Taste of West County is back for a second, well, taste of the West County. The second annual event is a fundraiser for the Sebastopol Charter School, and offers an edible and quaffable who's who of the area's food and drink scene. While proceeds go to support arts and education at the school, the event is open to the public. (Disclosure: my kids go to the school).
The event will be held at Vine Hill House in Sebastopol on Sunday, May 17, from 1pm to 5pm. Attendees will sample local flavors from area restaurants, food producers and wineries along with great views and live music. On tap are food and beverages from Applewood Inn & Restaurant, Backyard, Forchetta Bastoni, French Garden, Gypsy Cafe, Peter Lowell's, Redwood Hill Farm, Sub Zero, Ramen Gaijin, Whole Foods, Revive, Taylor Maid Farms, Sunshine Roasters, Moonlight Brewing Co., Devoto Orchards and more. Featured wines include Claypool Cellars, Dutton-Goldfield Winery, Dutton Estate Winery, Hook & Ladder, Korbel, La Follette, Marimar Estate, O'Connell Vineyards, Paul Mathew Vineyards and Russian River Vineyards. A drawing to win an "instant wine cellar" and a silent auction will also be featured.
The Sebastopol Charter School is a nonprofit public school serving grades K-8 whose purpose is to provide a Waldorf-inspired education. Tickets are $40 per person in advance and $50 at the door. You must be 21 or over to attend. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to tasteofwestcounty.org.