Wine, music, art at Stonehenge Gala |

Wine, music, art at Stonehenge Gala

Provided to the Tribune
Provided to the Tahoe Daily Tribune. Twining's Stonehenge will be the site of the Tahoe Area Sierra Club's "Gala at Stonehenge" fundraiser.

The Tahoe Area Sierra Club has exceptional participants lined up for the Stonehenge Gala on July 21. The annual evening of regional wine, food, music and art will feature the award-winning wines of Nevada City Winery, the fabulous photographic art of Jon Paul and bluegrass music by the acclaimed F-150’s.

We will auction a private, evening wine-tasting and tour for six at Thunderbird Lodge, the exclusive and historic lakeshore retreat once owned by George Whittell. Whittell once owned the East Shore of Lake Tahoe and his legacy is the wild, undeveloped beauty of the area. Thunderbird Lodge is an architectural gem set on a beautiful piece of shoreline.

Local potter Barbara Wesson will display and sell her hand-thrown, functional pottery for people to use in their everyday lives. Historian Don Lane is back by popular demand and will tell more tales of Tahoe’s colorful past. Winterhill Artisanal Olive Oils has added to their line and tastings will be available to all.

Will and Rosemarie Twining have again donated their Tahoe Stonehenge House – the one-of-a-kind, organic architecture home built in and over a boulder field. You will enter the event through a natural rock cavern and proceed to the great room which is partially formed by a large boulder. This room features a spring which comes up through the rocks and meanders its way through the house to the outside. The gracious grounds offer secluded spots to sip great wine while watching one of the area’s best sunsets.

Tahoe’s renowned photographer, Jon Paul, owner of the Jon Paul Gallery, will display and sell his work as well as sign his book for all who love to bring Tahoe’s beauty into their homes.

Nevada City Winery boasts 26 years of award-winning wines, including “Best of Varietal” for Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon for the Sierra Foothills. They will pour four of their premium wines for tasting in addition to serving two other wines for general enjoyment.

The F-150’s are a four-part bluegrass band with members from Carson City and the North Shore. Their seamless harmonies and classic folk and blue grass tunes have made them crowd favorites at music festivals all over the United States. Kick back with a glass of good wine and enjoy the music.

Each artist is offering a piece of their work for raffle or auction and prizes from local businesses will be presented for either the raffle or door prize. The evening would be incomplete without food and Two Sisters Catering will serve hearty appetizers and barbecue creating a strolling dinner.

Tickets are $35 each and are available at Aspen Hollow Nursery, the Tahoe Country Store in Heavenly Village, at the Sierra Club table at the Tuesday Farmer’s Market. Or call Joyce Powell at (775) 749-1016 or e-mail

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