Sunday, February 14, 2010

President's Weekend at Ironstone

Dahlynn & Ken McKowen, co-authors of the new "Wine-Oh! Guide to California's Sierra Wine region" were here Saturday to sign copies of the great book as well as participate in a fun and very entertaining cooking demo with our very own Chef James.  Chef James has the ability to not only entertain and educate the audience, but make them feel very much a part of what he is doing.  Without missing a step, Chef James was able to make fresh pasta dough, brown meat, knead the dough, mix the sauce, cut the dough into a nice flat pasta, and put it all together with hands and flour flying everywhere.  Tasting his masterpiece was the icing on the cake, so to speak.  This all took no time at all! Check out the slide show to the right...

Meanwhile up in the tasting room, Carla tasted guests from a barrel of 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon. Even though still not quite ready, this wine is showing very well.  All around thumbs up from guests.

Just outside, Garden King Larry placed a few daffodils at the BBQ table.  Great Ribs, Yummy!

Warehouse sale downstairs was hopp'n all day!  Incredable deals on some great wines. Stock up time with cases flying out the door. The Ironstone Team was having a great time with our regulars who come out for every sale.  Lots of new guests with all the wineries offering specials for CWA glass holders. With the sun shinning and lots of people, we had a great time at Ironstone this weekend.  We are gearing up for a wild March!  Take a look at the Ironstone website at for all the activities, it is wild!  See you at Ironstone! 


Anonymous said...

I would appreciate more visual materials, to make your blog more attractive, but your writing style really compensates it. But there is always place for improvement

Ironstone Museum said...

Thank you for the input. Photos are always a great addition to the written word. Shares the fun and beauty. Will try to do more for you.