More Wineries Catching Food Truck Fever

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Dim Sum Charlie’s steamed seafood dumplings; photo by Deirdre Bourdet.

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Rosso Pizza owner John Franchetti with the mobile oven; photo by L.G. Sterling, Iron Horse Vineyards.

By 707 correspondent, Deirdre Bourdet.

The food truck craze hit wine country a little later than the more urban hotspots of the Bay Area, but it has most definitely taken hold.

~FLORA SPRINGS~ in St. Helena continues to host their Third Friday food truck roundup May through October from 5pm-9pm, offering $5 glasses of their wine to pair with the trucks’ tasty edibles. It’s family-friendly, dog-friendly, and features at least three food trucks and a live band each time. Look for Mark’s the Spot and their killer fried chicken sliders. The next Third Friday is coming up on May 20th, if you happen to be in the area.

Over on the Sonoma side in Santa Rosa, the ~KENDALL-JACKSON WINE CENTER~ has added a food truck contingent to its monthly Farm Stand market, which is held 10am-1pm the first Saturday of every month (except September, when the Heirloom Tomato Festival takes over) from May through October. Shoppers can feast upon the global stylings of Sonoma-based trucks like Fork, Karma, Street-Eatz, and Chicago Style Hot Dogs while browsing fruits, vegetables, and herbs from the winery’s culinary gardens. KJ’s wines will also be available to pair with the fare, of course.

~IRON HORSE VINEYARDS~ has also just announced a weekly food truck event at their winery in Sebastopol. From June through September, every Friday will feature a special food truck guest between 11am-3:30pm. The inaugural event on Friday June 3rd features Rosso Pizzeria, followed by Dim Sum Charlie’s on June 10th, Cochon Volant on June 17th, and in a stroke of carby genius, both Kara’s Cupcakes and Ultra Crepes on June 24th. Check Iron Horse’s Facebook or Twitter pages for the most current announcements and details of future events.