It’s Regatta Time: The Annual Taste of Howell Mountain

Howell Mountain CupIt’s almost time for the 18th Annual Taste of Howell Mountain Wine Tasting and Auction at Charles Krug Winery on Saturday, June 15th, from 12:00 to 5:00 pm.  Come join the party at 2800 Main Street (Highway 29) in St. Helena and indulge in the fabulous wines of Howell Mountain accompanied by gourmet food.  Tickets for the event are $125 and can be purchased here.

For 2013, the Annual Taste of Howell Mountain is taking on a nautical theme, morphing into “The Howell Mountain Cup – A Wine Tasting Regatta” in honor of the America’s Cup Summer of Racing in San Francisco from July 4 – September 21.

View from Howell Mountain

View from CADE Winery, on Howell Mountain

There will be 40 wineries pouring their wines at the event including some of our favorite purveyors such as Arkenstone VineyardsBlue Hall VineyardBremer Family Winery, CADE, Charles Krug Winery, Cimarossa, Cornerstone Cellars, Duckhorn Vineyards, Dunn Vineyards, Howell at the Moon, La Jota Vineyard Co., Lamborn Family Vineyards, Neal Family Vineyards, Notre Vin, O’Shaughnessy Estate WineryRetro CellarsRobert Craig Winery, and SPENCE.  To see the complete list of participating wineries, go here.      Winery Chefs will once again cater the event, offering small bites such as:

  • Slow Smoked Rib Sandwich in a Cabernet-Friendly Sauce
  • Macaroni and Cheese “cupcake” with Cheddar, Goat and Parmesan Cheeses
  • Anchor Steam Braised Beef Brisket Sliders with Quick Pickled Red Cabbage
  • Point Reyes Blue Cheese and Pecan Shortbread Cookies

As with last year’s event,  the Howell Mountain Cup – A Wine Tasting Regatta will have live entertainment from a high energy blues band called The Hummingbirdz.

Annual Taste of Howell Mountain Auction

At the 2012 Annual Taste of Howell Mountain

The Howell Mountain Cup – A Wine Tasting Regatta will provide plenty of wines to enjoy as well as other activities such as Silent and Live Auctions.  Seize your chance to bid on rare wines, winemaker dinners, tours and tastings, travel, recreation, and resort opportunities.  Or, you can puchase one of 52 playing cards (at $125 per card) for a chance to win 100 bottles of California Cabernet Society wines valued at $7,575.   To order a card, please call 707-965-2665 (or move quickly when the event starts, as any remaining cards always sell out quickly). 

Howell Mountain Vintners and Growers LogoThe Annual Taste of Howell Mountain event is brought to you by Howell Mountain Vintners and Growers Association, promoting the wonderful wines made from grapes grown just “above the fog.”  Proceeds from the event will benefit the Howell Mountain Education Foundation.

Looks like it’s time to break out your docksiders and come support a good cause.  Coxswains optional.


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