebrating the harvest season," said Kerri Cooper, the tasting room manager at Wooden Valley. "This event has it all! It's a relaxed wine country experience that offers a fun evening in Suisun Valley."
Tickets are on sale now by calling Wooden Valley Winery at 707-864-0730. Cost is $55 for wine club members and $65 for non-club members. "I think it's important to involve the public in the harvest celebration because it's not something they normally get to be involved in," Cooper said. "It gives us a chance to educate people who are interested in the whole process, not just the end product. We have said it all along, 'a great product starts in the vineyards' and we are all about the business of growing the best grapes to make the best wines. We often get so busy out here in Suisun Valley that we forget what a special place it really is and it’s fun to share."
Wooden Valley Winery is also busy preparing for its monthly “Food Truck Fridays” on Sept. 26. Food Truck Fridays is a popular and delicious event at Wooden Valley that takes place on the fourth Friday of every month from May to October. The Sept. 26 event, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., will include an assortment of street food vendors and live music. Grab a bottle or glass of wine from the tasting room and order dinner from one of the food vendors outside.
Then, enjoy an evening outside with family and friends. "When you visit Wooden Valley, you're treated like an old friend," Cooper said. All ages are welcome and there is no admission cost, although visitors are encouraged to bring cash for the food truck purchases. For the 2014 “Food Truck Fridays” series, Wooden Valley has teamed up with Ron Park of the band, SilverBack to support the Wounded Warriors Project. SilverBack is coordinating all the live music and Wooden Valley holds a raffle during each of the events, with all proceeds going directly to the Wounded Warrior Project. The goal is to raise $25,000 this year. For more information about both of these upcoming events at Wooden Valley Winery, visit www.woodenvalley.com