Kendall-Jackson Harvest Celebration

Fall is a special time of year in Sonoma County as the bounty of the region is harvested before the onset of winter.  This agricultural celebration is perfectly represented at the inaugural Kendall-Jackson Harvest Celebration on October 1.  After 20 years of hosting the immensely popular Heirloom Tomato Festival, Kendall-Jackson has decided it was time for a change; it’s now time to broaden the celebration and toast the bounty of the Wine Country harvest by hosting an exclusive event sure to please even the most discerning palate.

This event is designed to engage all the senses and create a more intimate experience.  Attendees will enjoy farm fresh produce straight from the Kendall-Jackson garden (including the famous tomatoes), unique plates from select local purveyors (see below), dynamic educational seminars featuring everything from bee hives to cheese making, wine & food pairing demonstrations, outdoor painting sessions, live music, and – of course – exceptional Kendall-Jackson wines!  Sounds like an amazing event.

Attendees will enjoy local food samplings from:
Two Birds/One Stone
Stark Reality Restaurants
Jackson’s Bar and Oven
Volo Chocolate
Hog Island Oysters
Hana
Backyard
Fiorello’s Artisan Gelato
El Barrio
The Farmer’s Wife
Pt. Reyes Creamery
CHEVOO
Nicasio Valley Cheese Co,
Beehive Creamery

Musical entertainment by:
Rootstock
Keith Andrew Band
American Honey

Proceeds from Harvest Celebration tickets sales will benefit the UC Master Gardener Program of Sonoma County, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide environmentally sustainable, science-based horticultural information to all of Sonoma County’s population. Presentations will include water conservation, sustainable gardening, and supporting pollinating insects.

When:
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Wine Club: 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
General Admission: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where:
Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens
5007 Fulton Road, Fulton, CA 95439

This event easy to get to as it is just over 5 miles from Mayacama.  You can purchase your tickets for the Kendall-Jackson Harvest Celebration online here.

Mayacama is a private golf and residential community where a vibrant club life is joined by an active sporting life in an indescribably beautiful valley. To learn more about membership opportunities at Mayacama, please contact us at 866.519.3088 (toll free) or 707.387.0449 (direct) or via email at info@mayacama.com. Get social with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Photo credit: http://www.kj.com/

7 Sweet Destinations in Sonoma County

If you find yourself in search of something a little sweet or a date night dessert, don’t worry.  We’ve rounded up some of the finest destinations in Sonoma County sure to satisfy the most demanding sweet tooth.

Nestled in the small, quaint town of Forestville you will find a special dining experience. Backyard is a seasonal, sustainable restaurant drawing their inspiration from the bounties of Sonoma County.  Along with their amazing dinner and lunch menus, you will find dessert and brunch menus which include some tasty treats.   For weekend brunch you have to order the Bucket ‘o Doughnuts (pictured above), served with Santa Rosa Plum Jam, Cinnamon & Sugar. Simply delish!  On their dessert menu, try the Route 12 Strawberry Crumble with buttermilk sherbet;  you can thank us later.

Guerneville has a wonderful venue for those looking for sweets.  Located in the historic Guerneville Bank Club, you will find the handmade ice cream deliciousness that is Nimble & Finn’s;  they use organic dairy from local Straus Creamery, seasonal produce and housemade jams, cakes and candy in their inspired takes on classic flavors.  For those interested in baked goods, Chile Pies Baking Company doesn’t disappoint, offering handmade pies and other baked goods like cookies and cupcakes. Try the Green Chile Apple & Mexican Chocolate Pecan pies….delicious.

Take a sweet trip into the past and explore all that Powell’s Sweet Shoppe in Windsor has to offer. Powell’s Sweet Shoppes are a nostalgic recreation of the old-fashioned corner candy store offering customers treats they haven’t seen in years. They also offers ice cream, candy, and a variety of chocolate delicacies.  Grab a bag and start shopping.

Located in the historic Great Petaluma Mill, Wild Goat Bistro offers a casual dining experience in a rustic and inviting atmosphere. The charming space reflects a European style bistro which serves up some of the best entrees and desserts in town.  Try the Ultimate Italian Lemon Cake, Everyone’s Favorite Carrot Cake or the Fig Lovers Spiced Cake…you won’t be disappointed.

Imagine Bananacake chocolate ganache and brown butter or Gravenstein apple cake with caramel drizzle. Are you hungry for more? These are both cupcakes from Moustache Baked Goods in Healdsburg. This popular sweet shop is also known for their French macaroons, cakes and other seasonal treats. Your sweet tooth won’t be disappointed with anything on their menu!

Screamin’ Mimi’s in Sebstopol is home to over 300 recipes of homemade ice cream and sorbet. Voted Sonoma County’s Best Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert every year since 1995, this local favorite has garnered national attention, being listed #4 Best Ice Cream in the US from USA Today, as well as making the list in Food & Wine Magazine’s Top Ice Cream Parlors in the US.  For a special ice cream treat, try the Mimi’s Mud or Deep Dark Secret. Yum!

Enjoy.

Mayacama is a private golf and residential community where a vibrant club life is joined by an active sporting life in an indescribably beautiful valley. To learn more about membership opportunities at Mayacama, please contact us at 866.519.3088 (toll free) or 707.387.0449 (direct) or via email at info@mayacama.com. Get social with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Photo Credit: Backyard’s Bucket ‘o Doughnuts http://www.backyardforestville.com