[caption id="attachment_96825" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Rep. Mike Thompson and his wife, Janet, watch Nick Buttitta of Rosa d'Oro Vineyards pour wine for a guest at a wine-tasting event at the Vallejo Ferry Terminal. (credit: Mel Orpilla)[/caption]
VALLEJO -- Six Lake County wineries on Saturday let visitors to the Vallejo waterfront in on an decreasingly secret part of North Coast winegrowing.
Rosa d’Oro, Chacewater Winery and Olive Mill, Olof Cellars, Langtry Estate and Vineyards, Art and Farm Wines and Moore Family Winery were pouring their wines at an afternoon event that drew scores of people to the grassy area next to the Vallejo ferry building.
[caption id="attachment_96826" align="alignright" width="200"] Cindi Olof of Olof Cellars models one of the winery's signature Viking helmets. (credit: Mel Orpilla)[/caption]
"This was a wonderful event with wine, food, activities and artisan crafters," said Terry Dereniuk, director of Lake County Winery Association. "It gave us a chance to showcase Lake County wines and introduce the Lake County wine region to people in the Vallejo area."
Also poured were flights of sauvignon blanc wines from Six Sigma Ranch & Winery, Wildhurst Vineyards, Steele Wines, and Vigilance Winery by Ms. Dereniuk, association board member Lu Baird and Gaye Allen, author of Lake County Wine Guide.
The even included kite-flying, arts and crafts, barbecued food, chocolatiers, music, tai chi and yoga.
Public figures who attended the event included Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, there with his wife, Janet, and Vallejo Mayor Osby Davis.