Photo by Andy Katz.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, and Iron Horse Vineyards in Sebastopol is going to be celebrating with a special food and wine tasting on Sunday April 18th: Green Valley Goes Blue. The focus of this fourth annual fundraising event is ocean conservation. Event highlights include California Osetra caviar (sustainably farmed, of course) at the VIP sparkling reception; and at the main event, there will be Hog Island oysters, shucked by founder and avid surfer John Finger; grilled fish prepared by surfer-chef Kory Stewart from Americano at Hotel Vitale; a fish taco truck manned by Iron Horse alum Christopher Greenwald of Bay Laurel Culinary; delicious breads from surfer-baker Jed Wallach of Wildflour Bread in Freestone; and local, seasonal vegetables and salads prepared by Iron Horse Winery fisher-chef Ruben Gomez. There will be live music from a Sonoma pick-up band called Octopus Garden & the Rock Cods, along with a speaker (a National Geographic underwater explorer and marine biologist), an eco-exhibit, and many participating wineries for a walk-around tasting: DeLoach Vineyards, Dutton-Goldfield Winery, Freeman Vineyard & Winery, Hartford Family Winery, Iron Horse Vineyards, Marimar Estate, Orogeny, and Sequana Vineyards.
The beneficiaries are the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program, which raises consumer awareness and encourages restaurants, distributors, and seafood purveyors to purchase from sustainable sources, and the National Geographic Ocean Now initiative, which will study, chart, and preserve the last healthy, undisturbed underwater sites on the planet.
To order tickets, please click here (and starting Wednesday March 31st, you will be able to order tickets online).
Sunday Apr 18, 2010
$50 general; $250 VIP
Iron Horse Vineyards
9786 Ross Station Road, Sebastopol