TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Wine aficionados, foodies and those who fancy just having some fun — take note.
The 9th Annual Tahoe City Wine Walk returns to the shores of North Lake Tahoe Saturday, June 21, to toast the beginning of the summer season. The 2014 lineup includes participation from over 30 vendors specializing in wines, boutique teas, high-end spirits, micro brews and North Lake Tahoe’s premier restaurants and catering companies.
The Wine Walk is one of the area’s most popular events, and its organizers are dedicated to the enrichment of Tahoe City’s social center and commercial core.
“What has stayed the same each year is this ideal event location,” said Gary Davis, president, Tahoe City Downtown Association. “The Wine Walk runs along scenic North Lake Tahoe Boulevard in Tahoe City and provides some of the best views of the lake. The venue alone is priceless and is thoroughly enjoyed by our visitors and locals alike. Last year we hosted more than 800 attendees from far and wide, and 30 regional wineries. This year’s event will be even bigger and better.”
Always alfresco and appropriately on the first day of summer, the Wine Walk is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. “Sippers,” along with younger family members, or those just interested in “strolling,” will find an abundance to do, such as sampling gourmet bites from restaurants, shopping in the numerous boutique stores, playing in the park, listening to live music and striking up conversations with locals and visitors along with the many wine makers and their representatives.
The Wine Walk is a perfect prelude to a dinner that evening at one of the many restaurants along the main strip, and don’t forget to take a stroll to the “Wye” for some river-side dining.
Tickets are on sale at www.tahoecitywinewalk.com and cost $40/person in advance and $50/person at the event — cash only, day of. Ticket price includes admittance, wine, beer, spirits and non-alcoholic tastings, commemorative wine glass, delicious bite-sized offerings, live music and free on-site parking.
“Sipping” attendees must be 21 years or older and show valid ID when purchasing tickets and registering the day of the event.
Other ticket options include the Designated Drive Ticket for $25; this ticket must be purchased the day of the event and includes food samplings only. Kids seven and younger are $10; ticket is to be purchased the day of the event. Kids younger than seven years of age are free.
Day-of-event tickets will be available at one of two registration tables: Boatworks Mall and the North Lake Tahoe Visitor’s Center, located on the south side of Fanny Bridge.
A portion of event proceeds are donated to the nonprofit TCDA. For more information, visit www.TahoeCityWineWalk.com.