There's no such thing as too much wine.........................
That was my opinion, until I attended Legends of Wine at Sacramento's Farm-To-Fork Festival!
Wait, can I take that back?
I stand firm, there's IS no such thing as too much wine!
Could there be a better setting, to sample award winning wine and artisan cheese than the west steps of the California State Capitol Building?
I think not.
The Legends of Wine event is held in conjunction with America's Farm-To-Fork Festival in Sacramento and honestly, I don't think I've been to a more magical wine tasting event.
... and if wine wasn't enough ...
Don't EVEN get me started about the cheese that was out for display, beautiful artisan selections were located throughout the event to pair with wine samplings.
Can someone say, CALIFORNIA CHEESE?
Lots and lots of local California-made cheese. Stinky cheese, firm cheese, salty and sweet.
They all showed up for Legends of Wine!
The gorgeous cheese wheel shown above from Bravo Farms in the Central Valley, was literally the size of a watermelon.
This firm Silver Mountain Cheddar was perfectly crumbly, and tasted of brown butter and caramel sauce.
Beautiful tables (above) set with local farm-to-table produce were abundant at the event, which added to the ambiance.
The outdoor venue, along with the farm-to-table emphasis made me feel like anyone who loves wine and local produce could feel comfortable at this celebration.
However, knowing that the wines and parings were chosen by culinary geniuses, Darrell Corti and David Berkley, I'm confident that even the finest wine connoisseur would enjoy the event.
So, if you've been debating whether or not to attend Sacramento's Legends of Wine, on September 16th this year...debate no longer.
I will leave you with these photos to solidify your choice in saying "YES" to experiencing America's Farm-To-Fork, Legends of Wine celebration this year!
Chocolate. Caramel. Sea Salt.
Need I say more?
Yummy #nongmo french bread was given to us upon arrival. Only issue was that I didn't have anywhere to put my bread and wine glass, so had to juggle them for a bit until I finished the delicious bread.
I think it would have been nice to have a bag or something to put all the swag and extra items in. Other than the juggle, everything tasted delicious and the slight inconvenience was worth it.
There was lovely piano music being played all evening, which added to the relaxing atmosphere of the Capitol steps, as well as tall bistro style tables which allowed for an easy flow to and from wine and cheese tasting stations.
Pomegranate arils on a spoon? Heck, yeah!
Finally, as the evening continued - being on the steps of the Capitol building as the sun set, with a glass of fantastic wine in hand was pure magic.
If I could suggest an event to attend this year. I'd suggest this one.
You can grab your tickets here!
(and you can thank me later, heh!)