Farm-to-Fork Effort to Showcase “Legends of Wine” Tasting Event on West Steps of State Capitol

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Farm-to-Fork Effort to Showcase “Legends of Wine” Tasting Event on West Steps of State Capitol
Advance Tickets Available Now for Signature Event on September 26

 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (August 26, 2013) – As part of the inaugural Farm-to-Fork Capital of America initiative, a special “Legends of Wine” tasting event will be held on Thursday evening, September 26, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on the west steps of the State Capitol.  Local residents will have the unique opportunity to sample and discover more about some of the region’s most celebrated wines, as selected by two of Sacramento’s internationally-recognized culinary powerhouses – Darrell Corti and David Berkley.  With the impressive State Capitol as a fitting and memorable backdrop, a wide array of award-winning wines will be paired and presented with regionally-produced artisan cheeses and freshly baked breads.

With the growing popularity of the Farm-to-Fork movement and a capacity of 500 at the outdoor event, an early sell-out is expected. “Legends of Wine” tickets cost $50 per person (for adults 21 years of age and older) and include an inaugural Farm-to-Fork wine glass, wine sampling and food sampling.   For advance tickets, visit http://farmtoforkcapital.com/wine/

This special “Legends of Wine” event is part of the 10 day Farm-to-Fork movement that culminates with a series of signature events happening in Sacramento in September, including an impressive cattle drive across the Tower Bridge, a free Farm-to-Fork festival on Capitol Mall and a coveted (sold-out) Farm-to-Fork Tower Bridge Dinner.  These signature events are in addition to a growing number of special events and activities offered by involved restaurants, wineries, farms and businesses located throughout the region.

The mission of the Farm-to-Fork movement is to bring awareness to the Sacramento region’s local food production, consumption and sustainability as well as the contribution and exportation of sustainable products to the rest of the nation and world.

The Farm-to-Fork Capital of America movement is proudly presented by the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, the City of Sacramento and the Downtown Sacramento Partnership. The 10 day culinary celebration could not be possible without a motivated and involved food and wine community along with Premier Partners that include the California Restaurant Association Sacramento Chapter, Chipotle Mexican Grille, and Save Mart Supermarkets.

For more information about Sacramento’s inaugural Farm-to-Fork Capital of America effort, visit www.farmtoforkcapital.com or call 916-808-5978.

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