Taste of Willow Creek

One of the many Taste of Willow Creek vendors was author Suzanne Simpson with a book signing of her book, “Locally Delicious”. / Photo by Mediha Saliba.

One of the many Taste of Willow Creek vendors was author Suzanne Simpson with a book signing of her book, “Locally Delicious”. / Photo by Mediha Saliba.

Press Release, Studio 299 Center for the Arts

Well, Taste of Willow Creek has seen everything. They’ve had blistering heat of over 100 degrees. They’ve had smoke from the year the fires wouldn’t quit. And now they’ve seen a down-pour of rain in September, but the “spirits” were with them. The morning rain lessened, rainbows appeared, and before the venues opened for business, the sun came out and the day was glorious.

This year there were eight venues represented; Cinnabar Sam’s, Dogwood Estates Vineyard, River Nook Orchard, Sentinel Winery, Trinity River Farm, Willow Creek Farms, Sun Valley Floral Farm, and Studio 299 held their own venue in the Community Commons. Other wineries were Alpen Cellars, Butter Creek, Cabot, Coates, Hardesty Cellars, Meredith, and Oliveira.

“Participation was half of what Taste of Willow Creek usually sees,” Mediha Saliba, chairperson said. “Clearly weather was a factor, but the 300 or so people who would not be dissuaded came and seemed to fully enjoy themselves. Studio 299 members who had their artist booths up also were happy with the generosity of purchases made.”

The event concluded with a BBQ dinner at Coho Cottages to benefit the Willow Creek Chamber of Commerce. Seventy-five hardy souls celebrated the day with food provided by Back-Country BBQ and wines from Dogwood Estate Vineyard and Sentinel Winery.

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September 23rd, 2010

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