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07.13.11

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Summer Sipping

By Emily Hunt


For those seeking that special edgy flavor to Sonoma County winetasting, Rootstock, aka "the Great Gastronomic Wine, Street Food and Music Festival," takes place at Santa Rosa's Vintners Square on July 16. In less than a year, Vintners Square has assembled a collection of sophisticated enterprises, including wine cellars and cigar shops. It seems only fitting, then, that Vintners Square would host Rootstock.

For $45, patrons of Rootstock can appreciate the wines of more than 20 wineries, the gourmet bites of various restaurants and the music of numerous bands and DJs. Local food personalities will act as hosts to a "Best Bites" competition and more. Be there on Saturday, July 16, at Vintners Square. 1301 Cleveland Ave., Santa Rosa. 2-7pm. $45. 707.495.1797.

That same day, Silverado Vineyards keeps it cool, classy and a little less casual at its "Lemons, Limes and Summertime" event. From 2pm to 4pm, Silverado offers tastings of its lightest and fruitiest wines on its terrace. For $35, "Lemons, Limes and Summertime" includes appetizers, desserts, light rhythms and a scenic vineyard view to enhance the two-hour wining and dining experience. Get your squeeze on Saturday, July 16, at Silverado Vineyards. 6121 Silverado Trail, Napa. 2-4pm. $35. 707.259.6617.


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