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Mouthful: Head to McEvoy Ranch for 'Wine + Boots'

  • 11/15/2007:D2: The upper garden at McEvoy Ranch in the hills west of Petaluma. The ranch's olive mill can be seen in operation Sunday.

    4/22/2006:D1: On a soggy day, visitors tour the upper garden at McEvoy Ranch in the coastal hills west of Petaluma. The ranch is best known for its olive oils, but for the first time, owner Nan McEvoy's personal gardens are being opened for public tours. The tour includes McEvoy's kitchen and greenhouses.

    PC: 1 of 7-- On a soggy day, visitors tour the upper garden at McEvoy Ranch In the coastal hills west of Petaluma. Photo by John Burgess/The Press Democrat

<strong>McEvoy Ranch Fete:</strong> McEvoy Ranch, located in the tumbling hills south of Petaluma, is open to the general public this Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. to celebrate the release of its 2013 Rosebud, a dry ros?of pinot noir and syrah.

"Wine + Boots," as the party has been christened, will also debut the farm's 2013 extra virgin olive oil.

Festivities include live music, bocce, raffles and yummy nibbles from Thistle Meats of Petaluma and Toluma Farms of Tomales.

Cost is $45 for the general public and $20 for wine club members. The price includes a $15 voucher that may be applied to the purchase of wine.

Children are welcome but must be at least 10 years old. Pets may not attend and there is no shaded parking. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes good for walking on unstable surfaces.

For more information and to make a reservation, visit <a href="http://mcevoyranch.com" target="_blank">mcevoyranch.com</a>.

<strong>Oysterpalooza Time!</strong> On Sunday, Rocker Oysterfeller's Kitchen and Saloon (14415 Highway 1, Valley Ford) hosts its annual Oysterpalooza with live music and delicious fun.

This is the eighth annual fete, and this year, it benefits the Valley Ford Volunteer Fire Department and CropMobster.

Doors open to the public at noon. At 1 p.m., the music kicks off with the Church Marching Band, followed by Mr. December, Lucky Drive Bluegrass Band, a second line parade with the Church Marching Band, Frankie Boots and the County Line and, wrapping things up from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m., Arann Harris and the Farm Band.

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