The Simi Spring Forage weekend kicks off Friday evening with a reception, local artisanal farmer presentations and a tasting menu featuring fresh, seasonal, regional foods and artisanal products perfectly paired with Simi wines. Saturday morning begins with breakfast at the local artisan bakery, followed by a foraging trip to the Healdsburg Farmers’ Market. From there, guests will be transported to regional farms and a vineyard for tours, tastings and a country picnic lunch. At day’s end, all will return to the winery for hands-on preparation–composing the day’s foraged ingredients to create individually-inspired pizzas.
Simi Spring Forage will take place the first weekend in May in conjunction with the season opening of the Healdsburg Farmers’ Market, and Simi Fall Forage will take place the last weekend in September in conjunction with Sonoma County Farm Trails’ “Weekend Along Farm Trails.” By bringing together artisanal farms and producers with guest participants, Simi Forage will highlight the community spirit of Sonoma County’s sustainable farming practices and lifestyle.
Breakfast and demo at the Costeaux French Bakery on Healdsburg Square–a local favorite.
Forage shopping excursion at the Healdsburg Farmers’ Market–first of the season (Simi Forage “greenbucks” will be provided).
Forage outing–farm tours: orchard tour and olive oil tasting at Dry Creek Olive Company, orchard tour and peach Bellinis at Dry Creek Peach Farm, country picnic and vineyard ramble at Simi’s Las Amigas Vineyard with an exclusive block tasting of the Simi Alexander Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.
Afternoon break for guests to refresh at the hotel before meeting back at Simi where all are invited to dig into the foraged provisions to prepare for the great pizza cook-off and feast. Prizes will be awarded for the most brilliant foraged topping combinations!
SOURCE Simi Winery