Art, food, wine
Healdsburg will launch a new Art-Food-Wine weekend June 14 to 16 at various galleries, restaurants and wineries in the historic town.
The festivities kick off at 6 p.m. on June 14 with a party at Stafford Gallery, then will continue Friday with a lunch at Barndiva featuring “Art of the Table” by Dragonfly Floral, an exclusive private tour of the art at Oliver Ranch and a reception at the Dallas Saunders Gallery in Geyserville, catered by Catelli’s and Bellinis by Thomas George Estate and Dry Creek Peach.
On June 16, there will be a private VIP tour and tasting at Chalk Hill Estate, a picnic lunch at Roth Estate Winery and a tour and cave tasting at Lancaster Estate.
The weekend concludes with a Paul Mahder Gallery Art Tour and reception and art discussion at the Aerena Gallery, both in Healdsburg. Tickets range from $45 to $185. To reserve, go to healdsburgartfoodwine.com.
Transhumanance — the seasonal migration of livestock between lowlands and mountains — will be celebrated with a festival from 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at Steamer Landing Park.
The festival honors grassland culture and the work of shepherds, farmers and ranchers while bringing awareness to how our food choices affect our landscapes, local economies and waterways.
The opening ceremony at 2 p.m. will feature Balkan music, followed by a food tasting with Travis Day of Thistle Meats, various workshops and a marketplace. At 4 p.m., Marin rancher and carbon farmer John Wick will give the keynote speech, followed by Ruthie King on “A History of Domestication” and Stephen Satterfeld on “Food, Sovereignty, Food Sovereignty.”
The festival culminates at 6 p.m. with a dinner prepared by Chef Matt Roberts featuring Sweet Grass Grazing and True Grass Farms lamb asado, local delicacies and beer and wine. A belly dancing show by Rebecca Vasile and dancing to the City of Trees Brass Band concludes the festival.
Tickets are $20 per person, under 12 free, including local food tastings. Dinner is $20 per person. sassyandgrassy.com. 707-778-4380. 6 Copeland St.
Matanzas Creek Winery will host a two-month celebration of wine and lavender in June and July that celebrates the aromatic herb with garden tours, painting and photography workshops, honey bee labs and sauvignon blanc and oyster pairings.
The celebration will culminate with a harvest of the lavender gardens followed by lunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 30. Cost is $65.
The Season of Wine & Lavender will conclude at 6 p.m. July 14 with a Celebration Dinner. Cost is $175.
For a complete list of events and to reserve, go to matanzascreek.com. 6097 Bennett Valley Road.
Great rosé pairing
The Culinary Institute of America at Copia will host the Great Rosé Pairing for Summer from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 16 at the downtown Napa venue.
The immersive experience held outdoors in the amphitheater will pair award-winning wines from a recent competition with gourmet cuisine created by star chef students from the CIA.
There will also be rosé cocktails and refreshers, demonstrations and live music by Steel Jam.