Sierra foothills wineries will step into the farm-to-table spotlight during Sutter Creek’s first Food and Wine Market, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Featuring local wines and produce, the market starts with a farmers market in downtown Sutter Creek from 9 a.m. to noon, with fresh vegetables, fruit, meats and baked goods on sale.
Starting at 1 p.m., nine wine tasting rooms in Sutter Creek will feature special tastings with local chefs who will prepare locally sourced gourmet treats to pair with local wines. Advance wine tasting tickets ($35) are available online at www.wineon49.com with proceeds benefiting the Amador Food Bank.
The event is hosted by Wine on 49, a collaboration of nine wineries on or near Highway 49. Participating wineries include Baiocchi Vineyards and Wines, Bella Grace Vineyards and Wines, Feist Wines, Le Mulet Rouge Vineyard and Winery, Mabera Wines, Miller Wine Works, Scott Harvey Wines, Sera Fina Cellars and Yorba Wines.
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“Fresh food and good wine should be considered a simple pleasure and not a luxury,” said Ann Kraemer, spokeswoman for the Food and Wine Market. “And that’s what the Food and Wine Market is all about. Inspiring us to choose quality over quantity, to shop local and to just live a little in the most simple ways.”