This wine tasting fundraiser was created in my grandma Ellie’s honor for the Ramona Women’s Club! It’s October 10th from 6-8pm. Hope you can attend in support of the scholarship fund that benefits the local youth of our community! I have tickets for sale at the Pamo Valley Winery tasting room, 603 Main Street ,Ramona! 760.271.3090.. $25 donation.
Join The Creative Vine at Pamo Valley Winery Tasting Room for a Come & Go Scrapbooking design event featuring scrapbooking aficionado Deana Garcia! Deana will provide you with all the tools necessary to create two personally designed scrapbooking pages. Each scrapbooking kit comes with paper and embellishments to create 2 12X12 pages. Choose between 1 of 4 matching designs. Additional kits (Holiday, Sports, Disney pages and more) will be available for purchase at a one time discounted price, exclusively for Creative Vine guests, of $10 each.
A Come & Go event allows you to arrive and Dine, Wine and Create with Friends anytime between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Bring with you 3-4 pictures that are 4X6 in size to use on your pages.
Payment can be made to The Creative Vine (cash or check). Please call or message me for details.
**No refunds 7 days prior to the event**
Barbara Graham Blankenbaker
The Creative Vine
Tickets Available for Annual Ramona Art and Wine Festival
Proceeds to Benefit Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project
Ramona, Calif., August 13, 2014—Tickets are available for the Annual Ramona Art and Wine Festival and can be purchased on the Festival Web Site (ramonaartandwinefest.net) or also by check to: Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project, P.O. Box 1661, Ramona CA 92065. Like last year, the Festival is expected to sell out.
The Ramona Art and Wine Festival will be held at the historic Amy Strong Castle at Mt. Woodson in Ramona, Calif. on Saturday, November 1, 2014, from noon to 5:00 p.m. Two types of admission are available: General Admission and V.I.P.
A General Admission passport is $65 and guests will enjoy handcrafted award-winning wine from area wineries, food prepared by local chefs, artwork displays and sales by fine artists, and a live auction of six wine barrels painted by local artists.
Those who purchase V.I.P. tickets, in addition to admission to the Festival from noon to 5:00, can also attend the V.I.P. Preview Brunch, scheduled from 10:30 to noon on the day of the event, and a Spring 2015 Winemaker’s Dinner, scheduled for Saturday, March 7, 2015, 5:00 p.m., location TBD. The V.I.P. Preview Brunch, catered by the Ramona Café, will feature sparkling wine especially made by Hatfield Creek and Ramona Ranch Wineries. The V.I.P. Passport is $150.
To Benefit Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Murals
All proceeds from this event are to benefit Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Murals (The Mural Project) created to increase tourism and community pride, and to celebrate cultural heritage through an outdoor visual arts program. “H” – Historic & Hiking; “E” – Equine; “A” – Arts, Antiques, Agriculture, “R” – scenic Rural vistas & drives; “T” – Tasting of fine wines.
S. Elaine Lyttleton, founder and president of The Mural Project and Chair of the Ramona Art and Wine Festival, said, “We are pleased to connect the growing Ramona wine industry and the artists of our area in order to create a more enjoyable Main Street for all of us to appreciate.”
The first project completed under the auspices of The Mural Project was the Casey Tibbs Mural painted by John & Jeanne Whalen on the Town & Country Real Estate office to honor Casey Duane Tibbs (1929-1990), an American cowboy, rodeo performer, stunt man, actor, director and producer. Other projects include the Equine Mural on the Northeast corner of 5th & Main; and the Historic Commerce Mural on the east side of the old Ramona Pharmacy building on Main Street.
Projects underway include: The Music Center mural on Main Street; the “lifestyles” mural sponsored by the San Diego Country Estates Association at 10th and D Streets; a rendering of the historic Kenilworth Inn on its original site at the Ramona Food & Clothes Closet; a second mural on the Business Barn on Main Street on the northeast wall; and a joint venture mural with the Ramona Tree Trust & the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy on the “Mike’s Liquor” building on Highway 67.
Annual Ramona Art and Wine Festival:
Organizers, Participants, and Sponsors
The Festival is presented by four local Ramona organizations: The Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project, Inc., Ramona Valley Vineyard Association, Ramona Valley Wine Region Magazine, and the Ramona Art Guild
The following 12 area wineries will offer tastings of their wine:
Altipiano Vineyard & Winery; Cactus Star Vineyard at Scaredy Cat Ranch; Hatfield Creek Vineyards & Winery; Hellanback Ranch & Vineyard; Highland Hills Winery; Mahogany Mountain Vineyard & Winery; Pamo Valley Winery; Ramona Ranch Vineyard & Winery; Schwaesdall Winery; Turtle Rock Ridge Vineyard & Winery; Vineyard Grant James; Woof ‘n Rose Winery & Vineyard.
To date, the following artists are participating:
Lynette Bedrow, David Billick – Barrel Artist, Liz Boggeln – Barrel artist, Lauren Chiara, Lyn Feudner, Janene Hanson, Tomi Hayes, Susan Keighley, Linda Kelly – Barrel Artist, Isabella Ketenjian, Jonathan Martinez – Barrel Artist, Helen Munroe, Jeri Peterson – Barrel Artist, Audrey Pounder, Nora Read, R. Wayne Rhea, Brian Rediker, Lori Sutherland
To date, chefs from Something Delicious, Personal Touch Dining, the Oaks Grille at San Vicente Resort, and Trezette’s will be offering a gourmet sampling of culinary delights. Others interested in showcasing their talents are asked to contact: Kathie LePage at email@example.com
In addition to the Presenters, sponsors to date include: The Bank of Southern California, A Vintage Industry – Event Coordinator, Glass Tech, Joyce T Strand, Author, Ramona Chamber of Commerce, Ramona Gold Olive Oil, Sky Valley Network; and wine barrel donors Altipiano, Hatfield Creek, and Ramona Ranch Wineries.
