Berryessa Gap wine dinner
Berryessa Gap of Yolo County serves some of its richest red wines to be paired with dishes prepared in large pots. Wines included in this "Big Pots Big Reds" dinner include petite sirah and zinfandel, with such courses as paella and housemade sausage.
When: 6 p.m. Tuesday
Where: 200 Railroad Ave., Winters
Information: (530) 795-3201, www.berryessagap.com
Asian dumplings cooking class
Learn how to cook such dim sum favorites as gyoza and spring rolls. This three-hour class will be offered in morning and afternoon sessions.
When: 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 16
Where: Institute of Technology, 6249 Sunrise Blvd., Citrus Heights
Cost: $52 for class, $20 for materials
Information: (916) 781-6280, http://sierra.augusoft.net
Wine and cheese festivals
Celebrate classic food pairings at the Sierra Foothills Artisan Cheese and Wine Festival. Cheese tastings, samples of Rhone and Bordeaux wines and a cheesemaking course are among the activities.
When: Noon to 4 p.m. May 4; cheesemaking course is 9 a.m. to noon May 4
Where: Lavender Ridge Vineyard, 3030 Hunt Road, Copperopolis.
Cost: $40, $30 wine club members; $65 for cheesemaking class.
Information: (209) 728-2441, http://lavenderridgevineyard.com