August 17, 2012
Grape & Gourmet coming Saturday

California's Grape & Gourmet, the annual feast of local food and award winning wines, has played a bit of musical chairs in terms of location the last few years. But on Saturday, the event returns to Cal Expo and will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Buildings A and B.

Some 200 wines will be poured, all of them medalists at the 2012 California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition. Hopefully Hearst Ranch Winery from Paso Robles will be pouring its best of show red, a Rhone-style blend of grenache, syrah and mourvedre. Also, look for samples from Chacewater Wine Company of Lake County, which nabbed "golden winery honors" at this year's competition.

To get more ideas of what to taste, check out The Bee's database of winners from the 2012 California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition.

Tickets cost $40 per person, or $50 at the door. Online group sales of 10 or more cost $35 per person. For more information and to order tickets: click here.

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