38th Annual Columbia Wine Tasting to Benefit Columbia College Culinary Arts Program

38th Annual Columbia Wine Tasting to Benefit
Columbia College culinary Arts program

This spring the Columbia College Foundation will host the 38th Annual Columbia Wine Tasting – a benefit event from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, April 13 to support the Columbia College Culinary Arts Program.   This popular event, one of California’s premier wine tastings, takes place in the historic gold rush town of Columbia. More than 80 wineries and food vendors will set up shop in the State Park’s historic buildings, making it one of the most unique tastings in the West. Delicious hors d’oeuvres prepared by culinary students and various local food purveyors are a highlight every year.

Accredited by the prestigious American Culinary Federation, Columbia’s culinary arts program prepares students for various hospitality management careers. “Our graduates can be found in successful careers throughout the Mother Lode region, as well as all over the world,” said Gene Womble, the college’s hospitality management program coordinator.  “Proceeds from the wine tasting provide scholarships and equipment for our program. We appreciate the community’s support and are confident that those who attend will have a great time.”

Reservations can be purchased in advance for $50 per person between February 1st and April 7th, 2014; they will also be sold for $60 per person at the door as available. Attendees receive a complimentary souvenir wine glass and samples from participating wineries and food vendors. For more information, check out Columbia Wine Tasting or call (209) 588-5135.

(Additional press information and photos are available by contacting Gene Womble at 209- 588-5135.)

 2013 participants included:

Pine Ridge                                           Prospect 772                           Rutherford Ranch

Pina                                                     Twisted Oak                            Stevenot

Hatcher                                               Seghesio                                  Mettler Family

Michael David                                     Chatom                                   Emmolo

Nickel & Nickel                                   Milliaire                                  Black Sheep

Rombauer                                           PureCru                                   Lange Twins

Vino Noceto                                        Gianelli                                    McManis

Frank Family                                       Hovey                                      Haraszthy

Schramsberg                                       Bogle                                       Cameron Hughes

Zucca Mountain                                  Mineral                                   Silkwood

Brice Station                                       Edna Valley                             Louis Martini

Laguna Canyon                                   Bridlewood                             Mason

Tanner                                                 Three Pears                           Dancing Coyote

Sierra Vista                                         Renner                                    Mutt Lynch

Sonora Port Works                              Frogs Tooth                             Tolosa

Sobon                                                  Shenandoah                            J Lohr

ZD                                                        Perry Creek                             Robert Mondavi

St. Amant                                            Terra d Oro                             Montevina

La Folia                                                Patianna                                  Lavender Ridge

Mt. Brow                                             Picket Fence                            Inner Sanctum

Silver Oak                                            Ironstone                                 Rock Wall

Sterling                                                Rosenblum                              Kendall Jackson

La Crema                                            Naughty Boy                            Clos Du Bois

Quady                                                  Acacia `                                   Amador Foothill

Newsome Harlow                               McMurry Ranch                     Duckhorn

Provenance                                         Twomey                                  Coppermine

Robert Hall                                          Terre Rouge                            Round Pond

Food Purveyors and Exhibitors

Hillmar Cheese                                   Diestel Turkey Ranch

Noahs Waters                                     Marisolio Olive Oil Co.

Columbia College Culinary Arts         Cowboy Toffee Co.

Fiscalini Cheese Company