Show Petite Sirah Some Love: The 2013 Dark & Delicious Wine and Food Event

Dark & Delicious TMBay Area residents should know that Dark & Delicious Petite Sirah™ provides an amazing wine and food experience, and it’s just a month away.  With 55 premium Petite Sirah wineries and 30 fabulous Napa and Bay Area restaurants, caterers, and food purveyors, don’t miss out on your chance for this much fun, food, and wine in a convenient East Bay location (and parking is free!).  Dark & Delicious is on Friday, February 22, 2013, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, once again at Rock Wall Wine Company (2301 Monarch Street, Suite 3D, in Alameda). 

Ticket prices for the 7th Annual Dark & Delicious are $63 per person, or $53 per person for purchases of 8 or more admissions.  Tickets and complete details can be obtained here.  The evening’s activities include a Silent Auction, so you can have fun bidding between tastes of incredible Petite Sirah (and a portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the East Bay SPCA).  Tickets are limited and only available in advance, so you should really go buy your tickets now.

Dark & Delicious Petite Sirah is the preeminent Petite Sirah annual event, held by PS I Love You, Inc.  Each year, the National Pork Board is a major sponsor/contributor to this event,  a perfect meshing of food and wine.  For the 2013 event, Encore! Glass is a Gold Sponsor which gives PS I Love You the ability to donate a portion of the auction proceeds to a deserving charity in the East Bay area.

Gustafson Family Vineyards

Gustafson Family Vineyards

Some of the participating wineries at the 2013 Dark & Delicious are Artezin/The Hess Collection, Ballentine Vineyards, Clayhouse Wines, Concannon VineyardFenestra Winery, Field Stone Winery, Gustafson Family Vineyards, Lava Cap WineryMounts Family Winery, Ridge Vineyards, Robert Biale Winery, Rock Wall Wine Company, Trentadue Winery, Tres Sabores, and Trueheart Vineyard.

Seared Pork Loin

At the 2012 Dark & Delicious, California Rose Catering served this Seared Pork Loin on Sourdough Crostini with Chimichurri Sauce

Along with your sips, enjoy small bites from food sponsors such as Asena Restaurant, Bert’s Desserts, Big Jim’s BBQ, Blue Heron CateringCalifornia Rose Catering, Catahoula Coffee, cocotutti, Le Truc, Fiscalini Cheese Company, Il Posto Trattoria, Mary’s Pizza Shack, and Piatti Ristorante & Bar

PS I Love You is a non-profit organization created to promote, educate, and legitimize Petite Sirah as a heritage variety with a special emphasis on its terroir uniqueness.  Winery members who join the organization receive benefits such as social media exposure, co-marketing opportunities, media tasting opportunities, discounts for the annual Petite Sirah Symposium, media publicity for the variety, and the opportunity to participate in the annual Dark & Delicious wine and food event.  PS I  Love You members dating back to 2002 include BARRA of Mendocino, Silkwood Wines, Wilson Vineyards, Foppiano Vineyards, and Rosenblum Cellars.  Recent additions to the group include Viszlay Vineyards, Roadrunner Ridge Winery, Fenestra Winery, HoppeKelly Vineyards, David Coffaro Estate Vineyard, and Cedar Creek Ranch & Vineyards.

PS I Love You Better yet, consumers can also join PS I Love You by becoming a PS “Groupie.”  Membership benefits for consumers include VIP entrance to events, early invitations to events at a discounted rate, annual member prize drawing, Pet-Project designer T-shirt, bi-annual newsletters on Petite Sirah news and discoveries, notifications of new releases and specials, and an annual Groupie BBQ with winemakers.  Single Groupie membership is only $50 per year, and a Couple Groupie membership is just $25 more.  To join, please follow the link at the beginning of this paragraph.

We thoroughly enjoyed the 2012 event and highly recommend the Dark & Delicious Wine and Food Event to others.  Go here to read a summary of our favorite parts of last year’s event and then please join us at the 2013 Dark & Delicious by going here to purchase tickets.




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