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In our sixth year, we’ve grown from our original 20 wineries and 10 food vendors the first year, to 58 wineries and 36 food companies six years later. Dark & Delicious is slowly but steadily growing. We attribute that to the fans who show up, year after year, bringing more friends along the way. For three hours of wining and dining, this is the pace to be on Friday, February 17th, many will tell you.

Sixth Annual Dark & Delicious Event
Dark are the 58 Petite Sirah Wineries…
Delicious are the 36 Foodie and Industry Sponsors Below…
Restaurants, Specialty Food Producers and Caterers,
the National Pork Board and Yelp

If you’re in the neighborhood to taste a lot of preeminent Petites, with 36 fine food restaurants, specialty food producers and caterers, please join the fun at the Sixth Annual Dark & Delicious in 2012.

Friday, February 17, 2012 ~ Rock Wall Wine Company in Alameda
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
2301 Monarch St., Suite 30D, Alameda, CA 94501
Tickets: $63.00 per person ~ Free Parking

Wine writer Steve Heimoff has said of this event: Dark & Delicious is one of the more fun events of its kind. There’s tons of great food provided by local restaurants, and scores of wineries pour their Petite Sirahs (plus there’s usually some additional stuff “under the table”). It’s $63.00 a person, which is cheap considering you can eat a bellyful of really good food and drink to your heart’s content. And no parking hassles: There’s a huge lot well staffed by young men who know how to direct the traffic.

Sponsoring the event again this year is the National Pork Board. Each year, the Pork Board sponsors chefs, encouraging them to think outside the box with pork, proving how delicious Petite Sirah and pork can be as a food and wine pairing. Many creative dishes are enjoyed, with one example being NoshThis’s Bacon salted Caramels creation.

To purchase tickets, go to Brown Paper Tickets.

Debuting (Left) and Returning Foodies SPONSORS (Right):

Foodies Debuting (Left) Foodies Returning (Right)
Big Jim’s BBQ 9 Catering
California Rose Catering Angela’s Bistro
C’era Una Volta, Ristorante Italiano Asena Restaurant and Catering
Coco Tutti Confections Bert’s Desserts
Donia Lisa Olive Oil Blue Heron Catering
Eat Le Truc Bridge Brand Chocolates
Fate’s Catering Chef Tyler Stone
Fraiche Catering DK Catering
NoshThis Fiscalini Cheese
Oren’s Kitchen Fume Bistro & Bar
Paul’s Paella Marin French Cheese
Petaluma Creamery and Springhill Cheese Mary’s Pizza Shack
Linguini’s Restaurant Montibella Sausage
Luis Moro Chocolate Napa Sonoma Marketing Brokers of Fine Chocolate
Recente Italiano Foods Savoy Events
Semifreddi’s Bakery Silverado Brewing Company
Smokey J’s Q House Venga Paella
What The Cake? Z Cioccolato

Wineries that will be pouring their Petite Sirahs are the following (Debut of new members indicated by the “Debut” column):

Wineries Debuting (Left) Wineries Returning (Right)
Andis Wines Gustafson Family Vineyards
Aratas Wines Harney Lane Winery
Christian Lazo Wines Lava Cap
Flying Horse Wines Line 39
Guglielmo Winery Line Shack + Lido Bay Winery
Handal Denier McCay Cellars
J. Baldwin Wines Mettler Family Wines
J. Rickards Winery Michael~David Winery
Odonata Winery Miro Cellars (with Trentadue)
Ridge Vineyards Mounts Family Winery
Shadowbrook Winery Nottingham Cellars
Trueheart Vineyard Occasio Winery
Turkovich Family Winery Page Mill Winery
Parducci Wine Cellars
Wineries Returning (Left)
Artezin (Hess Collection) R&B Cellars
Aver Family Vineyards Robert Biale Winery
Ballentine Vineyards Rock Wall Wine Company
Berryessa Gap Winery Rosenblum Winery
Bogle Vineyards and Winery Rutherford Grove
Clayhouse Wines Silkwood Wines
Concannon Vineyard Stage Left Cellars
David Fulton Winery Stags’ Leap Winery
Diamond Ridge Vineyards Stanton Vineyards
Don Sebastiani & Sons Tercero Wines
Estrella Creek Wines Trentadue Winery
F. Teldeschi Tres Sabores
Field Stone Twisted Oak
Foppiano Vineyards Vezér Family Vineyards
Grizzly Republic Vina Robles
Wilson Vineyards

Always a sell out, don’t miss the great food and wine, brought to you by all of our members and our GREAT sponsors!

Someone just sent me an Email and asked, “What’s it like?” Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I wonder what a video is worth in a word count. Let’s just say,t he person Emailed me back and said she was off to buy her tickets.