Special Events August 2018

Well, August has certainly arrived in a strange and interesting manner.  I’m sure we are all very tired of the unhealthy smokey and hot air that seems like may never go away!  Well, we’re just going to have to figure out how to live with it, and keep our spirits up!

We will do our best to offer you a cool, comfortable environment, with refreshing cold beverages, and lovely wines to enjoy with your meal.  We welcome you to come in to get some relief, and enjoy some time with friends, with a great meal.  Pray for rain (no lightning, please) to clear the air for us all.  This will pass…soon we hope!

Meanwhile, there are a few local events that we can recommend to you to bring some fun to your days, while also supporting our local wineries.

On Saturday, August 11th, Gold Vine Grill is pairing up with Holly’s Hill Vineyards at the  beautiful Davies Ranch for the Fundraiser for “Ag in the Classroom”.  This is a great environment, with cool grass, plenty of tree canopy, lots of good food and great wine, all for a great caurse.  Gold Vine has paricipated in this event for years, and it is always a very nice turnout by food & wine vendors as well as comminity members.  The event will start @ 5 PM.  Look for us at the table with Holly’s Hill!

Saturday, August 18th there will be a 1st Anniversary Celebration at the elegant E-16 Winery.  Robert Jones has done an amazing job of making this tasting room a true showcase in the Fair  Play area.  The event will begin at 4 PM and continue until 8 PM, and feature the always enjoyable sounds of Bob Rawleigh.  Tickets are $35,00.  Check out their website for more details.

Sentivo Vineyards Friday Night Fire Pit Happy Hour.

This event brings the local community together in a way reminiscent of the Fitzpatrick’s Pizza Night.  There is food and wine available, and reservations can be made.  This event is held on one Friday of each month, so check with them to find the next date.  You can contact them at info@sentivovineyards.com

Unfortunately, I have been away from the restaruant for medical care for the past couple of weeks, and have not been able to arrange for a “12 @ 6 ” Dinner for August.  Thank all of you who came to the very special “12 @ 6” in July to honor Sierra Vista Winery and the life and memory of John McCready.   I have a great winery in my mind for the next dinner…I just have to make sure I’ll be there!

Remember:

Burger Night: Every Wednesday night is Burger Night! In addition to our regular fabulous dinners, you can order any of our great Burgers on Wednesday Nights!

Thursday night special is Fresh Cod Fish & Chips

Steak & Lobster every Friday and Saturday Night. 

Picnic Box Lunches available for your wine tasting adventure!
Planning a picnic and a trip to the tasting rooms? Call us 24 hours in advance, and we’ll prepare picnic box lunches for you.

 

 

 

 

Gold Vine Grill will be closed on July 4th & 5th.  We will re-open on Friday, June 6th for lunch & dinner.

July 3:  Fireworks and Freedom Concert in El Dorado Hills at the Town Center from 6-11 PM

July 4th:  Family Blast at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds from 4-11 PM.  Enjoy hay mazes, water slides, live music, dancing and fireworks.   Lots of fun for the whole family.

July 19th:  “12 @ 6”  Wine Paired Dinner w/ Nathan from Sierra Vista Winery.  This is a 4-Course Wine Paired meal which starts at 6 PM.  Cost is just $55.00 per person, which includes all food, wine, tax & gratuity.  This dinner was postphoned from June, but we are firm with the July date, so call to make your reservations.

July 22nd:  Buckles & BBQ event at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Amateur BBQ slamdown and horseshow, mutton bustin’ and pee-wee rodeo.

 

Special Events June-2018

“12 @ 6” Wine Paired Dinner this month will be with Nathan from Sierra Vista Winery. This dinner will be on Thursday, June 21st.    It is a 4-Course Wine Paired Meal w/ the Wine maker or a knowledgable representative of the winery.  The dinner is $55.00 per person, which includes all food, wine, tax and gratuity.   This dinner starts at 6 PM.  I will post our guest wine maker as soon as I get a firm date.

