Friday, September 20th, 2013
Quivira Vineyards in Dry Creek Valley has had an ambitious Biodynamic/organic farm program for the last five years that includes not just their vineyards but an extensive produce garden with 120 raised produce beds, a dozen heirloom chicken breeds, honey bees and roaming farm animals.
They also grow a lot of figs – which serve as the inspiration for an exciting new event. This fall, Quivira is hosting its first Figs & Pigs Fest on October 19. It’s a harvest celebration of sorts that focuses on three of Quivira’s favorite items: wine, figs and pork.
From 12:00pm-4:00pm, the Figs & Pigs Fest offers guests a variety of fig and bacon dishes (and much more) at the Fig Buffet, tours of the estate with tutored tastings beneath the 135-year-old fig tree in the middle of their vineyard, a Grape Stomp Competition (harvest will be in full swing) and plenty of quality time with Quivira’s heirloom breed chickens, Ruby the pig and other farm animals.
Quivira specializes in Zinfandel, Rhone varieties and Sauvignon Blanc, including the signature ‘Fig Tree’ Sauvignon Blanc from the Fig Tree vineyard on the property.
For more information on Quivira and the event, visit www.quivirawine.com