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Fall fundraiser at Devil’s Gulch Ranch

By Jessica Yadegaran
Thursday, October 23rd, 2008 at 3:44 pm in Uncategorized.

If you’re dying to get your hands on some magnums of Marin County Pinot Noir while doing a good deed, check out the fall fundraiser at Devil’s Gulch Ranch in Nicasio on Nov. 8. It’s their first, and all proceeds benefit the educational programs offered by Mark Pasternak and others who run the camp and operate the ranch. It’s a full day and there’s something for everyone, so check out your options:

Ranch tour (2 to 4 p.m.): Experience the excitement of a working ranch – vineyards, pigs, sheep, horses and rabbits – and stroll through the gardens and areas where campers spend time learning and connecting with nature.

Kid’s day ( 4 to 10 p.m.; $75/child): Children enjoy camp craft activities while the parents enjoy wine tasting, dinner, and dancing in town. At the ranch the kids can make their own pizza using local ingredients, and enjoy a movie and popcorn. Transportation provided back to Nicasio Square.

Just wine tasting at Druid’s Hall (4 to 6 p.m.): Open to the public and free admission. Devil’s Gulch Ranch sausages available and tasting prices vary. Wineries/Winemakers participating: Brookside Cellars; Dutton-Goldfield Winery; Kendric Vineyards; Moonhill Vineyards; Orogeny Wines; Pacheco Ranch Winery; Pey-Marin Vineyards; Point Reyes Vineyards; Ross Valley Winery; Schramsgerg; Sean Thackrey; Starry Night Winery; Stubbs Vineyard; Thomas Fogarty Winery; Vergari Wines; Vision Cellars; Willowbrook Cellars.

Just dinner and dancing ($75/person not including wine): Enjoy a gourmet dinner with Devil’s Gulch Ranch meats and local produce. Various renowned chefs will participate. Dancing will follow with live music. If you have kids it’s the same price to bring them for the kid’s day listed above. For more information or to RSVP, visit the link above.

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