June 9th:  The Wagon Train will be rolling through Placerville on it’s trip  over the Sierra Nevada, and will be welcomed by a parade, food, fun and activities.  This is a tradition that takes place every year to commemorate the route of the historic Pony Express.

June 17th:  Father’s Day!  What better way to let Dad know how great he is than to treat him to a delicious meal at the Gold Vine Grill.  You know Chef Greg will be creating a great special for this very special day.

Special Events May-2018

May 5th is Cinco De Mayo!  Come & see what Chef Greg will cook up for your fiesta meal.

May 13th is Mother’s Day.  Have a look at our Brunch menu below, and be sure to call us for a reservation.  Brunch will be from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM  Chef Greg will also be preparing a great special for dinner.  So whether it’s Brunch or Dinner, show Mom how much you appreciate her with a great meal from the Gold Vine Grill

 

All Brunch Specials are Served w/ Country Roasted  Potatoes ,

Fresh Fruit and Baked Breads & Muffins

 *Classic Eggs Benedict:  Two Poached Eggs atop English Muffin & Canadian Bacon,  served w/ House Made Hollandaise    $15.50         

*Eggs Florentine:  Two Poached Eggs atop English  Muffin  w/ 

Fresh Spinach & House Made Hollandaise         $14.50                                     

 *Flame-Broiled 6 0z. Filet Mignon topped w/ Mushroom

Cabernet Demi & Eggs any Style    $18.95                                                         

 *Seafood Vol au Vent: Fresh Salmon, Shrimp & Scallops w/a Silky  Seafood   Veloutè  in a  Puff  Pastry Cup    $18.95                                           

 *Chicken & Mushroom Crepes:   House Made Crepes filled w/ Chicken and Mushrooms  in a Fresh Herb  Cream      $15.95                                               

*Grilled Salmon Filet topped w/ a Fresh Mango Chutney            $16.95

 

Enjoy a Mimosa w/ your  meal       $6.50                                                          $
**We will also be serving from our regular lunch menu**

Reservations are recommended

May 24th:  “12 @ 6” Wine Paired Dinner with Randy & Tina from Saluti Cellars

Price for the dinner is $55.00 per person, which includes all food, wine, tax and gratuity.

Dinner Starts @ 6 PM.  Reservations are required.

May 29th: is Chef Greg’s Birthday!  Come in & give him a “high 5” or a slap on the shoulder, or even a hug!

 

 

 

Spring has definitely Sprung!!

 Easter comes to us on April 1st, and Gold Vine will be having our traditional delicious Brunch menu added on to our regular lunch menu, for those of you who are looking for something a little “extra” special.

Our “12 @ 6” Dinner is on!  We are joining talents w/ Les & Sharon from Element 79 Vineyards.   They are fairly new to the area, and are located at 7350 Fair Play Rd, next to Toogood Vineyards.  Our dinner will be on Wednesday, April 18th at 6 PM.  Chef Greg will prepare 4 delicious courses to pair with their exceptional wines.  have tried several of the Element 79 wines, and have been quite impressed.  Currently, we are offering their Rose on our wine list.

Passport Weekends 2018 will be held on April 21st & 22nd as well as April 28th & 29th.  The hills will be jumping w/ wine & food enthusiasts on both of these weekends as people from near and far explore the various vineyards and wineries in El Dorado County.  For detailed information on the specific events being held on these weekends, and the participating wineries, please visit eldoradowines.org

Every Thursday is now Pasta Day at the Gold Vine Grill, and Chef Greg’s Pasta Specials have been very successful so far.  Give us a call and find out what this week’s pasta special is, or check out our Gold Vine Grill Facebook page to see what’s cookin’

 

 

 

Events-March-2018

I’m not sure if this qualifies as a special event for all of you, but it sure does for me….the time change goes into effect on Sunday, March 10th at 2 AM, and I just LOVE it!  I am a much more productive person in the daylight hours, and feel much more energetic.  It also indicates to us that Spring is just around the corner.  The flowers will be blooming, the plants will be budding with new growth, and the grapes will be ripening!  It’s ALL good!

