I got word from Mark Pasternak of Devil’s Gulch Ranch about this awesome ~FUNDRAISER FOR DG EDUCATIONAL SERVICES~. (DG Educational Services is a newly formed nonprofit whose mission is to provide agricultural education to children and adults through its year-round camp programs, workshops, and international outreach endeavors.)
The event will feature a ranch tour, wine tasting of local wineries and wines, and a dinner dance.
Ranch Tour, 2pm–4pm (no charge)
Here’s your opportunity to visit Devil’s Gulch Ranch. Experience a working ranch, see the vineyards, pigs, sheep, horses, and rabbits, and stroll through the lovely gardens and areas where campers spend time learning and connecting with nature.Â Â
Kids Activities at the Ranch, 4pm–10pm ($75)
Children age five and up can sample a few of the camp craft activities, while the parents enjoy wine tasting, dinner, and dancing in town. At the ranch the kids can make their own pizza using local ingredients, and enjoy a movie and popcorn. Transportation provided back to Nicasio Square at 10pm. $75 per child, includes dinner, crafts, and a movie.
Wine Tasting at Druids Hall, 4pm–6pm (no admission charge)
Open to the public. Virtually all of the Marin county wines and wineries will be there, including many difficult-to-find wines—wineries will be charging for tastes by the glass, and by the bottle (at less than retail!). Tasting prices vary. This very well may be the first time all of the Marin wineries will be pouring at the same time. Plus there will be Devil’s Gulch Ranch sausages.
Wineries/winemakers participating: Brookside Cellars; Dutton-Goldfield Winery; Kalin Cellars, Kendric Vineyards; Miller Wine Works; Moonhill Vineyards; Orogeny Wines; Pacheco Ranch Winery; Pey-Marin Vineyards; Point Reyes Vineyards; Ross Valley Winery; Schramsberg; Sean Thackrey; Starry Night Winery; Stubbs Vineyard; Terremoto Cellars; Thomas Fogarty Winery; Vergari Wines; Vision Cellars; Willowbrook Cellars.
The silent auction includes many hard-to-find local wines and at least three magnums of otherwise unavailable Marin County pinot noir; two nights and dinner for two at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, San Francisco; Chef-For-A-Day and dinner with chef Bob Helstrom at Kuleto’s Restaurant; gift certificates from: Zuni Café, Perbacco Restaurant, Bi-Rite Market, and many other fabulous Bay Area restaurants.
Dinner and Dancing, 6pm–10pm ($75/person) (wine purchased separately)
A wonderful gourmet dinner with Devil’s Gulch Ranch meats and local produce prepared by chefs Stuart Brioza (formerly of Rubicon) and Ryan Farr (Fifth Floor, Orson) and others. Dancing with live music by David Kessner and friends. Devil’s Gulch Ranch Fundraiser
Devil’s Gulch Ranch Fundraiser
Sat., Nov. 8th, 2008
Devil’s Gulch Ranch & Druids Hall (in the historic Nicasio Square)
Ranch tour 2pm
Wine tasting 4pm
wine tasting (varies per taste)
$75: dinner & dancing
$75: kids program & dinner