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Food & Wine October - December 2005


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Food & Wine
Festivals and Events: October-December 2005


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October 2005

October 2
Social Sundays at La Mirada
Tel: 831-649-7118
www.montereyart.org
Fine art mixes and mingles with live music and tasty hors d’oeuvres at Monterey Museum of Art’s La Mirada Gallery during these quarterly special Sundays.

October 7
Wine and Art Walk
Carmel Valley
Tel: 831-649-7118
www.montereywines.org
Bask in an Indian Summer afterglow by strolling between Carmel Valley Village's wineries and art galleries - they'll be open an additional three hours. A nice segue to dinner at a village restaurant!

October 8-9
12th Annual Old Monterey Seafood and Music Festival
Monterey
Tel: 831-655-8070
www.oldmonterey.org
Fresh seafood including clam chowder, salmon, shrimp and sushi, live music and crafts, all around Custom House Plaza and Alvarado Street.

October 9
9th Annual New Release Harvest Open House
Carmel Valley
Tel: 800-GALANTE
www.galantevineyards.com
Taste the new releases, meet the winemakers, and learn about Galante wines and the wine-making process.

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October 28-30
Changing Seasons Art Event
Carmel
Tel: 831-624-9035
www.carmelchangingseasons.com
Mark the changing of the seasons by touring 20 of Carmel's finest art galleries. 'Passport' holders enjoy special hors d'oeuvres and wine-tasting as they explore participating galleries, each hosting special exhibits and silent auctions.

October 31
Halloween Bal Masque
Big Sur
Tel: 831-667-2345
www.nepenthebigsur.com
Come to dine and dance beneath the moon on the terrace of Nepenthe, one of Big Sur's signature dining spots, at the annual masked costume party. Proceeds benefit the Big Sur Fire Service.

October TBA
Taste of Carmel
Carmel
Tel: 831-624-2522
Local restaurants and wineries showcase their food and wine at Carmel’s lovely Sunset Center. Live and silent auctions, entertainment.

October TBA
Oktoberfest
Carmel
Tel: 831-624-8886
www.thebarnyard.com
The Barnyard's warmly welcoming patios and flower gardens are a pure California setting for a great German tradition: the Oktoberfest of brews, brewing and bratwurst!




November 2005

November 10-13
8th Great Wine Escape Weekend
Monterey
Tel: 831-375-9400
www.montereywines.org
Celebrate the vendange at Monterey County wineries and restaurants as they roll out the red carpet for a weekend of self-guided and narrated bus tours, open houses, winemaker dinners Friday and Saturday nights, and live entertainment.



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November 19
Thanksgiving at The Farm
Salinas Valley
Tel: 831-455-2575
www.thefarm-salinasvalley.com
The Farm invites everyone to enjoy the Valley's bountiful goodness, while the kids get to go on a Veggie Treasure Hunt.






December 2005

December 6-7
Christmas at the Inns
Pacific Grove
Tel: 831-373-3304
www.pacificgrove.org
Take a self-guided tour of several bed and breakfast inns, all decked out in holiday splendor. Entertainment and refreshments served.

December 9
Christmas Party at The Farm
Salinas Valley
Tel: 831-455-2575
www.thefarm-salinasvalley.com
Snack on hot apple cider and homemade cookies then sing some carols around a bonfire or take a moonlight hayride around the fields at The Farm.

December TBA
7th Annual Wine and Wreaths Open House
Joullian Vineyards, Carmel Valley
Tel: 831-659-2800
www.joullian.com
Attendees are invited to wind their own grapevine wreath from Joullian's cuttings. Wine tasting and a picnic are a ‘must’.

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December TBA
Holiday Spectacular
Carmel Valley
Tel: 831-624-2600
www.chateaujulien.com
Held at Chateau Julien; great ideas for home decorating for your holiday celebrations.

December TBA
Inns of Distinction
Carmel
Tel: 831-624-4447
www.carmelheritage.org
Carmel Heritage Society guides you to the village's handsomest, most historic inns. Reservations recommended.

December TBA
Scheid Vineyards Holiday Open House
Salinas Valley
Tel: 888-4SVIWINE
www.scheidvineyards.com
Make your own holiday wreath from the vineyard's clippings, but keep an eye on the sky in case Santa drops by.




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