Celebrate harvest at Coppola Winery
Francis Ford Coppola Winery will offer a cornucopia of events to celebrate the harvest season this fall, from dancing to kids' activities.
On Friday nights through Oct. 19 you can enjoy an evening of wine, food and Latin dancing under the stars at the outdoor pavilion. Cost is $20, including dance lessons. Wine and food is available for purchase.
An Italian Harvest Tour will be offered on Sundays through Oct. 14 for those who want to get up close to the juice. The tour includes breakfast on the patio, grape picking, a visit to the crushpad and barrel room, winemaker Q&A and a five-course lunch served with Coppola wines. Cost is $199.
In the restaurant, you can sample Rustic's menu with a four-course tasting menu paired with wines for $79.
Kids can do a smoothie tasting for just $1, while parents taste wine, every Saturday and Sunday. In the tasting room, guests can sample a Fresh-Pressed Wine Tasting of juice from the crushpad.
To make a reservation, visit the website at www.franciscoppolawinery.com/visit.
SRJC Culinary Cafe opens for fall
The Santa Rosa Junior College Culinary Cafe and Bakery has reopened for the fall semester at 1670 Mendocino Ave., across from the main campus.
The Cafe opens for lunch at 11:30 a.m. and serves until 2 p.m. on Wednesday through Friday. The cafe features a weekly menu of seasonal salads, soups, sandwiches, pizzas, entrees and desserts prepared by students.
The SRJC Bakery features freshly baked pastries and award-winning breads made by students. Morning pastries and coffee can be enjoyed in the new dining room from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays through Fridays. Breads, pastries, desserts and take-out items can be purchased until 2 p.m. on those days.
Reservations for lunch can be made at 522-2796. Seniors age 60 and above receive a 15 percent discount each day the cafe is open.
Tours of the new B. Robert Burdo Culinary Arts Center are conducted at 3 p.m. on Tuesdays. To reserve a spot on a tour, call 522-2800.
Chef offers class on wine, food pairing
Bruce Riezenman, executive chef/owner of Park Avenue Catering, will give a class on "How to Make a Good Pairing Great" at 2 p.m. Sunday at Marcucci Farms & Winery in Santa Rosa.
After a vineyard tour, Riezenman will lead the group through a deconstructed food and wine pairing, discussing balancing weights, creating flavor connections and balancing tastes.
Seating is limited. Tickets are $110. To reserve, call 544-4789. 2308 Laguna Road.
Expanded hours at Tierra Vegetables
Tierra Vegetables has expanded the hours of its farmstand at 651 Airport Boulevard.
The new hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The farm grows all of its own vegetables and fruits, from melons to pears, and offers its own line of jams, hot sauces, grits and cornmeal, dried chiles and spice blends.
For more information, go to tierravegetables.com.
Trio Brazil plays at Seasons tasting bar
Jazz It Up! with Ami Molinelli's Trio Brazil on Sept. 29th at the Seasons of the Vineyard Tasting Bar & Boutique on the Healdsburg Plaza. The free event is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. There will be Brazilian beats and songs from the Bay Area, as well as plenty of small bites. The tasting room is at 113 Plaza St. For more information, peruse: www.seasonsofthevineyard.com/events/