Rocks & Rhone 2012

Rocks & Rhones

Last year’s postcard for Rocks & Rhone.  This year the dates are May 26 and 27.  Don’t miss it!

Passport is not the only wine event in El Dorado County.  It is the biggest, but not the only one.  One of the other events is coming up on Memorial Day weekend.  Five of the wineries in the Pleasant Valley region of El Dorado County put on the 2 day Rocks & Rhone event.

Rocks and Rhone features the Rhone style wines of the five participating wineries, food pairings, new releases, wine club specials and barrel tastings.  Along with the wine and food events, local artists and farms are featured.  The whole event brings a spot light to the wine makers, farmers, artists and artisans of Pleasant Valley and El Dorado County.

The participating wineries are Auriga, Holly’s Hill, Miraflores, Narrow Gate, and Sierra Vista.  Each winery is offering some really interesting food pairings with their wines.

It is a smaller scale event than Passport and features more food and more interaction between the wine makers and the wine drinkers.  Advance Tickets are only $35 per person and are good for tasting on one day.  You can buy tickets for either Saturday tasting OR Sunday tasting.  If you buy tickets the day of the event they are $40 per person.

Now is the time to pick up your tickets.  And two months ago, apparently, was the time to book your hotel room.  Our favorite hotel was fully booked a month ago and we’re having to stay a little further away.  But it’s all good.  So, I’ll be there…with copies of my book in the back of my car if you want to buy an autographed copy.  :-)

For information about the event and a link to where you can purchase tickets check out the Pleasant Valley Wineries website.

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David is an author and architect living in the San Francisco Bay Area. He writes about wine, food and travel. His first book is Pour Me Another: An Opinionated Guide to Gold Country Wines, now one of the highest rated books about California Wines.