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“Wine & Food Affair” Pairs Region’s Diverse Wines with Good Eats


Alexander, Dry Creek and Russian River Valleys wineries to participate in annual “foodie” event

Healdsburg, CA, October 4, 2017— This November 4th & 5th, Wine Road will host its premier food and wine event, Wine & Food Affair, from 11am to 4pm. Now in its 19th year, Wine & Food Affair features two full days of tantalizing food and wine pairings along the Wine Road.

Nearly 100 Wineries in Northern Sonoma County will take part in the highly anticipated annual event. Throughout the weekend, guests can visit participating wineries stretching across Sonoma County’s Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River Valleys. Each winery offers a taste of gourmet cuisine prepared by a local culinary artist paired with the wine of their choice. Popular pairings from last year include Bacon Fudge Brownies with Syrah Port; New England Clam Chowder with Chardonnay; Mac & Cheese with Pulled Ham paired with Pinot Noir; and Braised Meatball Sliders and Zinfandel.

“We love this event because it’s so easy to talk about wine when you are pairing it with food,” say Wine Road Executive Director Beth Costa. “The wineries really do experiment to find perfect pairings to share for the event. It’s fun to then replicate the tastings at home using the online recipes.”

In addition to the main event, there will be a Winemaker Breakfast and Q&A on Saturday, November 4th from 9am – 10:30am at Martinelli Winery in Windsor. Winemakers from Martinelli, Viszlay Vineyards & Roadhouse Winery will be on hand

for this open forum in which guests get to meet and chat with winemakers in a casual breakfast setting with Q&A. This is not a wine tasting experience, simply breakfast and conversation. Tickets must be purchased for this added event during registration.

Attendees have the option to purchase tickets for the weekend ($80) or Sunday only ($60), enjoying Sonoma County’s finest at their own pace. Designated driver tickets ($30) are also available. Advance tickets are now on sale online and are non-refundable; listed price does not include tax or service charge. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the door and the event takes place rain or shine.


The Wine Road is a travel resource for those looking to visit the region, which is famous for its renowned wine producers and cuisine, scenic beauty, and wine country lifestyle. The association hosts three celebrated wine events throughout the year, “Winter WINEland” in January; “Barrel Tasting” in March; and “Wine and Food Affair” in November. Made up of 200 wineries and 54 lodgings throughout the Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River valleys in Sonoma County, something is always going on along the Wine Road. To plan your next trip, please visit: www.wineroad.com. For additional information, or to request a free map, call 800.723.6336 or via e-mail at [email protected], or visit the Wine Road on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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