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Sonoma County Grape Camp

Billed as the ultimate wine and food adventure, this “camp” is held September 24-26, 2007. Day One offers a welcoming dinner at Hoot Owl Vineyard in the Alexander Valley. Day Two campers harvest grapes and then visit Sonoma-Cutrer for a tasting of the just crushed grape juice with winemaker Terry Adams, followed by lunch. In the afternoon, there is a food and wine workshop at the Vintners Inn with Chef John Ash. In the evening, a paella feast and wine tasting party is held along the banks of the Russian River. Day Three begins with more vineyard harvesting and then off to Ferrari-Carano to blend wine with winemaker Aaron Piotter. Lunch follows at the winery. In the afternoon, travel to Redwood hill Farm for a cheese making tour and a session on wine and cheese pairing. Graduation follows in the afternoon. For information, visit the website at Cost is $1,500 per person per couple including two nights at the Vintners Inn.

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