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with bright acidity that enhanc- es its peach and citrus flavors. It has won top awards at many wine competitions and should not be missed. Rosé wines are making a

come back and just in time for summer. This wine judging category has exploded and the Best of Show Rosé Wine was a beautifully colored 2017 Rosé of Pinot Noir made by Rodney Strong Vineyards. It is fresh

and vibrant with aromas of strawberry and white peach as well as fresh acidity and a last- ing juicy finish. The Best of Show Red Wine

also won the top award: Best of Show Wine, highlighting the incredible wine-making skills of two brothers: Trevor and Tyler Grace from the El Do- rado region. Their 2015 Lewis Grace Petite Sirah steps out with an intense maroon color

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and an equally complex boy- senberry and cedar nose. The friendly pomegranate opening and chocolate finish comple- ment it’s characteristic pep- pery kick. Winery owner Steve Grace received this highly cov- eted accolade humbly by shar- ing “we are more than thrilled with the results. While it is a small competition compared to some, the judging panel is su- perb and it’s great to have ex- posure to that group.” Case in point, last year Grace

Patriot Wines received multiple awards including the Sweep- stakes Award for their 2016 El Dorado Rosé of Pinot Noir. For a complete list of this

year’s North of the Gate Wine Competition winners and more information on this year’s judg- ing panel, please visit sonoma-

Don’t worry about the pressure or the responsibility. Just live in it, have fun,

and when everything seems to be going

right, just stay humble and remember your family. Roman Reigns

Michael Hantman Entertains Sonoma County for Free in June!

Weird Facts & Trivia - 6

It takes 2.6 gallons of water to make a sheet of paper.

There are over 8,000 grape varieties worldwide.

When & Where?

June 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th - Blue Heron Restaurant, Steele Head Blvd, Duncans Mills, 6-8PM. Free.

June 10th, Madrone Winery, 777 Madrone Road, Glen El- len, 1-4PM. Free.

June 16th, Healdsburg Farmers Market, North & Vine Streets, Healdsburg, 8:30-12PM. Free.

June 24th, Windsor Farmers Market, McClelland & Market Streets, Windsor, 10-1PM. Free.

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In 1898 Nikola Tesla, a Serbian-American inventor announced his invention of a teleautomatic boat guided by remote

control. When skepticism was voiced, Tesla proved his claims for it before a crowd in Madison Square Garden.

Grapes are botanically classed as berries.

The area which has the highest concentration of wineries in the world is The Napa Valley in Cali- fornia, with over 200.

A Sonoma County Tradition! “Turkey always and turkey all ways!”

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Restaurant Hours: Monday - Saturday 7:00AM - 9:00PM Sunday 7:00AM - 8:00PM

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