Saturday July 16, 2016
3-7pm - Wine Tasting,
General admission is free.
The Trinity Lake Revitalization Alliance presents
The Trinity Lake communities invite you to an afternoon of wine tasting, art, appetizer tasting and judging, food, and Jazz on the third Saturday in July in Trinity Center, California.
Lake Fest Highlights include:
Alpen Cellars - Returning
Dakaro Cellars - Returning
Dogwood Estate Winery - Returning, Last year :(
Frog Alley Cellars - Returning
Merlo Family Estate Vineyards - Old/New
One Maple Winery - Returning
Sumner Vineyards- Returning
Trinity River Vineyards - Returning
In addition to tasting wine, wineries offered their products for sale and off-site consumption. Read about these wineries...
Our annual cookoff is a competition for the best appetizer. Chefs competed for a cash prizes and a Showmanship Award. Entries were limited to 20.
The competition was open to Amateur (non-professional cooks and service organizations) and Professional (businesses who want to promote their company.)
2015 Winners were:
Booth of Fall/Frost/Augspurger/Anderson
1st: Rik Santsche - Pulled Pork Tacos
2nd: Abby Gantenbein/Mary Carlenzoli- Strawberry Surprise
3rd: Carol Fall/Pat Frost - Bacon Baklava
4th: Veronica Stewart - Pulled Pork Sundae
5th: Barbara Duca - Buffalo Chips
1st: La Mexicana Taqueria - Three Amigos
2nd: Trinity Lake Lions - Slide and Slaw
3rd: Bonanza King Resort - Bonanza Bites
4th: Drunken Mermaids - La Mexicana Taqueria
5th: Mango Salsa - Trinity Lake KOA
If you would like to compete in our 2016 cookoff, please contact Virginia at email@example.com or download information and forms online.
Shuttle Bus from Weaverville
We offer a 8-seat shuttle from Weaverville to the Fest venue. The shuttle will depart from Weaverville Library at 2pm for the ride up to Trinity Center, and departs for Weaverville shortly after 7pm.
You can reserve a seat on the bus for $10 a seat round-trip.
You can buy shuttle tickets online each year.
Once the shuttle is in Trinity Center, it cruises Trinity Center picking up people from outlying parking areas, the airport, and KOA Campground. There is no cost to ride the bus within the Trinity Center area.
Nothing goes with wine better than Jazz.
Our Weaverville-based ¡Sabor! Latin jazz ensemble will shake things up this year with their authentic Latin rhythms of the Caribbean and Brazil.
Jazzy, sassy, warm and brassy, ¡Sabor! is the real deal.
2016 Art, Craft beers, and Food
There will be plenty of interesting items to explore while you stroll with your wine, beer, or soda.
No Fest is complete without great art that showcases the local area and brings a smile to your face. Below is our current list of 2016 artisans, some returning favorites and new additions.
Coffee Creek Beads- new
Bamboo Threads - returning
Clear Creek Soap Company - returning
Diane's Sweet Heat - returning
Moon Dance Textiles - returning
Lyn Drumond - baskets and body paint
Jonathon's Table Top Toys
Hollister's Old Iron Artwork
The awesome folks from Eel River Brewing are returnng ihis year as our Beer Garden host.
The Trinity Lake Lions Club will be offering "Lion Dog" sausage sandwiches with all of the trimmings and fixings.
Hawaiian Shaved Ice will also be available to cool you off between dancing to the Latin beat.
2016 Wine Grab
And now it is your turn to win....
In a Wine Grab, a large variety of wine are displayed as a "wine pool." Each bottle is valued at no less than $20 (based on MSRP price) and has a wine rating of 90 and above (based on Wine.com, WineEnthusiast, Connoisseurs' Guide, Wine Spectator, Wine & Spirits, Wine Advocate, or eRobertParker.com)
In the pool of wine, there are bottles valued from $20 to $60.
You can buy a "grab" from the pool for $20 each.