Our very popular “12 @ 6” Wine Paired Dinners will be returning this month on Wednesday, March 21 at 6 PM.  I’m working at  getting Borjon Winery for our featured wine pairing for this month.  This dinner is a 4-Course Wine Paired meal.  The cost is $55.00 per person, which includes all food, wine, tax and gratuity.  Reservations are required.  Call Mary at (530) 626-4042.

March 11th marks the beginning of “March Madness”, the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament.  If you are a college basketball fan, you can come to the Gold Vine & watch the championship games while enjoying a great meal.  I’ll check in w/ Chef Greg to see if he can whip up some “game-worthy” snacks!

Easter comes this year on April 1st.  Plan ahead to attend our Easter Brunch.  We will offer a lovely Brunch menu along with our regular lunch menu on this special day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, February 14th:

Valentine’s Day lands on Wednesday, February 14th, and we are ready for you!  Every year since 2004, we join creative forces with Busby Cellars and put on a wine and food feast!  This year will be no exception…and we’re sure you’ll be happy with our efforts.  We still have a few seats left, so please call this week if you’d like a reservation.  (530) 626-4042.  If for some reason, we fill up, we always keep a waiting list…or just come on out the weekend before, and beat the crowds to enjoy any of the great items on our regular menu.

Valentine’s Day Winemaker Dinner Menu:

1st Course:  Crab Cakes w/ a Coconut Lime Drizzle on Asian Slaw

Wine:  Busby Cellars Viognier

2nd Course:  Sausage, Mushroom & Leek Frittata w/ Fresh Tomato Compote

Wine:  Busby Cellars Herbert’s Vineyard Zinfandel

3rd Course:  Pan Seared Duck Breast w/ Fresh Cherry Chutney

Wine:  Busby Cellars Syrah

4th Course:  Tete a la Boue  (Mud Pie)

**Wine Selections subject to change per Winemaker’s Choices.

President’s Weekend, February 16-17-18.

Many of you will find yourself with a 3-day weekend for the President’s Day weekend.  You know, we almost always get a great “False Spring” run of days in February, and the days are getting longer now, so why not get together with your special someone, and spend a couple of nights here in Fair Play, visit some of our lovely vineyards and tasting rooms, and come out to the Gold Vine Grill for lunch or dinner?  We’d LOVE to see  you!

 

January 1st, 2018…Happy New Year!  Check out these pics of our Special New Year’s Eve Event!  This was really great fun, and what a wonderful way to bring in the New Year!

January 15th:  Martin Luther King Day…commemorating one of the most courageous activists of our era, who led a profound civil rights movement giving African Americans the strength to speak up against racial injustice.  This year the Holiday falls on his actual birthday. Take some time this weekto reflect on his contributions to our nation.   

Get Ready for Valentine’s Day.  Yes, it’s still a month away, but seats are rapidly being reserved for our Valentine’s Day Winemaker Dinner w/ Busby Cellars.  Call Mary for details soon! (530) 626-4042

 Here are a few pics from the Holiday Open House:

Sunday, December 3rd:  15th Annual Downtown Somerset Holiday Open House  Join us this Sunday from 2:00 – 4:30 PM for our annual holiday celebration.  Comlimentary appetizers and desserts will be available, as well as wine poured by our local wine makers from Cedarville, Busby and Behard.  Tamra Godey will be adding delightful holiday music to the party.  Please drop by and help us to celebrate our anniversary and the Holiday Season.  

December 16th:  Gold Vine Grill will be catering the Christmas Party at Saluti Cellars.  If you are a member of their wine club, come to enjoy a lovely evening of food, music and wine with Randy & Tina.  

December 24th & 25th:  Gold Vine Grill will be closed.  Have a blessed Holiday. 

