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|Jul 21, 2012-|
Jul 21, 2012
02:00PM - 06:00PM
|Rootstock: The Great Gastronomic Wine, Street Food & Music Festival|
The one day festival takes place at Santa Rosa Vintners' Square from 2 to 6pm and will bring together fine wine and craft brew tasting, gourmet street foods, a Best Bites Competition hosted by Heather Irwin of Bite Club Eats, and live music from the
Santa Rosa Vintners' Square, 1301 - 1305 Cleveland
Rootstock: The Great Gastronomic Wine, Street Food & Music Festival goes off Saturday, July 21st from 2pm to 6pm. The intimate festival brings together fine wine and craft brew tasting, gourmet street foods, a Best Bites Competition hosted by Heather Irwin of Bite Club Eats, and live music from the Hotel Cafe Tour. Returning to the main stage is the fiercely independent and self-aware "loudmouth" Jim Bianco, whose songs "expose, embarrass and offend ex-girlfriends, future girlfriends, fellow singer/songwriters and, most notably, himself." Joining Bianco are singer-songwriters Holly Conlan, Jesse Thomas and Javier Dunn. The day's gourmet market and street food competitors include Chef Christopher Greenwald of Bay Laurel Culinary, Proprietor Jill Dorman of Street-eatz Mobile Kitchen, Proprietor Alma Mendez of La Texanita Mobile, Chef John Franchetti of Rosso Pizzeria & Wine Bar, Proprietor Nellie Gamez of Nellie's Oysters and Chef Gabe Nahas of Awful Falafel. A portion of the day’s proceeds benefit Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) Shone Farm Foundation. The mission of the Foundation is to manage, support and raise funds for the Shone Farm agricultural and educational facility. This includes the SRJC Shone Farm Winery, which makes and markets wine as an integral part of the instructional program at SRJC, and is now a member of The Wineyard cooperative in Santa Rosa Vintners' Square. General admission is $45, with advance-discounted available for $25 each at www.RootstockFestival.com by using the "7x7" discount code, or by buying directly at Santa Rosa Vintners' Square merchants. A small allotment of VIP experience tickets are available at $65 each. Santa Rosa Vintners’ Square is home to a host of lifestyle businesses such as its three outstanding wineries with production facilities including D’Argenzio Winery, Krutz Family Cellars and Sheldon Wines, with The Wineyard cooperative tasting room featuring Albertina Wine Cellars, Atascadero Creek, Flocchini Wines, Jazz Cellars, and SRJC Shone Farm Winery. Heritage Public House is the new local gathering spot for live music, comedy, special events and a rotating beverage menu focused on California nano- and micro-brews including Ruth McGowan's Craft Brews, as well as wines from The Wineyard next door. Squire Cigars, host of Rootstock's VIP Cigar Tent, and The Barbery round out the line up of merchants at Santa Rosa Vintners' Square. Other festival partners include TasteLive, CellarPass, House Band Wines, Rodney Strong Vineyards, 7x7 Wine Country, Sonoma County Tourism Bureau, Sonoma County Vintners, Grapebuddy, and Jahn Art. If you're traveling in for the event, Rootstock's preferred lodging partner, the Flamingo Convention Resort & Spa, has a block of discounted rooms while they last!
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