Annapolis Winery is a family-owned winery nestled on a sunny hilltop surrounded by the vineyards, orchards and vistas of redwood forests. The views from the winery are breathtaking, especially in the spring when the apple trees and wildflowers are in bloom.
The winery's mission statement is, "To Secure Local Fruit Sources and Provide our Customers with the Essence of the Sonoma North Coast."
The aim is to allow the grapes' natural flavors to develop with as little intervention as possible by practicing natural farming techniques, using only organic fertilizers and no pesticides. All of the grapes are hand picked and carefully inspected. No fining agents are used. All their wines are made from locally grown wine grapes to create hand-crafted, ultra-premium wines Personal care and attention go into every bottle. What you taste in the bottle is what is grown in the fields.
For the third year, the Scalabrini family will be offering their wines by the glass and the bottle along with a cheese selection available with wine purchase, or bring your own picnic for enjoying at tables under the blossoms of the antique apple orchard that borders the winery and tasting room.
|Gretchen Barton|| - ||oud, dulcimer & bansuri flute|
|Janet DeBar|| - ||didjeridu|
|Harrison Goldberg|| - ||saxophones|
|Dave Jordan|| - ||fretless electric bass|
|Leon Schneiderman|| - ||drum set & metallophone|
Cloudfire is a Mendocino-Sonoma coast band that has been evolving for four years. Their unique sound is due in part to the coming together of instruments as diverse as didjeridu, a metallophone built from scrap, oud, dulcimer and bansuri flute, playing with more familiar instruments such as saxophone, bass and drum set.
Also adding to Cloudfire's unique sound is the diverse background of its members, whose experience ranges from rock and folk to world, jazz and classical.
Exploring modes not limited to India or the Middle East in a format of improvisational jazz, funk beats and out-of-the-ordinary rhythms, their sound goes from subtle to intense to dreamy and ethereal, and can be both comforting and surprising at the same time.
Cloudfire's performance at the
2009 Art in the Redwoods Festival
was received enthusiastically, and led to the invitation to play at this year's Whale & Jazz Festival. Cloudfire opened the Festival with a special performance for local school students
- see "Cloudfire mesmerizes youth audience at Gualala Arts Center."
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