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2022 Vin Gris in Sarah’s Vineyard

This beautiful rose-colored Vin Gris is made by Sarah’s Vineyard in Gilroy. Vin Gris is the traditional name for a Rosé of Pinot Noir–and this 2022 estate grown and bottled is particularly good.

A neighbor came over, so I opened up the Vin Gris ($28) to share. Coming with a screw cap, it’s ready to pour in two seconds. Bone dry with crisp acidity, it’s perfect for hot summer sipping. With its notes of strawberry and watermelon, I’m sure that winery owner and grower Tim Slater is proud of this one. My neighbor loved it.

Sarah’s Vineyard is located on Hecker Pass–and what awaits are beautiful vineyards in a tranquil setting, and many different wines to experience. There are bocce ball courts, picnic areas, and music and dance events through the end of September.

Slater says that he and his partner Megan boast some pretty serious culinary skills. Check out the recipes on their website.

Sarah’s Vineyard, 4005 Hecker Pass Hwy., Gilroy, 408-847-1947. Sarahsvineyard.com

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Live Like A Greek–A Day in Athens Food Faire

Opa! The Greek Festival will be celebrating all things Hellenic, including Greek cuisine, music and dancing. Don’t miss the loukoumades–golden puffs of fried dough drizzled with warm honey, nuts and cinnamon. The event is Sept. 8 & 9 outside Prophet Elias Greek Orthodox Church, 223 Church St., Santa Cruz. Free admission.

Santa Cruz County Fair

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Santa Cruz County Fair. We first make a beeline to see all the animals, including well-groomed sheep, pigs, cows and goats. Wine and beer are available, and the variety of food, including the not-to-be-missed deep-fried artichokes, is immense.

The event is Sept.13-17 at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, 2601 E. Lake Ave., Watsonville. Santacruzcountyfair.com

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