December 31st:  Gala 5-Course Wine Paired Dinner.  Join us for our wonderful New Year’s Eve Dinner Celebration.  Each course is thoughtfully paired with a lovely local wine.  There will be 2 seatings.  First seating from 5 – 7:30 PM for a cost of $75.00 per person;  Second Seating is from 8:30-??? for a cost of $85.00 per person.  The second seating includes a Sparkling Wine Toast at the end of the evening.  The cost includes all food, wine, tax and gratuity.  This event always sells out, and is filling up fast, so please call soon, as it is reservation only.  The menu follows:

 

New Year’s Eve 2017

1st Seating 5:00 PM-7:30 PM   2nd Seating 8:30 PM.  1st Seating:  @ $75.00 Per Person includes Five Course Meal  w/ a Glass of Wine per Course, Tax, Gratuity and Party Favors.

2nd Seating @$85.00 per person add Sparkling Wine Party at the end of Dinner

 1st Course:  Butternut Squash Soup w/ Crème Fraiche & Toasted Hazelnuts

 Wine:  Sentivo Sparkling Brut

 2nd Course:  Frittata Del  Mar:  Frittata topped w/ Oysters, Scallops, Shrimp & Lobster In a Silky Velouté

Wine:  Holly’s Hill Viognier

 3rd Course:   Pan-Seared Duck w/ Caramelized Onion over Cranberry Risotto

Wine:  E-16  Pinot Noir

 4th Course:  Osso Bucco served w/ Grilled Polenta

Wine:  Borjon Barbera

 5th Course:  Brownie Crust Cheesecake

Wine:  Dona Antonia Classico Reserve Ruby Port 

 

Remember:

Burger Night: Every Wednesday night is Burger Night! In addition to our regular fabulous dinners, you can order any of our great Burgers on Wednesday Nights!

Thursday night special is Fresh Cod Fish & Chips

Steak & Lobster every Friday and Saturday Night. 

Picnic Box Lunches available for your wine tasting adventure!
Planning a picnic and a trip to the tasting rooms? Call us 24 hours in advance, and we’ll prepare picnic box lunches for you.

Gold Vine Grill now features a “gluten free” dinner menu w/ several selections.  Ask your server for details.

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“12 @ 6”  Wine Paired Dinner   Wednesday, October 19th will be with Chaim & Elisheva from c.g. di Arie Vineyards at 6 PM.  Seating is limited to 12 guests, so make your reservations today.  Cost is just $50.00  per person, which includes all food, wine, tax & gratuity.  Call (530) 626-4042 for reservations soon!

“Fire & Wine” fundraiser for our local firefighters will be held on Saturday, October 29th from 5-7 PM at Saluti Cellars.  Gold Vine will be preparing the hors d ‘oeuvres for this great event.  Tickets are $30.00 per person.  Call (530) 626-4042 for more information.

Come Sail Away!!!  Gold Vine Grill, together with Shari Fitzpatrick (the Original Shari’s Berries), MV Miller Vineyards and Nello Olivo Winery want you to join us on a fabulous 7-day Wine and Chocolate Cruise to the Carribbean in March of 2017!!

The Cruise is on wine and chocolate cruiseCelebrity Cruise Line’s “Reflections” Ship.  It sails out of Miami on March 18th and visits several ports of call on the Eastern Carribbean including ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico, Philipsburg, St. Maarten, St. Kitts, and Nevis. Can you imagine how relaxing and fun a cruise would be with several of your friends, great wines, and of course the chocolate dipped berries! Keep checking for more information, and let me know if you are interested in joining our group.

 

Burger Night: Every Wednesday night is Burger Night! In addition to our regular fabulous dinners, you can order any of our great Burgers on Wednesday Nights!

Thursday night special is Fresh Cod Fish & Chips

Steak & Lobster every Friday and Saturday Night. 

Picnic Box Lunches available for your wine tasting adventure!
Planning a picnic and a trip to the tasting rooms? Call us 24 hours in advance, and we’ll prepare picnic box lunches for you.

Gold Vine Grill now features a “gluten free” dinner menu w/ several selections.  Ask your server for details.

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