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Artisano is a a celebration of local, handcrafted, small production and exquisite wine, food and art. The 4th annual Artisano event will take place at Vintners Inn/John Ash & Co. on November 17, 2012. Artisano features a Grand Tasting on Saturday afternoon, and a Harvest Dinner on Saturday evening.

Artisano Grand Tasting

Saturday, November 17 from Noon until 4pm

The Event Center at Vintners Inn

The Grand Tasting is an opportunity to sample and discover local artisan ultra-premium wines rarely available to the general public and enjoy small plates from renowned restaurants featuring locally raised meat and produce. The event will also feature sampling of local artisan cheeses, charcuterie, chocolates, and other culinary delights from gourmet artisan food producers. You can browse and purchase paintings, original works of art from several of the region's premier artists and enjoy chef demonstrations and book signings with local celebrity chefs. A silent and raffle auction will feature a wide range of food, wine and art items donated by local artisans and others to benefit the Ceres Community Project. All this while being serenaded by live music makes this one of Sonoma County Wine Country's most anticipated annual events!

Harvest Dinner

Saturday, November 17 at 5pm

John Ash & Co.

The culmination of the weekend is the Harvest Dinner at John Ash & Co., where, in a relaxed casual environment, guests will enjoy a harvest, family-style menu prepared by Chef Tom Schmidt, and paired with wines from the day's Grand Tasting event. Limited to 75 guests.

Vintners Inn
4350 Barnes Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 575-7350



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Capture Wines Private Tour and Tasting for six guests at our mountain estate, Tin Cross Vineyards in Cloverdale. After walking mountaintop vineyards and enjoying breath-taking vistas, enjoy a tasting of Bordeaux-style wines. Value at $500

One bottle 1.5L Lazy Creek Vineyards 1005 RPB Pinot Noir. Lazy Creek Vineyards is located in bucolic Mendocino County, committed to sustainable growing practices and small scale production of Pinot Noir and Gewurztraminer. Value $110

Four bottles Lazy Creek Wines, two bottles of 2010 Pinot Noir and two bottles of 2011 Rose of Pinot Noir. Lazy Creek Vineyards located in bucolic Mendocino County is committed to sustainable growing practices and small scale production of Pinot Noir and Gewurztraminer. Value $116

Magnum of Musetta 2007 Dry Creek Zinfandel. Sound, complex, pleasant Zinfandel with good array of wild berry, cherry, anise, herb and white pepper flavors. Wine Enthusiast rates wine at 85 points. Value $75

Four bottles Chiarito Wines – 2009 Zinfandel, 2009 Petite Syrah, 2009 Negroamore, 2009 Nero d'Avola. Chiarito wines are limited production Southern Italian varietals grown using old, sustainable farming techniques. Value $110

Kosta Browne 2009 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. Focused cherry and ripe cranberry envelop the glass, followed by intense black plum, sage, and Herbs de Provence. Dark red and blue fruits on the palate leading to a long and lingering finish. Wine Spectator rates this gorgeous wine at 95 points. Wine Spectator 2011 Wine of the Year. With thanks to donor, Tony Schmoll. Value $180

Six bottles of Acorn Wines, including two 2010 Heritage Vines Zinfandel, two 2008 Axiom Syrah, two 2008 Medley, along with two logo Reidel Glasses, and a wine tote bag. All Acorn wines are made from grapes grown sustainably farmed at Alegria Vineyards located in Sonoma County's Russian River Valley. Value $270 12 bottles mixed lot of Whitehall Lane wines. Whitehall Lane winery is family-owned Napa Valley winery and has been honored an unprecedented 3 times in 5 years for producing wines rated among the top 5 in the world. Our thanks to donor Bruce Philpott. Value $434

William Gordon Wines: one magnum Petite Syrah and one magnum Petite Verdot. William Gordon grape varietals are grown on the Northeastern slopes of Alexander Valley. Value $160


