Sierra Vista Winery at Acqua é Farina Starting with the April dinner, we will be bringing in past favorites. Our favorite red wine variety is Zinfandel, and John’s favorite white wine variety is Roussanne, so for April we are bringing back a winery that excels at both Zinfandel and Roussanne, to wit; Sierra Vista Winery in Pleasant Valley, El Dorado County. Sierra Vista (owners/winemakers John and Barbara MacCready) becomes only the third winery to be featured at three Diablo Tasters Guild Dinners*.
To go along with our revisiting old friend theme, we are having the dinner in a familiar place, albeit the names have changed. Acqua é Farina is in the same locale as Rue de Main, where we held ten Tasters Guild dinners over a seven year period. The Marquez brothers have created a special Italian “ristorante” that was recommended to us by Joe and Ann Farias, Carol & Jerry Rose and Duane Sitter & Cindy Sorenson.  Chef Roberto Marquez’ menu is attached. Oh, and to answer your question, yes, they still have the fabulous murals inside, but the signs have been changed from French to Italian.

* For those of you wondering, the other two wineries to be featured at three dinners were Concannon and Rosenblum.

Click to download the menu and order form
Twisted Oak Winery The wines for our May dinner will be provided by Twisted Oak Winery in Calaveras County.
Hall Wines Our June dinner will be held on either June 19th or 26nd with wines provided by Hall Wines from the Napa Valley.
Cedar Mountain Winery Wines for our July dinner will be provided by Cedar Mountain Winery from the Livermore Valley.
Esterlina Vineyards The wines for our September dinner will be provided by Esterlina Vineyards from Dry Creek in Sonoma County.
Mauritson Wines The wines for our October dinner will be provided by Mauritson Wines.

Tablas Creek Vineyard Wines for our November dinner will be provided by Tablas Creek Vineyard from Paso Robles.
End-of-Year French Champagne We'll wrap up the year with French champagnes supplied by K&L Wine Merchants.  This is always a very popular dinner, so you might want to mark your calendars way ahead of time.