For additional information, see RamonaArtandWineFest.net
Pamo Valley Winery’s Summer Selection is here!
This Selection includes two of our favorites:
- Pamo Valley Winery 2010 Merlot
- JJJ 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Club Members can begin picking up their Summer Selection on Friday, July 27th at our tasting room during normal hours:
- Friday: 2PM – 8PM
- Saturday: 11AM – 8PM
- Sunday: 11AM – 8PM
- Monday: 2PM – 8PM
(Ps: As a Pamo Valley Wine Club Member, don’t forget to take advantage of free tastings on new releases and half-price tastings for all wines!)
We’re looking forward to seeing you!
Pamo Valley Winery 2010 Merlot
With our 2010 Merlot, I prefer a relatively lean Sirloin steak, fairly thick (at least an inch), with any fat trimmed off.
Mustard Coated Steak (Serves eight)
- 1 Cup: Mustards (clean out the fridge and use up part jars of prepared, whole-grained and Dijon-style, etc.)
- 1/4 Cup: Olive oil
- 2 Tsp. Each: Dried or fresh oregano, thyme, rosemary and basil
- 4 Garlic cloves: Minced and crushed (more garlic is always better)
- 2 Steaks: 2 pounds each
Combine mustards, oil, herbs and garlic. Thickly coat the steaks with the mixture and refrigerate overnight. Remove from the refrigerator about 1 hour before cooking. Prepare a barbecue and grill over a hot fire for 5 minutes or so on each side until medium rare. Remove to a cutting board, cover with aluminum foil, and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing across the grain and serve immediately.
JJJ 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Typically when one is presented with a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon, the first thought that comes to mind is steak. Au contraire – try it with Chocolate!
Hot Fudge Pudding (Serves nine)
Heat oven to 350°.
Blend the following in a bowl:
- 1 Cup: All-purpose flour
- 2 Tsp.: Baking powder
- 1/4 Tsp.: Salt
- 3/4 Cup: Sugar
- 2 Tbsp.: Cocoa
- 1/2 Cup: Milk
- 2 Tbsp.: Salad oil
- 1 Cup: Nuts, chopped (walnuts, pecans)
Spread in a 9-inch square pan. In a small bowl blend:
- 1 Cup : Brown sugar
- 1/4 Cup: Cocoa
Sprinkle sugar mixture over top of batter. Pour 1 3/4 Cups of hot water over all. Bake 45 minutes. Serve warm or cold with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
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Have you stopped by our gift shop lately? We have a number of new items including wine-humored shirts, gifts for him and her, and accessories to enhance your the enjoyment of your next bottle of wine!
(Don’t forget: Wine club members receive 10% off gift shop merchandise! Contact us to learn more!)
PAMO VALLEY WINERY GIFT SHOP
603 Main Street
Ramona, CA 92065 (map)
OUR HOURS (Extended Summer Hours!)
Friday: 2:00PM – 8:00PM
Saturday: 11:00AM – 8:00PM
Sunday: 11:00AM – 8:00PM
Monday: 2:00PM – 8:00PM
GIFT IDEAS (Available Today!)
Electric Cork Opener with neon Blue light!
Vin-Aire wine aerator
New! Wine Glass purse hooks
William Anderson, Jr. builds creative marketing and communication programs for startups, businesses, and organizations. He has worked with a number of innovative companies, holding roles such as business development manager, marketing and sales director, and technology consultant.
William has been working with Pamo Valley Winery to increase their visibility to a broader audience via email campaigns, social media, and blogging. Over the past year, Pamo has seen a significant increase in sales and the members of the Pamo Valley Wine Club.
William enjoys bringing people and businesses together. He recently established a monthly meeting on the Upper West Side of Manhattan that provides a venue for people in the neighborhood who work from home to discuss their challenges and successes.
When not working, William enjoys a nice glass of Riesling, both playing and watching a passionate game of soccer, and enjoying life in New York City with his family. He can be found online at www.andersonjr.com or on Twitter (@wiljr).
Wine Club Members will be able to pick up their April shipment on Friday the 13th onwards during normal tasting room hours. Mon & Fri 2-8pm and Sat & Sun 11-8pm. Come in and take advantage of your complimentary tastings for you and a guest!
In this shipment you will receive 2 bottles of our newly released 2008 JJJ Cellars Cab Franc. This wine is warm and savory. Earthy aromas of dense, smoky oak, syrup, blackberry and currant. Flavors of raspberry and milk chocolate lead to tangy marinara. Indian spices, cherry, strawberry, and smoke melt into a long, lingering finish of rich chocolate.
You will also receive complimentary candle samples from LaDawn Jung of Gold Canyon Candles, thank you LaDawn!
See you all next week for your pickup!
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Owner Jerry Rios of the Stallion Cigar Club in Ramona will be setup with specialty cigars in the parking lot of Pamo Valley Winery’s Tasting Room. Come hangout and pair a flavorful cigar with the perfect Pamo Valley wine on the patio! Special promotion on cigars this day 3 for $25! Jerry will also have many other premium cigars available. Cigars and wine are so fine! For more information on the Stallion Cigar Club, visit their website www.stallioncigarclub.com.
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