Basket of Pammies Jammies. Assortment of 4 handmade jams made from organic Sonoma County fruit. Value $40

Gourmet Mushroom Gift Basket includes five different organic specialty mushrooms including Trumpet Royale, Forest Nameko, Brown Clamshell, Velvet Pioppini and Alba Clamshell. Includes a recipe brochure and suggestions for storage and use. All mushrooms grown in Sebastopol. Value $50

Redwood Hill Dairy Gift Basket includes Sonoma County wine, gourmet crackers, Redwood Hill tee shirt, and a gift certificate for Redwood Hill Artisan Goat Cheese. Redwood Hill is an award-winning, Humane Certified, goat dairy farm and creamery located in Sonoma County. Value at $80

Ruthie's Real Meals Home Delivery Gift Certificate Choose from hand-crafted organic, local entrees, sides, soups, salads and desserts including only high quality ingredients and organic and local sourcing, key elements in Ruthie's Real Meals. Vegetarian and Vegan meals available. Value $75

Weirauch Farm & Creamery Gift Certificate. Located in Petaluma, specializing in handcrafted organic farmstead sheep cheeses and sheep milk soap. The flock and all products are certified through Animal Welfare Approved program. Value $50

Personal Care

Opalescence Boost Teeth Whitening Appointment with Dr. Andrew McCormick, DDS, offering the latest in whitening technology from the leader in whitening. Enhanced chemical activation of whitening gel,allows dentist to whiten your teeth in just one visit. Take home touch up trays included. Value $450

Dr. Hauschka Facial Treatment with Evelyn Braddock Skin Care Studio, Sebastopol. Gift Certificate for 2 hour facial. Treatment begins with warm footbath followed by full facial with two masks and skin analysis. Gentle, holistic treatment relaxes and soothes. Valued at $155

Oriental Medical Evaluation and Treatment with Dr. Bill Prange, OMD, Lac. Comprehensive diagnosis and acupuncture therapy with Dr. Prang in Sebastopol, CA. Dr. Prange brings 40 years of clinical experience to his work. Allow 90 minutes for visit. Value $205

60 minute facial with 24k Gold Collagen Mask with Advanced Skin Care and Dermatology, Inc. Facial massage followed by luxurious anti-aging mask based on 24 karat gold, collagen and silk extracts. Potent anti-aging formulation rejuvenates skin, giving long lasting youthful glow. Includes neck and shoulder massage and aromatherapy hand treatment. Valued at $130

Clothing, Jewelry, Home

$20 Gift Card for Bed, Bath & Beyond, redeemable in-store or on-line. Value $20

Columbia Sportswear Women's Jacket, water resistant with Omni-Heat insulation and Omni-Heat reflective liner. Value $140

Columbia Sportswear Women's Jacket, water resistant with Omni-Heat insulation and Omni-Heat reflective liner. Value $140

Columbia Sportswear Men's Jacket with Omni-Heat reflective lining. Value $100

Columbia Sportswear Men's Jacket, fleece with Omni-Heat reflective lining . Value $100

Handmade Cherry Wood Salad Servers donated by Sonoma Kitchen Linens, Healdsburg. Value $65

Handmade Leather Handbag, by Petaluma designer Diana Sunabria, handcrafted in Bogota, Columbia. Value $320

Large Maroon Scarf, lightweight viscose wrap from Silk Moon Gallery. Value $36

$100 Birkenstock Village Gift Certificate for Birkenstock Village store in Santa Rosa. Value $100

2 hours home and garden help plus 5 yards of Sonoma Compost/Mulch and more! Support from Joan Birch of Chaos Management for ideas for room design, storage solutions, office layout, ideas for patios/decks, food production, habitat gardens, etc. Plus gift certificate for 5 yards of Sonoma Compost or Mulch, veggie scrap pail for your kitchen, and a Sonoma Compost hat. Value $170



Buy your
tickets here

Be sure and use
code CERES12
to receive your
$10 discount