A la carte: Wine, cheese and flowers at these spring events
SONOMA: Bubbles & Blooms
Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards welcomes spring from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22, with the annual Bubbles & Blooms Festival, a celebration of flowers.
The afternoon includes lectures on caring for roses, planting a cut-flower garden and containers as garden art. Guests can also attend workshops on making a spring wreath, spring flower arranging and how to make a succulent terrarium.
An array of sparkling and still wines, tasty bites from Chef Beth Sogaard and lots of pairings round out the afternoon.
Tickets are $90 and include food, wine tokens, lectures and workshops. To reserve, go to gloriaferrer.com. 23555 Highway 121.
ROHNERT PARK: Chefs of Tomorrow
Give young chefs a helping hand by attending the annual Wine Country Chefs of Tomorrow benefit at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at the Doubletree Hotel in Rohnert Park.
The evening partners culinary students from six local high schools with local chefs to compete in a tasty appetizer competition. There is a reception, followed by a French-inspired dinner.
Tickets are $85. Advance purchase required at chefsoftomorrow.org. One Doubletree Drive.
SONOMA: Recipe repertoire
Jessica Battilana, San Francisco Chronicle columnist and author of “Repertoire: All the Recipes You Need,” will serve as the Hacienda Chef-in-Residence at Scribe Winery from April 26 to 30.
Reservations may be made from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day by calling 707-939-1858. Cost is $60. 2100 Denmark St.
GUERNEVILLE: School garden fun
Guerneville School invites the public to a special tour of its new Main Campus Teaching Garden at noon April 29 as part of its Spring “Preview” Garden Celebration.
The new raised-bed Teaching Garden was built and installed by Avalow of Santa Rosa and consists of 20 raised beds made of corrugated aluminum and reclaimed Douglas fir.
At 1 p.m., guests will stroll over to the Guerneville School Historic Community Garden and enjoy a cooking demonstration by Chef Crista Luedtke. 14630 Armstrong Woods Road.
CALISTOGA: The big cheese
Sterling Vineyards will hold an Artisanal Cheese Celebration from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at the winery’s Diamond Mountain Terrace.
The event includes more than a dozen cheeses, plus charcuterie and limited production Sterling wines.
Tickest are $45. To reserve: sterlingvineyards.com. 1111 Dunaweal Lane.
HEALDSBURG: Raw milk cheese
Cheese expert Janet Fletcher will lead a tasting of some awesome American cheeses made with unpasteurized milk at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21, which happens to be Raw-Milk Cheese Appreciation Day.
Although regulatory pressures are making raw-milk cheeses increasingly rare, many cheesemakers continue to fight for their rights to make these cheeses.
Tickets are $65. To reserve: healdsburgshed.com. 25 North St.
Staff Writer Diane Peterson can be reached at 707-521-5287 or email@example.com. On Twitter @dianepete56.